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Qatar 1-4 South Korea: Taeguk Warriors come from behind to record winning start

South Korea have got off to a winning start in the final round of 2014 World Cup qualifiers after fighting back to triumph 4-1 away to Qatar in Doha on Friday evening.

Yusuf Ahmed put the hosts ahead midway through the first half, but the visitors hit back emphatically with Lee Keun-Ho levelling before the break.

The Taeguk Warriors would go on to clinch the points with further goals from skipper Kwak Tae-Hwi, Kim Shin-Wook and Lee, who grabbed a brace.

Qatar, playing a counterattacking brand of football, went ahead on 23 minutes when 23-year-old striker Ahmed put them ahead as he snuck an angled shot in under Korea keeper Jung Sung-Ryong.

However, the visitors were level within three minutes when the impressive Kim Bo-Kyung whipped in a cross from the left-side of the box, which Lee Keun-Ho nodded home from close range, beating Qatar keeper Qasem Burhan to the ball.

Captain Kwak Tae-Hwi put the Koreans ahead on 55 minutes with a finish from a corner and they didn't look back after his go-ahead goal.

Ulsan striker Lee tested Burhan, before substitute Kim Shin-Wook added a third on 63 minutes, neatly finishing after Lee Dong-Gook's good work.

The Taeguk Warriors added a fourth on 80 minutes when Lee Keun-Ho netted to ensure an ideal start for the visitors, while Qatar, who won in their opening fixture away to Lebanon, suffered a tough defeat.

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