03 Jul '11, 5pm

Football: Goals galore in World Cup qualifiers

HONG KONG: There was a goal glut in Asian qualifying for the 2014 World Cup on Sunday with Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines and Myanmar among those who advanced into the second round. Malaysia scraped through despite going down 3-2 to Taiwan in Taipei, with the ASEAN champions squeezing through courtesy of away goals following last week's 2-1 triumph in Kuala Lumpur. The Malaysians take on Southeast Asian rivals Singapore in the next round. Vietnam star Le Cong Vinh took his haul of goals in qualifying to eight in two games after the three-time Vietnamese footballer of the year followed up his first-leg hat-trick with five goals in the 7-1 hammering away at Macau. Vietnam face a considerably more daunting tie against Asian Cup hosts Qatar next. Philippines meanwhile set up a second round meeting with ten-time Gulf Cup of Nations champions Kuwait after defeating Sri Lanka 4-0...

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