Qatar coach quits despite win over South Korea

The image has become a widely used symbol of defiance by Qataris in response to the diplomatic crisis

The image has become a widely used symbol of defiance by Qataris in response to the diplomatic crisis

Korea now has two matches remaining - one with Iran in late August and the other with Uzbekistan in early September.

South Korea slipped to a 3-2 defeat against Qatar in Doha on Tuesday, with their World Cup qualifying fate still far from certain with two Group A games to go.

As hosts of the 2022 World Cup finals, the Qataris were desperate to qualify for next year's tournament in Russian Federation but have managed just two wins and a draw in eight matches in the third round of Asian qualifying.

"I take full responsibility for this result", said Stielike, who admitted his job could be on the line after a stuttering campaign.

The white T-shirts that the players wore, were emblazoned with a picture of their premier, an image that has become a symbol of Qatari defiance in response to Gulf-crisis.

"I have to say this is not my decision, we have to wait and see", he said.

Al Haydos' 25th-minute free-kick opened the scoring and Afif doubled Qatar's lead after 51 minutes, before Ki Sung-yueng's goal prompted a strong response.

Goals from South Korea's Ki Sung-Yueng and Hwang Hee-Chan in the 62nd and 69th minute seemed to have secured South Korea a valuable point in their attempt to get to Russian Federation, but fine work from Brazilian-born Rodrigo Tabata set up Al-Haydos for a 74th-minute victor.

Qatar threatened again at the start of the second half and, after shooting wide from close range, Al Haydos turned provider for a second goal, Afif driving high past Kwoun Sun-tae.

South Korea's coach Uli Stielike reacts during their Asian Cup final soccer match against Australia at the Stadium Australia in Sydney January 31, 2015.

A Korean Football Association spokesman told AFP in Seoul on Wednesday: "Son is suspected of having his arm broken".

Recommended News

  • Hawaii Becomes First US State To Adopt Goals in Paris Climate Accord

    Hawaii Becomes First US State To Adopt Goals in Paris Climate Accord

    Trump argued that the Paris agreement favors emerging economies such as China's and India's at the expense of USA workers. The Paris agreement on climate change has set out a global action plan to combat the unsafe effects of climate change.

    PS4 Pro Competes With Xbox One S, Not Xbox One X

    Formerly known as Project Scorpio , the Xbox One X promises better graphics for players, whether or not they have a 4K television. Indeed, many surmised that the official name of the console would be Xbox Scorpio and some even suggested names like Xbox 10 S'.
    FDA to delay rule requiring new nutrition facts panel

    FDA to delay rule requiring new nutrition facts panel

    In April, the food industry made its case to the FDA that these labels should be pushed back even further - to May 2021. Bailey, GMA's president and CEO, said in a statement .
  • Top 10 Movies at the Box office during the weekend 8-10 September

    Top 10 Movies at the Box office during the weekend 8-10 September

    Did you know online casino software providers also offer blockbuster casino games? You can visit Canada casino online for reviews. The animation has been at the box office for three weeks and managed to generate a domestic total gross of $15.8 million.

    Jeff Sessions: Russia collusion claim a 'detestable lie'

    They say he did not mislead Congress because the encounters were part of his job as a senator, not as a surrogate of the Trump campaign.
    U.S.  student freed from N. Korea in state of 'coma'

    U.S. student freed from N. Korea in state of 'coma'

    Warmbier's release reduces the number of Americans held in the North to three - Kim Hak-song, Kim Sang-dok and Kim Dong-chul. American visitors have often been detained in North Korea on charges of anti-state and other unspecified crimes.
  • Amazing features on Google Maps

    Amazing features on Google Maps

    Add a parking lot or garage to your destination Google Maps can direct you straight to your chosen parking lot or garage. Create your own custom map You can create your own custom map with places that matter to you or your favourite places.

    Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden Has Heated Exchange With US Attorney General

    In his testimony today before the Senate Intelligence Committee , Sessions - the U.S.'s chief law enforcement officer - told Sen. But the majority of the responses from Sessions went around in circles, and some on the committee grew clearly frustrated.

    Warriors take rubber series for 2nd title in 3 years

    The Golden State Warriors won the National Basketball Association championship over the Cleveland Cavaliers Monday night. Without their best player, the Warriors would have had more difficulty matching up with James and Kyrie Irving .
  • Dem calls for House inquiry into foreign payments to Trump hotel

    District Court in Maryland preventing Trump from continuing to receive government payments beyond his salary. It alleges Trump is violating the Constitution by taking payments from foreign governments while president.
    Destruction, debris mar Bangladesh mudslide rescue; 140 dead

    Destruction, debris mar Bangladesh mudslide rescue; 140 dead

    None of these areas has seen such rain in recent years, said Reaz Ahmed, Director General of the Disaster Management Department. Bangladesh is in the middle of the monsoon season, but Monday's downpour was caused by a depression in the Bay of Bengal.

    NHL Stanley Cup: Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins win 2nd straight championship

    Tomorrow, we wake up. "We did that, we knew it was going to be tough to get back here but we found a way", said Crosby . Here's the most ludicrous thing of all: Murray led Pittsburgh to not one , but two titles as a rookie .

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.