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10MA TOPICS! [JAPAN FA] SUPER SAUDI ARABIA BOOK RUSSIA 2018 BERTH WITH WIN OVER JAPAN

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September 6, 2017

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Jeddah: Substitute Fahad Al Muwallad's second-half goal ensured Saudi Arabia qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup as Group B runners-up after a narrow 1-0 win over table-toppers Japan on Tuesday night.

The visitors started brightly and Gen Shoji's header was cleared off the line by Nawaf Al Abed midway through a goalless first half at an expectant King Abdullah Sports City Stadium.

The introduction Al Muwallad at half time proved a masterstroke from Saudi coach Bert van Marwijk, as it was the Al Ittihad attacker who was the difference after the restart.....

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