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China, South Korea suffer World Cup blows

Doha (AFP) – China’s bid to qualify for the 2018 World Cup suffered a crushing blow on Tuesday while Iran sprang a shock to establish themselves as the frontrunners in Group A at the expense of South Korea. The Chinese were outclassed 2-0 by Uzbekistan in Tashkent with the Central Asians scoring twice in the second half through Marat Bikmaev and Otabek Shukurov to leave China bottom of the pile on just one point and almost certainly facing more World Cup heartbreak.
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