Aw man, Iraq lost to Qatar 2-0. Nothing against Qatar, but Iraq has all my sympathy lately. Iraq will face Australia in early June.
Also yesterday, Bahrain beat Japan 1-0, much to the surprise and consternation of Japan’s coach.
Kuwait tied Iran 2-2, Oman beat Thailand 1-0.
Someone will have to remind me how these qualifying matches work, because I don’t remember. Go, Iraq soccer!