China defeats Iraq 1-0 in Asian Cup qualifier

Striker Yu Dabao scored in injury time for China to beat Iraq

1-0 and make Group C more intriguing in Asian Cup qualifying on


Yu, who went on as a substitute, scored three minutes into

injury time at Changsha Helong Sports Centre.

That left China, Iraq and Saudi Arabia tied on top of the

four-team group.

Earlier, Saudi Arabia had beaten China 2-1, while Iraq prevailed

1-0 over Indonesia, which has played only once.

Saudi Arabia has also played only one game.