Qatar beats Lebanon 1-0 in World Cup qualifying
Qatar surprised host Lebanon 1-0 on Sunday to bolster its
chances in Asian qualifying for the 2014 World Cup.
Uruguayan-born striker Sebastian Soria scored in the 63rd minute
of the Group A match, taking advantage of a poor pass from Ramez
Dayoub and then eluding goalkeeper Ziad El-Samad for an easy
Lebanon had several good chances in the first half, including a
shot from Abbas Atwi that hit the post and an attempt from Hassan
Maatouk that narrowly missed the target.
Qatar is set to host the 2022 World Cup but has never qualified
for the tournament.
The top two teams from each group will advance to the World Cup
finals. The two third-place sides will play off for a spot.