Hong Kong, Jul 28: Saudi Arabia won 5-0 at Hong Kong on Thursday to complete an 8-0 win over two legs and progress to the third round of Asia's World Cup qualifying.
Carrying a 3-0 lead from the first leg, Saudi Arabia extended its lead through Hassan Fallatah in the 34th minute before second-half goals from Mohammed Noor, Nassir Al-Shamrani, Mohammed Al-Sahlawi and Osama Hawsawi.
The result moves Saudi Arabia into the group-stage third round, which will include regional powers such as Japan, South Korea and Australia.
Saudi Arabia did not qualify for last year's World Cup—the first time it had missed football's main event since 1990. AP