South Korea coach Stielike on the brink after Qatar defeat

He took over after a dismal start to the final Asian qualifying round for the 2018 World Cup Finals in Russian Federation.

They remain a point ahead of Uzbekistan in the race for the automatic second qualifying spot in the group.

After the match, that Qatar won 3-2, its Uruguayan coach Jorge Fossati defended his players and then condemned the "ridiculous situation" of the "blockade".

Qatar's national football team could face disciplinary action from FIFA after its players warmed up for a World Cup qualifier against South Korea wearing t-shirts showing support for the country's Emir.

The T-shirt was also waved by midfielder Hasan Al-Haydos after he scored to put the Qataris 1-0 ahead in the 25th minute.

Team Korea answered with a goal from Ki Sung-yueng in the 62nd-minute, and Hwang Hee-chan leveled the score eight minutes later.

Stielike's three-year reign as South Korea coach looked to be coming to an end yesterday after a 2-3 loss to Qatar in Doha, and the coach said he would accept whatever decision the Korean FA took regarding his future.

The team that finishes third goes into a playoff against the third-placed team in the other Asian group, with another tie against the fourth-placed CONCACAF team to follow.

There is not yet a timescale on Son's injury, but he should be fit for South Korea's crucial double header against Iran, who have already qualified, and Uzbekistan in late August and early September, although he is doubt for the start of Spurs' preseason, which begins in early July.

With that, the KFA will have a meeting with its technical committee at National Training Center in Paju today. However Qatar will host the 2022 FIFA world cup says FIFA President. South Korea's hopes to play at the quadrennial event for a ninth consecutive time will remain in limbo until the last of the group matches are played. But Salih, who had complained bitterly that China's penalty was soft, stepped up in injury time to place his free kick past goalkeeper Zeng Cheng and earn a point for Syria.

  • Rosalie Stanley