China hit 7 past Laos; Singapore beat Malaysia 5-3; Thailand inch past Palestine

China 7 – Laos 2 (2014 World Cup qualifier, July 23, 2011) Substitute Yang Xu netted a hat-trick as China scored six second-half goals to recover from a 2-1 deficit at the interval to defeat Laos.

Singapore 5 – Malaysia 3 (2014 World Cup qualifier, July 23, 2011) Aleksander Duric’s 81st minute strike doubled his tally for the evening, and handed Singapore a late and vital psychological boost ahead of Thursday’s second leg.

Thailand 1 – Palestine 0 (2014 World Cup qualifier, July 23, 2011) Jakkaphan Kaewprom’s 19th minute goal settled the match, leaving Palestine with a lot of work to do in the second leg.

Saudi Arabia 3 – Hong Kong 0 (2014 World Cup qualifier, July 23, 2011) Forward Nasser Al-Shamrani netted in the first minute of first-half injury time before defender Osama Al-Muwallad doubled their advantage prior to the interval. Al-Shamrani completed his brace two minutes into the second half.

Qatar 3 – Vietnam 0 (2014 World Cup qualifier, July 23, 2011) Goals from Mohammed Kasola, Meshal Mubarak and Yusef Ali helped Qatar beat Vietnam 3-0 in Doha.

UAE 3 – India 0 (2014 World Cup qualifier, July 23, 2011) India lost two men by the 23rd minute after defender Debabrata Roy and goalkeeper Subrata Paul picked up red cards. Hamdan Al Kamali (20th) and Mohamed Al Shehhi (29th) converted the penalty strikes while Abdulrahman Al Hamadi added a third in the 81st minute.

Jordan 9 – Nepal 0 (2014 World Cup qualifier, July 23, 2011) Jordan hammered Nepal 9-0 as Hassan Abdel Fattah netted four times.

Iraq 2 – Yemen 0 (2014 World Cup qualifier, July 23, 2011) Hawar Mulla Mohammed found the net after nine minutes, before Alaa Al-Zahra doubled their advantage just after the hour mark.