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Asian Cup: Hosts Qatar and Uzbekistan through to last eight

January 17, 2011 10:02 IST

Uzbekistan grabbed the point they needed against China and hosts Qatar thrashed Kuwait 3-0 as both booked places in the Asian Cup quarter-finals on Sunday.

The results meant Uzbekistan finished on seven points from three matches in Group A, one ahead of Qatar with China third on four and Kuwait last with none.

Qatar's Mohamed El Sayed (front) celebrates with teammate Yusef Ahmed after scoring against Kuwait on SundayQatar raced in to a 2-0 lead after just 16 minutes at the Khalifa Stadium thanks to goals from captain Bilal Mohammed and Mohamed El Sayed with substitute Fabio Cesar converting a late free-kick to add gloss to the easy victory.

At the Al Gharafa Stadium, Uzbekistan recovered from going a goal down to lead 2-1 against China before having to settle for a draw which meant they topped the group.

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