May 28, 2021 10:20
South Korea has moved to the top of its group in the second round of Asian qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, after all the matches involving North Korea were wiped out.
North Korea, grouped with South Korea, Lebanon, Sri Lanka and Turkmenistan, decided to pull out of qualification earlier this month due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.
North Korea's withdrawal leaves South Korea with seven points from two wins and one draw, while Turkmenistan, which had been leading the group, has dropped to third place with six points from two wins and two losses, as it lost the three points it earned in its match against North Korea.
Lebanon, with two wins and one draw, is level on points with South Korea but is placed second due to goal difference.
South Korea is scheduled to play the remainder of its qualifiers against Turkmenistan on June 5, Sri Lanka on June 9 and Lebanon on June 13. All of them will be played in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province.
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