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At Seoul, Akmal Shorakhmedov’s own goal in the 42nd minute boosted Group A leader South Korea (4-1-2), which remained one point ahead of Iran (4-2-1) and moved three ahead of Uzbekistan (3-2-2).

Iran won 4-0 at home over last-place Lebanon (1-5-2) as Javad Nekonam scored twice, and Mohammad Khalatbari and Reza Ghoochannej had had a goal apiece.

South Korea hosts Iran on June 18, when Uzbekistan is home against Qatar (2-4-1).