HANOI, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- Saudi Arabia won 1-0 in Vietnam on Tuesday in their 2022 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifier in Hanoi.
Saleh Al-Shehri scored the game's only goal with a looping header in the 31st minute after receiving a cross from the right flank. Home keeper Bui Tan Truong tried his best to claw the ball out but to no avail.
Saudi Arabia thought they had netted a second goal in the 76th minute as Fahad Al-Muwallad fired home after Nguyen Thanh Chung was robbed of possession, but the goal was chalked off for a foul.
Both teams made several substitutions in the second half, and a total of seven yellow cards were shown, with five going to Vietnam and two to Saudi Arabia.
After six games in the final round of the Asian qualifiers, Saudi Arabia leads Group A with 16 points after five wins and one draw, while Vietnam is rooted to the bottom after five defeats. Enditem