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Uzbeks Qualify For 2015 Asian Cup

Uzbek soccer fans seen here in Tashkent in February (file photo)
Uzbekistan's national soccer team clinched a dramatic late victory to qualify for the 2015 Asian Cup.

Uzbekistan scored twice in the last six minutes to beat Hong Kong 2-0 in an away game. The result means Uzbekistan, who were semifinalists in 2011, reach the 2015 tournament in Australia.

The hosts, defending champions Japan, North and South Korea, UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Oman were already confirmed, with another three teams capable of joining them.

China must wait until their final qualifier away to Iraq in March before learning whether they will make it to the Asian Cup.

Based on reporting by AFP and AP