Qatar reach Asian Cup quarters as China crash out
Fabio Cesar points the way towards the Asian Cup quarter finals after scoring Qatar's third goal in their match with Kuwait.
- Qatar ease through to the quarterfinals of the Asian Cup with 3-0 victory over Kuwait
- Goals from Bilal Mohammed, Mohamed El Sayed and Fabio Cesar secured win for hosts
- China draw 2-2 with Group A winners Uzbekistan to crash out of the tournament
- Qatar to face winners of Group B in last eight with Japan appearing the likely opponents
(CNN) -- Hosts Qatar have qualified for the quarterfinals of the Asian Cup after a comfortable 3-0 win over Group A strugglers Kuwait at the Khalifa Stadium.
Goals from Bilal Mohammed -- who headed home after 12 minutes -- and Mohamed El Sayed (16th minute) gave Bruno Metsu's men a comfortable lead which they never looked like letting slip.
Fabio Cesar rounded the evening off in style with a well-taken free kick in the 86th minute to seal their second win of this year's competition.
Iran first into Asian Cup quarterfinals
Meanwhile, China -- Qatar's rivals for the runners-up spot in Group A -- could only draw 2-2 against group winners Uzbekistan meaning they crash out of the tournament early yet again.
Yu Hai gave China the lead in the seventh minute only for the Uzbeks to mount a comeback.
Strikes from Akhmedov on the half hour and CSKA Moscow forward Alexander Geynrih shortly after the break saw them take the lead.
But it was short lived as Junmin executed a brilliant free kick to level the scores.
Qatar will now face the team who finish top of Group B, which looks likely to be Japan -- one of the favorites to win the tournament.
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