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Lebanon qualify for 2019 Asia Cup

North Korea thrashed in Beirut

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Beirut: The Lebanese national football team have qualified for the 2019 Asian Cup after crushing North Korea 5-0 at Camille Chamoun Sports City Stadium in Beirut.

Lebanon took a commanding 2-0 lead in the first half after striker Hilal Al Hilweh and captain Hasan Maatouk scored.

The hosts showed no signs of stopping in the second half, as Samir Ayass found the net in the 49th minute.

Ali Hamam scored in the 78th minute before Rabih Ataya finished off a dazzling solo run to score in the final seconds of the match.

Lebanon were trying to make their first Asian Cup appearance since hosting the tournament in 2000.

Under Coach Miodrag Radulovic, the team currently sit at the top of Group B with 10 points from their first four games.