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Saudi Arabia lead group after defining victory

Saudi Arabia moved to the top of Group B with an emphatic 3-0 win in Jeddah

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Saudi Arabia moved to the top of Group B with an emphatic 3-0 win in Jeddah.

Fahad Al Muwallad broke the deadlock with 17 minutes remaining and shortly after Nawaf Al Abed added a second.

Yahya Al-Shehri made it three in injury time for Bert Van Marwijk's men. The win takes the four-time World Cup participants to 10 points, two clear of Australia in second.

United Arab Emirates is fourth in the group with six points, one point behind Japan.