Watch the first goal of 2022 World Cup qualifying scored by Mongolia against Brunei

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IT may be more than three years away but the first goal of World Cup 2022 qualifying has already been scored.

And what a goal it was.

Nine minutes into their first-leg match against Brunei, Mongolia won a free-kick about 25 yards from goal.

Up stepped captain Norjmoogiin Tsedenbal, a midfielder who plays for Ulaanbaastar City, to whip home a brilliant left-footed effort into the far corner.

Hornets keeper Haimie Anak Nyaring was left stranded and could only pick the ball out of the back of the net.

Naranbold Nyam-Osor added a second for Mongolia, as the Blue Wolves recorded a 2-0 win over Brunei.

The two sides will head to Bandar Seri Begawan for the second leg next Tuesday.


They weren’t the only two sides in action this week, however.

The 12-lowest ranked sides on the Fifa World Rankings all went head-to-head this week with the winners of the two-legged fixtures to advance into the second round in September.

The other fixtures will see Bhutan face Guam, Malaysia against Timor-Leste, Cambodia vs Pakistan, Laos vs Bangladesh while Macao host Sri Lanka.

Mongolia captain Norjmoogiin Tsedenbal scored the first goal of World Cup 2022 qualifying against Brunei
The midfielder struck an unstoppable free-kick past Haimie Anak Nyaring, leaving him stranded
Mongolia will advance to the second round in September if they advance through the second leg next week

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