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Doha: The Philippines clinched their second win in their 2018 FIFA World Cup/2019 AFC Asian Cup joint-qualifying campaign after beating Yemen 2-0 at Qatar SC Stadium on Tuesday.

Both teams were locked in a goalless first half until Global FC striker Misagh Bahadoran opened the scoring for the Filipino side seven minutes after the interval.

Iain Ramsay, making his second appearance for the Filipino national team, scored his first international goal on 74 minutes to settle the game at 2-0.

The Azkals, who beat Bahrain 2-1 in their campaign opener on June 11, will play their next qualifying game in Group H on September 8 against Uzbekistan, who will also be the next opponents of Yemen in their next match on September 3.

The participating teams will compete according to a double round robin format, with the Round 2 qualification matches being held between June 11, 2015 and March 29, 2016.

The group winners and four best runners-up (total 12 teams) will advance to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup finals and the final round of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The next best 24 teams from the preliminary stage of the joint qualifiers will compete in a separate competition for the remaining slots (12 slots or 11 slots + 1 slot for the host) in the 24-team 2019 Asian Cup.