Qatar took the next step in proving its World Cup credentials by advancing to the third round of Asian qualifying despite a 2-1 loss at Vietnam on Thursday.

The result was not enough to overturn Qatar's 3-0 win from the first leg, and the 2022 World Cup host moved into the group-stage third round with a 5-1 aggregate win.

Striker Yusef Ahmed Ali put Qatar ahead 4-0 on aggregate with a powerful volley from outside the penalty area in the ninth minute, before Vietnam responded through Nguyen Trong Hoang in the 15th and a Nguyen Quang Hai header in the 33rd.