Uzbekistan overcome North Korea

Igor Sergeev's smart second-half header was enough to give Uzbekistan a scrappy 1-0 win over North Korea in Sydney on Saturday.

The striker headed in a Server Djeparov cross just after the hour-mark at a wet Stadium Australia.

Mirjalol Qosimov's men were favourites to win the Group B clash, and they did so – albeit in unconvincing fashion.

Uzbekistan goalkeeper Ignatiy Nesterov had to make a stunning late save to secure all three points for his team.