IN BRIEF : Saudis Take N. Yemen in Soccer, 1-0

<i> From Times wire services </i>

Ahmed Jameel scored off a second-half corner kick in the 77th minute to give Saudi Arabia a 1-0 soccer victory over North Yemen today in World Cup qualifying play.

Saudi Arabia leads the West Asia Group II with four points from two games. Last week the Saudis beat Syria 5-4.

Syria, which beat North Yemen 1-0 on March 10, has 2 points from two matches, and the Yemenis still are pointless.

Bahrain, the fourth team in the group, has withdrawn from the competition, citing technical reasons.