Australia and Oman face off this Thursday for the Asian qualifiers for the World Cup and Aussies come out with a 3-1 win. The match was held at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha. The field command was Australian.
With the positive result, Australia are leading in Group B with nine points from three matches. Oman holds three points in fourth place.
Australia played with more possession in the first half and managed to open the scoring after eight minutes with Mabil. Shirt 11 kicked the ball hard with his left foot, taking the ball into Oman’s penalty area. The visitors managed to level with Al Alawi in the 27th minute.
The second leg started hot and Boyle scored another goal for Australia in the third minute, taking advantage of a rebound and credited with a header. Duke scored another goal in the 43rd minute to ensure a good result.
For the next round of the Asian Qualifiers, Australia will tour Japan at Saitama Stadium at 7:00 am (GMT) on Tuesday. Oman hosted Vietnam at the Sultan Qaboos Stadium on the same day at 1 pm.
Check out other results this Thursday in the Asian Qualifiers for the World Cup:
South Korea 2 x 1 Syria
Iraq 0 x 0 Lebanon
UAE 0 x 1 Iran
China 3 x 2 Vietnam
Saudi Arabia 1 x 0 Japan