Oman advances in World Cup qualifying

Oman beat Thailand 2-0 Wednesday to advance to the next round of
qualifying for the 2014 World Cup

Oman finished second in Group D behind Australia. The Gulf team
overtook Saudi Arabia, which also needed a win to advance but was
beaten by Australia 4-2.

Midfielder Hussain al-Hadhri gave Oman the lead in the 10th
minute and midfielder Adbul al-Muqbali added another in the

It was only Oman’s second victory in qualifying.