Australia knocks Saudis out of WCup qualifying

Australia ended Saudi Arabia’s World Cup qualifying campaign by

scoring three goals in four minutes to record a comeback 4-2 win on


Saudi Arabia entered the game in second place in Group D, but

the loss, combined with Oman’s 2-0 win over Thailand, meant it

dropped to third while Oman progressed to the next round.

Saudi Arabia led 2-1 at half time but the hosts piled on three

quick goals to turn the match around.

Alex Brosque, who had scored in the 43rd minute to level the

score at 1-1, provided the last pass for Harry Kewell’s left-footed

equalizer in the 73rd, making it 2-2.

Brosque scored again in the 75th and Brett Emerton made it 4-2 a

minute later with a sliding goal.