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.