Socceroos make modest start

June 8, 2012
By Tom Wald
The Socceroos have made a sluggish start to the final stage of World Cup qualifying with a 0-0 draw against Oman in warm conditions in Muscat.

Australia had the better of the chances at Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, but Oman captain and goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi was immense for the home team.

Socceroos substitute Archie Thompson had three good looks at goal in the final stages of the match but was unable to put the ball in the back of the net.

Oman striker Amad Al Hosni ...

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