Ahead of Aust clash, Oman's striker quits

March 25, 2013
By Doug Conway
Oman's top player Fawzi Bashir will miss the World Cup qualifier against Australia after quitting the national team in a bust-up with coach Paul Le Guen.

The 28-year-old former captain was apparently incensed at being used as a substitute in Oman's last qualifier against Japan last November, and recently walked out in protest.

The row boosts Australia's chances of a badly-needed victory on home soil at Sydney's Olympic stadium on Tuesday night.

It robs Oman of a midfield ...

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