2014 World Cup qualifying news

Oman downs Iraq 1-0

June 4, 2013
By Associated Press


MUSCAT, Oman -- Oman scored in first-half stoppage time Tuesday to beat Iraq 1-0 and boost its chances of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup.



With time running out on an uneventful first half, Ismail al-Ajmi headed the winner past keeper Noor Sabri Abbas and striker Humam Tareq Faraj, who failed to clear it off the line.



The victory moves Oman into second in Group B behind Japan which became the first team to qualify for the World Cup ...

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