Oman beat Iraq to keep Cup hopes alive

June 5, 2013
Lowly Oman beat Iraq 1-0 Tuesday to rise to second in their Asian qualifying group and raise hopes of reaching the World Cup for the first time in their history.

Ismail Al-Ajmi's header in first-half stoppage time was the difference at a sun-baked Sultan Qaboos stadium as the hosts leapfrogged Australia and Jordan into second spot in Group B.

Oman now lie behind Japan, who qualified through their 1-1 draw with Australia earlier, and two points ahead of the Socceroos who have ...

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