Oman run into Iraq in qualifier

DUBAI — The fast improving Oman soccer team next run into strong Iraq in the final Asian group game in a Fifa World Cup qualifier at the Grand Hamad Stadium in Doha today — kickoff 6:45pm GST.

By (KT Report)

Published: Wed 13 Jun 2012, 12:31 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 1:56 PM

Hot on the heels of a 0-0 draw against Group B favourites Australia, the Oman football team is hoping to build more momentum against the Iraq who has for the season Doha as their home base.

In the early stages of Group B qualifying, Oman and Iraq both sit in a four-way tie for second place – along with Australia and Jordan – behind Japan.

If Oman can emerge victorious today they will head into the autumn in excellent shape, three matches into the campaign, a media release added.

“We know we have a real opportunity here,” said Oman skipper Ali Al Habsi, who helped secure the shutout tie against Australia.

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