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89'
M. Duke
F. Karačić
3 - 1
78'
J. Irvine
Yellow Card
49'
M. Boyle
Goal
2 - 1
28'
Rabia Alawi Al Mandhar
Goal
1 - 1
9'
A. Mabil
Goal
1 - 0

Match Stats

Possession
58% 41%
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4
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 8 4
Total Passes 529 395
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Saudi Arabia KSA Saudi Arabia 6 5 1 0 9 3 +6 16 W D W W W
2 Japan JPN Japan 6 4 0 2 5 3 +2 12 W W W L W
3 Australia AUS Australia 6 3 2 1 9 4 +5 11 D D L W W
4 Oman OMA Oman 6 2 1 3 6 7 -1 7 L D W L L
5 China PR CHN China PR 6 1 2 3 7 11 -4 5 D D L W L
6 Vietnam VIE Vietnam 6 0 0 6 4 12 -8 0 L L L L L

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World Cup
Play-off

Commentary

FULL TIME: AUSTRALIA 3 OMAN 1 - There is the whistle and the Socceroos have maintained their 100% record!  In a similar pattern to the first half, Australia started the second half superbly with Martin Boyle heading home in the 49th minute before Oman wrested back the momentum.  However, the firepower of Australia proved too much with Mitch Duke sealing the victory in the 89th minute.  Australia remain at the top of the Group B standings with Oman in third place with one win from their three fixtures.
90' + 3' Free kick to Oman!  It's within range of goal with Mohsin Al-Khaldi standing over the ball and preparing to take the kick.
90' + 3' Australia are controlling the tempo now as they look to wind the clock down to full down and a hard fought victory in Doha.
90' There will be four minutes of additional time played in this second half.
F. Karačić
Assist
89' A superb pass from Fran Karačić put the ball on a platter for Mitch Duke to secure an important win for Australia.
M. Duke
Goal
89' GOAL AUSTRALIA (Mitch Duke) AUSTRALIA 3 OMAN 1 - The Socceroos make sure of the three points!  Fran Karacic rolls the ball into the path of Mitch Duke right in front of goal and he calmly fires past Faiyz Al Rusheidi and rattles the back of the net.
87' The Socceroos look to deliver from the right but the ball ends in a nest of Oman defenders.
C. Ikonomidis
M. Boyle
86' SUBSTITUTION AUSTRALIA - An excellent shift from Martin Boyle and he will get a rest with Chris Ikonomidis set to make an appearance.
85' Corner for Australia who are looking to land the knockout play with five minutes of regulation time left on the clock.
Mohsin Al Khaldi
Arshad Al-Alawi
82' SUBSTITUTION OMAN - A final change for Oman with Arshad Al-Alawi off and Mohsin Al Khaldi on.
J. Jeggo
J. Irvine
80' SUBSTITUTION AUSTRALIA - More fresh legs for the Socceroos with James Jeggo to replace Jackson Irvine.
F. Karačić
R. Grant
80' SUBSTITUTION AUSTRALIA - More changes for the Socceroos - Rhyan Grant comes from the field for Fran Karačić.
80' It's Australia holding a one-goal advantage leading into the final ten minutes however Oman are pressing hard. - this one is set to go all the way!
J. Irvine
Yellow Card
78' YELLOW CARD AUSTRALIA - Jackson Irvine goes into the book for his challenge on Ahmed Al-Khamisi.
76' Boyle comes up with the intercept and looks to open up the defence on the break however he is brilliantly chased down by Ahmed Al-Khamisi.
75' Arshad Al-Alawi has time and space just outside the penalty area but his shot skews off the side of his boot.
72' Aziz Behich floats the ball to the top of the penalty area but his target, Mitch Duke, is beaten in the air.
72' The long cross in from the right has too much weight on it and Ryan is able to pluck the ball from the air.
70' As was the case in the first half, Oman have picked up the pace after conceding and are now causing plenty of headaches for the Socceroos' defence.
Abdul Aziz Al Muqbali
Khalid Khalifa Al Hajri
65' SUBSTITUTION OMAN - The third of the triple change sees Khalid Al-Hajri leave the field for Abdulaziz Al-Muqbali.
Omer Al Fazari
Abdullah Fawaz
65' SUBSTITUTION OMAN - Changes coming for Oman - Abdullah Fawaz leaves the field for Omer Al-Fazari.
Issam Al Sabhi
Rabia Alawi Al Mandhar
65' SUBSTITUTION OMAN - The goal scorer Al Mandhar Al Alawi is replaced by Issam Al Sabhi.
M. Duke
A. Taggart
63' SUBSTITUTION AUSTRALIA - A double change for the Socceroos with Adam Taggart replaced by Mitch Duke.
A. Mooy
T. Rogić
63' SUBSTITUTION AUSTRALIA - Australia's first change will see Tomas Rogic replaced by Aaron Mooy.
63' CHANCE! Al Mandhar Al Alawi is almost in on goal but the Socceroos are able to get numbers back and the ball ends in the hands of Ryan.
60' We cross the hour mark in Doha with Australia holding the upper hand.
59' A lapse in defence from Australia however Ajdin Hrustic does well to scramble the ball to safety.
Ali Al Busaidi
Yellow Card
58' YELLOW CARD OMAN - Ali Al Busaidi has picked up a booking for his challenge on Grant.
56' Grant is brought down by Ali Al-Busaidi and Australia have a free kick in an attacking position.
53' The Socceroos are calling for a penalty after Martin Boyle went to ground but the claims are waved off by the referee and play is allowed to continue.
51' The ball falls for Taggart who shoots from long range but he doesn't make the contact he was after and it is an easy save for Faiyz Al Rusheidi.
M. Boyle
Goal
49' GOAL AUSTRALIA (Martin Boyle) AUSTRALIA 2 OMAN 1 - The Socceroos grab back the lead early in the second half!  Adam Taggart's shot is saved but keeper Faiyz Al Rusheidi can only manage to parry the ball into the path of Martin Boyle who nods home.
48' Martin Boyle delivers the cross from the left but the ball takes a deflection and bounces away harmlessly.
46' An expansive start to the second half from Australia as they look to spread the defence of Oman.
45' SECOND HALF - Australia kick off to get us back underway.
HALF TIME: AUSTRALIA 1 OMAN 1 - This one is delicately poised at half time in Doha!  Australia started brilliantly when Awer Mabil fired home in the 9th minute however Oman responded brilliantly and were rewarded when Al Mandhar Al Alawi equalised in the 28th minute.  A massive second half awaits with scores locked up at the break.
45' + 2' Al Mandhar Al Alawi is looking dangerous once again in the penalty area however Trent Sainsbury holds firm to remove the danger.
45' There will be three minutes of additional time played in this first half.
45' The ball deflects off the body of Grant and over the goal line and Oman will restart with a goal kick.
43' Adam Taggart rises to meet the ball but his header lobs into the safe arms of Faiyz Al Rusheidi.
43' The good news is that Al Mandhar Al Alawi is back on his feet and it looks as though he will be ok to continue.
41' More injury concerns here for Oman with Al Mandhar Al Alawi in trouble with an injury to his left leg.
40' After a flying start, Australia have been set back on their heels by a resurgent Oman and are struggling to make much headway.
Rabia Alawi Al Mandhar
Yellow Card
39' YELLOW CARD OMAN - The goalscorer Al Mandhar Al Alawi is handed a yellow card for a professional foul on Ajdin Hrustic.
Arshad Al-Alawi
Zahir Al Aghbari
35' SUBSTITUTION OMAN - Zahir Sulaiman Al Aghbari has been stretchered from the field with a shoulder injury, and he will be replaced by Arshad Al-Alawi.
34' Awer Mabil's attempted cross is blocked by Mohammed Al-Maslami and deflects over the goal line for an Australian corner.
33'  A huge blow for Oman with Zahir Sulaiman Al Aghbari in plenty of pain after he crashed heavily to the turf.
R. Grant
Yellow Card
31' YELLOW CARD AUSTRALIA - Rhyan Bert Grant becomes the first player to pick up a booking this evening after a heavy challenge.
Rabia Alawi Al Mandhar
Goal
28' GOAL OMAN (Al Mandhar Al Alawi) AUSTRALIA 1 OMAN 1 - We are square in Doha!  An excellent reward for Oman after an impressive period of play - Khalid Al-Hajri shifts the ball to Al Mandhar Al Alawi who fires a rocket past Ryan.
27' Oman have responded well since conceding the opener and are really starting to ask some questions of the Australian defence.
25' The ball deflects onto the hand of Al Mandhar Al Alawi and Australia have a free kick just forward of half way.
23' Salaah Al-Yahyaei with an ambitious attempt from long range but he succeeds only in looping the ball into the hands of Ryan.
22' Martin Boyle almost gets to the ball with the goal mouth wide open however Ali Al-Busaidi arrives in the nick of time.
20' CHANCE! Zahir Sulaiman Al Aghbari has looked dangerous and he fires a cracking shot that sends Mat Ryan diving away to his left to make the save.
17' CHANCE! Aziz Behich lays the ball back to Tomas Rogic who unleases a rocket however Faiyz Al Rusheidi does well to tip the ball over the crossbar.
16' The corner is directed to the near post where Oman have all the numbers and they are able to sweep the ball clear.
14' The ball comes off Abdulaziz Al Gheilani and rolls over the goal line for an Australian corner.
13' The ball takes the hand of the goal scorer Mabil and Oman have a free kick deep inside their own half.
13' Grant and Zahir Sulaiman Al Aghbari come together heavily once again but both players are quick to get to their feet.
11' Grant is the target of a long ball out to the right however the pass falls short and is cut off by Oman.
A. Mabil
Goal
9' GOAL AUSTRALIA (Awer Mabil) AUSTRALIA 1 OMAN 0 - The Socceroos are off to a flyer in the first half!  A testing long ball from Jackson Irvine is deflected into the path of Mabil who, with an excellent first touch, has time to pick his spot and he buries the ball into the back of the net.
7' Zahir Sulaiman Al Aghbari tees up from outside the penalty area however his attempted shot is well blocked.
6' Harry Souttar drives the ball forward however the pass is ill-directed and bouces harmlessly over the sideline.
5' A break in play here with Zahir Sulaiman Al Aghbari on the turf following a clash of heads with Rhyan Grant.
4' Awer Mabil looks to deliver from the left but his attempted cross is blocked and deflects over the sideline - throw in to Australia.
1' Early possession for Australia however the long pass down the right looking for Martin Boyle has too much weight on it.
1' FIRST HALF - Oman kick off to get us underway at Khalifa International Stadium.
SUBS: Omer Al-Fazari, Arshad Al-Alawi, Khalid Al-Braiki, Issam Al Sabhi, Fahmi Said, Abdulaziz Al-Muqbali, Ibrahim Al Mukhaini, Ahmed Al Kaabi, Mohsin Al-Khaldi, Ahmed Al Rawahi, Jameel Al Yahmadi, Juma Al Habsi.
OMAN STARTING XI (4-3-1-2): Faiyz Al Rusheidi (GK); Abdulaziz Al Gheilani, Ali Al-Busaidi, Bùi, Mohammed Al-Maslami, Ahmed Al-Khamisi; Abdullah Fawaz, Harib Al-Saadi, Zahir Sulaiman Al Aghbari; Salaah Al-Yahyaei;  Al Mandhar Al Alawi, Khalid Al-Hajri.
SUBS: Bailey Wright, James Jeggo, Fran Karacic, Daniel Arzani, Kenneth Dougall, Mitchell Duke, Ryan McGowan, Chris Ikonomidis, Lawrence Thomas, Callum Elder, Danny Vukovic, Aaron Mooy.
AUSTRALIA STARTING XI (4-2-3-1): Mat Ryan (GK); Rhyan Grant, Aziz Behich, Trent Sainsbury, Harry Souttar; Ajdin Hrustic, Jackson Irvine; Awer Mabil, Tomas Rogic, Martin Boyle; Adam Taggart.
Let's have a look at how the two teams will line up for this clash.
Oman currently sit in third place in the Group B standings after splitting their opening two matches.  In their most recent match, they went down 1-0 to Saudi Arabia after conceding a goal just before half time.
Australia have a chance this evening to consolidate their spot at the top of the Group B standings having recorded two wins from their two fixtures to date.  Last start they recorded a hard fought 1-0 victory over a determined Vietnam.
Welcome to Khalifa International Stadium in Doha where Group B of the AFC Asian Qualifiers continues with Australia up against Oman.