Oman beats Thailand to advance

Updated: February 29, 2012, 7:40 AM ET
Associated Press

MUSCAT, Oman -- Oman beat Thailand 2-0 Wednesday to advance to the next round of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup.

Oman finished second in Group D behind Australia. The Gulf team overtook Saudi Arabia, which also needed a win to advance but was beaten by Australia 4-2.

Midfielder Hussain al-Hadhri gave Oman the lead in the 10th minute and midfielder Adbul al-Muqbali added another in the 90th.

It was only Oman's second victory in qualifying.

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