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  • Report: FIFA mull Oman, Kuwait if '22 World Cup expands to 48 teams
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    FIFA is considering Oman and Kuwait as hosts of some matches at the 2022 World Cup if the tournament, to be staged in Qatar, is expanded from 32 to 48 teams, the New York Times reported on Wednesday. The World Cup will be expanded from 32 to 48 teams in… Read more »
  • Pim Verbeek quits Oman, calls time on managerial career
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    Oman coach Pim Verbeek resigned from the post on Wednesday with the former Australia and South Korea boss calling time on a managerial career spanning almost 40 years. The 62-year-old took charge of the Oman national team in 2016 and guided them to a Gulf Cup triumph the following year… Read more »
  • Australia thrash Oman in AFC Asian Cup warmup match
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    Australia Oman 5 0 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Australia captain Mark Milligan is happy his side is getting "into the habit of scoring goals" after the defending champions thrashed world No. 82 Oman 5-0 in an Asian Cup warm-up. The… Read more »
  • Former Socceroos boss Pim Verbeek appointed Oman head coach
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    Pim Verbeek has been appointed by Oman as their new head coach. Former Socceroos boss Pim Verbeek has been confirmed as the new coach of the Oman national team. The Dutchman -- who steered Australia at the 2010 World Cup -- succeeds Spaniard Juan Ramon Lopez Caro, who quit last… Read more »
  • South Korea and Japan win warm up for qualifiers with friendly wins
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    Lee Jeong-Hyeop was on target in South Korea's 2-0 win over Canada. South Korea chalked up a 2-0 home win over Canada as Kim Bo-Kyung and Lee Jeong-Hyeop struck inside the opening half hour. Korea, who face Uzbekistan in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday, took the lead after 10… Read more »
  • China keep alive their 2018 World Cup hopes, as Australia and Japan cruise
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    China completed a remarkable transformation in their 2018 World Cup AFC qualifying campaign after a 2-0 victory over Qatar saw them advance to the third round on the road to Russia.  Facing elimination if they failed to win in Xian, China brought the game to life just before the hour.… Read more »
  • Australia, Jordan cruise in World Cup qualifiers as Thailand, Japan advance
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    Australia hammered Tajikistan 7-0 in AFC World Cup qualifying in Ange Postecoglou's biggest win as head coach on Thursday. The Socceroos went ahead through Massimo Luongo in the second minute, then Mile Jedinak slotted home a penalty in the 13th and went into the break at 2-0. However, the floodgates… Read more »
  • Tim Cahill hat trick sees Australia ease past Bangladesh in AFC WCQ
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    Australia's record-scorer Tim Cahill grabbed a first half hat trick as the Asian champions eased to a 4-0 victory over Bangladesh in an AFC 2018 World Cup qualifier in Dhaka on Tuesday night. Cahill took his Socceroos' tally to 45 goals in 88 international matches as he opened the scoring… Read more »
  • North Korea, Qatar win to stay in first place in World Cup qualifying groups
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    North Korea, Qatar, Thailand and Jordan all won on Tuesday to maintain their group leads in the second round of Asian qualifying for the World Cup. Jong Il Gwan's 12th-minute penalty gave North Korea a 1-0 win over Yemen in Group H. The North Koreans opened a four-point lead over… Read more »
  • Jordan surprise Australia in World Cup qualifying as Japan, South Korea win
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    ESPN FC's Janusz Michallik questions whether Australia might have been a bit complacent heading into in their AFC World Cup qualifying loss against Jordan. Jordan scored twice in the second half to upset continental champions Australia 2-0 on Thursday and move to the top of Group B in the second round… Read more »
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