Australia into Asian Cup Last Eight after Defeating Oman
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Australia football team booked a place in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup quarter-final with an emphatic 4-0 win over Oman on Tuesday.
Socceroos had defeated Kuwait 4-1 in its opening match.
Matt McKay opened the scoring in the 27th minute. Robbie Kruse extended Australia’s second goal just three minute later. Mark Milligan made it 3-0 from the penalty spot in the first half stoppage time.
Striker Tomi Juric, who replaced Tim Cahill after 50 minutes, added the fourth after 70 minutes.
"I thought the players were fantastic tonight in terms of their commitment, but also they worked really, really hard," said Australia coach Ange Postecoglou. "But also the quality of our football was outstanding, I thought, right from the first minute against a tough opponent."
South Korea's 1-0 win over Kuwait earlier means they are also six points clear in Group A.
The Taeguk Warriors face Australia on Saturday to decide who finishes top.