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Saudi Arabia beats Oman, qualifies for FIFA World Cup

JEDDAH, Jan 27 (KUNA) -- The national soccer team of Saudi Arabia booked a direct ticket to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 after defeating Oman's 1-0 in an Asian Group B qualifier on Thursday.
Firas Al-Buraikan scored the sole goal of the game for the hosts (known as Al-Suqour or Al-Akhdhar) at minute 48.
The game was hosted by King Abdullah Sport City Stadium, located some 30 kilometers to the north of Jeddah.
Al-Suqour are now on top of Group B with 19 points in hand after six wins and one draw, while the Omanis' tally stood at just seven points. (end) nsa.mmj.gb