The FIFA World Cup Qualifier clash between Oman and Australia will go underway on February 1, 2022. The match will be held at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat, Oman. The match will begin at 9:30 PM IST.
As it currently stands, Australia and Oman, both are in the same group for the third round of the world cup qualifiers. Australia stands 3rd in their group with 14 points whereas Oman stands 4th with 7 points. According to qualification rules, the top 2 teams of the group will earn direct qualification to the next rounds.
The Australian side is coming into this match with high motivation as they emphatically won their last match against Vietnam, 4-0. Oman on the other hand lost their previous match against group leaders, Saudi Arabia, by 1-0.
The previous meeting between these two sides turned out to be bitter for Oman as their side was thrashed 3-1 by the Australians. Goals scored by Mabil, Boyle, and Duke were enough to take the Australian side to victory.
Oman did, however, try to come back by scoring an equalizing goal at the 28th-minute mark but it all went to vain as Australia managed an emphatic 3-1 final score.
Standing 7 points above the 4th placed Oman, Australia sits firmly on the Fourth round qualification spot. But as the whole squad is motivated, Australia still aims for the second spot in the group which will earn them a direct qualification to the FIFA World Cup 2022.
In order to achieve this, the Australians have to ensure that they win each of their remaining 4 matches.
Oman on the other hand finds itself in a tough spot. With managing only 7 points in 7 matches, the chances of Oman’s qualification are really tough. They are heavily dependent on the top three teams to drop points and have to win all of their remaining matches.
Based on the current scenario, it looks like Oman has to wait for the 2026 edition of the FIFA World Cup.
What does it mean for both teams to qualify?
Both teams are trying their very best to qualify for the World Cup. Australia is aiming for their 6th qualification for the World Cup whereas Oman is looking for their maiden qualification.
Playing the world cup is the biggest dream for any football player and representing their country at the highest stage is a dream come true.
In 2022 however, Australia will certainly achieve qualification whereas Oman has to try in the next edition.
Both teams are expected to play with their completely fit squads as qualification is on stakes.
Predicted Australian Squad: Ryan; Behich, Sainsbury, Degenek, Grant; Irvine, Mooy, Rogic; Boyle, Leckie, Maclaren.
Predicted Oman Squad: Al-Mukhaini; Mabrook, Al-Khamisi, Al-Habsi, Al-Kaabi; Fawaz, Al-Yahyaei; Al-Saadi, A.Al-Alawi, R.Al-Alawi; Al-Hajri.
How to Watch Oman vs Australia Live Stream?
The Match will begin at 9:30 PM IST and viewers around the world can follow the streaming sources mentioned below to stream the clash between Oman Vs Australia.
|Antigua and Barbuda||ESPNPlay Caribbean|
|Australia||10 Play, 10|
|British Virgin Islands||ESPNPlay Caribbean|
|Bulgaria||Diema Sport, Play Diema Xtra|
|Cayman Islands||ESPNPlay Caribbean|
|Dominican Republic||ESPNPlay Caribbean|
|Finland||C More Suomi|
|Northern Mariana Islands||ESPN Deportes|
|Puerto Rico||ESPN Deportes, ESPNPlay Caribbean|
|Saint Barthelemy||ESPNPlay Caribbean|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||ESPNPlay Caribbean|
|Saint Lucia||ESPNPlay Caribbean|
|Saint Martin||ESPNPlay Caribbean|
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||ESPNPlay Caribbean|
|Sweden||C More Sweden|
|Trinidad and Tobago||ESPNPlay Caribbean|
|Turkey||D-Smart GO, Spor Smart|
|U.S. Virgin Islands||ESPNPlay Caribbean, ESPN Deportes|
|United States||Paramount+, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Deportes+|