Soccer-Japan, Saudi Arabia qualify for World Cup finals
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Japan beat Australia 2-0 on Thursday to qualify for World Cup finals for the seventh successive edition, with their victory at Sydney’s Olympic Stadium also taking Saudi Arabia through.
Australia will now advance to a play-off against the third-placed team from the other Asian qualifying group for the right to face the fifth-ranked team from South America for another spot in Qatar.
(Editing by Alex Richardson)
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