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  • Qatar's Mohammed Kasola, right, celebrates with Hasan Al Haydos after scoring against Maldives during the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Group C, qualifying soccer match between Qatar and Maldives in Doha, Qatar, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)

    TOKYO (AP) — Osama Omari scored a hat trick and Mahmoud Al Mawas netted twice in Syria's 5-2 win over Afghanistan in a World Cup qualifying game played on neutral turf in Oman on Tuesday because of conflicts in both countries.

  • By Patrick Johnston SINGAPORE, Oct 13 (Reuters) - North Korea, Thailand and Oman took advantage of the absence of Asia's elite to storm clear in their World Cup qualifying groups with victories on Tuesday. With the top seeds across the eight joint Asian Cup qualifying groups sitting out the sixth matchday, the region's …

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