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Saudis deny Australia with late equaliser

Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) (AFP) – Saudi Arabia’s Nassir Al Shamrani scored late to deny Australia a crucial victory in Thursday’s World Cup 2018 qualifier between the top two sides in Asian zone Group A. The entertaining 2-2 draw ensured both sides maintained their unbeaten start after three matches in the final round of qualifying for Russia. Shamrani struck in the 79th minute, just eight minutes after Tomi Juric finished a well-constructed move to put the Socceroos on the verge of claiming victory.
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