WORLD CUP – Australia beat UAE to set up clash with Peru for World Cup spot


Adjin Hrustic scored with six minutes left in regulation Tuesday to power Australia 2-1 past the United Arab Emirates and put the Socceroos in next week’s intercontinental playoff against Peru for a place at World Cup 2022 in Qatar.

The vast majority of the 25,000 people in the stands at Al Rayyan Stadium in suburban Doha – which will be a venue for World Cup matches – were there to cheer on the UAE, trying to advance to the quadrennial tournament for only the second time.