Veteran French coach Claude Le Roy was on Tuesday named as the new boss of the Oman national team, the Omani news agency reported.
FIFA.com continues its review of the third stage of Asian qualifying for South Africa 2010 with a look at Group 2, in which Japan came out on top.
Qatar are through to the final round of Asian qualifying
after defeating Iraq in Dubai, while UAE advanced despite losing
3-1 to Syria.
The focus in Asia will be on the battle between four sides - Iraq, Qatar in Dubai, UAE and Syria - for two places in the next round of qualifiers.
Bahrain drew 1-1 with Oman on Saturday, sending both Japan and Bahrain through to the final round of Asian qualifying for South Africa 2010.
Korea DPR, Korea Republic, Bahrain, Japan, Australia, Iran and Saudi Arabia booked a place in the next phase of qualifying for South Africa 2010.