Australia missed the opportunity to reach the next stage of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ qualifying as they slipped to a 1-0 defeat by Oman in Muscat.

Amad Al Nosni scored the only goal in the 17th minute, beating Mark Schwarzer with an angled effort after being played in by Ahmed Hadid.

The Socceroos are still in control of Group D in the Asian Zone preliminaries with two games remaining, and will get another chance to progress when they go to Thailand on Tuesday.