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FC Utrecht's Oar keen to swiftly secure World Cup qualification

Tommy Oar would love to achieve World Cup qualification as soon as possible to avoid any danger of Australia not making the finals in Brazil in 2014.

The FC Utrecht winger and his Socceroos teammates are preparing for next week's clash with Oman in Sydney and are in need of a victory to ease the pressure on the June trip to group leaders Japan and the final two matches against Jordan and Iraq in the same month.

"We don't want to be in the position of going into the final qualifier with our fate still undecided, that would bring unwanted pressure and is the last thing we need," Oar told SBS.

"It's all in our own hands now and we can't afford any slip ups. Having those three home games against Oman, Jordan and Iraq is a massive advantage for us, especially with only a point separating Jordan and Oman, Iraq and ourselves.

"We need to put some daylight between them and us and make that second place behind Japan our own. Beating Oman would make a statement of what we aim to do. It's a hugely important game for us."

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Andrew Slevison
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