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Oman held at home by Indonesia

Gulf Cup winners Oman were held to a 0-0 draw at home by Indonesia in Group B of Asian Cup qualifying. Played in Oman's capital of Muscat, the home side looked fatigued just two days after accounting for Saudi Arabia in the Gulf Cup.

Despite looking tired, Oman had the better of the chances in the opening match but Indonesia were able to hold steady and land a handy away point.

Oman coach Claude Le Roy admitted his team lacked zip and were too tired to win.

"We produced a bad performance tonight because fatigue took its toll on the players after an exhausting Gulf Cup campaign," said the Frenchman.

"Our players were eager to win but they were clearly tired.

"Indonesia played with ten men in defence and this style is difficult to play against. The match was important and that's why we didn't use a lot of new faces as we wanted to get a win."

Oman visits Kuwait on January 28 for its next match, the same date as Indonesia hosts Australia.

Andrew Slevison
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