Saudi Arabia 1 Japan 0: Al Muwallad strike sees Australia lose out on automatic World Cup spot

Saudi Arabia sealed an automatic qualifying spot for the 2018 World Cup at the expense of Australia after beating Japan 1-0 on Thursday.

Substitute Fahad Al Muwallad's second-half strike was enough to seal the win over the Group B winners, who had already secured their place at Russia 2018.

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