Copa Libertadores

Australia beats UAE 2-0 after 4 draws in qualifying

Australia defeated United Arab Emirates 2-0 in Sydney on Tuesday, ending a run of four games without a win to get qualification for the 2018 World Cup back on track.

However, UAE's second loss in five days prompted coach Mahdi Ali to announce his resignation at the news conference. He'd been in charge since 2012.

Goals in each half from Jackson Irvine and Mathew Leckie sealed a vital win for the Socceroos, who had slipped into third place in Group B behind Saudi Arabia and Japan after four successive draws.

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