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Australia’s Olyroos miss out on Rio Olympics after draw with Jordan

  • Jordan 0-0 Australia
  • Olyroos have not qualified for an Olympics since 2008

Australia’s hopes of qualifying for the Rio Olympic Games later this year have ended in heartbreak after they could only muster a goalless draw against Jordan in Qatar.

Aurelio Vidmar’s side needed a win to advance to the knockout stages of the Asian Under-23 championships, which is doubling up as an Olympic qualifying competition, and were denied the most dramatic of victories in the final minute when Jamie Maclaren’s lobbed effort beat Jordanian keeper Noureddin Ateyah but clipped the crossbar.

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