Australia vs Yemen Football Match in Newcastle: A hat-trick from Jason Hoffman sealed Australia’s passage to the next qualifying round for next year’s London Olympics with an dominant 4-0 win over Yemen in Newcastle on Thursday.
The result gave Australia a 7-0 aggregate victory after a 3-0 win over the Yemenis in Gosford on Sunday.
Australia beat Yemen 7-0 on aggregate Hoffman claimed a first-half brace with two superb headers and the Melbourne Heart striker took his tally to five over the two legs with another strike in the 52nd minute.
St. Mirren’s Aaron Mooy extended Australia’s advantage to 4-0 in the 68th minute.
Australia, South Korea and Japan have been seeded in the next round and will head up the three groups of four to play a home-and-away series.
The winners of each group will go to London to compete in the Olympics.
Yemen’s home leg of their Olympic qualifier was moved to Australia due to the security situation in Sanaa.