Live Match Update - Australia v Kuwait
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Full time: Kuwait 1-0
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Not a great performance from Australia, but Kuwait, it must be said, were superb. The Kuwaiti's are celebrating like they have won the World Cup, but good luck to them.
Full time: Kuwait 1-0
94' Shot - Barbiero - corner out to Barbiero but his shot his well over the bar.
94' Corner - Australia
92' Shot - Talal - shot from 60 metres after Galekovic clearance hit straight to him... first time shot had Galekovic scrambling back.
91' Shot - Nichols - hits volley over the bar from just outside of the box... good chance
Four minutes of injury time.
Cornthwaite thrown forward as a big target man.
85' Aust sub - Moore off (picked up injury) - Rob Cornthwaite on
85' Corner - Kuwait - shot blocked away
82' Shot - Khalad - another break shot goes wide of the near post.
81' Shot - Mullen - less said the better, well over the bar from edge of the box.
79' Shot - Khalad (KUW) - terrific play after poor Galekovic appearance, but shot hits the back post and somehow stays out.
78' Header - Simon - cross from Pondeljak to Simon but his header is wide of near post.
76' Shot - Barbiero - shot blocked on edge of the box.
76' Shot - Bader - break quickly after Moore mistake, but Bader shoots tamely.
74' YC - Walied (KUW)
73' Header - Thompson - goes wide off a Matt Thompson cross, difficult chance as cross is behind him.
68' Sub - Zullo off - Fabian Barbiero on
66' Header - Zullo - well a very soft header as he raced onto a flick on header by Thompson, but keeper out to virtually block header and crashes into his own teammate.
65' Kuwait sub - Hamad off - Matar on
65' Foul by Zullo
64' Foul on A. Thompson
63' Foul by M. Thompson
Lets hope the Roar midfielder can get the Australian attack going.
62' Aust sub - Reid off - Mitch Nichols on
59' Shot - Bader - terrific run as Australia's defence retreat, but shoots high and should have done better.
59' YC - Hamad - booked for diving in the box
55' Corner - Kuwait
52' Foul by Vargas
49' Corner - Australia - nice work by Simon cross is cut for a corner
48' Shot - ? (KUW) - high and wide after a good fast break
47' Shot - Simon - gets an inch and blasts a shot at goal but is blocked.
47' Moore tries to header the ball home but ball ends up being easy for Kuwait keeper
46' sec - Corner to Australia
46' sec - Foul on Thompson
Kuwait kick-off the second half.
Half time - Kuwait lead 1-0 through a headed goal by Mesaed in the 37th minute. Kuwait, you would have to say, deserve their lead and have shown the benefits of a 9-day preparation camp. Both Archie Thompson and Tom Pondeljak both missed glorious chances within seconds of each other to give Australia the lead but other that, not much has worked for the Australian team.
48'+ Foul - on Thompson
47'+ - YC - Simon - late tackle
45' Shot - Simon - brings high ball under control, gets away from his man and tries a snap shot from 20 metres but he can't keep his shot down.
44' Half a sniff for Thompson, but Pondeljak's pass has too much weight on it and keeper out to save.
41' Foul - Moore on Hamad
40' Corner - Australia - two poor crosses into the box by Pondeljak and Kuwait clear
40' Shot - Pondeljak - picks up knock down by Simon, shot is saved by Kuwaiti keeper.
37' GOAL - Mesaed (KUW) - heads home a terrific free kick into the box, gets the better of Daniel Mullen.
37' Foul - Moore on Hamad
35' Corner - Australia - McKay's corner falls to Simon at back post, he crosses back in and keeper has to save off his own player.
34' Header - Matt Thompson cross to Simon is just a little too high and header goes well wide.
33' Free kick - ball into box, but keeper out to claim.
32' Foul - Talal on Zullo
30' Free kick - McKay floats ball to back post, but referee rules a free kick against Australia
22' Shot - Pondeljak - picks up rebound and with goal at mercy, albeit on a tight angle, his shot hits the post and boucnes away.
22' Shot - Thompson - nice interplay and Zullo gets touch into middle, Pondeljak dummies over ball and Thompson has open goal, but mishits and blocked on line.
20' Thompson makes a good run but dispossessed on the edge of the box.
Australia struggling in the final third, with Kuwait putting up a defensive wall and then hitting on the break.
17' Shot - Hamad (KUW) - mistake by poor and Hamad has a decent shot at goal, which Galekovic has to turn away for a corner.
Kuwait not afraid to throw players forward and Talal is proving elusive on the edge of the box with four shots at goal already.
8' Shot - Talal (KUW) - volley goes harmlessly wide.
8' Moore across to block a shot by Talal
7' Shot - Talal (KUW) - first time from 30 mtere, better strike but wide.
7' Free kick - by McKay is cleared away by Kuwait defence
6' Foul - on Zullo on by-line - needless free kick
4' Shot - Talal (KUW) - from 20 metres goes well wide - poor shot really
2' Galekovic gets his first touch, coming out to grab a long kick from his opposite number.
2' Long ball by Moore just over Matt Simon head and keeper holds comfortably.
2' Foul - on Vargas
Good positive start by Australia.
13 sec - Shot - Zullo - snap shot on the volley goes high and wide of far post.
Australia to kick-off, we are just about underway.
Adelaide United youth international Daniel Mullen gets his first game for the senior national team after a highly successful season with Adelaide. He will start at right fullback in a 4-4-2 formation with Matt Simon joining Archie Thompson up front. Michael Zullo is the only other inclusion to the starting line-up, at the expense of Dean Heffernan, with Danny Allsopp and Scott Jamieson ruled out through injury.
Australian line-up: Eugene Galekovic (gk), Craig Moore, Archie Thompson, Matt McKay, Paul Reid, Matt Simon, Rod Vargas, Tom Pondeljak, Matt Thompson, Michael Zullo, Daniel Mullen Subs not used: 111. Fabian Barbiero, 35. Robert Cornthwaite, 68. Tarek Elrich, 72. Dean Heffernan, 109. Mitch Nichols, 99. Michael Theoklitos (GK), 49. Nikolai Topor-Stanley
Kuwait line-up: 22. Nawaf Alkhaldi (gk), 2. Yaqoub Abdullah, 4. Hussain Ali, 11. Fahad Alebrahim, 13. Mesaed Alenzi, 15. Walied Jumah, 16. Hamad Alenezi, 17. Bader Almutwa, 18. Jarah Alateeqi, 27. Talal Alamer, 43. Fahad Shaheen, Subs not used: 3. Mohammad Jarragh, 8. Saleh Alhendi, 14. Talal Alenzi, 9. Ahmad Alazemi, 10. Khaled Matar, 21. Hussain Kankone (gk), 51. Ahmad Aleidan.