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    Asian Cup Football.

    A-Leaguers grab point in Asian Cup qualifier

    THE Socceroos' hastily assembled A-League outfit have pinched a 0-0 draw against Indonesia to start the country's Asian Cup campaign. In a match which was a 90-minute arm wrestle with few chances, the Australian team, featuring seven debutants, battled manfully to take a point from their first Group B qualifier.

    The squad was thrown together within the past 48 hours with little preparation, and looked solid defensively but lacked cohesion in the final third. Indonesia had perhaps the two best chances of the match, while Australia put the ball in the back of the net in the second half only to have it ruled offside. The home side, ranked 144 in the world - 115 places below the Socceroos - gave the Australians a huge fright in the 35th minute when striker Talaohu Musafri shot just wide after the Socceroos lost possession in midfield. Then striker Budi Sudarsano found himself in a great position on 62 minutes, but his close range header from a Musafri cross lacked power.

    Socceroos striker Archie Thompson tested goalkeeper Markus Horison three minutes later - his long-range shot spilled by the keeper and just falling short of substitute Matt Simon's despairing boot. Adelaide United midfielder Paul Reid went close in the 69th minute, bending a free-kick just wide of the left-hand post, before Central Coast's Simon headed home a cross 14 minutes from time which was correctly ruled offside. In a four-team group comprising the Socceroos, Indonesia, Kuwait and Oman, the top two sides qualify for the 2011 Asian Cup finals in Qatar.

    The Socceroos will bring back their European-based stars for their next match - a World Cup qualifier against Japan in Yokohama on February 11. Their next Asian Cup qualifier is against Kuwait in Canberra on March 5, when Australia are again likely to field an all-A-League outfit.


    arrogant twats.

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    Refresh my memory, Willy...today's expanded World Cup group numbers, how many nations qualify for the "Asian' region? Five...is it?

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    i think so, sounds fair to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin
    how many nations qualify for the "Asian' region? Five...is it?

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    reasonably full crowd, and boy did they make noise!






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    I watched the Thailand V Iran game and was surprised how well the Thai's played especially as they were 7/1 to win the game.
    Only watched Thailand play a few time and must say they have been shocking.
    The Thai goalkeeper has had a brilliant game every time I have watched them. Peter Reid seems to have done some good in sorting out the Thai midfield but upfront it is as though they dont understand what they have to do!! they try and walk the ball into the back of the net and it is a shame as they could have quite comfortably beaten Iran.
    the game ended 0-0

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