False start in the Asia Cup as a big favourite of the tournament: Australia has dropped for the opener against the Underdogs from Jordan. The “Socceroos” don’t try anything, but to turn the game.
So that had been expected when the tournament favourite Australia probably none, But similar to world Champions Germany in the 2018 world Cup, lost its first world Cup game against Mexico, who were the title defenders at the Asian Cup in their opening game of the tournament in the United Arab Emirates. The Graham Arnold coached the “Socceroos” lost their first group game at the Hazza Bin Zayed stadium in Al-Ain against underdogs Jordan 0:1 (0:1). The Australians would have had enough time to respond to the surprising behind. Jordan’s Anas Bani Yaseen (photo) scored the 1:0 lead already in the 26. Minute of the game. He turned in a nice in front of the Australian goal, which took effect corner from the left with a squeaky clean head to the ball, was left of the defenders, however, inexcusably alone.
Australia looked to the residue, and erratic. An unnecessarily directly on the own penalty area caused a free kick and would have brought Jordan to three minutes after the 1:0 and 2:0, but Keeper Matt Ryan saved with a fine save and deflected the Ball to the crossbar. To the front Australia was not much, however, the favorites were unlucky that the referee in the 44. Minute hand penalty denied. Robbie Kruse of VfL Bochum had shot Jordan’s interior defenders Feras Shelbaieh to the body, angled Hand.
Australia hits the post
Australia’s Tom Rogic (left) fails in the second half, twice in a promising Position
After the break, Arnold changed offensively, and Jordan was pushed into the Defensive. Tom Rogic from Celtic had two good chances, his team-mate Awho mabille the other evening, Kenyan-born national players of Australia, but in the service of the Danish club FC Midtjylland, met briefly about ten minutes before the end of the post. A goal not want to the success of the “Socceroos” but partout.
The second group game denies Australia on Friday against Palestine, another outsider, and takes almost a victory, the goal coming More than to reach out to group winners yet.
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