Australia v Liechtenstein - Live Match Update
Australia has won its final practice game before the World Cup finals start with a 3-1 win over tiny European country Liechtenstein in Ulm. Australia's goals were scored by Mile Sterjovski, Josh Kennedy and John Aloisi.
Full time - Australia win 3-1
90' Good run and cross by Sarkies... Kennedy flick carried over byline by keeper at near post.
89' Beck shot into sidenetting
87' Liech subs - Fischer and Beck off - Rohrer & Beck on
84' Aust subs - Cahill, Sterjovski & Skoko off - international debuts for Mark Milligan, Neil Kilkenny and Kristian Sarkies.
82' GOAL - John Aloisi heads home a cross from Sterjovski... keeper almost saved at the foot of the post but it squirmed over the line.
76' Aust sub - Moore off - Michael Beauchamp on
76' Free kick by Liechtenstein is well worked, Frick shot goes just wide of far top corner.
75' Liechtenstein almost draw it level, Kalac again forced to save from a Frick shot.
74' GOAL - Kennedy scores his first international goal, heading home a Brett Emerton cross to the far post... well taken.
The wave is going around which has finally woken the crowd up.
68' Leich sub - Meierhofer off - Daniel Frick on
67' Aloisi just wide with a header off a Sterjovski cross.
67' Aust sub - Lazaridis off - Archie Thompson on
63' Good chance for Australia as Aloisi breaks the offside trap, cross for Kennedy is smothered as his feet by Jehle.
58' Aust sub - Kewell off - Josh Kennedy on for his international debut
58' Cahill misses a great chance, shooting over bar after great pass by Aloisi.
56' Nice little lob pass by Emerton to Lazaridis, cross cut out by Jehle with Aloisi set to score.
51' Liech.. corner is well worked and Kalac has to save a fierce shot by dangerman Frick.
50' Aloisi header from Lazaridis cross goes straight to keeper.
49' Free kick from the left is headed wide of the far post by Moore.
48' Liechtenstein have come out a bit of self belief and Kalac has to make another save, albeit a comfortable one.
46' Kalac forced to smother a good opportunity after a cross from right found Beck at the back post.
We are about to begin the second half... Australia kick-off
Not the best of halves from Australia, although they dominated the chances and most of the play.
Half time - 1-1
44' Cahill YC - elbow in the face Ritzberger as they contested a header.
38' nice interchange of passes by Kewell, Cahill and Aloisi ends with Aloisi being fouled 20 metres out... Aloisi drives a blistering shot just wide of the post.
35' Kewell fouled 20 metres out... Skoko free kick never looked like hitting the target.
Games gone a bit quiet... although the Aussie fans are certainly trying their best to create some atmosphere.
25' Aloisi tees up Kewell in the box, but his first touch as he steamed onto it allows keeper to save.
19' GOAL - Sterjovski scores after Lazaridis put clear on left, his low cross was missed by Aloisi, but Sterjovski on hand to slam home from six yards.
18' More cause for conern at the back, Popovic header back to Kalac to intercepted by Frick, who goes past Kalac and appeared to be held back.
18' Lazaridis cross just a touch too high for Aloisi at the far post.
The goal seems to have woken the Aussies up.
16' Aloisi fires wide from 10 yards... should have hit the target.
15' first corner after the ball cleared away front in front of goal with Kewell lurking to convert Aloisi's low cross.
13' Kewell great turn on the edge of the area, but steps on the ball and he goes down.
10' Not a good start and a bad ball by Emerton almost allows them in again, but Neill rescues the day this time.
9' GOAL - Liechtenstein take the lead when an innocent free kick, is misjudged by Neill and it skims off his head and deceives Kalac for an own goal.
Mario Frick is the dangerman for Liechtenstein, scored a lot of goals in Serie B with Ternana.
6' Kewell tries to play in Aloisi but his touch sees the ball go out for a goal kick.
Hiddink has changed formation by going with three stoppers in Moore, Neill and Popovic.
7.30pm - Liechtenstein to kick-off... we are off.
As expected Guus Hiddink has made a host of changes with six new players into the side that drew with The Netherlands.
Australia line-up: Zeljko Kalac (gk); Lucas Neill, Craig Moore, Tim Cahill, Tony Popovic, Brett Emerton, Josip Skoko, Harry Kewell, Stan Lazaridis, John Aloisi, Mile Sterjovski Subs from: Mark Schwarzer (gk); Michael Beauchamp, Archie Thompson, Joshua Kennedy, Mark Milligan, Neil Kilkenny, Kristian Sarkies.
Liechtenstein line-up: Peter Jehle (gk); Daniel Hasler, Sandor Maierhofer, Martin Stocklasa, Martin Teber, Thomas Beck, Ronny Buchel, Fabio D'Elia, Ben Fischer, Mario Frick, Marco Ritzberger. Subs from: Daniel Steuble (gk); Franz-Josef Vogt, Roger Beck, Daniel Frick, Raphael Rohrer, Wolfgang Kieber
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Germany)
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