Bahrain v Australia Preview
All the key information you need to know ahead of Australia's crucial showdown with Bahrain.
BAHRAIN v AUSTRALIA 19 November 2008 - National Stadium, Manama, Bahrain 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, AFC Round 4
** There will be a Full Live Text Commentary of the match right here from 1.45am (AEDT) Thursday morning. The match kicks off at 2.00am AEDT.**
Group A current standings
|2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifying - AFC Round 4|
Other Group A match being played 19-11-08: Qatar v Japan
MINI-PROFILE - BAHRAIN Bahrain Football Association Founded: 1957 World Cup record: nil Current FIFA ranking, November 2008: 74 (Australia 37) Highest FIFA ranking: 44 (September 2004) Web: www.bahrainfootball.orgwww.bahrainfootball.org
BAHRAIN v AUSTRALIA - HEAD TO HEAD
This week-s match between Bahrain and the Socceroos is just the third time the two countries have met at senior level. Australia won both previous matches by two goals each time.
PREVIOUS CONFRONTATIONS - BAHRAIN v AUSTRALIA 22-Feb-06 Australia 3 - 1 Bahrain (in Manama, Bahrain) - 2007 AFC Asian Cup Qualifier 11-Oct-06 Australia 2 - 0 Bahrain (Sydney) - 2007 AFC Asian Cup Qualifier
Previous meetings - details Date: 22nd February 2006 - AFC Asian Cup Qualifier Australia 3 (Archie Thompson 53', Josip Skoko 79', Ahmad Elrich 88'pen) Bahrain 1 Australian line-up: Ante Covic (gk), Jon McKain, Michael Beauchamp, Michael Thwaite (Brett Holman 46'), Alvin Ceccoli, Ahmad Elrich, Jade North, Josip Skoko, Luke Wilkshire, Archie Thompson, Scott McDonald (David Carney 82'). Venue: Manama, Bahrain
Date: 11th October 2006 - AFC Asian Cup Qualifier Australia 2 (John Aloisi 17', Mark Bresciano 23') Bahrain 0 Australian line-up: Mark Schwarzer (gk), Michael Beauchamp, Lucas Neill, Brett Emerton, Tim Cahill (Josip Skoko 81'), Vince Grella, Mark Bresciano (Travis Dodd 69'), Jason Culina, Scott Chipperfield, Mile Sterjovski (Archie Thompson 76'), John Aloisi. Venue: Sydney
FORM GUIDE - AUSTRALIA last twelve months (13 matches) 17-11-07 W1-0 v Nigeria (London) - Friendly 06-02-08 W3-0 v Qatar (Melbourne) - World Cup Qualifier [Round 3] 22-03-08 D0-0 v Singapore (Singapore) - Friendly 26-03-08 D0-0 v China (Kunming) - World Cup Qualifier [Round 3] 23-05-08 W1-0 v Ghana (Sydney) - Friendly 01-06-08 W1-0 v Iraq (Brisbane) - World Cup Qualifier [Round 3] 07-06-08 L0-1 v Iraq (Dubai) - World Cup Qualifier [Round 3] 14-06-08 W3-1 v Qatar (Doha) - World Cup Qualifier [Round 3] 22-06-08 L0-1 v China (Sydney) - World Cup Qualifier [Round 3] 19-08-08 D2-2 v South Africa (London) - Friendly 06-09-08 W2-1 v Netherlands (Eindhoven) - Friendly 10-09-08 W1-0 v Uzbekistan (Tashkent) - World Cup Qualifier [Round 4] 15-10-08 W4-0 v Qatar (Brisbane) - World Cup Qualifier [Round 4]
FORM GUIDE - BAHRAIN last twelve months (18 matches) 16-01-08 W1-0 v Kuwait (Manama) - Friendly 23-01-08 L1-2 v Syria (Manama) - Friendly 26-01-08 W2-1 v Yemen (Manama) - Friendly 06-02-08 W1-0 v Oman (Muscat) - FIFA World Cup Qualifier [Round 3] 04-03-08 W2-1 v Qatar (Doha) - Friendly 21-03-08 W1-0 v Iran (Manama) - Friendly 26-03-08 W1-0 v Japan (Manama) - FIFA World Cup Qualifier [Round 3] 28-05-08 W1-0 v Singapore (Singapore) - Friendly 02-06-08 W3-2 v Thailand (Bangkok) - FIFA World Cup Qualifier [Round 3] 07-06-08 D1-1 v Thailand (Manama) - FIFA World Cup Qualifier [Round 3] 14-06-08 D1-1 v Oman (Manama) - FIFA World Cup Qualifier [Round 3] 22-06-08 L0-1 v Japan (Saitama) - FIFA World Cup Qualifier [Round 3] 20-08-08 W3-1 v Burkina Faso (Manama) - Friendly 29-08-08 W3-2 v United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi) - Friendly 06-09-08 L2-3 v Japan (Manama) - FIFA World Cup Qualifier [Round 4] 10-09-08 D1-1 v Qatar (Doha) - FIFA World Cup Qualifier [Round 4] 15-10-08 L1-2 v Azerbaijan (Manama) - Friendly 12-11-08 L0-4 v Saudi Arabia (Riyadh) - Friendly
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