Iraq v Socceroos
Live Match Updates of Iraq v Socceroos.
Full-Time Iraq 1 - Australia 0
Referee Masumura blows his whistle. Iraq take the points and keep their hopes of qualifying for the 2010 FIFA World Cup alive thanks to a well-taken goal from Emad Mohamed. The Socceroos stay on top of the group based on goal-difference and will face Qatar in Doha next weekend.
94+' - Corner Australia- Carney Shot - Headed out by Basem.
There are 5 minutes of additional time
90' - Wilkshire long pass finds Kennedy's head. Flick on goes to McDonald, but he is unable to get a decent shot.
89' - Shot from Emad Mohamed but attempt sails over the bar.
88' - McDonald offside
87' - Australia are using the long ball to find Kennedy on th edge of the box, but to no avail
85' Foul by Emerton on Basem
83' - Shot McDonald- Holman cuts back with force from the right to McDonald who was in the middle. Sabri cleans up.
82' - one-on-one save from Schwarzer on Mahmoud
81' Iraq corner cleared by Schwarzer
81' Emad Mohamed denied by Beauchamp for Iraq Corner
79' Iraq sub - Akram off. Haitham Tahir Kadum on.
78' Deep cross from Carney is punched clear by Sabri.
77' - Corner Australia - Carney's corner finds Jade North on far post but nothing comes of it.
76' - Shot - Akram - goes wide of post for a goal -kick
74' Basem goes down injured. Players take on water.
73' - Goal-kick Iraq - McDonald's through ball had too much on it
71' Aust Sub - Kewell off- McDonald on.
69' Corner Australia - misjudged by Noors Sabri. Goes out for throw in.
68- Iraq sub - Mahdi off. Sadir on. Muhammed Karem on
67' - Shot - Culina - laid off from Kennedy but blocked by Iraqi defence
65' - Free-kick taken by Carney but flies over the Iraqi crossbar
65' Aust Sub - Coyne off. Kennedy on
64' Wilkshire fouled just outside Iraq penalty box. Freekick to Australia.
63' - Goal-kick Iraq
60' Shot - Holman - results from a neat back heel from Kewell at edge of the Iraq box, but shot well saved by Noors Sabri falling to his left. Sabri picks up an injury in the process.
60' - Cross from Coyne finds the head of Emerton
59' - Australia show patience and build from the back.
57' Shot - Culina - following a neat 1-2 with Holman, but didn't trouble Noors Sabri
56'- Australia Goal-kick
53' - Deep cross from Carney on the left goes long and out for a Iraq goal-kick
52' - Corner Iraq - Schwrzer punches clear.
51' - Akram cuts back from byline to Mahdi, but Schwarzer saves and forces a corner
48' - Goal-kick to Australia
47' - Shot from Hawar Taher goes out for a throw in
46' - Iraq kicks off to start the second half
46' Australia Sub Grella off - Holman on
The teams are back on the pitch.
Under difficult conditions, the Australians go into the break a goal down courtesy of a freak goal from Iraqi midfielder Emad Mohamed.
Australia have staged many attacks but as yet have not had a shot on the Iraqi goal. Iraq are looking dangerous on the counter attack and from set-pieces within the Australian half.
Half Time: Iraq 1 - Australia 0
Referee blows the whistle for the end of the half.
46+' - YC Vincenzo Grella commits a clumsy challenge on Qusay Aboudy
45' - There will be two minutes of additional time
44' - YC Saad Hafid. - Kewell fouled outside Iraq Penalty Box. Wilkshire sprays free-kick over the bar.
42' - Goal Kick to Iraq. Culina unable to chase down a through ball.
41' - Goal Kick to Iraq
40' - Foul on Carney by Mahdi.
38' - Kewell plays Carney through on the left wing but assistant referee calls him off-side
35' - Foul by Valeri on Akram. Iraq Freekick from 30m out. Mahmoud heads out for Australian goalkick
33' - Wilkshire and Basem clash in the middle of the park and go down requiring medical treatment. Other players take opportunity for a quick drinks break
28' - GOAL TO IRAQ - Emad Mohammed Rida chips Mark Schwarzer from distance. Schwarzer tried to anticipate the cross, but got caught off his line
27' - Corner Iraq - cleared to Emad Mohammed
27' - Freekick by Taher. Headed out for a corener by North
27' - Foul by Grella on Mahdi on sideline midway tin Australia's half.
26' - Corner to Iraq - Goes way long and out for a throw on the other side
24' - Mahmoud goes on solo run towards Australian Penalty box but is tackled by North
22' - Shot from Emad - following cross from Basem. Attempt goes wide for a goal kick
22' Corner Iraq - Some confusion in the box as Schwarzer tries to intercept eventually cleared.
21' Shot from Basem - Schwarzer tips over bar
20' Kewell breaks down left wing and crosses to Culina in the box. Culina appears to be fouled, but no penalty is given.
19' Goal-kick to Iraq - Emerton unable to chase through ball
18' - Australia keeping possession in their defensive half in a bid to slow things down.
16' - Valeri fouls Mahmoud in the middle of park but Iraq can't capitalise and a dispossesed quickly
13' - Mark Schwarzer gets first touch of the ball easily accounting for a deep cross
12' - Iraq is buiding from the back but the Australian midfield and defence is holding firm.
8' -Goalkick Australia - Iraq speculating long ball had too much on it as well
7' - Goalkick Iraq - Carl Valeri's through balll went too long
6' - Foul of Wilkshire by Aboudy on halfway
4' - Corner Iraq - Cleared again by Australia
4' - Corner Iraq - Cleared by Kewell for another corner.
2' Iraq clear and counter attack well, running length of field. Australia defuse in own 18 yard box.
1' Kewell fouled on the left wing. Freekick to be taken by Luke Wilkshire.
Australia to Kick-off. And we're underway.
Handshakes and coin toss are completed.
The teams are on the pitch for the National Anthems.
Team News: Josh Kennedy has joined the Socceroos squad in Dubai The only changes to the Socceroos starting line-up from last week are Chris Coyne and Carl Valeri coming in for Scott McDonald and Mark Bresciano.
Iraq starting line-up: 12.Noor ABBAS HASSEN (GK), 2.Saad HAFID, 3.Basem GATAE, 5.Nashat AKRAM, 7.Emad MOHAMED, 9.Qusay ABOUDY, 10.Younes Mahmood KHALAF (C), 11.Hawar TAHER, 14.Haider HUSSAIN, 15.Ali HUSSEIN IRHEMA, 18.Mahdi AJEEL
Substitutes: 1.Mohammed KASID KADHUM, 4.Salam Sh. ALI, 6.Salih SADWN, 8.Haitham TAHIR, 13.Muhammed ALI KAREM, 16.Mostfa ABDULLA, 17.Yasser RAHD MOHAMMED
Socceroos starting line-up: 1.Mark SCHWARZER (gk), 2.Chris COYNE, 3.Michael BEAUCHAMP, 4.Jade NORTH, 5.Jason CULINA, 6.Carl VALERI, 7.Brett EMERTON, 8.Luke WILKSHIRE, 10.Harry KEWELL (Capt), 11.David CARNEY, 13.Vincenzo GRELLA.
Substitutes: 9.Joshua KENNEDY, 12.Michael PETKOVIC (gk), 14.Brett HOLMAN, 15.Mile JEDINAK, 16.Rodrigo VARGAS, 17.Scott MCDONALD, 18.Mark BRESCIANO
Referee: Kazuhiko Matsumura
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