Kuwait head into Caltex Socceroos clash on winning form

Kuwait tuned up for their clash with the Caltex Socceroos with a narrow victory over the Green and Gold's November opponents, Lebanon, on Friday.

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Fayal Sayed’s 81st-minute goal was enough to secure a 1-0 triumph and give Romeo Jozak’s men a confidence boost ahead of hosting Graham Arnold’s first game in charge of the Caltex Socceroos in the early hours of Tuesday morning, 16 October (AEDT) at the Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium.

Lebanon will face the Green and Gold on Tuesday November 20 in Tim Cahill’s farewell game at ANZ Stadium.


The Caltex Socceroos’ other November opponents, Korea Republic, recorded a 2-1 victory against Uruguay in Seoul.

Tottenham Hotspur attacker Son Heung-min saw his penalty saved by visiting goalkeeper Fernando Muslera before Hwang Ui-jo made the break through on 66 minutes. 

Matias Vecino struck an equaliser for La Celeste on 71 minutes before Jung Woo-young netted the winner for Korea Republic eight minutes later.