Live Match Update - Bahrain v Australia
Full-time - Australia 1-0
What an incredible finish, Bresciano scores the winning goal with just seconds to go after he capitalised on the only mistake by Bahrain all night, going through one-on-one with Jaafar and blasting the ball into the back of the net.
93' Shot - Bahrain - Schwarzer saves at near post to deny Bahrain a deserved goal.
93' GOAL - Bresciano - totally against the run of play.
92' Shot - Aaish - ambitious shot wide
91' Shot - Jaycee great skill to get in position to shoot but volley is way across the face of goal.
3 minutes of injury time with Bahrain pressing
90' Corner - Bahrain - desperate clearance by Australia after ball bobbles in box.
89' Shot - Aldakeel - snapshot on the turn goes just wide of near post.
87' Bahrain - A'ala Hubail off - Aldakeel on
86' Aust sub - Cahill off - Mile Sterjovski on
82' Corner - Bahrain - Schwarzer takes comfortably.
80' Offside - Cahill - short passing by Aust, Kennedy flicks on but Cahill just offside.
76' Shot - Fatadi - takes deflection and goes out for a corner
75' Bahrain sub - Husain Ali off - Rashed Jamal on
71' Aust sub - Harry Kewell off - Brett Holman on
68' Aust sub - Chris Coyne off - Jade North on
68' Bahrain almost take lead but Jaycee just fails to get to cross from left.
59' Shot - Carney - shoots into side-netting from close range. Good chance.
58' Shot - Kewell - ambitious shot from 30 metres way over
56' Corner - Bahrain - taken by Schwarzer
56' Corner - Bahrain - Jaycee header deflected wide by Kennedy
47' Shot - Isa - shoots into side-netting after good interplay by Bahrain.
Sorry about that, we finally have re-connection. Will try and get all the details to you shortly.
The only posiitve to come from the first half is that its still even at the break. Bahrain clearly up for this game and they have really nullified Australia all over the park. Only a Kewell header late in the half was the only attempt at goal as we continually gave over cheap possession, while the defence struggled with the long ball from the Bahraini's. Jaycee John causing all sorts of problems.
Half time - 0-0
45' Ball bobbling around in the box, which Jaafar manages to gather.
44' Shot - Isa - break quickly after Australian turnover, Isa gets clear in the box, but shot from left channel of penalty box, is across the face.
40' Corner - Aust - cleared but back out to Carney, but his cross is poor and easily cleared.
39' Shot - Kewell - 1st chance for Australia, Kewell gets to a cross from Carney, but heads wide. Good chance.
33' As we speak, Wilkshire for the first time gets in behind the defence, cross to back post is headed back across goal by Kennedy, but nobody there for Aussies and cleared away.
Australia has yet to have a decent shot at goal after 33 minutes.
29' Shot - Abdulrahman - shot from acute angle well over the bar.
Verbeek does not look pleased on the sideline with Australia's start to the game.
23' Shot - Hubail - spectacular overhead kick attempt by Hubail from Jaycee's cross... no problems for Schwarzer though.
20' Good ball into the box by Carney, aimed for Cahill, but cleared away.
19' Shot - Jaycee - Schwazrer saves Australia, turning Jaycee's shot after he broke into the box, away for a corner
19' Shot - Cahill - first sniff of chance but blocked at his feet.
It's all very disjointed at the moment.
Australia is unable to keep possession especially in the attacking third.
12' Corner - Bahrain - foul on Kennedy; free kick to Australia
Bahrain has started very well and putting pressure on defence with a series of long balls.
10' Shot - Fatadi - fierce shot from acute angle, which Schwarzer parry's down and is cleared by Neill.
Kewell is playing on the right, with Bresciano on the left and Cahill in the middle of midfield, supporting Kennedy up front.
4' Shot - Jaycee John - first shot of the match from long way out which is easy for Schwazrer.
Its a bumpy pitch facing both teams, which won't suit Australia's passing game.
We are underway.
Sorry a few technical difficulties.
Socceroos line-up: 1.Mark Schwarzer (gk), 2.Lucas Neill, 4.Tim Cahill, 5.Jason Culina, 8.Luke Wilkshire, 9.Josh Kennedy, 10.Harry Kewell, 11.David Carney, 13.Chris Coyne, 16.Carl Valeri, 18.Mark Bresciano
Bahrain line-up: 1.Sayed Mohammed Jaafar (gk), 2.Mohamed Husain (c ), 4.Abdulla Baba Fatadi, 7.Mohamed Hubail, 9.A-ala Hubail, 10.Jaycee John, 12.Faouzi Mubarak Aaish, 13.Mahmood Abdulrahman, 14.Salman Isa, 16.Sayed Adnan, 17.Husain Ali
‘An amazing story’: Patrice Evra leads social media tributes to Mabil, Deng debuts
There was a lot to like about the Caltex Socceroos win over Kuwait on Tuesday (AEDT) but arguably the biggest highlight was the international debuts of youngsters Awer Mabil and Thomas Deng. The pair were both second-half substitutes and combined on the right flanks, with Mabi
Stats review: Breaking down the Caltex Socceroos win over Kuwait
The Caltex Socceroos made a blistering start to the Graham Arnold era on Tuesday morning (AEDT) with their emphatic 4-0 win over Kuwait. The performance and result not only made a big statement of what this Australian team is set to deliver under their new boss, but also snapp
Opposition watch: Korea Republic stays unbeaten despite surrendering lead
Korea Republic’s unbeaten run has continued ahead of next month’s friendly against the Caltex Socceroos after a draw with Panama on Wednesday morning (AEDT). After last week’s impressive 2-1 win over Uruguay in Seoul, the Koreans were held to a 2-2 draw by the Central American
AFC U-19 Championship preview: Young Socceroos on the hunt for FIFA U-20 World Cup qualification
Some of Asia’s future football stars will gather in Kuala Lumpur as the AFC U-19 Championship kicks off on Thursday. And our Young Socceroos are out to show the world they mean business. A place at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland next year is at stake for Ante Milicic and