Live Match Update - Kuwait v Australia
Relive all the action from the 2011 Asian Cup qualifier between Kuwait and Australia in Kuwait City with our match updates.
Scoring and stats are available here.
FULL TIME - It's all over. Kuwait stays top of the group, meaning Australia needs at least a draw against Indonesia in March to qualify for the 2011 Asian Cup
90 +2 - Bruce Djite on for Archie Thompson
90 - Nick Carle is replaced by Matt Thompson. Three minutes of injury time
88 - Kuwait's attack again snuffed out by Australia's strong defence
84 - The ball is spending plenty of time in Australia's attacking half, but no serious shots
81 - Hamad Al Enazi fires from Mohamed Jarragh's cross, but Galekovic saves well. A nervous moment for the visitors
78 - Rukavytsya's shot is well wide of the goal
76 - The night is over for Amad Hamaad. He's off injured. Farhad Al Enezi comes on
72 - Kuwait introduces Mohamed Jarragh for Yousuf Nasser
70 - Rukavytsya forces a save from a very tight angle
69 - Al Elanezi's shot is block while his effort from the rebound is tame
67 - Australia starting to look more confident
64 - A break for injury here with one of the Kuwaiti players colliding with Mile Jedinak
60 - Yousuf Nasser shoots wildly, while Australia makes its first change. Sterjovski replaced by Nikita Rukavytsya
57 - Hamad Al Enazi's shot slides narrowly wide of Galekovic's post
55 - Thompson met heavily in the box by Alenzi. Good tackle and good defence.
53 - Al Khadi makes amends with a powerful clearance.
52 - Wilkshire's long free kick, the keeper makes a meal of it and concedes a corner
51 - Bader Al Mutwa again sets up a chance with Saleh Alhendi shooting way over
50 - Chance for Kuwait from a free kick, but the ball is easily cleared
48 - Plenty of ball movement by Australia early in the second half
45 - We're underway in the second half
HALF TIME - A stunning comeback from Kuwait late in the half. It's 2-2 at the break, with a spot in the 2011 Asian Cup on the line.
45 - Thompson rounds two defenders but can't beat the keeper with his shot
44 - GOAL! Bader Al Matwa slides an excellent pass to Yousuf Nasser. He slots the equaliser and it's game on! Kuwait 2, Australia 2
40 - GOAL! A mistake by Simon Colosimo opens the door for Hamad Al Enezi. He stops, props, shoots between Craig Moore's legs and into the net. Kuwait 1, Australia 2
36 - Things looking more positive now for the home side with Hamad Al Enezi looping a shot over the bar
35 - Yousuf Nasser springs the offside trap, but he decides to pass rather than shoot and the chance is lost.
33 - Dangerous free kick from Kuwait almost finds Masaed Alenzi alone in the box, but it rolls away from the defender
31 - Tame shot by Wilkshire easily picked up by Nawaf Al Khadi
29 - Kuwait's forays forward are optimistic in nature, and the Australia's defence looks composed and untroubled at the moment
26 - Vidosic cuts the Kuwait defence up, but can't quite find Thompson with the cross
24 - Amad Hamaad, who just had a cross cleared, is booked, while Hamad Al Enezi has come on for Jarah Alateeqi
21 - Cross from Heffernan, Thompson just shoots wide
19 - Kuwait attack through Saleh Al Hendi, but Vidosic clears the ball to safety
17 - Australia with the majority of possession early
14 - A crunching tackle from Colosimo on Yousuf Nasser
12 - Heffernan is busy early, winning a free kick. Vidosic's effort is cleared
9 - Archie Thompson powers into the box but the ball is cleared
6 - Bader Al Mutwa trying to get his team back into it, but the Australian defence holds strong
5 - What an amazing start to the game. Dean Heffernan gets his first goal for his country, and the Kuwait defence is in tatters.
4 - GOAL - Carle's free kick falls to Archie Thompson and Dean Heffernan who raffle it from close range. Great finish from Heffernan Kuwait 0 Australia 2
3 - Jedinak got onto the end of the throw and Wilkshire pounced, hitting a cracking shot into the top of the net. Kuwait 0 Australia 1
3 - GOAL - Luke Wilkshire goals after a long throw from Heffernan bounces around the box.
0 - Kuwait kick things off on a bumpy pitch
Kuwait team: 22. Al Khadi Nawaf 2. Yacoub Al Taher, 4. Hussain Fadel. 13. Masaed Alenzi, 43. Fahad Shaheen. 18. Jarah Alateeqi. 27. Talal Alamer, 48. Amad Hamaad 17. Bader Al Mutwa, 8. Saleh Alhendi. 54. Yousuf Nasser
Nicky Carle wins the nod ahead of Alex Brosque in the attacking midfield role, with the Sydney FC attacker picking up a late injury.
Australian starting XI - Galekovic, Kemp, Moore, Colosimo, Heffernan, Jedinak, Wilkshire, Sterjovski, Carle, Vidosic, Thompson
Quite comfortable conditions in Kuwait City tonight, with temperatures around 20 degrees as the sun sets
Follow all the action from the 2011 Asian Cup qualifier between Kuwait and Australia in Kuwait City from 1:00am (AEDT) Thursday morning with our live match updates.
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