Live Match Update - Qantas Socceroos v the Netherlands
Relive all the action from the Qantas Socceroos match against the Netherlands at the Sydney Football Stadium.
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Full time Australia keeps its undefeated record against the world's No.3 team intact, but it would be fair to say this was a game dominated by the visiting team. The home side's focus is firmly on Wednesday night's qualifer against Oman in Melbourne. We'll speak to you then!
90 min +3 - Ryan Babel's shot deflected wide by Carney
90 min - Four minutes of extra time, Dutch win a corner, but again it comes to nothing
89 min - Van der Vaart follows Holman's lead, putting the ball well over the bar and into the crowd
88 min - Holman, sent clear by Kewell's header, with possibly Australia's best chance of the match but fires over
87 min - Dutch scoring chances have dried up, loooks like we are headed for a stalemate
84 min - David Mendes da Silva comes on for Demy de Zeeuw after Kisnorbo blocks a shot from Van der Vaart
82 min - Vidosic's free kick finds Kewell, but his header across the face does not fiind its target
76 min - Another change for the Dutch, van Bronckhorst off, Edson Braafheid on
75 min - Wilkshire's long free kick causes the Dutch keeper no concerns, while a corner from Vidosic is also met by Stekelenburg
73 min - A bit of Babel magic wins a corner, but Schwarzer punches that away
72 min - Valeri comes off for Mile Jedinak
70 min - Orlando Engelaar comes on for Wesley Sneijder, who was man of the match in the first 70 minutes
68 min - A couple of chances go begging for Australia from set-pieces
66 min - Busy night for Schwarzer. He saves Sneijder's shot.
65 min - Rafael Van der Vaart comes on for Schaars
64 min - Wilkshire heads Huntelaar's goal-bound shot away. Australia holding on here.
61 min - Carl Valeri finds himself in the referee's book for a stern challenge
60 min - 40,537 fans at the SFS, a fantastic turnout
58 min - Emerton's cross is headed on target by Kewell, but with no power
57 min - Neill's diving header thwarts Boulahrouz's cross, while Elia's follow-up shot is easily saved by Schwarzer.
55 min - Plenty of intensity in the mdifield, but very few chances at either end at the moment
51 min - Boulahrouz's shot is deflected by Carney back to Schwarzer
48 min - Maarten Stekelenburg meets a long ball with ease, while up the other end Elia tests out Schwarzer, but can't beat the Aussie stopper
46 min - We are back underway!
46 min - Plenty of changes at half time, for Australia Patrick Kisnorbo, Brett Emerton and Dario Vidosic are on, Craig Moore, Tim Cahill and Josh Kennedy are off. For the Dutch Ryan Babel comes on for Dirk Kuyt.
Half-time 45 min + 1 - Australia does well to end the first half without conceding a goal. The Dutch owned the half and could have had two or three goals on the board. Let's hope the Qantas Socceroos can make them pay in the second half.
43 min - Kuyt meets a corner well, but the header goes over the bar
41 min - Holman's persistence wins Australia's first corner, but nothing comes of it
37 min - Wilkshire loops a free kick in from the right, but there is nobody there to meet it
36 min - Schaars sees yellow after grabbing the shirt of Jason Culina
34 min - Neill intervenes again to concede a corner. The Netherlands are completely dominating this match
31 min - first corner of the match, Sneijder delivers, Huntelaar hooks his shot well over
29 min - Sneijder latches onto a great cross from Kuyt, and side foots it on target, Schwarzer takes it diving to his right
26 min - Schwarzer claims Sneijder's free kick with ease
23 min - Holman gets Australia's first shot on target for the night after some good build-up from Carney, but the effort doesn't trouble the Dutch keeper
21 min - Khalid Boulahrouz smashes the ball into the side netting.
20 min - It's a busy start for the Australian defence, Neill again cutting an attacking move off before Wesley Sneijder fires well over
17 min - Lucas Neill shuts down a dangerous Dutch attacking move
15 min - Grella gets some medical treatment. In fact, he's limping off to be replaced by Carl Valeri
12 min - The visitors are making all the play at the moment
10 min - Huntelaar with another excellent chance, but again heads over Elia's cross
8 min - Huntelaar heads Kuyt's clever cross just over the bar in the first real chance of the match
5 min - Both sides taking time to adapt to the slippery conditiions
1 min - Schwarzer easily deals with a long ball
0 min - And we're underway with the Dutch kicking things off!
7:25pm - The players walk out onto the pitch
7pm - It's a little damp at the SFS tonight, with light rain failing. But the crowd and the excitement are building for this clash.
Qantas Socceroos Starting Line-up: Mark Schwarzer (Fulham FC, England), Tim Cahill (Everton FC, England), David Carney (FC Twente, Netherlands), Jason Culina (Gold Coast United, Australia), Vincenzo Grella (Blackburn Rovers, England), Brett Holman (Az Alkmaar, Netherlands), Josh Kennedy (Nagoya Grampus, Japan), Harry Kewell (Galatasaray Sk, Turkey), Craig Moore (Brisbane Roar FC, Australia), Lucas Neill (Everton FC, England), Luke Wilkshire (Dinamo Moscow, Russia)
Subs: Nick Carle (Crystal Palace FC, England), Ante Covic (If Elfsborg, Sweden), Brett Emerton (Blackburn Rovers, England), Mile Jedinak (Antalyaspor Kulubu, Turkey), Scott Chipperfield (FC Basel, Switzerland), Patrick Kisnorbo (Leeds United FC, England), Mark Milligan (Shanghai Shenhua, China), Carl Valeri (U.S. Grosseto FC, Italy), Dario Vidosic (FC Nurnberg, Germany), Rhys Williams (Middlesbrough FC, England)
Dutch starting line-up 1. Maarten Stekelenburg (Ajax), 2. Khalid Boulahrouz (Chelsea), 3. John Heitinga (Everton), 4. Joris Mathijsen (Hamburg), 5. Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Feyenoord), 6. Demy de Zeeuw (Ajax), 7. Dirk Kuyt (Liverpool), 8. Stijn Schaars (AZ Alkmaar), 9. Klaas Jan Huntelaar (AC Milan), 10. Wesley Sneijder (Inter Milan), 11. Wesley Sneijder (Inter Milan).
Subs: 12. Edson Braafheid (Bayern Munich), 13. David Mendes da Silva (AZ Alkmaar), 14. Rafael Van der Vaart (Real Madrid), 15. Orlando Engelaar (PSV Eindhoven), 16. Michel Vorm (FC Utrecht), 17. Ryan Babel (Liverpool), 18. Piet Velthuizen (Vitesse Arnhem).
Welcome to our live text commentary of the clash between the Qantas Socceroos and the Netherlands at the Sydney Football Stadium.
Our match commentary will begin just before kick-off at 7:30pm AEDT (9:30am GMT).
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