The Pararoos have had a win at the World Championships, accounting for Japan 3-2.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
*After an even start to the game, the Pararoos took the lead inside eight minutes with Ben Atkins scoring from a corner
*Just 10 minutes later and it was 2-0 as Zac Jones finished well after some clever build up play from Ben Roche.
*Australia were dominating but it took until the 23rd minute of the second half to add a third, with captain David Barber scoring from a penalty.
*Japan rallied with two goals in the last five minutes but the Pararoos held on for a well-deserved win.
WHAT THE COACH SAID
“I was happy with the first 50 minutes of the games. The boys dominated possession throughout the game,” coach Kai Lammert said.
“We created numerous chances to put the result beyond doubt, but failed to take them earlier in the game. They were some nervous moments at the end, but a massive compliment to the boys who continue to improve from game to game.
“We are looking forward to our next game and the opportunity that we can test ourselves against a team currently sitting in the top 10 in the world.”
*The Pararoos are now playing off for places 9th-12th.
*They’ll face either Canada or Portugal on Wednesday morning (AEST).
Joeys squad for 2019 AFF U-15 Championship in Chonburi confirmed
Joeys Head Coach Trevor Morgan today confirmed the 23 players he?s selected to represent Australia at the 2019 AFF U-15 Championship in Chonburi, Thailand. Australia will take on hosts Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, and Brunei Darussalam in Group B of the competition.
Aussies Abroad: Amini's AGF share points in 'tough first game' at Hobro
Mustafa Amini?s AGF battled back to clinch a share of the points in their Danish Superliga opener against Hobro IK. Caltex Socceroos midfielder Amini was named in head coach David Nielsen?s starting line-up, while new signing Alex Gersbach missed out. Image courtesey of AGF
Aussies Abroad: Red-hot Taggart hits seven in seven, Smith's Seattle score big win
K-League top goalscorer Adam Taggart was on target again as high-flying Suwon Bluewings sunk Sangju Sangmu 2-0. The Caltex Socceroos striker has hit scorching form, scoring seven goals in seven games, to fire his Korea Republic club into finals contention. Featured image co
Aussies Abroad: Mabil helps FC Midtjylland to winning start
Awer Mabil?s 2019/20 season got off to a winning start as a late FC Midtjylland winner downed Esbjerg FB 1-0. Mikael Anderson struck as the clock ticked past 90 minutes to ensure the Wolves kicked off the new Danish Superliga campaign with three points. Feature image courte