Qatar v Australia - Live Match Update
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Score: Full time: Qatar 1 (Khalfan 90' - Australia 3 (Emerton 17'/56', Kewell 75')
Referee Lee blows full-time and Australia has qualified for the next round of qualification to the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Qatar and Iraq will fight out for the other place from group 1 in Dubai next week.
94+ - Montesin receives Yellow Card for foul on Emerton
93+' - Quintana shot hits the side netting.
92+' - Holman shot goes over the bar
90' - There will be 4 minutes of additional time
90' - GOAL to QATAR - Khalfan is on hand to clean-up after Schwarzer saves well from Mohamed.
89' - Holman fouls Khalfan
88' - Wilkshire recieves Yellow Cards for foul on Mohamed
87' - Montesin's corner is again cleared by Australia
87' Beauchamp tries to head to Schwarzer but concedes corner.
85' - Australia sub - Kewell off - Djite on
84' - Mohamed fouls Wilkshire.
83' - deep cross from Culina tries to find Kewell, but Saqr intercepts easily
82' - Free-kick from Riq goes wide
81' - Montesin's corner doesn't threaten Australia's goal or defence
81' - Quintana breaks, but Beauchamp is on hand to put the ball out for a corner
80' Cross from Quintana easily cleared by Australia
77' - Quintana Free-kick is low and hard but is saved by Schwarzer
75' - GOAL TO AUSTRALIA. Holman cross is poorly cleared by Qatar and Harry Kewell is on hand to control and volley with force into the net.
74' - Mark Schwarzer recieves Yellow card for time-wasting
74' - Australia goal-kick
72' - Quintana is tackled by Carney in the box and calls for a penalty, but referee Lee calls play on
71' - Bresciano's shot is blocked by the Qatari defensive wall
70' - Riq fouls Valeri at edge of box and earns yellow card
69' - pace of the game seems to have slowed down a little, with both teams content to pass around in midfield
67' - Quintana's cross goes too long and out for an Australian throw-in
66' - Break by Emerton by Emerton down right. Crosses in for Kewell, but the ball has a little too much pace.
65' - Foul by Wilkshire on Monetsin. Qatar Sub - Majid off - Khalfan on
64' - Australia absorb pressure at the edge of the box
59' - Bresciano takes ball into the box, cuts back to Kewell who taps on, but the goal is disallowed due to a foul in the box by Emerton.
59' - Schwarzer punches clear
58' - Jade North tackles hard and concedes a corner
56' - GOAL To Emerton. Long Ball finds Kewell who flicks onto Holman. Holman gets into the box and chips a pass to Emerton who rounds Saqr and passes into the goal.
54' - Qatar Goal-Keeper Saqr is receiving treatment for what appears to be a hand injury. But seems to be Okay
53' - Emerton has chance, Saqr is off his line quickly to smother and push the ball away
52' - Valeri receives yellow card for kicking the ball away after conceeding a free-kick
49' - Kewell called offside
46' - Ali Boloushi gets a header from a Montesin cross, but his attempt goes over the bar
46' - Australia gets the second half underway
46' - Qatar Sub - Ali Off - Mohamed on
The team's are back on the field for the second half.
And that's Half-time. Australia leads 1-0 thanks to Brett Emerton's goal in the 17th minute.
50+' - Montesin's freekicck splits everyone and out for Australia goal-kick
50+' - Quintana foeld by Beauchamp 35 yards out.
48+' - Qiuntana fouls North chasing a ball down
47+' - Quintana has one-on-one with Schwarzer, but it doesn't matter as Quintana is judged to be offside
45' - There will be 5 minutes of additional time
42' - Ali fouls Beauchamp at the edge of Australia's boax and receives a yellow card for the effort. Beauchamp receives treatment for knock to his knee
42' - Wilkshire fouled by Al Hamad deep in Australia's half
40' -Schwarzer off his line to smother a deflection. Quintana gets there first but his shot goes wide of the post. Australia off the hook.
38' - Australia clears Montesin's corner
38' Montesin's free-kick is pushed out for a corner by Schwarzer
37' - Quintana makes a break down the right. Fouled by Valeri on left.
36' - Majid fouls Kewell on halfway. Australia free-kick
35' - Quintana header is easily saved by Schwarzer
35' - Qatar Free-kick 35 yards out on the left. North fould Al Hamad
33' - Qatar Sub - Koni off - Al Ghanim on
32' - Schwarzer receiving treatment for what seems to be a groin injury. BUt has recoverd to take goal-kick
30' - Montesin's corner is easily cut-out by Schwarzer
29' - Quintana shot. Parried by Schwarzer for Qatar corner
28' - Valeri crossed to Emerton in the box, but Emerton is called offside
27' - Montesin's shot is safely collected by Schwarzer
26' YC- Carney trips Ali 35 yards out.
25' - Quintana's Shot/Cross goes out for Australia goal-kick
23' - Qatari Captain Koni has a hamstring injury and has gone off for treatment.
22' - Carney's corner from the right is cleaned up by Saqr
22' - Australia Corner. Qatar clear for another Australia corner
21' - Wilkshire plays a through ball to Bresciano who beats the keeper but cuts back to Holman who is unable to connect.
17' - GOAL TO AUSTRALIA. Bresciano places cross on from left to Kewell. Kewell miss kick, but Emerton is at the far post to knock in from close range.
16' - Australia goal-kick
14' - Beauchamp makes an effective tackle on Quintana on half-way
13' - Bresciano fouled by Rajab in the middle of the pitch. Australia free-kick
11' - Quinta offside. Schwarzer takes free-kick from edge of the box
10' Qatar goal-kick. Wilkshires cross goes too long for Bresciano
7' Kewell makes break down left and wins Australia's first corner.
6' Qatar Free kick 30 yards out following foul from Holman. Free kick goes long and out for goal kick
5' - Bresciano makes Australias first attack
3' Australia clears Qatar's second corner.
2' - North clears Montesin's corner.
2' Riq takes a shot. Schwarzer parries out for a Qatar Corner.
1' Free kick t Qatar. North fouls Ali 35 yards out.
1' _ and we're away
Australia win the toss and Qatar will Kick-Off.
Teams are on the field for the National Anthems.
Team News: - Brett Emerton, who made his 66th A-international appearance for Australia, has become the fourth most-capped Australian - only Alex Tobin, Paul Wade & Tony Vidmar have made more appearances. At 29 years 113 days old, Emerton has become the youngest player to surpass 65 A international appearances, being more than two years younger than the next youngest, Alex Tobin, who was 31 years 220 days old when he made his 66th A-international appearance. Most A international appearances (15-Jun-08): 87 Alex Tobin, 84 Paul Wade, 76 Tony, Vidmar, 66 BRETT EMERTON, 65 Peter Wilson
- Jason Culina has recovered from a stiff back which saw him miss yesterday's training session.
- Brett Holman and Mark Bresciano in for Chris Coyne and Vince Grella, which means two attacking plays in for two defensive players.
- It's very windy inside the stadium, which will make things a little difficult... still very hot.
- Crowd building up. There is a good contingent of Australian fans...around 500.
- Earlier, Iraq defeated China 2-1 in Tianjin.
Starting lineups have just been announced for Australia and Qatar:
Australia: 1.Mark Schwarzer (gk); 3.Michael Beauchamp, 4.Jade North, 5.Jason Culina, 6.Carl Varleri, 7.Brett Emerton, 8.Luke Wilkshire, 10.Harry Kewell, 11.David Carney, 14.Brett Holman, 18.Mark Bresciano
Subs from: 2.Chris Coyne, 9.Scott McDonald, 12.Michael Petkovic, 13.Rod Vargas, 15.Mile Jedinak, 16.Nick Carle, 17.Bruce Djite.
Qatar: 1. Mohamed Saqr (gk); 3 Marcone Amaral Jnr, 6 Abdullah Koni, 7 Yusef Ali, 10 Mesaad Al Hamad, 11 Fabio Montesin, 13 Ibrahim Majid, 15 Talal Ali Boloushi, 16 Bilal Rajab, 17 Wesam Riq, 18 Andres Quintana
Subs from: 2 Rajab Kassim (gk), 4 Ibrahim Al Ghanim, 5 Majdi Siddiq, 8 Saad Al Shammri, 9 Sayd Bechir, 12 Majid Mohamed, 14 Ibrahim Khalfan
Referee: Gi Young Lee (Korea Republic)
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