Socceroos v Kuwait match facts

Opta Data has all the stats for the Asian Cup starting with the tournament opener between the Socceroos and Kuwait on Friday night.

Australia have won just one of their previous six competitive meetings with Kuwait (W1 D1 L4).

Kuwait also enjoyed a recent win on Australian soil in Canberra in 2009 with a goal from Musaed Neda in a 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualifier.

None of the last five sides to host the AFC Asian Cup (four hosts in 2007, one in 2011) have gone further than the quarter finals.

Kuwait lost every single one of their three Asian Cup group stage matches in Qatar 2011.

Australia have won just one of their last 11 games in all competitions, losing eight (D2).

Tim Cahill has scored eight of Australia’s last 12 goals (all comps).

Mile Jedinak made more tackles (130) and interceptions (141) than any other player in the English Premier League in the calendar year of 2014.

10 of the Kuwait side play their club football at Kuwaiti team Al Qadsia SC – no side is represented by as many players at the AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015.

Of the teams to qualify for the AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015; Kuwait conceded the most goals in qualification (7).

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