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UZBEKISTAN v AUSTRALIA
Wednesday 10 September 2008 Kick Off 8.30pm UZT (2030hrs) (1:30am AEST, Thursday 11 September 2008) 2010 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifier - Round 4 Pakhtakor Markaziy Stadium, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
MINI-PROFILE - UZBEKISTAN Uzbekistan Football Federation Founded 1946 (affiliated with FIFA since 1994) Major honours: Champions Asian Gold Cup 1994 AFC Asian Cup record: round 1 1996, 2000; quarter-finalists 2004, 2007 Current FIFA ranking, September 2008: 55 (Australia 39) Web: www.the-uff.com
UZBEKISTAN v AUSTRALIA - HEAD TO HEAD Australia has never competed against Uzbekistan at senior level (men-s or women-s). The only previous meetings between the two countries has been at age-restricted levels: U23 20-04-06 Australia 1 - 0 Uzbekistan (Four Nation Tournament, Hanoi, Vietnam) U20 04-08-07 Australia 1 - 0 Uzbekistan (Weifang Cup final, Shandong, China) U17 15-03-07 Australia 3 - 1 Uzbekistan (Lion City Cup, Singapore) (The Australian Under 17 men-s team travels to Uzbekistan in October 2008 to take part in the AFC U-17 Championship)
FORM GUIDE - AUSTRALIA (last twelve months) 11-09-07 L0-1 v Argentina (Melbourne) - Friendly 17-11-07 W1-0 v Nigeria (London) - Friendly 06-02-08 W3-0 v Qatar (Melbourne) - World Cup Qualifier 22-03-08 D0-0 v Singapore (Singapore) - Friendly 26-03-08 D0-0 v China (Kunming) - World Cup Qualifier 23-05-08 W1-0 v Ghana (Sydney) - Friendly 01-06-08 W1-0 v Iraq (Brisbane) - World Cup Qualifier 07-06-08 L0-1 v Iraq (Dubai) - World Cup Qualifier 14-06-08 W3-1 v Qatar (Doha) - World Cup Qualifier 22-06-08 L0-1 v China (Sydney) - World Cup Qualifier 19-08-08 D2-2 v South Africa (London) - Friendly 06-09-08 W2-1 v Netherlands (Eindhoven) - Friendly
FORM GUIDE - UZBEKISTAN (last twelve months) 13-10-07 W9-0 v Chinese Taipei (Tashkent) - World Cup Qualifier (Round 1) 28-10-07 W2-0 v Chinese Taipei (Taipei) - World Cup Qualifier (Round 1) 21-11-07 D0-0 v Estonia (Tashkent) - Friendly 22-12-07 L2-3 v Thailand (Bangkok) - Friendly 24-12-07 D2-2 v Korea DPR (Bangkok) - Friendly 06-02-08 W1-0 v Lebanon (Beirut) - World Cup Qualifier (Round 3) 22-03-08 W4-1 v Jordan (Tashkent) - Friendly 26-03-08 W3-0 v Saudi Arabia (Tashkent) - World Cup Qualifier (Round 3) 02-06-08 W7-3 v Singapore (Singapore) - World Cup Qualifier (Round 3) 07-06-08 W1-0 v Singapore (Tashkent) - World Cup Qualifier (Round 3) 14-06-08 W3-0 v Lebanon (Tashkent) - World Cup Qualifier (Round 3) 22-06-08 L0-4 v Saudi Arabia (Riyadh) - World Cup Qualifier (Round 3) 20-08-08 L0-2 v Oman (Muscat) - Friendly 29-08-08 D0-0 v Korea DPR (Tashkent) - Friendly 06-09-08 L0-3 v Qatar (Doha) - World Cup Qualifier (Round 4)
Schwarzer honing in on top five Mark Schwarzer took part in his 60th A international last weekend. The next time Schwarzer makes an appearance will put him at equal sixth-highest all-time appearance maker for the Socceroos, level with 1960-70s legend Atti Abonyi.
TOP TEN APPEARANCES, AUSTRALIA (A-internationals) as at 08-Sep-2008 87 Alex Tobin (1988-1998) 84 Paul Wade (1986-1996) 76 Tony Vidmar (1991-2006) 67 Brett Emerton (1998-) 65 Peter Wilson (1970-1979) 61 Atti Abonyi (1967-1977) 60 Mark Schwarzer (1993-) 60 John Kosmina (1976-1988) 60 Stan Lazaridis (1993-2006) 59 Milan Ivanovic (1991-1998)
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