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Socceroos vs Thailand

Australia finally delivered! A 4-0 win over Thailand overnight was sufficient to see us through to the quarter-finals. Unfortunately, as we finished second in the group, we will meet an in form Japan on Saturday. This has the potential to be a great game, with Japan out to avenge their World Cup defeat and Australia finding a bit of form.

I didn't see the game, but by all reports we didn't have it all our own way. Graham Arnold made four changes and was rewarded when Michael Beauchamp scored after 21 minutes. It stayed 1-0 until the 80th minute and the Aussies had to absorb a lot of pressure from the gallant Thais. But they eventually ran out of steam. Super sub, Tim Cahill, setting up Viduka for two and Kewell (also a sub) for one.