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Australia vs India

Asian Cup Finals 2011 - Group Stage, Match 1
Australia vs India
at Al Sadd Stadium on 2011-01-10T05:15:00
Score: 4-0 (3-0)
Scorers: Tim Cahill (12', 65'), Harry Kewell (25), Brett Holman (45+2)
Official Info: AFC Report
Previous Match: U.A.E. vs Australia
Next Match: Republic of Korea vs Australia

Our opening match at the finals. It's important to get off to a good start (cf: WC 2006 and 2010) and we do, comfortably accounting for football minnows, India, 4-0.

This was a positive match: we won, scored 4, conceded 0, no injuries and no yellow cards. Almost perfect on paper. Our standard of play is important too though and we were a little scratchy. Our first half was quite good. Our performance tapered off a little in the second half though. Understandable given the scoreline at the time and the quality of the opposition. We'll need to lift for our next match.