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Republic of Korea vs Australia

Friendly - 2012-D
Republic of Korea vs Australia
at Hwaseong Stadium, Hwaseong, Republic Korea on 2012-11-14T10:30:00
Score: 1-2 (1-1)
Scorers: Nikita Rukavytsya (43'), Robert Cornthwaite (87')
Official Info: SBS Details
Previous Match: Iraq vs Australia
Next Match: Hong Kong vs Australia

All up, a pleasing result. It was a friendly and both teams fielded experimental and youthful line-ups. We came back from 0-1 down against a side that dominated us early and turned it around to dominate the second half and win 2-1.

Osieck finally gave a start to some promising young players and they rewarded him with some good performances. Some of the stalwarts were still there, eg. could we have not given a backup goalkeeper a run instead of Schwarzer. However this was a solid beginning to rebuilding our team. And you've got to be happy inflicting Korea's first loss on home soil in 28 games and achieving our first win there in over 40 years.