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Jordan vs Australia

FIFA World Cup - 2014 Qualifiers - Asian Region - Final Round - Group B - Match 3
Jordan vs Australia
at Amman Al-Qwaismeh (King Abdullah International Stadium) on 2012-09-11T09:00:00
Score: 1-2 (0-0)
Scorers: Archie Thompson (85')
Official Info: FIFA Details
Previous Match: Lebanon vs Australia
Next Match: Iraq vs Australia

Groan. What a disaster - a 1-2 loss to a weaker team. We were out-thought and out-played and "something must be done". It's not panic stations yet. Realistically we should still finish 2nd in our group and qualify for Brazil directly. But another loss could make it very difficult and I'm sure everyone would rather avoid play-offs, especially as the 5th-placed South American team lies at the end of that.

The real concern is that our team is ageing. After struggling in the past few games, Osieck went to his go-to team of experienced players. It worked against Lebanon but failed miserably here. We have failed to renew our squad and are now in very awkward position. It's probably to risky to try new players in the last few qualifiers. But if we get past them, we've about 12 months or so to rebuild before the World Cup Finals, which won't be enough.