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Kyrgyzstan vs Australia

FIFA World Cup - 2018 Qualifiers - Asian Region - Round 2 - Group B - Match 1
Kyrgyzstan vs Australia
at Stadion im. Dolena, Omurzakova on 2015-06-16T10:00:00
Score: 1-2 (0-1)
Scorers: Mile Jedinek (1'), Tommy Oar (67')
Official Info: N/A
Previous Match: Macedonia vs Australia
Next Match: Australia vs Bangladesh

Jedinek got us on the board early from a free kick that took a diabolical bounce off a dodgy pitch. Kyrgyzstan made more attacks in the first half but lacked a finisher. The second half was more of the same really. Tommy Oar put us up 2-0 and Australia looked liked hanging on for a clean sheet before a consolation goal in overtime. There was more than a hint of hand-ball in it, but Kyrgyzstan probably deserved a goal for their efforts.

And so the long road to Russia in 2018 has begun. We will be confident of qualifying for the fourth consecutive time. However it's so far away it's hard to get excited. Particularly with the men's U20 World Cup Finals in New Zealand and the Matildas tearing it up in Canada at the women's World Cup Finals.