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Tajikstan vs Australia

FIFA World Cup - 2018 Qualifiers - Asian Region - Round 2 - Group B - Match 3
Tajikstan vs Australia
at Republican Central Stadium, Tajikstan on 2015-09-08T08:00:00
Score: 0-3 (0-0)
Scorers: Mark Milligan (58’), Tim Cahill (75’, 90’)
Official Info: N/A
Previous Match: Australia vs Bangladesh
Next Match: Jordan vs Australia

A much more challenging match than that of a few days ago. Travelling a long distance to a tough venue against a committed opponent (on an artificial surface). This is the sort of match we are usually up for but sometimes struggle to get a result. Tajikstan were outclassed though registering only a few shots for the match. We made several but couldn't put away any until the vital first goal early in the second half. We continued to squander chances before Cahill made certain of the result in the 75th minute and put the icing on the cake in the 90th.

Postecoglou should be very please with the result and our start to our campaign. There's a long way to go of course, but the work so far looks very promising. Lots of good play from the Socceroos and several new players getting a call up. We're building on the foundation of the Asian Cup win and looking to the future. Very encouraging.