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Japan vs Australia

FIFA World Cup - 2022 Qualifiers - AFC - Qualifying - Round 3 - Group B - Match 4
Japan vs Australia
at Saitama Stadium, Japan on 2021-10-12T08:14:00
Score: 2-1 (1-0)
Scorers: Ajdin Hrustic (70‎')
Official Info: Socceroos
Previous Match: Australia vs Oman
Next Match: Australia vs Saudi Arabia

Japan's qualification was looking decidedly wobbly after a poor start to this group stage. Desperate for a result in front of a home crowd, they got the job done, albeit a little scrappily. An early goal set the stage for a tough match. Forced to come from behind for the first time in a while, the Socceroos did well to get back into it, before a late goal sealed the loss.

PS: Not sure why the match started at 14 minutes past the hour.