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Australia vs Saudi Arabia

FIFA World Cup - 2022 Qualifiers - AFC - Qualifying - Round 3 - Group B - Match 5
Australia vs Saudi Arabia
at Parramatta Stadium, Sydney on 2021-11-11T09:10:00
Score: 0-0 (0-0)
Official Info: Socceroos
Previous Match: Japan vs Australia
Next Match: China vs Australia

It was a delight to be able to travel out to a match in our pandemic-affected world. A good crowd was in for a tense match between two very good sides. Overall, I thought it was a very even match. The Saudis were less in need of a win and hence could be a little more defensive. We created several good chances and were unable to put them away. As the match wound down, the Saudis also managed to create some chances and drew a couple of good saves from Matt Ryan.

It wasn't a bad result, however a win at home would have gone a long way towards helping us qualify. Elsewhere Japan eked out a 1-0 over Vietnam which doesn't help us, while China did us a favour by drawing with Oman.