Socceroo 2012 Matches

Socceroo Internationals for 2012

Written by Thomas Esamie & Doug Butcher. For more details see credits.


This was a World Cup Qualifying match.
Played : February 29 Venue : Melbourne Rectangular Stadium (AAMI Park)
Australia
Mark Schwarzer, Lucas Neill, Matt Spiranovic (David Carney 82), Jade North, Sasa Ognenovski, Brett Emerton, Mark Milligan, Harry Kewell, James Troisi (Archie Thompson 62), Alex Brosque (Nick Carle 87), Marco Bresciano
Goals : Brosque 43, 75, Kewell 73, Emerton 77
4 - 2 Saudi Arabia
Waleed Abdullah, Osama Hawsawi, Abdul Al Dossary, Kamel Al Mousa, Mohammad Al Shaloub (Naif Hazazi 79), Nasser Al Shamrani, Hassan Fallatah, Saud Kariri, Ahmed Al Fraidi (Ahmed Ateef 65), Taisir Al Jassam, Salem Al Dosari
Goals : Salem Al Dosari 19, Nasser Al-Shamrani 45
Referee : Dong Jin Kim (South Korea)
Linesmen : Jeong Hae-Sang, Jang Jun-Mo (both South Korea)
Attendance : 24214
Coaches : Holger Osieck (Australia), Frank Rijkaard (Saudi Arabia)
Squad Listing


The Socceroos warmed up for the start of the final round of qualifications with this match against Denmark. This was a Friendly match.
Played : June 2 Venue : Parken Stadium, Copenhagen
Denmark
Stephan Andersen, Simon Kjaer (Andreas Bjelland 45), Daniel Agger (Jores Okore 62), Simon Buskpoulsen (Daniel Wass 73), Lars Jacobsen, William Kvist (Jakob Poulsen 82), Christian Eriksen (Thomas Kahlenburg 45), Michael Krohn-Dehli (Tobias Mikkelsen 73), Dennis Rommedahl, Niklas Bendtner, Niki Zimling
Goals : Agger 31pk, Bjelland 67
2 - 0 Australia
Mark Schwarzer, Lucas Neill, Archie Thompson (David Carney 65), Luke Wilkshire (Robbie Kruse 68), Harry Kewell (Tim Cahill 68), Jade North, Mile Jedinak (Mark Milligan 65), Matthew McKay, Alex Brosque, Matthew Spiranovic, Mark Bresciano (Neil Kilkenny 73)
Referee : Antonio Damato (Italy)
Linesmen : Elenito di Liberatore, Mauro Tonolini (both Italy)
Attendance : 15888
Coaches : Holger Osieck (Australia), Morten Olsen (Denmark)
Squad Listing


The final stage of qualifying began with a draw in typically hot conditions and as you'd expect from the scoreline the two goalkeepers were the stars of this match. The Australian one complaining of lasers being shone in his eyes during the match, I guess even the home crowd doesn't think their team is good enough. This was a World Cup Qualifying match.
Played : June 8 Venue : Sultan Qaboos Stadium, Muscat
Oman
Ali Abdullah Harib Al Habsi, Mohammed Saleh Ali Al-Musalami, Mohamed Albalushi, Raeed Ibrahim Saleh, Mohammed Eid Al Farsi (Ali Hilal Saud Al-Jabri 71), Saad Suhail Juma Al Mukhaini, Obaid Al Mahajiri, Abdul Sallam Amur Juma Al Mukhaini, Ismail Sulaiman Ashoor Al Ajmi, Amad Ali Sulaiman Al Hosni (Waleed Abdallah Al-Saadi 83), Juma Darwish Juma Al-Maashari (Hussain Ali Farah Al Hadhri 66)
0 - 0 Australia
Mark Schwarzer, Lucas Neill, Sasa Ognenovski, Luke Wilkshire (Robbie Kruse 82), Harry Kewell (Archie Thompson 58), David Carney, Jade North, Carl Valeri, Matthew McKay, Alex Brosque, Mark Bresciano
Referee : Faghani Alireza (Iran)
Linesmen : Hassan Kamranifar, Reza Sokhandan (both Iran)
Attendance : 11000
Coaches : Holger Osieck (Australia), Paul Le Guen (Oman)
Squad Listing


Having gone berko in their first 2 matches Japan are held to a draw and sit on 7 points from 3 games while the Socceroos are 2 points from 2. This was a World Cup Qualifying match.
Played : June 12 Venue : Lang Park, Brisbane
Australia
Mark Schwarzer, Lucas Neill, Tim Cahill, Sasa Ognenovski, Luke Wilksire (Robbie Kruse 90), David Carney, Jade North, Carl Valeri, Matthew McKay (Nikita Rukavytsya 64), Alex Brosque, Marco Bresciano (Mark Milligan 13 (sent off 56))
Goal : Wilkshire 70pk
1 - 1 Japan
Eiji Kawashimi, Keisuke Honda, Yuto Nagatomo, Atsuto Uchida (Hiroki Sakai 73), Yasuhito Endo, Shinji Okazaki (Hiroyoshi Kiyotake 87), Shinji Kagawa (Masahiko Inoha 90), Yasuyuki Konno, Yuzo Kurihara (sent off 89), Makato Hasebe, Ryoichi Maeda
Goal : Kurihara 65
Referee : Khalil Ibrahim Al Ghamdi (Saudi Arabia)
Linesmen :
Attendance : 40189
Coaches : Holger Osieck (Australia), Alberto Zaccheroni (Japan)
Squad Listing


This was a Friendly match.
Played : August 15 Venue : Easter Road Stadium, Edinburgh
Scotland
Allan McGregor (Matthew Gilks 22), Alan Hutton (Russell Martin 68), Danny Fox (Charlie Mulgrew 70), Christophe Berra, Gary Caldwell (Ian Black 87), Andy Webster, Robert Snodgrass, Steven Naismith, Jordan Rhodes (Ross McCormack 67), Charlie Adam, James Morrison (Shaun Maloney 27)
Goals : Rhodes 28, Davidson 63og, McCormack 76
3 - 1 Australia
Mark Schwarzer (Adam Federici 46), Lucas Neill, Rhys Williams, Sasa Ognenovski (Ryan McGowan 79), Luke Wilkshire, David Carney (Jason Davidson 60), Brett Holman (Scott McDonald 46), Carl Valeri, Robbie Kruse, Alex Brosque (Archie Thompson 85), Marco Bresciano (Mile Jedinak 46)
Goal : Bresciano 18
Referee : Tom Harald Hagen (Norway)
Linesmen : Dag Roger Nebben, Magnus Lundberg (both Norway)
Attendance : 11110
Coaches : Holger Osieck (Australia), Craig Levein (Scotland)
Squad Listing


This match was moved from Sports City Stadium due to "a virus in the grass". The Lebanese lineup information is a bit sketchy in terms of who replaced whom, a definitive source would be nice. This was a Friendly match.
Played : September 6 Venue : Saida Municipal Stadium, Beirut, Lebanon
Lebanon
Abbas Hassan, Mootaz Al Jounaidi, Hassan Maatouk, Mohamed Haidar (Mahmoud El Ali 71), Abbas Atwi, Akram Moghrabi (Philippe Paoli 58), Haitham Faour (Mohamad Chamass 68), Bilal Najjarine, Walid Ismail (Hussein Dakik 74), Roda Antar (Nader Matar 63), Hassan Mezher (Ali Hamam 46)
0 - 3 Australia
Mark Schwarzer, Lucas Neill, Tim Cahill (Archie Thompson 52), Sasa Ognenovski, Luke Wilkshire (Jade North 65), Robbie Kruse (Brett Holman 59), David Carney, Matthew McKay, Alex Brosque (Adam Sarota 71), Nikita Rukavytsya (James Holland 78), Marco Bresciano
Goals : Cahill 20, McKay 23, Thompson 88
Referee : Christos Nicolaides (Cyprus)
Linesmen : Sotiris Viktoros, Georgios Papathomas (Cyprus)
Attendance : ~9000
Coaches : Holger Osieck (Australia), Theo Buecker (Lebanon)
Squad Listing


Australia now with 2 points from 3 games and looking shaky to make it through with Japan all but securing first place already. This was a World Cup Qualifying match.
Played : September 11 Venue : King Abdullah International Stadium, Amman
Jordan
Amer Shafi, Mohammed Al Dmeiri (Saeed Murjan 46), Abdulelah Al Hanahneh, Amer Deeb, Mohammad Mustafa Hassan Ali, Odai Al Saify (Anas Hijah 73), Ahmad Hayel, Shadi Abu Hashhash, Basem Fathi, Hasan Abdel Fattah (Hamza Al Dardour 84), Anas Bani Yaseen
Goals : Hasan Abdel Fattah 50pk, Amer Deeb 73
2 - 1 Australia
Mark Schwarzer, Lucas Neill, Tim Cahill, Sasa Ognenovski (Matthew Spiranovic 14), Luke Wilkshire, Robbie Kruse, David Carney, Brett Holman (Archie Thompson 74), Matthew McKay, Alex Brosque, Mark Bresciano (Mile Jedinak 46)
Goal : Thompson 86
Referee : Abdullah Baloushi (Qatar)
Linesmen : Salem Rashid Al-Naimi, Taleb Salem Al-Marri (both Qatar)
Attendance : 16000
Coaches : Holger Osieck (Australia), Adnan Hamad (Jordan)
Squad Listing


This was a World Cup Qualifying match.
Played : October 16 Venue : Al Arabi Stadium, Doha, Qatar
Iraq
Sabri Abbas Noor, Ibrahim Ahmed, Khaldoon Ibrahim Mohammed, Akram Nashat (Shafee Osamah 84), Hammadi Ahmed Abdullah (Kareem Mustafa 60), Younis Mahmoud, Ahmed Yaseen Gheni, Shaker Salam, Saeed Samal, Husam Kadhim Jebur Al-Shuwaili, Khalid Muthana Salih (Abdulzehra Ala'a 64)
Goal : Ala'a 72
1 - 2 Australia
Mark Schwarzer, Lucas Neill, Tim Cahill (James Holland 89), Luke Wilkshire, Robbie Kruse (Tommy Oar 79), Brett Holman, Mile Jedinak, Carl Valeri, Matthew McKay, Alex Brosque (Archie Thompson 75), Matthew Spiranovic
Goals : Cahill 80, Thompson 84
Referee : LEE MIN HU (South Korea)
Linesmen : Lee Jung Min, Kwang Yeol (South Korea)
Attendance : 2183
Coaches : Holger Osieck (Australia), Arthur Antunes Coimbra {aka Zico} (Iraq)
Squad Listing


This was a Friendly match.
Played : November 14 Venue : Hwaseong Stadium, Hwaseong
South Korea
Young-Kwang Kim, In-Whan Jung (Jae-Soo Choi 46), Ki-Hee Kim, Dae-Sung Ha (Myong-Jin Koh 46), Jong-Woo Park, Gi-Seung Lee, Jin-Sung Hwang, Keun Ho Lee (Hyeung-Bum Kim 28 (Shin-Wook Kim 59)), Young-Gwon Kim (Chang-Soo Kim 46), Kwang-Hoon Shin (Seok-Ho Hwang 46), Dong-Gook Lee
Goal : Dong-Gook Lee 12
1 - 2 Australia
Mark Schwarzer, Lucas Neill, Tommy Oar, Ryan McGowan, Michael Thwaite, Archir Thompson (Tom Rogic 68), Robert Cornthwaite, James Holland, Calr Valeri (Aziz Behich 56), Alex Brosque (Matthew Leckie 89), Nikita Rukavytsya (Eli Babalj 83)
Goals : Rukavytsya 44, Cornthwaite 88
Referee : Wang Zhe (China)
Linesmen : Han Wei, Zheng Weixiang (China)
Attendance : 21618
Coaches : Holger Osieck (Australia), Choi Kang-Hee (South Korea)
Squad Listing


The teams that will participate in the EAFF East Asian Cup for men are Japan, Korea Republic & China with a fourth team determined by a qualification process which is the one documented here. Australia were invited to participate and announced the acceptance of the invitation on August 30. This was a East Asian Cup 2013 qualifying match.
Played : December 3 Venue : Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Hung-Fai Yapp, Chi Ho Lee, Kwan-Yee Lo, Wai-Ho Chan, Kin Pong Kwok, He Bai, Yang Huang, Man Fai Chan (Siu-Ki Chan 46), Siu-Kei Chu, Wai Lim Lee (Hong Lim Lee 84), Jaimes McKee (Hok Hei Lam 88 (sent off 90))
0 - 1 Australia
Eugene Galekovic, Aziz Behich, Mark Milligan, Robbie Cornthwaite, Ivan Franjic, Matt Smith, Brett Emerton (Terry Antonis 90), Matt McKay, Richard Garcia (Tom Rogic 82), Michael Thwaite, Archie Thompson (Adam Taggart 71)
Goal : Emerton 85
Referee : Jumpei Iida (Japan)
Linesmen : Hung Ping Lee (Taiwan), Musi Ala (China)
Attendance : 4160
Coaches : Holger Osieck (Australia), KIM Pan Gon (Hong Kong)
Squad Listing


This was a East Asian Cup 2013 qualifying match.
Played : December 5 Venue : Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
North Korea
Myong-Guk Ri, Kuk-Chol Kang, Kwang-Ik Jon, Nam-Chol Pak, Kwang-Hyok Ri, Nam-Chol Pak, Yong-Gi Ryang, Song-Chol Pak, Il-Gwan Jong, Il-Bom An (Tae-Song So 24 (Myong-Jun Ri 46 ( Myong-Ho Choe 79))), Yong-Hak An
Goal : Yong-Hak An 65
1 - 1 Australia
Matt Ryan, Aziz Behich, Mark Milligan, Robert Cornthwaite, Ivan Franjic, Matt Smith, Brett Emerton, Matt McKay, Richard Garcia (Tom Rogic 66), Michael Thwaite, Archie Thompson (Adam Taggart 79)
Goal : Thompson 4
Referee : Mongkolchai Pechsri (Thailand)
Linesmen : Sumate Saiwaew (Thailand), Hung Ping Lee (Taiwan)
Attendance : 989
Coaches : Holger Osieck (Australia), Yun Jong-Su (North Korea)
Squad Listing


This was a East Asian Cup 2013 qualifying match.
Played : December 7 Venue : Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
Guam
Douglas Herrick, Shawn Nicklaw, Micah Paulino, Joshua Borja (Dylan Naputi 12 (Marcus Lopez 86) Jonahan Romero, Ian Adamos (Mark Chargualaf 60), Thaddeus Atalig, Dominic Gadia, Zachary DeVille, Jason Cunliffe, Christian Schweizer
0 - 9 Australia
Eugene Galekovic, Michael Marrone, Dino Djulbic, Mark Milligan, Matt Smith, Scott Jamieson, Matt McKay (Richard Garcia 86), Tom Rogic (Aziz Behich 76), Eli Babalj (Archie Thompson 56), Terry Antonis, Aaron Mooy
Goals : Mooy 14, Babalj 21, 56, Marrone 44, Thompson 59, 62, 68pk, Milligan 74, Barcia 86
Referee : Wong Zhe (China)
Linesmen : Hung Ping Lee (Taiwan), Chan Shiu Hung (Hong Kong)
Attendance : 2315
Coaches : Holger Osieck (Australia), Gary White (Guam)
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This was a East Asian Cup 2013 qualifying match.
Played : December 9 Venue : Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong
Taiwan
Kun-Chi Lu, Pei-Lun Wei, Chao-Hsun Yang, Wei-Min Huang, Hao-Wei Chen (Han Chang 82), Chi-An Lo, Che-Hao Hsu, Ming-Han Chiang, Chih-En Lo, Po-Hao Chen, Chih-Hao Wen (Hsien-Tang Tsai 61)
0 - 8 Australia
Matt Ryan, Aziz Behich (Terry Antonis 74), Dino Djulbic, Robbie Cornthwaite, Ivan Franjic, Scott Jamieson, Brett Emerton, Richard Garcia (Archie Thompson 57), Michael Thwaite, Aaron Mooy, Adam Taggart (Matt McKay 67)
Goals : Garcia 11, Cornthwaite 18, Taggart 20, 30, Behich 34, 57, Mooy 47, Chao Hsun Yang 82og
Referee : Kim Dae Yong (South Korea)
Linesmen : Anuwat Feenuechang (Thailand), Chan Shiu Hung (Hong Kong)
Attendance : 3345
Coaches : Holger Osieck (Australia), Chiang Mu-Tsai (Taiwan)
Squad Listing