Socceroo Internationals for 2019

Written by Thomas Esamie. For more details see credits.


Australia underwhelmed most observers with a defeat to open their campaign and despite injury concerns ought to have beaten the 109th ranked FIFA opponents. This was a Asian Cup Finals match.
Played : January 6 Venue : Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Australia
Mathew Ryan, Joshua Risdon (Rhyan Grant 46), Aziz Behich, Milos Degenek, Trent Sainsbury, Massimo Luongo (Jackson Irvine 74), Awer Mabil, Mark Milligan, Tomas Rogic, Robbie Kruse (Chris Ikonomidis 55), Jamie Maclaren
0 - 1 Jordan
Amer Shafi, Feras Shilbaya, Salem Al Ajalin, Tareq Khattab, Anas Bani Yaseen, Khalil Bani Ateyah, Yousef Rawshdeh, Baha Abdel-Rahman, Saeed Al Murjan (Ahmed Saleh 90), Yasen Bakheet (Ahmad Ersan 88), Mousa Suleiman (Mousa Suleiman 72)
Goal : Yaseen 26
Referee : Ahmed Abu Bakar Said Al Kaf (Oman)
Linesmen : Rashid Hamad Ali Al-Ghaithi (Oman) Abu Bakr Salim Mahad Al-Amri (Oman)
Attendance : 4934
Coaches : Graham Arnold (Australia), Vital Borkelmans (Jordan)
Squad Listing


A much more successful outing against Palestine would set up a head-to-head tussle against Syria for the chance to proceed to the knockout stages. This was a Asian Cup Finals match.
Played : January 11 Venue : Rashid Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Australia
Mathew Ryan, Rhyan Grant, Aziz Behich, Trent Sainsbury, Milos Degenek, Mark Milligan, Awer Mabil (Robbie Kruse 87), Jackson Irvine, Tomas Rogic (Massimo Luongo 75), Chris Ikonomidis, Jamie Maclaren (Apostolos Giannou 82)
Goals : Maclaren 18, Mabil 20, Giannou 90
3 - 0 Palestine
Rami Hamada, Alexis Norambuena, Abdallah Jaber, Abdallatif Al Bahdari, Musab Battat, Mohammed Darwish, Jonathan Zorrilla (Oday Dabbagh 57), Shadi Shaban, Tamer Seyam, Mahmoud Wadi (Khaled Salem 77), Nathmi Albadawi (Mohammed Rashid 71)
Referee : Valentin Kovalenko (Uzbekistan)
Linesmen : Abdukhamidullo Rasulov (Uzbekistan) Jakhongir Saidov (Uzbekistan)
Attendance : 11915
Coaches : Graham Arnold (Australia), Noureddine Ould Ali (Palestine)
Squad Listing


Syria needed a draw to have a chance to qualify and thanks to some questionable refereeing got their second equaliser with 10 minutes to go but Australia got a final say in stoppage time. Oddly the Syrians had replaced their coach, Bernd Stange, mid tournament. I guess if you're done, then you're done. This was a Asian Cup Finals match.
Played : January 15 Venue : Khalifa Bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Australia
Mathew Ryan, Rhyan Grant, Aziz Behich, Milos Degenek, Mark Milligan, Massimo Luongo (Matthew Jurman 90), Awer Mabil (Robbie Kruse 82), Jackson Irvine, Tomas Rogic, Chris Ikonomidis, Jamie Maclaren (Apostolos Giannou 68)
Goals : Mabil 41, Ikonomidis 54, Rogic 90
3 - 2 Syria
Ibrahim Alma, Hussein Al Jwayed (Abdul Malek Anizan 74), Mouaiad Al Ajaan, Omro Al Midani, Ahmad Al Saleh, Tamer Hag Mohamad, Mahmoud Almawas, Khaled Al Mbayed (Mohamad Zaher Almedani 83), Omar Khrbin, Omar Al Soma, Mohammed Osman (Fahad Youssef 72)
Goals : Khrbin 43, Al Soma 80pk
Referee : Cesar Arturo Ramos Palazuelos (Mexico)
Linesmen : Miguel Angel Hernandez Paredes (Mexico) Alberto Morin Mendez (Mexico)
Attendance : 10492
Coaches : Graham Arnold (Australia), Fajer Ibrahim (Syria)
Squad Listing


Australia won through to the round of 16 and faced Uzbekistan where they kept a clean sheet, as they had for the 3 matches prior, but unlike them failed to score despite having the better of the play. Rogic's yellow card didn't help either for the quarter finals. This was a Asian Cup Finals match.
Played : January 22 Venue : Khalifa Bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Australia
Mathew Ryan, Rhyan Grant, Aziz Behich, Trent Sainsbury, Milos Degenek, Mark Milligan, Awer Mabil (Mathew Leckie 68), Jackson Irvine, Tomas Rogic (Massimo Luongo 111), Chris Ikonomidis (Robbie Kruse 96), Jamie Maclaren (Apostolos Giannou 75)
Penalties : Milligan, Behich (saved), Kruse, Giannou, Leckie
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Uzbekistan
Ignatiy Nesterov, Davron Khashimov, Oleg Zoteev (Farrukh Sayfiev 105), Islom Tukhtakhujaev, Anzur Ismailov, Otabek Shukurov, Odil Ahmedov, Javokhir Sidikov (Ikromjon Alibaev 73), Eldor Shomurodov (Marat Bikmaev 104), Dostonbek Khamdamov (Azizbek Turgunbaev 107), Jaloliddin Masharipov
Penalties : Shukurov, Tukhtakhujaev (saved), Alibaev, Bikmaev (saved)
Referee : Abdulrahman Al Jassim (Qatar)
Linesmen : Taleb Salem Al-Marri (Qatar) Saoud Al-Maqaleh (Qatar)
Attendance : 6809
Coaches : Graham Arnold (Australia), Hector Cuper (Uzbekistan)
Squad Listing
Note : Australia win 4-2 on penalty kicks


Australia met the hosts in the quarter finals and despite having the better of the play ended up on the wrong side of the scoreboard when an errant backpass was intercepted by Mabkhout and the UAE held on to win. This was a Asian Cup Finals match.
Played : January 26 Venue : Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
Khalid Eisa Bilal, Mohamed Gharib (Khalifa Mubarak 18), Walid Abbas Murad, Ismail Ahmed, Fares Juma Al Saadi, Majed Hassan Ahmad, Bandar Mohammed, Ali Hassan Salmin, Ismaeil Matar (Mohammed Abdulrahman 52), Ismail Al Hamadi (Saif Rashid 88), Ali Ahmed Mabkhout
Goal : Mabkhout 68
1 - 0 Australia
Mathew Ryan, Rhyan Grant, Aziz Behich, Trent Sainsbury, Milos Degenek, Jackson Irvine, Chris Ikonomidis, Mark Milligan, Robbie Kruse (Awer Mabil 73), Jamie Maclaren (Mathew Leckie 60), Apostolos Giannou (Andrew Nabbout 80)
Referee : Ryuji Sato (Japan)
Linesmen : Yaser Khalil Ebrahim Abdulla Tulefat (Bahrain) Jun Mihara (Japan)
Attendance : 25053
Coaches : Graham Arnold (Australia), Alberto Zaccheroni (UAE)
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This was a friendly match.
Played : June 7 Venue : Busan Asiad Stadium, Busan, South Korea
South Korea
Kim Seung-gyu, Kwon Kyung-Won, Kim Young-Gwon, Kim Min-Jae, Kim Moon-Hwan, Kim Jin-Su (Hong Chul 73), Ju Se-Jong, Hwang In-Beom, Lee Jae-Sung (Na Sang-Ho 73), Son Heung-Min, Hwang Hee-Chan (Hwang Ui-Jo 67)
Goal : Hwang Ui-Jo 76
1 - 0 Australia
Andrew Redmayne, Rhyan Grant, Aziz Behich (Brad Smith 77), Bailey Wright, Matthew Jurman (Matthew Spiranovic 77), James Jeggo, Mustafa Amini, Brandon O'Neill (Dimitri Petratos 84), Mitchell Duke (Adam Taggart 62), Awer Mabil (Brandon Borello 70), Craig Goodwin (Ryan Williams 73)
Referee : Minoru Tojo (Japan)
Linesmen : Hiroshi Yamauchi (Japan), Isao Nishihashi (Japan)
Attendance : 52213
Coaches : Graham Arnold (Australia), Paulo Bento (South Korea)
Squad Listing