Slovakia 0 - Australia 0

AUSTRALIA has fought out a nil-all draw with SLOVAKIA, in the second round of matches of the Four Nation Soccer Tournament being played in Valparaiso, Chile.

The LG Socceroos dominated the match which was played in blustery conditions, but were unable to put the finishing touch on several scoring opportunities.

Coach FRANK FARINA was happy with the teams performance, coming on the heels of the tough game against Chile just three days ago.

"I was very pleased with the way we played out there today, and I suppose the only thing that Im disappointed with is that we didnt get the win, because I really felt we deserved it to be honest.

"Overall we dominated the game, the Slovaks virtually sat behind the ball for the entire match and their game plan seemed to be to try and catch us on the break, which never eventuated.

"Towards the end of the game we had 2-3 really good chances, Pablo Cardozo had a great strike which the keeper parried for a corner and then another one 2 minutes later which just hit the keepers arm and was dead lucky.

"The conditions were particularly windy and that had its bearing on the game, but Im really happy with the way the boys backed up."

written by Soccer Australia