September 9, 2008

Uzbekistan vs Australia World Cup 2010 Qualifying Match

English Australian footballer, Harry Kewell, said that Australian team is very happy with its win against the Netherlands on September 6, 2008, but it is going to face a tough opponent on September 10, 2008. Kewell said:

“While it will be good to get off to a good start, the Uzbekistan team will have the same kind of plan,”

Both Australia and Uzbekistan started their World Cup qualifying game on Saturday. Australia caused a major upset by beating the Netherlands, the fourth ranked team, by 2 goals to 1. On the other hand, Qatar stunned the world by defeating Uzbekistan, one of the strongest football teams in Asia. Uzbekistan was defeated by 3 goals to none. It was a crushing victory for Qatar.

Now, Uzbekistan is in a must win situation. In the other group match, Japan defeated Bahrain by 3 goals to 2. Now, Qatar and Japan are the two top teams in the group. In order to play in the Fifa World Cup 2010, Australia has to remain in the top two position in the qualifying round that will continue till June 2009.

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