World Cup 2018 Qualifiers : Australia defeats UAE 2-0

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FIFA World Cup 2018

SYDNEY, Mar. 28, 2017 (AMP) — Russia 2018 (Asian Qualifiers) : Australia defeated the United Arab Emirates by a score of 2-0 (halftime: 1-0), in a qualifying game for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Tuesday night at the Sydney Football Stadium.

Australia dominated the first half thanks to a goal scored by Irvine in the 7th minute. Leading 1-0 at the break, the Australians further widened their lead in the second period with a goal by Leckie in the 78th minute.

The result put the Australians third in Group B with 13 points. UAE is fourth with 9 points. In their next game, Australia will meet second-placed Saudi Arabia at the Sydney Football Stadium on June 8, while the United Arab Emirates will face Thailand.

Fixtures and Results : Third Round Group B



Australia at the World Cup

  • 4 appearances (first in 1974)
  • 14 participations in the qualifications (first in 1966)

United Arab Emirates at the World Cup

  • 1 appearances (1990)
  • 9 participations in the qualifications (first in 1986)
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United Arab Emirates
2:0 (1:0)
  • 28 March 2017
  • 20:00
  • Sydney

Third Round Group B

Saudi Arabia13
United Arab Emirates9

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