World Cup 2018 Qualifiers : Australia beats Saudi Arabia 3-2

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FIFA World Cup 2018
FIFA World Cup 2018

ADELAIDE, Jun. 8, 2017 (AMP) — Russia 2018 (Asian Qualifiers) : Australia defeated Saudi Arabia by a score of 3-2 (halftime: 2-2), in a qualifying game for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Thursday at the Adelaide Oval.

Juric scored dual goals

Two goals for both sides during the first half, Juric (7e, 36e) for Australia, Al-Dawsari (23e) and Al-Sahlawi (45e) for Saudi Arabia. After the break, the Socceroos settled the issue with another goal courtesy of player Rogic in the 64th minute.

The result put the Saudi second in Group B with 16 points. Australia is third with 16 points. In their next game, Saudi Arabia will meet the United Arab Emirates at the Adelaide Oval on August 29, while Australia will face Japan.

Fixtures and Results : Third Round Group B

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Overview

Australia at the World Cup

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

Saudi Arabia at the World Cup

  • 4 appearances (first in 1994)
  • 11 participations in the qualifications (first in 1978)
2018 World Cup Poster
Australia
3:2
Saudi Arabia
3:2 (2:2)
  • 8 June 2017
  • Adelaide

Third Round Group B

TeamPts
Japan16
Saudi Arabia16
Australia16
United Arab Emirates9
Iraq4
Thailand1

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