MELBOURNE, Sep. 5, 2017 (AMP) — Russia 2018 (Asian Qualifiers) : Australia defeated Thailand by a score of 2-1 (halftime: 0-0), in a World Cup qualifying game on Tuesday night at the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium.
Thailand made the Australians doubt themselves for forty-five minutes. 0-0 at half time. Everything was settled in the second period with goals by Juric ('69) and Leckie ('86).Australia secured their ticket to the World Cup finals. Thailand is eliminated.
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)
Thailand at the World Cup
- Never qualified
- 12 participations in the qualifications (first in 1974)