Socceroos vs Chinese Taipei: 2013 East Asian Cup qualifier live scores

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    Australia V Chinese Taipei


    Australia Match Completed Chinese Taipei
    24 SHOTS 4
    14 SHOTS ON GOAL 2
    6 FOULS 4
    10 CORNERS 1
    4 OFFSIDES 0
    72 POSSESSION 28

    The Socceroos will be looking for another comprehensive victory tonight when they face Chinese Taipei in their final 2013 East Asian Cup qualifying game. We’ll have live scores and streaming from 8.00pm AEDT.

    Socceroos boss Holger Osieck found himself under pressure after the team’s first two qualifying matches but he redeemed himself to an extent on Friday night.

    Rogic, Babalj and Mooy were all named and the trio justified their selection with strong performances, with Babalj netting two and midfield general Mooy also finding himself on the scoresheet, with Heart youngster Michael Marrone also scoring.

    With the Socceroos and DPR Korea both level on points and goal difference, expected victories against Chinese Taipei and Hong Kong respectively will mean that qualification into the 2013 tournament will come down to goal difference.

    DPR Korea were able to hand out a 6-1 hiding to Chinese Taipei on the opening day of the qualification stage and if Australia can replicate their freewheeling performance from Friday night it is expected they should get a similiar result.

    Osieck named a youthful side to play on Friday night after being heavily criticised for playing an older, more conservative starting XI in the opening games.

    With the likes of Brett Emerton and Richard Garcia, who were both rested on Friday night, coming back into the selection frame after a four-day break it will be interesting to see which way Osieck elects to go.

    The German may revert back to something close to his original lineup given the stakes are now higher, but it is hoped that he will continue with the likes of Babalj and Mooy, who well and truly justified their starting berths on Friday.

    Whether the Socceroos qualify or not it is another good opportunity to examine Australia’s next generation and if they do get on the field they will do the job.

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    10' GOAL - Richard Garcia (Australia)

    17' GOAL - Robert Cornthwaite (Australia)

    19' GOAL - Adam Taggart (Australia)

    29' GOAL - Adam Taggart (Australia)

    34' GOAL - Aziz Behich (Australia)

    47' GOAL - Aaron Mooy (Australia)

    56' GOAL - Aziz Behich (Australia)

    82' OWN GOAL - Chao Hsun Yang (Australia)

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    • Roar Guru

      Fussball ist unser leben said | 11:08pm | ! Report

      Nice work by the lads. Played the tournament to perfection.

      I admit, I was frustrated after the HKG & PRK matches but, Holger knew what he was doing – that’s why he’s the manager & I’m sitting on my couch in Melbourne.

      Qualifying for the EAFF Cup is simply MASSIVE for the AUS NT.

      It sets up a mouthwatering month of real competitive international football matches – not friendlies or “test matches”, but meaningful matches – for June-July 2013 with AUS playing: JPN (twice), JOR, IRQ, KOR & CHN.

      In fact for the 12 months Jul-2012 to Jul-2013, AUS will have played 17 matches – 14 competitive & 3 practice/friendlies. At US$1m/match in TV rights that’s nice coin for the FFA.

      • 12:11am
        Roger said | 12:11am | ! Report

        I’m looking forward to the comp!

    • Roar Guru

      Griffo said | 10:04pm | ! Report

      Just seeing Aaron Mooys free kick from various angles now, and again left with the impression how good a free kick that would have been against any side – top left corner with the keeper no where near it.

      Must be one player that could easily fill in for the oft-times fragile Marco Bresciano, a player who has come back into the ‘roos and helped create chances that we had before seemed to lack.

    • Roar Guru

      Griffo said | 9:59pm | ! Report

      Australia 8 : Chinese Taipei 0

      Goal Difference for qualification : +4

      Australia went into the match needing more than a four goal difference to qualify for the East Asia Cup next year and ended up having four goals to spare against a spirited but tired Chinese Taipei side.

      In the end, Holger’s selection and team strategy has seen Australia qualify easily although some if’s and but’s for the first two games with an older, somewhat more experienced side seemingly finding it hard work against Hong Kong and the tough North Korea.

      Perhaps a pause then as the players receive the pictured qualification certificates from the EAFF, and Archie receives the player of the tournament award, in which Archie overdoes the victory celebrations there…

      Holger then perhaps still the man to steer Australia to world cup qualification although how many players from the EAFF qualification tournament have firmed themselves into selection plans and part of the run in squad and how many have been firmed as fringe Socceroos should the senior players become unavailable?

      Our first taste of that will come after the new year as world cup qualification kicks off again.

      Been great seeing the ‘roos in action.

      As the players line up for the victory photo shot with the EAFF qualification trophy, have a good week.

    • 9:50pm
      Roger said | 9:50pm | ! Report

      Sack the coach! No…. wait…..

      • 10:06pm
        Qantas supports Australian Football said | 10:06pm | ! Report

        Well done Osie—winners are grinners and Osie has a big grin on his dial tonight… Perfect handling of the squad and team selections in the beginning right to the end..

    • Roar Guru

      Griffo said | 9:49pm | ! Report

      FULL TIME – Australia 8 : Chinese Taipei 0

      Goal Difference for qualification : +4

      Well the referee blows the whistle 18 seconds after the 90th minute to put and end to the match.

    • Roar Guru

      Griffo said | 9:48pm | ! Report

      90min – Australia 8 : Chinese Taipei 0

      Goal Difference for qualification : +4

      Just shy of the 9-th and Emerton puts in a tired cross after some good build up play by Australia.

    • Roar Guru

      Griffo said | 9:46pm | ! Report

      88min – Australia 8 : Chinese Taipei 0

      Goal Difference for qualification : +4

      Antonis gives away a free kick in attack 20 yards out after doing well tto keep possession in attack.

      Mooy as ever now generating a new attacking wave for Australia.

    • Roar Guru

      Griffo said | 9:43pm | ! Report

      84min – Australia 8 : Chinese Taipei 0

      Goal Difference for qualification : +4

      Archie with another chance to claim the all time Socceroo goal scoring record but it goes way over the bar in a hard attempt at goal.

      Taipei are tiring but still defending well.

      Taipei has their second attempt on goal and Ryan does well to get down and save the attempt in the 86th minute…

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