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Iraq vs Australia: Olympic football qualifier live scores

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8th January, 2020
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Iraq vs Australia

AFC Under 23 Championship & 2020 Olympic Qualifier

Thammasat Stadium, Rangsit
Iraq Australia
17 Shots 10
1 Shots on target 2
40% Possession 60%
2 Offsides 1
13 Fouls 17
4 Corners 5

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The Olyroos get their Olympic qualification underway in the AFC U23 Championship against Iraq. Join The Roar for live scores, starting at 9:15pm (AEDT).

This year’s U23 Championship also serves as the qualifiers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. To qualify, Australia will need to either win, make the final or win the third-place play-off. However, if Japan reaches the semi-finals, then simply reaching the semi-finals alongside them will be enough.

Before that, they need to navigate the group stage. Tournament hosts Thailand, alongside Iraq and Bahrain, stand in their way.

The Olyroos will be looking for a better effort than their last appearance at the AFC U23 Championships, where they failed to make it out of the group stage.

Iraq should give Australia some trouble here, but the Olyroos will be just good enough to squeeze out a win.

Iraq 1-2 Australia

Game information

Venue: Thammasat Stadium, Rangsit, Thailand
Time: 9:15pm (AEDT)
Online: TBC
Odds: Australia $2.05, Draw $3.20, Iraq $3.60

Iraq squad
Arian Sevok (gk), Mustafa Mohammed, Mustafa Maan, Najm Shwan, Abdulabbas Ayad, Amir Al-Ammari, Murad Mohammed, Ali Qasim, Mahammed Nassif, Mohammed Ridha, Omer Assi, Ali Kadhim (gk), Ihab Jarir, Hussein Jabbar, Alaa Raad, Ahmed Sartip, Hasan Raed, Mueen Ahmed, Muntadher Abdulsada, Sadeq Zamil, Muntadher Sattar, Husam Mahdi (gk), Mohammed Mezher


Olyroos squad
Tom Glover (gk), Gabriel Cleur, Alex Gersbach, Dylan Ryan, Joshua Laws, Tass Mourdoukoutas, Ramy Najjarine, Zach Duncan, Al Hassan Toure, Denis Genreau, Reno Piscopo, Jordan Holmes (gk), Aiden O’Neill, Thomas Deng, Nicholas D’Agostino, Trent Buhagiar, Keanu Baccus, Daniel Margush (gk), Daniel Bouman, Connor O’Toole, Jacob Italiano, Ben Folami, Connor Metcalfe

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