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87'
B. Tuiloma
T. Payne
86'
C. Metcalfe
J. Irvine
74'
J. Irvine
Yellow Card
62'
M. Boxall
Yellow Card
32'
A. Mabil
J. Irvine
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Match Stats

Possession
51% 49%
7
2
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 3 4
Total Passes 462 455
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Commentary

FULL TIME: AUSTRALIA 1 NEW ZEALAND 0 - Australia give the fans at Suncorp Stadium a fitting farewell with a victory in what was a free flowing contest right from the opening kick off! New Zealand gave an excellent account of themselves but ultimately were unable to break down the Australian defence. In the end, it was Awer Mabil's thunderous first half strike which proved to be the difference. Plenty to look forward to as attention turns to the return clash at Eden Park in Auckland next Sunday.
90' + 4' Maclaren goes down as a result of Ingham's challenge and Australia have a free kick with what will be the last play of the match.
90' + 3' Jamie Maclaren gets a sight in goal but he doesn't quite strike the ball as he would have liked and it is a comfortable take for Sail.
90' + 2' Mooy's attacking free kick is a little too deep and it is comfortably taken by Sail in goal.
90' There will be four minutes of additional time played in this second half.
B. Tuiloma
T. Payne
87' SUBSTITUTION NEW ZEALAND - A last roll of the dice for New Zealand with Tim Payne to be replaced by Bill Tuiloma.
C. Metcalfe
J. Irvine
86' SUBSTITUTION AUSTRALIA - A double change for the hosts with Jackson Irvine coming off for Connor Metcalfe.
J. King
A. Behich
86' SUBSTITUTION AUSTRALIA - Aziz Behich makes his way to the sideline with Joel King coming onto the pitch.
86' CHANCE! Boyle slides the ball through for Leckie who has a chance to seal the win but his effort is tipped onto the post by Sail.
86' A missed opportunity as Callum McCowatt blasts his free kick straight into the wall.
84' Mathew Leckie has been pinged for handball and New Zealand have a free kick in a very dangerous position.
81' Waine does superbly to deliver from the right howver Atkinson is up to the task and he saves the day for Australia.
78' New Zealand have had 51.2% of possession in the match but it is Australia ahead 1-0 in the stat which matters the most with just over ten minutes of regulation time remaining.
77' Jamie Maclaren is in a dangerous position in front of goal however the linesman's flag is up for offside.
J. Irvine
Yellow Card
74' YELLOW CARD AUSTRALIA - Jackson Irvine is the first Australian player to be shown a card for his late challenge on Garbett.
C. Howieson
A. De Jong
71' SUBSTITUTION NEW ZEALAND - The third of a triple change for New Zealand sees Andre De Jong's position taken by Cameron Howieson.
C. McCowatt
C. Wood
71' SUBSTITUTION NEW ZEALAND - Chris Wood's shift is over with Callum McCowatt to take his place.
D. Wynne
L. Cacace
71' SUBSTITUTION NEW ZEALAND - A number of changes coming up for the visitors - Liberato Cacace makes way for Deklan Wynne.
N. Atkinson
F. Karačić
70' SUBSTITUTION AUSTRALIA - More fresh legs for Australia with Fran Karačić off and Nathaniel Atkinson on.
M. Leckie
A. Mabil
70' SUBSTITUTION AUSTRALIA - The first half goalscorer, Awer Mabil, leaves the field to a warm ovation with Mathew Leckie coming on for the hosts.
67' Play continues whilst Cacace is lying prone on the grass in backplay.
M. Stamenic
J. Bell
65' SUBSTITUTION NEW ZEALAND - It's also a double for the visitors - Joe Bell leaves the pitch with Marko Stamenic to make an appearance.
B. Waine
E. Just
65' SUBSTITUTION NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand swing their first change of the match with Elijah Just making way for Ben Waine.
M. Boxall
Yellow Card
62' YELLOW CARD NEW ZEALAND - Michael Boxall picks up the first booking of the match for a professional foul.
J. Maclaren
A. Taggart
61' SUBSTITUTION AUSTRALIA - It's a double change for Australia with Adam Taggart off and Jamie Maclaren on.
R. McGree
A. Hrustić
61' SUBSTITUTION AUSTRALIA - Australia's first change will see Ajdin Hrustić replaced by Riley McGree.
59' Wood almost gets on the end of the through ball but Ryan is up quickly to clear and the pair clash heavily.
58' CHANCE! Joe Bell tees up from a long way out and gets a good piece of the ball but he has fired straight at Mat Ryan.
55' Dane Ingham looks to set up a one-two down the right but his attempted through ball takes a deflection off the Australian defence over the sideline.
54' Garbett lifts a swinging pass inside the penalty area however the Australian defence is well placed to deal with the threat.
52' Adam Taggart almost gets on the end of a neat through ball but New Zealand have the numbers on the last line of defence.
50' de Jong plays the ball forward looking for Chris Wood but the ball clips the back of the skipper's heel.
50' Boyle is wide open on the right but he is unable to control the ball cleanly and the moment passes.
45' SECOND HALF - Australia kick off to get us back underway in Brisbane!
HALF TIME: AUSTRALIA 1 NEW ZEALAND 0 - A highly entertaining first half comes to an end at Suncorp Stadium! Both sides had their chances but it is Australia, courtesy of a 32nd minute goal to Awer Mabil, who head into the rooms with the advantage on the scoreboard.
45' There will be one minute of additional time played in this first half.
44' New Zealand play the ball forward but there is no one there but Ryan inside the penalty area and the keeper collects safely.
42' Australia look to attack down the right but Boxall wins the race for the ball and he slides it back to Sail.
40' Elijah Just has been lively but on this occasion there is too much on the long ball and it beats him over the goal line.
38' Australia have enjoyed 53.4% of possession in this first half.
36' CHANCE! Garbett fires from outside the area - it's too hot for Ryan to handle but he manages to do enough to remove any danger.
J. Irvine
Assist
32' It was Jackson Irvine who set up Mabil for the opening goal of the match.
A. Mabil
Goal
32' GOAL! AUSTRALIA (Awer Mabil) AUSTRALIA 1 NEW ZEALAND 0 - Awer Mabil cuts inside the defender and unleashes a powerful strike from long range - Sail flings himself to the right but can only watch the ball bounce into the back of the net.
30' Boyle gets on the end of the long lifted cross out to the right however the linesman's flag is up for offside.
28' CHANCE! Aziz Behich slides a cross past Oliver Sail but Martin Boyle can't quite get there for the tap in.
27' Cacace gets into a useful position to shoot however his effort is deflected wide by Sainsbury.
25' Garbett looks to step his way through the defence however he runs into a brick wall in the form of the Australian defence.
23' Elijah Just gets on the end of the through ball but his attemped cross is too close to Ryan who makes the save.
21' Just is the target of the long ball down the left however Mooy slides in to cut off the pass.
20' A mix up in midfiled ftom Australia results in the last pass missing the target and sliding over the sideline for a New Zealand throw in.
18' Matthew Garbett takes the free kick quickly but his long range effort takes a deflection and slides wide.
17' CHANCE! Australia's best chance of this first half! The ball falls for Jackson Irvine who has the whole goal to aim at but he has poked his effort just wide.
16' After a slow start, Australia are starting to find some fluency in attack.
15' Ajdin Hrustic looks to put his cross into a dangerous position but he can't thread it through the New Zealand defence.
13' Adam Taggart gets on the end of the short pass but his first touch is a little too heavy which lets in the New Zealand defence.
12' Michael Boxall plays the ball forward but there is no-one there for New Zealand and Ryan ducks across to collect.
11' New Zealand have started brightly and have created the best of the opportunities so far early in this first half.
9' CHANCE! A lapse in defence from Australia gives Andre de Jong a one on one opportunity against Ryan but his effort slides wide.
8' Mooy upends Garbett from behind and New Zealand are awarded a free kick right in the middle of the field.
7' Joe Bell lifts a useful free kick into the penalty area but there is an infringement which will result in a free kick to Australia.
5' In between two defenders, Liberato Cacace is taken down and he is awarded a free kick in an attacking position for New Zealand.
3' Mooy plays the ball forward for Australia but Nando Pijnaker has read the play well and the defender comes up with the intercept.
2' CHANCE! Tim Payne unleashes a cracker from outside the penalty area but Mat Ryan is able to get low to make the save.
1' It's been a damp day in Brisbane but fortunately conditions have cleared for kick off.
1' FIRST HALF: It will be New Zealand kicking off to get us underway!
The formalities are complete and we are just moments away from kick off.
This match serves as a farewell for the Socceroos who qualified for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar with a thrilling victory over Peru. New Zealand fell desperately short going down 1-0 to Costa Rica in the decider. This is the first time the two sides have met since 2011.
New Zealand: Oliver Sail (GK), Michael Boxall, Dane Ingham, Tim Payne, Liberato Cacace, Zando Pijnaker, Chris Wood, Joe Bell, Matthew Garbett, Elijah Just, Andre de Jong. Subs: Deklan Wynne, Alexander Paulsen, Storm Roux, Cameron Howieson, Kyle Adams, Marko Stamenic, Alex Greive, Bill Tuiloma, Callum McCowatt, Michael Woud, Winston Reid, Ben Waine, Benjamin Old.
Australia: Mat Ryan (GK), Trent Sainsbury, Fran Karacic, Aaron Mooy, Aziz Behich, Jackson Irvine, Ajdin Hrustic, Milos Degenek, Awer Mabil, Martin Boyle, Adam Taggart. Subs: Connor Metcalfe, Mitchell Langerak, Denis Genreau, Cameron Devlin, Andrew Redmayne, Riley McGree, Harrison Delbridge, Jamie Maclaren, Joel King, Thomas Deng, Mathew Leckie, Nathaniel Atkinson, Marco Tilio, Mitchell Duke, Garang Kuol.
Welcome to Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane for the first of the two International friendlies between Australia and New Zealand.