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88'
Saud Abdulhamid
Mohammed Al Burayk
88'
Ziyad Al Sahafi
Firas Al Brikan
82'
M. Duke
D. Genreau
73'
M. Tilio
A. Mabil
65'
Salem Al Dawsari
Penalty Goal
1 - 0

Match Stats

Possession
58% 41%
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5
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 5 2
Total Passes 524 375
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Saudi Arabia KSA Saudi Arabia 10 7 2 1 12 6 +6 23 W D L W W
2 Japan JPN Japan 10 7 1 2 12 4 +8 22 D W W W W
3 Australia AUS Australia 10 4 3 3 15 9 +6 15 L L D W D
4 Oman OMA Oman 10 4 2 4 11 10 +1 14 W W D L L
5 China PR CHN China PR 10 1 3 6 9 19 -10 6 L D L L D
6 Vietnam VIE Vietnam 10 1 1 8 8 19 -11 4 D L W L L

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Commentary

FULL TIME: SAUDI ARABIA 1 AUSTRALIA 0 - Saudi Arabia finish their successful qualification campaign with victory over Australia. The decider came in the 65th minute when Salem Al Dawsari converted his spot kick. Saudi Arabia qualify for the 2022 World Cup whilst Australia face the UAE in the next stage.
90' + 4' CHANCE! Another opportunity for Salem Al Dawsari however he lifts his attempt over the cross bar.
90' + 3' The Socceroos press forward looking to try and set up one last attack and find an equaliser.
90' + 2' There's a whistle with Australia awarded a free kick deep inside their own half.
90' There will be five minutes of additional time played in this second half.
Ziyad Al Sahafi
Firas Al Brikan
88' SUBSTITUTION SAUDI ARABIA - The second change sees Firas Al Brikan replaced by Ziyad Al Sahafi.
Saud Abdulhamid
Mohammed Al Burayk
88' SUBSTITUTION SAUDI ARABIA - A double change for the hosts - Mohammed Al Burayk comes off for Saud Abdul Hamid.
86' A break in play here with Feras Al-Birakan being assisted onto a stretcher.
84' CHANCE! Feras Al-Birakan has a chance to seal the win for Saudi Arabia however he can't beat Ryan who comes up with another superb save.
M. Duke
D. Genreau
82' SUBSTITUTION AUSTRALIA - A change for the Socceroos with Denis Genreau replaced by Mitch Duke.
80' Nathaniel Atkinson lays the ball off to Hrustic who shoots but his effort was never on target.
79' The Socceroos are in on goal however Al Owais is quickly up off his line to remove the danger.
77' CHANCE! Salem Al Dawsari almost makes it a double however his shot is brilliantly saved by Ryan!
74' Denis Genreau tees up for a shot on goal but collects the back of the leg of Saleh Al-Shehri.
M. Tilio
A. Mabil
73' SUBSTITUTION AUSTRALIA - The Socceroos first change sees Awer Mabil replaced by Marco Tilio.
73' Al-Shahrani is taken down by Boyle and will receive a free kick.
70' A goal kick for Al Owais who drives the ball all the way to half way.
69' Since going ahead, Saudi Arabia have really started to lift the tempo.
Abdulaziz Al Bishi
Sami Al Najei
66' SUBSTITUTION SAUDI ARABIA - The third of the triple change will see Sami Al Najei replaced by Abdulaziz Al Bishi.
Saleh Al Shehri
Hattan Bahebri
66' SUBSTITUTION SAUDI ARABIA - Hattan Bahebri comes off with Saleh Shehri to come on to the field.
Ahmed Sharahili
Abdullah Madu
66' SUBSTITUTION SAUDI ARABIA - Abdullah Madu will be replaced by Ahmed Sharahili
66' A triple change coming up here for Saudi Arabia.
Salem Al Dawsari
Penalty Goal
65' PENALTY GOAL! SAUDI ARABIA 1 AUSTRALIA 0 - Salem Mohammed Al Dawsari sends Ryan the wrong ball and drives his spot kick into the back of the net.
63' PENALTY! After a short deliberation, the VAR overturns the original call and awards a penalty to Saudi Arabia!
61' Sami Al-Najei goes to ground and the VAR will have a look at a potential penalty.
60' A lengthy break but Al Owais looks to be ok to continue.
58' A break in play here with Al Owais requiring treatment.
56' CHANCE! Mabil unleashes a cracker that has Al Owais launching himself into the air to tip it over the bar!
55' CHANCE! Mohamed Kanno launches himself into the air and nods towards goal but the ball floats the wrong side of the post - that was not far away!
54' The Socceroos are controlling possession but Saudi Arabia are pressing high up the field.
51' Yaseer Al-Shahrani lifts the ball into the box but can't find a target in front of goal.
50' Nicholas D'Agostino is the target of a ball into the area however he is surrounded by the Saudi Arabian defence which is able to clear.
N. D'Agostino
B. Fornaroli
46' SUBSTITUTION AUSTRALIA - A change at half time for the Socceroos with Bruno Fornaroli replaced by Nicholas D'Agostino.
45' SECOND HALF - Australia kick off to begin the second half!
HALF TIME: SAUDI ARABIA 0 AUSTRALIA 0 - A goal less first half comes to an end in Jeddah! Saudi Arabia enjoyed the majority of possession but Australia had the best of the chances - the best of those came late in the half when Martin Boyle found the back of the net only to have been ruled offside by the VAR.
45' + 4' CHANCE! Best chance of the first half for Saudi Arablia! The ball sits up for Sami Al-Najei who fires from the edge of the penalty area but he has lifted his effort over the crossbar.
45' + 3' Saudi Arabia are flicking the ball around near half way and appear content to wind the clock down to half time.
45' There will be four minutes of additional time played in this first half.
45' There's an infringment right on half way and Australia have a chance through the free kick to set up another attack.
41' NO GOAL! After taking an inordinate amount of time, the VAR finally rules that Boyle was offside and so the goal will not stand.
40' This is taking an extremely long time for a decision to be reached with the crowd becoming impatient.
37' Boyle has put the ball into the back of the net but the flag is up for offside - the VAR will have a close look at this one!
33' Hattan Bahebri pulls the trigger from long range but he has blasted it straight at Mat Ryan.
31' There will be a break in play whilst Bruno Fornaroli recovers after being collected high on the contest for the ball.
29' Genreau looks to play the ball through for Boyle however the ball takes a deflection on the way through from the Saudi Arabian defence - corner for Australia.
27' CHANCE! The Socceroos go close once again! Martin Boyle unleashes an excellent strike that beats Mohammed Al Owais but rolls past the far post.
24' CHANCE! So close for the Socceroos! Sainsbury nods the ball towards goal however his header clears the crossbar and lands on the top of the net.
22' Denis Genreau gets on the end of the ball on the left and, although he tried to get around his marker, he succeeds only in knocking it over the goal line.
21' Trent Sainsbury's speculative attempt from outside the box clears the crossbar by a wide margin.
20' Saudi Arabia have had 57.5% of possession so far however Australia have created the best of the opportunities.
18' An excellent ball from the back releases Mohammed Al-Burayk down the right and the defender advances to half way.
15' Yaseer Al-Shahrani does well initially but his pass is astray and the Socceroos will look to attack from halfway.
13' The VAR is having a look at a potential dangerous tackle from the Socceroos - however the all-clear is given and play will continue.
12' CHANCE! Mabil gets on the end of an excellent cross from the right however his deflected attempt on goal flashes just wide of the far post.
11' Yaseer Al-Shahrani makes a desperate attempt to deliver a cross from the the left however the ball beats him over the goal line.
8' Awer Mabil plays the ball through to Aziz Behich who looks to deliver from the left however the attempted cross is blocked and deflects over the goal line- corner for Australia.
7' Saudi Arabia are content to knock the ball around at the back as they look to control possession early in this first half.
5' Martin Boyle looks to play the ball forward but there is too much on the pass and Mohammed Al Owais collects comfortably at the back for Saudi Arabia.
3' The initial stage of the Socceroos' qualifying campaign may come to an end tonight but there is still plenty to play for - it's been confirmed they will face the UAE in the next stage.
2' There is a massive crowd in attendance for this Qualifier with the attendance expected to top 60,000.
1' FIRST HALF - It's Saudi Arabia to kick off to get us underway in Jeddah!
Saudi Arabia: Al Owais (GK), Al-Shahrani, Al-Burayk, Madu, Al Tambakti, Kanno, Al Dawsari, Al-Faraj, Bahebri, Al-Najei, Al-Birakan. Subs: Sharahili, Al-Qarni, Al-Hassan, Al Sahafi, Al-Ghannam, Alobud, Ghareeb, Al-Hamdan, Al Bukhari, Al-Bishi, Al-Shehri, Abdulhamid.
Australia: Ryan (GK), Behich, Stensness, Sainsbury, Genreau, Jeggo, Hrustic, Atkinson, Mabil, Fornaroli, Boyle. Subs: Redmayne (GK), Vukovic (GK), Folami, Metcalfe, Duke, Vukovic, Wright, McGowan, Dougall, Tilio, King, D'Agostino, Karacic.
Welcome to King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah where Saudi Arabia and Australia face off to conclude their respective FIFA World Cup Qualifying campaigns.