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Of their first outing in additional than a 12 months Australia put three previous Kuwait final Friday. Now, Graham Arnold is demanding extra.
The Socceroos will tackle Chinese language Taipei on Tuesday morning (5am AEST) and needs his squad to be extra medical in entrance of aim.
In 37-degree warmth in Kuwait, Arnold named a completely totally different beginning XI from the primary recreation, together with handing a debut to Denis Genreau within the coronary heart of midfield in addition to altering the formation from 4-2-3-1 to 4-2-2-2. It additionally noticed beginning debuts to Riley McGree and Kenny Dougall, two gamers who got here off the bench to obtain their first worldwide caps within the final conflict.
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However the first aim got here contained in the opening quarter of an hour when man-mountain Harry Souttar – Australia’s tallest-ever participant – headed residence powerfully from a nook.
It was the central defender’s fifth aim in simply his third look for the Socceroos.
“We might have been up 6-0 after 39 minutes,” the Socceroos boss stated after the Kuwait win, demanding extra targets from his aspect.
“Whenever you get these possibilities, I anticipate the boys to take these possibilities.
“It’s at all times about enchancment and I anticipate enchancment in each a part of our play.”
A-League Golden Boot Jamie Maclaren has been restored to the Socceroos line-up after being among the many late arrivals.
Maclaren scored 25 targets in 24 A-League appearances this season, and is anticipated to have a subject day towards Group B minnows Chinese language Taipei, who haven’t any factors from six matches.
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In distinction, Australia has an ideal report of 15 factors from 5 Group B matches, placing them within the field seat to succeed in the following stage of the Asian Soccer Confederation World Cup qualifiers.
The groups final met in October 2019, with the Socceroos recording a crushing 7-1 win.
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