2014 World Cup Qualifying - Asia

Stumbling Australia in need of inspiration

September 12, 2012
By John Duerden
(Archive)
One of the reasons Australia left Oceania to join Asia in 2006 was a desire to get away from a World Cup route that included a do-or-die play-off against a team from another continent, usually South America.

It would be a little ironic if the same thing were to happen ahead of the 2014 World Cup - because, if the Socceroos don't buck their ideas up soon, that do-or-die play-off could be the only option remaining.

A 2-1 defeat in Jordan on Tuesday has left Holger Osieck's men ...

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