Thompson embraces Socceroos bench role

June 16, 2013
By Angela Habashy
Striker Archie Thompson says he has embraced his role as a Socceroos bench player and hopes the stars align when Australia face Iraq in their World Cup qualifier on Tuesday as he eyes a 50th cap.

Thompson, who is a regular starter at club level with Melbourne Victory, is under no illusion over to the part he plays in the national set-up.

His seven appearances this qualifying campaign have been as a second-half substitute and, in five of them, Australia were chasing a goal.
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