asian cup

Australia 0-1 Kuwait: Aussies struggle to qualify

March 5, 2009
A below-par Australia suffered a surprise 1-0 defeat at home to Kuwait to leave them struggling in their 2011 Asian Cup qualifying group.

Coach Pim Verbeek was unable to call upon his European-based players and as a result fielded a side comprised entirely of A-League players.

However, they struggled throughout and failed to threaten their opponents in final third as Mesaed Al Enzi's 37th-minute strike proved enough to hand Kuwait all three points.

Kuwait are now ...

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