Australia 0-0 United Arab Emirates

Socceroos held by UAE

January 5, 2011
A sub-strength Socceroos were served a taste of the challenge that lay ahead as they were held to a scoreless draw by a stubborn United Arab Emirates in their final Asian Cup tune-up.

Australia coach Holger Osieck opted to rest big guns Tim Cahill, Harry Kewell, Brett Emerton, Jason Culina and Mark Schwarzer from Wednesday night's friendly in Al Ain, taking a chance to test out the bulk of his squad.

But it wasn't easy going for a host of fringe players, with ...

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