Friday, June 27, 2008

2010 Asian Qualification Campaign

Updating JB's earlier post, the Socceroos have drawn Japan, Uzbekistan, Bahrain and Qatar. A tough group, but it was always going to be tough, and we can surely take solace in the fact we'll face our whipping boys again. In our previous group we beat Qatar 6-0 home and away combined, and we should also fancy our chances at home and on the road against Bahrain. Uzbekistan and Japan are going to be our main threats, but we only need to beat one of these in the group. Top two qualify, so anything we can get out of our away games against these two will be huge. Finally, Australians have a qualifying campaign which the fans can get excited in following. Phase two begins for the Socceroos (tentatively) on September 10, away to Uzbekistan. The draw is structured so that we have three of our last four matches at home. Go the Socceroos!!!

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