//LIVE: Australia vs Nepal

LIVE: Australia vs Nepal

33′ The corner comes out to Milligan who drives it low and hard. The keeper fumbles before recovering just in time. 

33′ Mooy sends the free kick in but it takes a deflection before going out for a corner. 

32′ A free kick is paid to Australia after an infringement on Mooy. 

29′ The Socceroos have made a superb start and this is looking like a big win on the way. 

26′ Both Maclaren and Grant won’t be playing for their A-League sides this week with the national competition starting this weekend. 


24′ GOAL SOCCEROOS – The corner is sent in by Goodwin and Harry Souttar manouvres his way through traffic to get to the ball first and score on his international debut with a wonderful glancing header. Australia leads 3-0. 

23′ Mooy shoots just inside the box, but it takes a deflection and goes out for a corner. 

22′ Leckie sneaks in behind the defence but this time it doesn’t come off. 

21′ Maclaren with another chance but this time his shot is wide. 


19′ Goal Jamie MacLaren


19′ GOAL SOCCEROOS – The ball comes back into the box with Grant heading across goal to Maclaren who finishes it off to perfection with a glancing header into the back of an empty net. Maclaren has scored a brace with Australia leading 2-0. 

18′ Goodwin sends it too deep for Maclaren and it’s temporarily cleared by the Nepal defence. 

16′ Matthew Ryan could bring out an armchair and sit in the box if he likes because it doesn’t look like he is in for a busy night. 

12′ Nepal have settled somewhat after a wobbly start. 

10′ Mooy floats in the free kick with Irvine heading into the post with Maclaren unable to keep the rebounding header down. 

8′ It could be a very long night for Nepal. 


6′ GOAL SOCCEROOS – The free kick is send out wide to Goodwin who fires it in. Keeper fumbles it and Maclaren is there to tidy it all up and score the goal. Australia leads 1-0.

5′ Australia have the free kick to the left of the box. 

5′ It’s all happening in the box with the ball moving around like it’s in a pinball machine! How did it not get in?

2′ An early chance for the Socceroos with Chemzong getting it all wrong and he scrambles desperately to prevent an own goal. 

1′ We are off and underway. 

Nepal (4-5-1): Chemzong (GK); Dhimal, A Temang, D Temang, Rajbansi; Shrestha, Bista, Chand, Rai, Paswan; Rijal. Subs: Tamang, Magar, Kuthu, Bal, Aryal, Shrestha, Bhandari, Dahal, Lama, Gurung, Shrestha, Tamang. 

Australia (4-3-3): Ryan (GK); Behich, Souttar, Wright, Grant; Mooy, Milligan, Irvine; Goodwin, Maclaren, Leckie. Subs: Langerak (GK), Degenek, Smith, Jeggo, Patratos, Taggart, Borrello, Giannou, Amini, Hrustic, Mabil. 

Good evening and welcome to Canberra for tonight’s World Cup Qualifier between Australia and Nepal.

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