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Australia 2-0: Japan settle for World Cup ticket – Saudi Arabia

Australia 2-0: Japan settle for World Cup ticket – Saudi Arabia

World Cup field takes shape: Japan and Saudi Arabia qualified on Thursday – because Australia were shocked by a joker.

Defeats Japan at the World Cup in Sydney: Kaur Mitoma (right).
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The last World Cup without Japan took place in 1994 – it will be the same for a while: on Thursday, “Samurai Blue” won their ticket for the seventh time in a row 2-0 in Australia.

With 41,852 spectators in Sydney, the guests mostly dominated the game, but not for long: Liverpool striker Minamino lost twice at the crossbar (31st / 37th) and defended once (80th) by Defender Sainsbury. )

The Australians were basically badly beaten by the staff and needed victory to stay in the race for a live World Cup ticket, but – again driven by Frankfurt’s Hrustik – missed some of their chances.

Mitoma’s Best Joker Betting

Starting with Endo (Stuttgart), Asano (Pochum), Itagura (Schalke) and Tanaka (Dசsseldorf), Japan determined the game in the final minutes: Joker Mitoma added a late brace (89/90. +4). The 24-year-old Belgian striker stunned Minamino in the 84th minute when Royal Union Saint-Gillois shocked him.

Due to this victory, Saudi Arabia will not be able to get a World Cup ticket in Team B Division. This is the sixth time that the Herv Renard team has participated in the World Cup.

Goals and cards

0: 1Mitoma (89 ‘)

0: 2Mitoma (90 ‘)





Game Info

Australia, of course third in the group, have the only alternative via play-offs: first, they must win in Group A (now the United Arab Emirates) against a third party, and then there will be a clash. Fifth place from South America (now Peru).