Tuesday, 13 May 2008
AFC Fustal - Australia 6 Chinese Taipei 0 - Australia through to quarter finals
Fernando Jorge Lima De Moraes didn't get on the scoresheet and Australia had their keeper sent off, but they are through to the quarter finals regardless after disposing of Chinese Taipei and with Japan seeing off Turkmenistan. Coach Gilligan will seemingly rest a few players against Japan, and probably rightly so. The AFC report suggests that Kyrgyzstan and Thailand, one of which Australia will play in the next round, are about on equal footing, and so there appears to be no need to go hammer and tongs and finish first in the group.