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Men's Football - Qualifier for Asian to the 2012 London Olympic Games (2nd leg)

Yemen 0 - Australia 4

(Australia win 7-0 on aggregate)

Olyroos too good!

The Olyroos have progressed to the final group stage of Asian Olympic qualifying with a comfortable 4-0 win over a disappointing Yemen side.

From the kick off the Olyroos dominate possession and have the Yemeni players chasing.

It is all too easy, a Visconte free kick was floated in on 18 minutes and Jason Hoffman rose above everyone to head home to open the scoring.

Two minutes later Rocky Visconte crosses for Marko Jesic , who from in front blasts against the upright, then on the half hour another Visconte cross has Jason Hoffman blasting one from close range which the keeper keeps out but Jesic misses the tap in.

Mitch Nicholls is having a wonderful game in the middle of the park his work rate has him winning possession time after time and he lays on a perfect cross for Hoffman to head home for 2-0 on 32 minutes.

The half ends with the visitors unable to get a shot on goal.

The second half commences with the very impressive Aaron Mooy blasting a 25 meter effort just wide, on 52 minutes Jesic Crosses for Hoffman to stab home 3-0.

Nicholls was replaced at half time by Isaka Cernak who shows great energy down the right, he crosses for Aaron Mooy to slam in for 4-0 on 68 minute.

The flood gates don’t open as the Australians are content to pass the bal around and the game ends with a beautiful long range effort from Mooy which the Yemeni goal keeper just gets his hands to..

It ends 4-0 Australia

Report by Robert Szomolnoki

At Newcastle Football Stadium (Sponsor Ausgrid), Newcastle - 6:30pm Thursday 23 June, 2011

Yemen 0
lost to
Australia 4 (Jason Hoffman 18' ,32', 52', Aaron Mooy 68’)

Crowd: 3,009


YEMEN : 1.Shukri Salem Abdullah (gk), 3.Nateq Hezam Qaid Raghe, 4.Ebrahim Mohammed Ali Gehamah (13.Ahmed Ali Mohammed Aldhahri 47’), 5.Amgad Abdullah Khairan, 6.Abdulaziz Mohammed Al-Gumaei (12.Ali Abdulkareem Ali Qasem 54’), 7.Najib Ahmed Qaid Al-Haddad, 9.Mohammed Al Khadher Al Anbari, 10.Samer Hasan Sulaiman (8.Yaser Yahya Al-Shaibani 27’), 11.Munassar Awadh Ba Haj (c), 15.Ammar Abdullah Qaid, 17.Mohsen Mohammed Hasan
Subs not used: 2.Mohammed Mahmood Al-Muntaser, 14.Aiman Saleh Abdullah Al-Hagri, 16.Kameel Tareq Othman Mohammed, 18.Esam Abdo Qasem Al Hakimi

Yellow Cards: Munassar Awadh Ba Haj 5’, Mohsen Mohammed Hasan 16’

Coach: Abraham Mebratu Gebreslassie

AUSTRALIA : 18.Dean Bouzanis (gk), 2.Sebastian Ryall, 4.Matthew Jurman (3.Ryan McGowan 62’), 5.Aziz Behich, 6.Oliver Bozanic (c), 8.Aaron Mooy, 9.Jason Hoffman, 10.Mitch Nichols (13.Diogo Ferreira 46’), 11.Rocco Visconte, 12.Marko Jesic (7.Isaka Cernak 46’), 14.Matthew Foschini
Subs not used: 1.Andrew Redmayne (gk), 15.Scott Neville, 16.Matthew Fletcher, 17.Kofi Danning

Yellow Cards: Marko Jesic 15’, Aaron Mooy 60’

Coach: Aurelio Vidmar (Assistant: Paul Okon)

Players to note: Aaron Mooy 3pts, Mitch Nicholls 2pts, Oliver Bozanic 1pt Referee: Abdulrahman Abdou (Qatar)
Assistant Referees: Mohammad Jaber Dharman (Qatar) & Fares Alshammari (Kuwait)
Fourth Official: Yousef Almarzouq (Kuwait)
Match Commissioner: Ahmed Shahir (Maldives); Referee Inspector: Yazbeck Yazbeck (Lebanon)
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