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27/09/2009
2:1 (0:0)
  • Michael RABUSIC (50')
  • Tomas PEKHART (89' PEN)
  • James HOLLAND (90'+4 PEN)

Summary

Czech mate for Young Socceroos
Czech Republic got their campaign off to the perfect start with a tense 2-1 win over Australia that leaves the 2007 finalists joint-top of Group E. More »

Line-up

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Substitute(s)

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Coaches

Jakub DOVALIL (CZE)
(NED) Jan VERSLEIJEN

Officials

Referee: Marco RODRIGUEZ (MEX)Assistant Referee 1: Jose Luis CAMARGO (MEX)Assistant Referee 2: Alberto MORIN (MEX)Fourth official: Mohamed BENOUZA (ALG)

Have Your Say

(Total comments 22)


Latest Comments:
Sigfus
07/10/2009 at 21:40
Sigfus (USA)
Thanks GoMatildas.
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GoMatildas
28/09/2009 at 23:36
GoMatildas (Jordan)
hi Sigfus Going on what the commentators were saying, I think the penalty was re-taken for encroachment into the penalty box by a Czech player, although this was not clear on the replays. Thought the send-off of McGowan was a bit harsh. The Young Socceroos must get a good win against Costa Rica. This will be a good measure of where they are relative to Brasil. Go the Young Socceroos!!!!
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Sigfus
28/09/2009 at 06:53
Sigfus (USA)
I dont understand why the Australia player got to kick the penalty twice. Does anyone who watched the game want to comment on why that happened?
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Statistics

10Shots10
4Corner kicks2
5Yellow cards2
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards1
46%Possession (%)54%
  • Dean Bouzanis of Australia
  • Sean Rooney of Australia is tackled by Ondrej Mazuch of Czech Republic
  • Matthew Jurman of Australia
  • Lucas Marecek moves away from Tahj Minniecon of Australia
  • Tomas Pekhart of Czech Republic in action
  • Mazuch of Czech Republic in action
"Personally, I'm actually not too happy because I know we can play a lot better than we did today, and the players know that too. But we have picked up three points and are progressing slowly," Jakub Dovalil, Czech Republic coach.