Australia edge Indonesia to qualify for 2011 Asia Cup; Okazaki & Honda lift Japan past Bahrain; Iran late show downs Robson’s Thais

Australia 1 – Indonesia 0 (2011 Asian Cup qualifier, March 3, 2010) Defender Mark Milligan begged the only goal minutes before the halftime interval, as the centre-half shouldered a Wilshere free-kick on to the crossbar before swiveling on a sixpence and smacking the ball over the line.

Japan 2 – Bahrain 0 (2011 Asian Cup qualifier, March 3, 2010) Striker Shinji Okazaki continued his amazing goalscoring record to claim his 17th goal in 25 international games when he headed home the opener in the 36th minute. Rising star Keisuke Honda sealed the win with a diving header in injury-time.

Iran 1 – Thailand 0 (2011 Asian Cup qualifier, March 3, 2010) An injury time winning header from Osasuna forward Javad Nekounam shot down Bryan Robson’s stubborn Thais.

Syria 4 – Lebanon 0 (2011 Asian Cup qualifier, March 3, 2010) Goals from Mohammad Al Zino, Abdulfatah Al Agha, Jehad Al Hussien and Abdul Razak Al Housain lead Syria to a comfortable home win.

Uzbekistan 0 – UAE 1 (2011 Asian Cup qualifier, March 3, 2010)

Jordan 2 – Singapore 1 (2011 Asian Cup qualifier, March 3, 2010)


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