7 Mar 2009

Kuwait beat Socceroos

7:20 am on 7 March 2009

Kuwait have beaten Australia 1-0 in an Asian Cup football qualifier at Canberra Stadium to move to second place in the group standings and relegate the Socceroos to the bottom.

The Australians, fielding a weakened team made up of players from the fledgling domestic competition, struggled to create clear chances then wasted the few opportunities they did get.

The result gave Kuwait three points from two matches, one point behind Oman. Indonesia, who held Australia to a scoreless draw in January, have two points and the Socceroos one.

The top two teams from the group qualify for the 2011 Asian Cup in Qatar.