23 Jan 2011

Australia into Asian Cup semi-finals

12:11 pm on 23 January 2011

Harry Kewell scored three minutes from the end of extra time to give Australia a 1-0 victory over holders Iraq in their Asian Cup football quarter-final in Doha.

The entertaining match looked to be heading to penalties after both sides squandered a number of opportunities before Kewell was left unmarked to direct his header home after a beautifully flighted ball from Matt McKay.

Australia, the highest FIFA ranked side in the tournament at 26th, will play Uzbekistan in the semi-finals.