Socceroos 2-1 United Arab Emirates: Australia advance to Peru’s World Cup qualifiers with thrilling victory

Australia have qualified for the World Cup final qualifiers against Peru after a thrilling 2-1 victory over the United Arab Emirates at Al Rayyan Stadium in Doha, Qatar on Wednesday morning (AEST).

Ajdin Hrustic struck the winner in the 84th minute with a sizzling volley from outside the box deflected by a United Arab Emirates defender into the net.

Earlier, the Socceroos took the lead in the 53rd minute after Jackson Irvine stabbed from close range following superb wing play from Martin Boyle.

But the lead only lasted four minutes when Caio Canedo equalized for the UAE after an unfortunate Irvine cross and deflection allowed the Brazilian-born striker to kick the ball into the roof of the net .

Australia were the better team throughout the 90 minutes, but both teams struggled to create chances in the 90 minutes.

Green and Gold will now face Peru in a sudden death match on Tuesday, June 14 (AEST) in Qatar to reach the 2022 World Cup.

Socceroos vs United Arab Emirates score and goalscorers

Crew 1st half 2nd half Final score
Australia 0 2 2
United Arab Emirates 0 1 1


Australia – Irvine 53, Hrustic 84

WATER – Canedo 57

Socceroos vs UAE commentary, goals and highlights

FULL TIME: UAE 1-2 AUSTRALIA — The Socceroos advance to the World Cup final qualifier against Peru with a thrilling victory. Australia got the job done but will need to improve for the match against the South Americans.

]90 minutes: There will be three minutes of overtime. Socceroos is doing well right now. The United Arab Emirates failed to create chances.

84 mins: AUSTRALIA GOAL – Mooy swings in the corner, it is cleared by United Arab Emirates, but Hrustic steps to the edge of the box to fly the ball – taking a deflection off a defender. Australia lead with six minutes to play.

81 mins: From the corner that results, it’s a dangerous delivery from Hrustic but Wright is stopped for a foul.

80 minutes: LUCK – Maclaren has an instant shot from a tight angle after being played by Hrustic, but the UAE goalkeeper just manages to deflect the shot wide

74 mins: LUCK – Hrustic makes a great pass to Behich near the left line, the left-back bounces in the cross in the penalty area but Maclaren can’t control the hot delivery and the chance is lost.

72 minutes: SUB AUSTRALIA – Jamie Maclaren enters the fray for Craig Goodwin. Interesting shot from Graham Arnold. He thinks the Socceroos are going to have chances in the box in the last 20 minutes.

72 minutes: Hrustic cuts right white, tries to loop a shot with his left foot, but it’s just high and wide.

70 minutes: Goodwin swings the corner towards the back post, Rowles is there to put a header on it but makes weak contact straight into the ground and into the arms of the UAE keeper.

68 mins: The game died down after a flurry of goals and chances. Which team will gain momentum in the last 20 minutes?

63 mins: LUCK – Irvine swings a delicious cross towards the back post, it just escapes Irvine, but Goodwin steals when he probably should have scored.

56 mins: GOAL UAE – The Socceroos lead lasts just three minutes. Australia struggle to clear the cross and Correa smashes the ball into the roof of the net. Blow for green and gold.

53 mins: GOAL AUSTRALIA – Martin Boyle works his way down the straight with marvelous skill, his low cross is met by Irvine at the near post, who heads it home. Socceroos leads.

48 mins: Harib Abdalla Suhail threatens again on the left wing, gets behind Atkinson and Ryan again makes a good save from a tight angle.

45 minutes: The second half kicked off in Doha.

HALF-TIME: Socceroos 0-0 UAE – A rather suspicious first half. The UAE had the best chance down the left through Harib Abdalla Suhail, with Ryan blocking the shot from a tight angle. Australia had plenty of ball possession but not many chances.

43 mins: Good end to the first half for Australia. Lots of dangerous possession. No clear chance though. It looks like a free kick is the best route to the Socceroos goal.

37 mins: Atkinson is really struggling defensively at right-back. The UAE attack his wing at will and put Harib Abdalla Suhail behind him on numerous occasions.

35 mins: LUCK – Harib Abdalla Suhail once again gets behind Atkinson with a clean pass. He attacks space in the box, fires a shot from a tight angle but is blocked by Ryan’s body, who is in the perfect position.

34 mins: From a free-kick down the left flank, Goodwin whips in a dangerous cross and Rowles just can’t make decent contact. It was half a chance.

33 mins: Leckie is released through the left channel but his little dink to rushing Goodwin is intercepted as the Adelaide winger charges into the box.

28 mins: UAE win a free kick in a dangerous position after Rowles fouls an opponent. But the cross in the box is wild and out for a goal kick.

22 mins: Boyle fires a cross from the right at Irvine’s head, but the Australian midfielder is wide of the net and can only head gently towards the United Arab Emirates keeper.

21 mins: It looks like the UAE are trying to get behind the inexperienced Atkinson, who also likes to get high up the pitch as a full-back.

19 mins: Harib Abdalla Suhail slides down the left side and attacks the byline. He goes deep into the box but finds no option and is eventually squeezed out by the Australian defence. Most dangerous game of the game.

17 mins: The match has become quite suspicious at the moment. The UAE are deep in the water and the Socceroos are struggling to penetrate.

12 mins: It was 47 degrees Celsius in Doha today, but air conditioning vents at Al Rayyan Stadium reduced the temperature to around 20 degrees in the stadium.

10 minutes: The game calmed down and a quick start. Australia currently retain most of the possession. No clear chance for either team so far.

6 minutes: Great start for the Socceroos. High pace. Quick movement. A few dangerous crosses were thrown around.

2 minutes : Leckie was selected as a centre-forward, with Adam Taggart injured. Trent Sainsbury is also absent, with Kye Rowles and Bailey Wright a surprise pair in midfield. Craig Goodwin starts on the wing, while Nathaniel Atkinson earns his second cap at right-back.

To start up: We left and race in the United Arab Emirates. Few surprises in the Australian line-up.

18 minutes before kick-off: Here’s what Graham Arnold had to say before the game:

27 minutes before kick-off: Socceroos hype video to come :

30 minutes before kick-off: It’s clear who the fans will be supporting in Doha:

90 minutes before kick-off: Queues are output.

12 hours before kick-off: The match will start on June 7 at 9 p.m. local time (June 8 at 4 a.m. AEST)

12 hours before kick-off: Australia and the United Arab Emirates will meet in a sudden-death World Cup qualifier in Doha. Qatar, whose winner will face Peru for a place at Qatar 2022 next week.

Socceroos vs UAE rosters

Australia starting XI (4-2-3-1, right to left): 1-Ryan (GK)—4-Aktinson, 8-Wright, 20-Rowles, 16-Behich—22-Irvine, 10-Hrustic—6-Boyle, 7-Leckie, 19-Goodwin—13-Mooy

Australian submarines (12): 12-Redmayne (GK), 23-King (GK), 2-Degenek, 17-Stensness, 3-Karacic, 5-Genreau, 18-Dougall, 11-Mabil, 14-McGree, 15-Duke, 21-Tilio, 9-MacLaren

UAE starting XI (4-3-3, left to right): 17-Khalid Eisa (GK) — 4-Khaled Al Dhanhani, 3-Walid Abbas, 12-Khalifa Mubarak, 13-Mohamad Omar Alattas —18-Abdallah Ramadan, 14-Abdulia Hamad, 5-Ali Hassan Albolooshi — 11-Caio Canedo , 7-Ali Mabkhout, 21-Harib Abdullah

United Arab Emirates submarines (12): 1-Hasan Alshamsi (GK), 2-Khalid Hashemi, 9-Bandar Al Ahbabi, 23-Abdulaziz Hussain, 10-Omar Abdulrahman, 15-Yahia Nader, 6-Majid Rashid, 19-Tahnoon Alzaabi, 8-Majed Hassan, 20 -Sebastian Tagliabue, 22-Yahya Alghassani, 16-Ali Saleh

How to watch Socceroos vs UAE

This match will be broadcast live and free on television in Australia via Channel 10.

It will also stream via 10Play and Paramount+.

The match is scheduled to kick off at 4:00 a.m. (AEST) with coverage starting at 3:30 a.m. (AEST).