The Olyroos have continued on their path to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with a 6-Zero win over Taiwan in Cambodia.
Graham Arnold’s facet belted the Asian minnows by the identical rating as they recorded on Friday evening in opposition to Cambodia, managed by Melbourne Victory star Keisuke Honda.
However they know these outcomes would possibly rely for nought in the event that they don’t get a end result on Tuesday evening in opposition to heavyweights South Korea.
A curious qualifying system would possibly merciless Australia’s hopes of taking a males’s soccer group to the Olympic Video games for the primary time in 12 years.
A win over South Korea would make sure the Olyroos head to the qualifying match subsequent January, when 16 groups will battle for 3 Asian locations, alongside hosts Japan, on the 2020 Video games.
A draw or loss would depart the Olyroos second, with solely the highest 4 second-placed finishers from 11 qualifying teams reserving a spot on the follow-up match.
Courtesy of their 6-Zero wins, Australia are assured a spot with a draw in opposition to South Korea.
A loss would put them on the mercy of different outcomes, regardless of the 2 earlier commanding wins.
Towards Taiwan, Western Sydney’s Abraham Majok scored an early brace earlier than Melbourne Victory’s Thomas Deng elevated the margin earlier than halftime.
Tass Mourdoukoutas and a Pierce Waring double rounded out the end result.
South Korea’s 6-1 defeat of Cambodia places them prime of the group on purpose distinction.
The South Koreans are anticipated to be difficult opponents; they’ve spent weeks in camp collectively to attempt to qualify, a chance open to them as their home competitors will not be in season.
Arnold has referred to as up the perfect gamers accessible to him – angering some A-League coaches – as he bids to qualify Australia for the Olympics for the primary time for the reason that 2008 Beijing Video games.