2009 Australia national soccer team season

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Australia
2009 season
Chairman Frank Lowy
Manager Pim Verbeek
Home colours
Away colours

Summary[edit]

This page summarises the Australia national soccer team fixtures and results in 2009. The start of the year consisted of alternative qualification matches for the 2011 AFC Asian Cup and the 2010 FIFA World Cup. When Australia met Japan in February, they were top of the group with three wins. A draw against Japan, a win against Uzbekistan and then another draw with Qatar was enough for Australia to qualify for the 2010 FIFA World Cup with two games to spare. [1] Asian Cup qualifying started poorly with a draw in Indonesia and a home loss to Kuwait although wins later in the year improved Australia's position in the group leading into the final fixtures in 2010. Netherlands were ranked number three in the world at the time of visiting Sydney to play a friendly that finished nil all. Australia finished the year at 21 in the FIFA Rankings however the September 2009 ranking saw Australia reach it's highest ever position of 14.

Record[edit]

Type GP W D L GF GA
Friendly matches 3 1 1 1 4 3
World Cup qualifiers 5 3 2 0 6 1
Asian Cup qualifiers 4 2 1 1 3 2
Total 12 6 4 2 13 6


Match results[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

World Cup qualifiers[edit]

Asian Cup qualifiers[edit]

Goal scorers[edit]

Player Friendlies FIFA World Cup qual. AFC Asian Cup qual. Goals
Cahill 2 2 1 5
Carney 1 1 - 2
Emerton - - 1 1
Kennedy - 1 - 1
Kewell - 1 - 1
Kisnorbo 1 - - 1
Sterjovski - 1 - 1
Wilkshire - - 1 1

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