FIFA World Cup Qualifying - AFC

Australia vs Palestine, 2026 World Cup Qualifying - AFC, Second Round

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  • 5': Kusini Yengi (P)
  • 26': Adam Taggart
  • 41': Kusini Yengi
  • 53': Martin Boyle
  • 87': Nestory Irankunda (P)
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Kusini Yengi stars as Socceroos beat Palestine 5-0

Kusini Yengi scored twice as the Socceroos claimed an emphatic win over Palestine in Tuesday's World Cup qualifiers.

Match Commentary

  • 0': Lineups are announced and players are warming up.
  • 0': First Half begins.
  • 2': Foul by Mohammed Rashid (Palestine).
  • 2': Keanu Baccus (Australia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 3': Penalty Australia. Aziz Behich draws a foul in the penalty area.
  • 3': Penalty conceded by Yaser Hamed (Palestine) after a foul in the penalty area.
  • 5': Goal! Australia 1, Palestine 0. Kusini Yengi (Australia) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.
  • 9': Foul by Mathew Leckie (Australia).
  • 9': Yaser Hamed (Palestine) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 12': Attempt blocked. Adam Taggart (Australia) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 12': Corner, Australia. Conceded by Yaser Hamed.
  • 13': Attempt missed. Alessandro Circati (Australia) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Martin Boyle with a cross following a corner.
  • 16': Attempt blocked. Mohammed Rashid (Palestine) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Omar Faraj with a cross.
  • 19': Foul by Martin Boyle (Australia).
  • 19': Mohammed Saleh (Palestine) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 25': Attempt blocked. Mathew Leckie (Australia) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
  • 26': Goal! Australia 2, Palestine 0. Adam Taggart (Australia) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Martin Boyle.
  • 27': Offside, Australia. Kusini Yengi is caught offside.
  • 29': Foul by Gethin Jones (Australia).
  • 29': Jonathan Cantillana (Palestine) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 31': Attempt missed. Amid Mahajna (Palestine) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left. Assisted by Camilo Saldaña.
  • 32': Foul by Amid Mahajna (Palestine).
  • 32': Kusini Yengi (Australia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 34': Attempt saved. Islam Batran (Palestine) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Amid Mahajna.
  • 39': Attempt missed. Islam Batran (Palestine) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Mousa Farawi with a cross.
  • 40': Foul by Amid Mahajna (Palestine).
  • 40': Keanu Baccus (Australia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 40': Amid Mahajna (Palestine) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 41': Goal! Australia 3, Palestine 0. Kusini Yengi (Australia) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Martin Boyle with a through ball.
  • 43': Foul by Alessandro Circati (Australia).
  • 43': Omar Faraj (Palestine) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 44': Aziz Behich (Australia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 44': Foul by Mousa Farawi (Palestine).
  • 45'+1': Camilo Saldaña (Palestine) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 45'+1': Foul by Martin Boyle (Australia).
  • 45'+3': Attempt blocked. Mathew Leckie (Australia) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Keanu Baccus.
  • 45'+3': Corner, Australia. Conceded by Mohammed Rashid.
  • 45'+3': Foul by Mathew Leckie (Australia).
  • 45'+3': Mohammed Saleh (Palestine) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 45'+4': First Half ends, Australia 3, Palestine 0.
  • 45': Second Half begins Australia 3, Palestine 0.
  • 48': Foul by Keanu Baccus (Australia).
  • 48': Jonathan Cantillana (Palestine) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 48': Keanu Baccus (Australia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 49': Corner, Australia. Conceded by Rami Hamada.
  • 53': Goal! Australia 4, Palestine 0. Martin Boyle (Australia) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam Taggart.
  • 57': Attempt saved. Martin Boyle (Australia) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Keanu Baccus with a through ball.
  • 57': Delay in match because of an injury Adam Taggart (Australia).
  • 57': Delay in match because of an injury Mohammed Saleh (Palestine).
  • 59': Substitution, Palestine. Oday Dabbagh replaces Omar Faraj.
  • 59': Substitution, Palestine. Ameed Sawafta replaces Mohammed Rashid.
  • 59': Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 61': Foul by Oday Dabbagh (Palestine).
  • 61': Keanu Baccus (Australia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 64': Substitution, Australia. Connor Metcalfe replaces Keanu Baccus.
  • 65': Substitution, Australia. Apostolos Stamatelopoulos replaces Adam Taggart because of an injury.
  • 66': Substitution, Palestine. Moustafa Zeidan replaces Jonathan Cantillana.
  • 66': Substitution, Palestine. Muhamad Darwish replaces Amid Mahajna.
  • 67': Foul by Apostolos Stamatelopoulos (Australia).
  • 67': Michel Termanini (Palestine) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 67': Camilo Saldaña (Palestine) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 67': Foul by Connor Metcalfe (Australia).
  • 67': Connor Metcalfe (Australia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 70': Substitution, Australia. Nestory Irankunda replaces Martin Boyle.
  • 70': Attempt blocked. Moustafa Zeidan (Palestine) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Oday Dabbagh.
  • 70': Corner, Palestine. Conceded by Alessandro Circati.
  • 73': Corner, Palestine. Conceded by Cameron Burgess.
  • 74': Attempt missed. Ameed Sawafta (Palestine) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Yaser Hamed with a cross.
  • 75': Foul by Jackson Irvine (Australia).
  • 75': Oday Dabbagh (Palestine) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 75': Jackson Irvine (Australia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 75': Attempt missed. Oday Dabbagh (Palestine) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
  • 78': Attempt blocked. Moustafa Zeidan (Palestine) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Oday Dabbagh.
  • 80': Attempt saved. Moustafa Zeidan (Palestine) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Oday Dabbagh.
  • 82': Substitution, Palestine. Samer Jondi replaces Islam Batran.
  • 82': Substitution, Australia. Jordan Bos replaces Kusini Yengi.
  • 83': Substitution, Australia. Cameron Devlin replaces Mathew Leckie.
  • 86': Corner, Australia. Conceded by Michel Termanini.
  • 86': Penalty conceded by Yaser Hamed (Palestine) with a hand ball in the penalty area.
  • 87': Goal! Australia 5, Palestine 0. Nestory Irankunda (Australia) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.
  • 90': Apostolos Stamatelopoulos (Australia) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 90': Foul by Camilo Saldaña (Palestine).
  • 90': Foul by Nestory Irankunda (Australia).
  • 90': Mohammed Saleh (Palestine) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+3': Attempt missed. Samer Jondi (Palestine) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Camilo Saldaña.
  • 90'+3': Cameron Devlin (Australia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+3': Foul by Samer Jondi (Palestine).
  • 90'+4': Attempt missed. Samer Jondi (Palestine) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.
  • 90'+4': Offside, Palestine. Moustafa Zeidan is caught offside.
  • 90'+4': Second Half ends, Australia 5, Palestine 0.
  • 0': Match ends, Australia 5, Palestine 0.

Statistics

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9 Fouls 11
1 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
1 Offsides 1
2 Corner Kicks 4
2 Saves 2
43.7 Possession 56.3
11 SHOTS 10
2 ON GOAL 6
0.2 On Target % 0.6
0 Penalty Goals 2
0 Penalty Kicks Taken 2
383 Accurate Passes 513
454 Passes 584
0.8 Pass Completion % 0.9
3 Accurate Crosses 1
12 Crosses 10
0.3 Cross % 0.1
53 Long Balls 58
22 Accurate Long Balls 39
0.4 Long Balls % 0.7
3 Blocked Shots 3
9 Effective Tackles 7
17 Tackles 10
0.5 Tackle % 0.7
12 Interceptions 10
14 Effective Clearances 8
14 Clearances 8

Game Information

Competition: FIFA World Cup Qualifying - AFC

Venue: HBF Park
Location: Perth, Australia
Attendance: 18,261

WCQ - AFC Standings

# TEAM GP GD PTS
1 Australia 6 +22 18
2 Palestine 6 0 8
3 Lebanon 6 -3 6
4 Bangladesh 6 -19 1
Full Standings

Line-Ups

AUS Australia (4-4-2)

No. Name
18 Joe Gauci (GK)
21 Cameron Burgess
13 Alessandro Circati
16 Aziz Behich
2 Gethin Jones
17 Keanu Baccus Yellow Card
22 Jackson Irvine Yellow Card
7 Mathew Leckie
6 Martin Boyle
11 Kusini Yengi
9 Adam Taggart

PLE Palestine (5-4-1)

No. Name
22 Rami Hamada (GK)
15 Michael Termanini
5 Mohammed Saleh
4 Yaser Hamed
12 Camilo Saldaña
17 Mousa Farawi
3 Mohammed Rashid
20 Ameed Mahajna Yellow Card
18 Jonathan Cantillana
21 Islam Batran
13 Omar Faraj

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