Socceroos destroy Nepal 3-0 in World Cup qualifier to score seven straight successes
The Socceroos destroyed Nepal 3-0 in Kuwait City in their most recent World Cup qualifier which was their seventh successive win.
The Australians sealed top spot in Group B with their most recent success which took them to 21 points from seven Group B matches however had already secured progression to the next stage of the Asian Football Confederation qualifiers for the next year’s World Cup.
Captain Mat Leckie, directly back Fran Karacic and Martin Boyle all scored in the match with the Socceroos taking advantage of a brave Nepal side that had been decreased to 10 men on the stroke half-time when Rohit Chand was shipped off.
Nepal goalkeeper Kiran Chemjong saved his side from going down in a major score making a few saves.
Socceroos coach Graham Arnold rolled out nine improvements to the side that beat Chinese Taipei 5-1 in his bid to rotate the team and give everybody some time on the field.
The Socceroos required only six minutes to start to lead the pack with Leckie heading home a decent cross from left back Aziz Behich.
Leckie turned provider in the 38th minute when he discovered Karacic to score his first international goal. Nepal’s task became to be considerably harder at halftime when they were decreased to 10 men with the excusal of Chand.
The 29-year-old defender was a shown a straight red card for a last-man foul on Boyle.
In the 57th minute Boyle got from close range subsequent to being found at the far post with a perfectly timed pass from his Hibernian partner Jackson Irvine.
Arnold’s men close their Group B campaign on Wednesday morning against Jordan.