Doha (Qatar), Nov 26: A first-half headed goal by Mitchell Duke helped Australia carve out a fighting 1-0 win over Tunisia and kept their qualification hopes on track at the FIFA World Cup.
Duke, who plays his club football for ? Fagiano Okayama in Japan’s second tier, converted Craig Goodwin’s left-wing cross which sent the Australian supporters into a celebration mood.
Coach Graham Arnold’s team had fallen to defending champion France in their first match losing 4-1, after having scored the first goal of the match, only to find their defense caved in four times in the match against the rampaging Frenchman.
As they did against France, Australia started brightly here and went into the early lead deservingly. There’s an air of confidence in their game and they were moving the ball along well.