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Socceroos Asian Cup player ratings: Tom Rogic struggles as Australia get embarrassed by Jordan

12:40 am AEDT 7/1/19
Socceroos Jordan Aziz Behich Awer Mabil
The reigning champions couldn't have performed much worse...and several players didn't live up to their billing

Australia's Asian Cup defence got off to the worst possible start with a 1-0 defeat to Jordan in Al Ain on Sunday night. 

The Socceroos dominated possession and territorial advantage but failed to create many opportunities as Anas Bani Yassen's 26th minute header won the match for the Chivalrous.

Several green and gold players struggled in their first competitive game under Graham Arnold.

Check out Goal's ratings for every Australian player below. 

  • Maty Ryan Socceroos

    Mat Ryan

    Rating: 8/10

    Couldn't do much about the Jordan goal and made an absolutely terrific save on to the crossbar to stop the opposition going two up.

    Was always in the right position to deal with Jordan's sporadic shots on the counter attack.

  • Aziz Behich Socceroos

    Aziz Behich

    Rating: 5/10

    Really struggled to have a positive impact attacking down the left flank.

    Needs to start higher up the pitch and improve his delivery into the penalty area.

  • Milos Degenek

    Milos Degenek

    Rating: 6/10

    Dealt with the danger Jordan posed on the counter well enough but was a leader in the central defence that conceded the goal from a corner.

  • Trent Sainsbury Socceroos

    Trent Sainsbury

    Rating: 4/10

    Continued his recent patch of poor performances.

    Gave the ball away too often and was beaten in one-on-one contests regularly.

    Clearly showing a lack of form from not playing consistently for club side PSV.

  • Josh Risdon Socceroos

    Josh Risdon

    Rating: 4/10

    Put in arguably his worst performance in a Socceroos shirt.

    Failed to get up the right flank and have a positive impact in attack.

    Was hooked at half-time in a move you couldn't argue with.


  • Mark Milligan Socceroos

    Mark Milligan

    Rating: 5/10

    Got the ball ticking over in midfield but failed to have an impact with his passing and movement.

    Is he the right man to anchor the midfield?

    There isn't many other options...

  • Massimo Luongo

    Massimo Luongo

    Rating: 5/10

    Struggled to get into the game playing in a midfield role alongside Milligan.

    Couldn't get his pass and move game going.

    Was substituted for Jackson Irvine on 74 minutes.

  • Robbie Kruse Australia

    Robbie Kruse

    Rating: 4/10

    Worked hard as always but just had absolutely no impact on the game.

    His status as a regular green and gold starter has to be waning.

    Surely it's time to give other options a chance to shine?

  • Socceroos Tom Rogic

    Tom Rogic

    Rating: 4/10 

    From a player of Rogic's quality, it was an extremely poor performance.

    Got on the ball heaps but always seemed to make the wrong decision - which is starting to become a common theme for him in a Socceroos jersey.

    He needs to lift significantly and be the x-factor player his nation needs.

  • Awer Mabil Socceroos

    Awer Mabil

    Rating: 7/10

    Probably the Socceroos' best outfield player.

    Unlucky not to score with his drive that struck the post and worked hard to create opportunities around the penalty area.

    His set piece delivery was poor however and someone else should be given duties for the next game.

  • Jamie Maclaren Socceroos

    Jamie Maclaren

    Rating: 3/10

    Didn't get the best of service but was basically anonymous for his time on the pitch - bar scoring from an offside position deep into the second half.

    Just doesn't get involved enough and seems to struggle in Graham Arnold's system.

  • Substitutes

    Rhyan Grant: 6/10

    Did a better job than Risdon of getting into dangerous positions but his output wasn't much more effective.

    Chris Ikonomidis: 6/10

    Looked lively after coming on and could have got the equaliser with a better finish in the dying moments.

    Jackson Irvine: 6/10

    Used his physicality well to be a threat in the penalty area and may have earned a start for the Palestine game.