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Key Events

82'
J. Troisi
J. Irvine
80'
M. Milligan
Yellow Card
Goal
75'
Rebin Sulaka Adhamat
Yellow Card
74'
Hammadi Ahmad
Mahdi Kamil
72'
T. Cahill
T. Jurić
63'
B. Smith
R. Kruse
56'
Ahmed Yasin
Ali Bahjat Fadhil
46'
Amjad Attwan
Amjad Kalaf
Goal
7'
A. Mooy
Yellow Card
Kick Off
3
1
3
2

Stats

Possession
% %
4
4
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 3 4
Total Passes 273 527

Commentary

FULL TIME - IRAQ 1-1 AUSTRALIA: It's four straight draws for the Australia as they just hold on against a fast-finishing Iraq. Not the best result but one they will take as they got tired late on.
90' + 2' Luongo stabs in the outside foot cross from the left but Hameed claims.
90' + 1' Australia finishing stronger now...
90' + 1' Three minutes of stoppage time to be played.
90' CHANCE - Iraq clear off the line after the goalkeeper came to claim the ball but missed and fell down.
89' Australia win a corner...
88' Jedinak clears the cross out of the six-yard box after another break down the left. Iraq finishing stronger.
87' Australia just manage to scramble clear the ball out of their six-yard box. Legs were going everywhere.
86' Troisi drives at the defence, threads a pass to Mooy, who shunts it wider to the on-rushing Brad Smith, but his shot is high and wide of the left post.
84' Smith gets played down the left but his cross is loose and out for a goal kick. He had Cahill to aim for but the result was disappointing.
83' Leckie drives into the box again but Troisi doesn't make the run for the pass through to the byline and it's a goal kick.
J. Troisi
J. Irvine
Australia
82' SUBSTITUTION AUSTRALIA - Jackson Irvine is replaced by James Troisi.
M. Milligan
Yellow Card
Australia
80' YELLOW CARD AUSTRALIA - Mark Milligan.
80' Milligan brings down Abdulraheem as he looked to get through on goal. He will be booked.
79' Ismail steamrolls Leckie and it's a free kick. Should have been a yellow card.
78' Game on now. Australia really need to win this match. It's very tight at the top of the Group B.
Goal
76' GOAL IRAQ - Ali Adnan whips in a curling cross through the six-yard box from the left and Yasin slides in to tap home at the far post. Australia caught napping.
Rebin Sulaka Adhamat
Yellow Card
Iraq
75' YELLOW CARD IRAQ - Rebin Ghareeb Solaka Adhamat is shown a yellow card.
75' Iraq appeal for a penalty after the ball may have struck the hand of Degenek. Appears that it should have been a penalty.
Hammadi Ahmad
Mahdi Kamil
Iraq
74' SUBSTITUTION IRAQ - Mahdi Kamil Sheltagh is replaced by Hammadi Ahmad Abdullah Al Daeeaa.
T. Cahill
T. Jurić
Australia
72' SUBSTITUTION AUSTRALIA - Tomi Jurić is replaced by Tim Cahill.
72' Australia bring on their record goalscorer Tim Cahill in hope of finding that all-important second goal.
71' Yasim makes a good drive down the right but his touch is too heavy as he tries to go around the outside of Milligan and it's a goal kick.
69' Leckie drives into the area brilliantly but is let down by his pass, which is straight to an Iraqi defender. He should have found a teammate.
68' Ismail is down getting attention after appearing to twist his knee.
67' Australia holding firm at the moment. Iraq do look dangerous. Australia now the team playing on the counter.
64' CHANCE - Mooy is teed up at the top of the area and his shot is deflected just wide of the right upright. That was beautiful play from Leckie and Irvine.
B. Smith
R. Kruse
Australia
63' SUBSTITUTION AUSTRALIA - Robbie Kruse is replaced by Brad Smith.
61' CHANCE - Langerak makes a brilliant save from Ibrahim's header. He got down to his left to just palm away from the bottom corner.
60' Degenek makes a great tackle and Iraq win a corner...
59' Yasin fires in a cross from the right after Wright's terrible giveaway but Langerak claims comfortably.
58' The free kick is lifted to the back post but Jedinak does enough to clear.
57' Iraq with a free kick in a dangerous position on the left...
Ahmed Yasin
Ali Bahjat Fadhil
Iraq
56' SUBSTITUTION IRAQ - Ali Bahjat Fadhil is replaced by Ahmed Yasin.
56' Kruse again gets in a dangerous position on the right, Leckie is making space at the back post but the cross is blocked. He needed to get that through.
55' CHANCE - Abdulraheem is picked out by a cross in the six-yard box and his header is misdirected and well wide. What a chance. He should have hit the target.
53' Kruse drills a cross through the penalty area, Mooy gets a touch and Juric can't react quick enough at the back post to poke it home. Great play bu Australia.
50' Abdulraheem gets in a dangerous position against two Australian defenders but he is flagged for offside.
50' Irvine makes a good burst down the left but his cross is too close to Hameed.
48' Milligan makes a solid clearing header from his six-yard box after a dangerous, whipped cross from the left.
47' Iraq have made a change at the break. Interestingly Kalaf, who was one of their more livelier players, has been taken off.
Amjad Attwan
Amjad Kalaf
Iraq
46' SUBSTITUTION IRAQ - Amjad Kalaf Mansour Al Muntafik is replaced by Amjad Attwan Kadhim.
45' The second half is underway.
HALF TIME - IRAQ 0-1 AUSTRALIA - Leckie headed Australia into the lead late in the first half after the away side struggled through the early stages. Iraq's spirit looked shaken by the goal and they will need to regroup for the second half.
45' + 1' One minute of added on time...
45' Australia play some nice football at the top of the area and Juric's snap shot on the turn from the top of the box is over the bar. Great football.
44' Mooy swings in a cross from the left and the Iraqi defender clears for a corner. That was a dangerous ball.
43' Mooy puts the free kick straight into the wall and Milligan's snap shot from the top of the area rolls wide of the post.
43' Australia with a free kick in a dangerous central position...
42' Juric whips in a beautiful ball to get Kruse in behind, the ball gets caught up in the winger's feet and Iraq clear. A better touch from Kruse there and he would have been one-on-one with just the keeper to beat.
41' Australia need to be vigilant now. Iraq will try to hit back straight away.
Goal
40' GOAL AUSTRALIA - Leckie heads home at the near post from Mooy's corner. He was unmarked and it doesn't get much easier than that. Australia take a crucial lead.
39' Mooy swings the corner in and it is awkwardly turned over the bar by the Iraqi defender.
38' Irvine slips the ball through the six-yard box but no one is on the spot and Iraq clear for a corner.
37' Degenek makes a crucial challenge just as Iraq looked to get in behind. He has been solid so far today.
36' Mooy sends the corner in but Hameed manages to catch. He has been in this wet, greasy conditions.
36' Luongo earns a corner with a cross blocked after a drive down the right.
35' Australia improving. They are maintaining possession better. Iraq still look dangerous on the break.
34' Iraq get into another dangerous situation at the back post on the right side but Abdulraheem pushes Wright and a foul is given. That was not needed.
32' CHANCE - Leckie gets around an opponent on the left, slides it to Mooy, who drives a shot destined for the bottom corner but Hameed gets down to claim.
31' The ball breaks for Kruse down the right but his cross is way too high and misses the three teammates in the box. Very disappointing.
28' Adnan sends the free kick into the six-yard box and Jedinak just manages to intervene with a toe and Langerak picks up the ball. Another nervous moment for Australia.
26' CHANCE - Irvine drives a shot from outside the area and Mohammed Hameed tips over the bar. Australia corner.
26' I think Australia needs to alter their formation here. Iraq are finding too much space down the wings.
24' CHANCE - Wow. Kalaf is found in space at the back post one-on-one with Langerak, the Iraqi attacker tries to chip the keeper and the chance is over the bar. Should have hit the target. Australia living a charmed life at the moment.
22' CHANCE - Kalak nearly breaks through to shoot from the penalty spot but Degenek gets a foot in and clears for a corner. Australia are struggling.
21' Australia breaking down as they approach the box. Iraq getting numbers back.
19' Iraq have been on top the last five minutes. Finding plenty of space down the flanks with Australia playing no full backs or wing backs.
17' CHANCE - Langerak makes a fine save low to his left after Abdulraheem got an outside foot on the cross from the left. Another warning for Australia.
16' The corner is flicked toward goal by Abdulameer and it's awkwardly cleared by Wright. Australia look a bit shaky when Iraq get the ball in.
15' Iraq win the first corner of the game...
14' Kalaf is picked out in space at the back post, but he misses his touch and the ball skids away for a throw. Plenty of space on the flanks for Iraq.
12' Luongo gets into a great position at the corner of the box but his cross is horrible and loops out for a goal kick. Got to be better than that.
11' Mooy gets to the byline after a good one-two with Jackson Irvine, but his pull back is well cleared. Mooy looks up and about today.
9' CHANCE - Iraq spring a counter attack on Australia. Mohannad Abdulraheem drives through midfield, he cuts inside but fires a loose shot way over the bar. That looked dangerous. Australia must be careful.
8' Mooy catches Mahdi Kamil in the head with a high foot and a free kick is awarded. That's nasty.
A. Mooy
Yellow Card
Australia
7' Yellow card Aaron Mooy
7' Australia are looking to overwhelm midfield with numbers and maintain possession.
5' Aaron Mooy gets into a nice pocket of space at the corner of the box but he has a heavy touch and Iraq clear. Good probing play there.
4' Amjad Kalaf gets in behind from the long ball but is flagged for offside. The crowd got excited there for a second.
2' Iraq appear to be playing a conservative back five.
2' The Socceroos are playing a flat back three but no wing backs. Interesting formation.
1' The ball has been kicked off and we are underway.
We are only minutes away from kickoff...
Iraq have one win from five matches are on three points in fifth place - six points behind UAE and Australia on nine points.
Australia are in third place in Group B on nine points - one point behind Japan and Saudi Arabia, who occupy the top two positions.
Welcome to the Shahid Dastgerdi Stadium in Tehran, Iran as Iraq host Australia in this crucial World Cup qualifier.
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