Fiji Time: 11:22 AM on Monday 24 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Socceroos defeat South Korea

Afp
Friday, November 16, 2012

HWASEONG, South Korea - Socceroos coach Holger Osieck has been quick to warn that the serious business is still to come in the wake of Australia's 2-1 triumph over South Korea.

While Australia's impressive showing against a fellow Asian heavyweight is cause for celebration, the German's sights remain set on securing the Socceroos their third straight World Cup berth.

"I think we have to be realistic," Osieck said.

"Today it was a friendly game and the qualifying games are a lot more difficult, that's for sure.

"Now we have four more (World Cup qualifying) games, three games in Australia and, of course, we have to prepare for each game according to the opponent.

"We know all the teams now and I think I will find the right means to be successful."

Nikita Rukavytsya and Robert Cornthwaite scored their first international goals as an experimental Socceroos ground out their 2-1 win.

In a match where exciting youngsters Tom Rogic, Aziz Behich, Eli Babalj and Mathew Leckie were all handed debuts off the bench, fringe players Rukavytsya and Cornthwaite made the most of rare starts to secure a come-from-behind win.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. President Xi leaves impression on leaders
  2. Deal on NZ jobs
  3. Job opportunities
  4. Stand by big brothers
  5. Out of wedlock births up
  6. Growth forecast
  7. Healing sanctuary
  8. Dragons win 7s title
  9. Hygienic home
  10. Archbishop lauds graduates

Top Stories this Week

  1. Stabbed to death Tuesday (18 Nov)
  2. Prime Minister Modi arrives in Fiji Wednesday (19 Nov)
  3. Kill victim cried for help Tuesday (18 Nov)
  4. Bula Mr Modi Wednesday (19 Nov)
  5. Modi-fied Thursday (20 Nov)
  6. Modi announces visa on arrival for Fiji people Wednesday (19 Nov)
  7. WHAT FIJI WILL GET Thursday (20 Nov)
  8. PM says sorry Thursday (20 Nov)
  9. Big cheer for a PM of good tidings Thursday (20 Nov)
  10. MPs boycott Wednesday (19 Nov)