Australia beat hosts Kyrgyzstan 2-1

Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), June 17 (IANS) The Australian football team defeated Kyrgyzstan 2-1 in the World Cup Asian Zone Group B qualifying campaign at the Kyrgyz Dolen Omurzakov Stadium here.

Australia scored first on Tuesday in the second minute via Mile Jeninak’s free-kick. Sixty five minutes later, Australian substitute Tommy Oar got another chance and penetrated the Kyrgyz defence and scored the second goal, reports Xinhua.

At the time of injury, Kyrgyz player Azamat Baymatov received a cross delivered by his teammate and scored on a header.

After the game, Kyrgyzstan coach Aleksandr Krestinin said that he was disappointed with the result. Meanwhile, Australia coach Ange Postecoglou was happy with the match and said “it was a good game. Congratulations to the team of Kyrgyzstan. Their fans really helped my players – driven forward, gave my players energy”.

It was the second game of Kyrgyzstan in the qualifying round of the 2018 World Cup. The first match was against Bangladesh in Dhaka. It ended with the score 1-3 in favour of Kyrgyzstan.

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