Australia has won their first FIFA World Cup game in 12 years, sparking celebrations across the country. The latest victory marks just their third win in the history of the World Cup. LATEST: 9News
Duke's beautiful celebration with son after goal
In a glorious first 45 minutes, Aaron Mooy pulled the strings in midfield, every Tunisian effort into the area was absorbed by a magnetic Harry Souttar in the heart of the defence.The Australia fans celebrate wildly at the full-time whistle.Advertisement Doha: The Socceroos’ long World Cup winning drought is finally over after a stirring 1-0 triumph over Tunisia that gives Graham Arnold’s men a chance of getting out of Group D and matching the nation’s best-ever achievement on football’s biggest stage.2 minutes ago The Socceroos have defeated Tunisia in the World Cup in Qatar.
Mitch Duke's goal celebration is mirrored in the stands by his son.(SBS) Two late Tunisian attacks were thwarted, first by a Souttar block, and then by captain Youssef Msakni missing his team's best chance of the match - but given the run of play, to go in at 1-1 would have been brutally cruel on Australia. The second half was more even, but you could hardly say the Tunisians dominated.It became a war of attrition, a tough watch for the neutral, and an excruciating one for Socceroos diehards towards the end.Yes, they played with far more daring than in an ultra-conservative first half, but Australia were hardly parking the bus themselves.Mat Leckie had a glorious chance to poke home for 2-0 with 20 to go, but narrowly missed latching onto his Melbourne City teammate Jamie Maclaren's cross, who had come on for the goalscorer Duke.
Both Maclaren and Ajdin Hrustic were introduced midway through the second half, and there was plenty of criticism towards the Australian boss for waiting too long to make changes against France - he ensured there would be no repeat.Arnold, who was an assistant to Pim Verbeek for that Serbia win, said this week he wanted to bring the nation another moment to savour like it so badly that he had barely slept in 12 years. Mitchell Duke (C) of Australia celebrates with his teammates after scoring the opening goal against Tunisia in their Group D FIFA World Cup match at Qatar 2022.(Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Socceroos claim victory against Tunisia Tunisia, knowing that a draw barely helped them and a loss would just about send them home, came in wave after wave in the dying stages - Souttar again the hero with a slide tackle after a Kye Rowles slip had turned the ball over in his own half.You have to ask where the fire that Tunisia played with in the final 10 minutes was for the rest of it - but if you're an Australian player or supporter, that's by the by.Credit: AP As expected, there was a red sea in the stands at the Al Janoub Stadium - and only a sprinkling of green and gold - as Doha’s big Tunisian expat community came out in force, booing, jeering and whistling every Socceroos move.The exact scenario for qualification won't be clear until after France play Denmark, but it's highly likely that a draw with the Danes will be enough to secure a spot in the last 16.
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Such a great use of taxpayer money 🙄🙄 Fabulous achievement by australian Socceroos who achieved a history making win to which has united all Australians with passion & respect as its been a hard road to get this far & Saturday is looking great FootballAUS Soccersceneau FootballWest abcsport adrianbarich 6PR
Pinch me. 9 news not bashing football? Good stuff! Spread the good news! 💚💛💚💛 Didn’t you pricks and SophieUpcroft literally make a story about this sort of behaviour and crowds and flares and hooliganism at the Sydney derby a couple of weeks ago? And now you’re saying this is celebrations? Sad. These people need to get a life & real values if this is the most important thing in their worlds.
😂😂👏👏👏👏👏👍 FINALLY A GOOD 9 NEWS SOKKAH REPORT 🙌🙌 Its the vaxxd. Lol fools HAVEN'T seen any silver/ grey haired Sucker-oo amid those Aussie young guns in any scene from the video clips. Must be Zzz..zzz on bed/ drinking beer and don't care 🤣🤣🤣🤣 9NewsAdel Wow.. is schoolies in Fed Square Australia did not deserve to win they were out played but got a luck goal. It was not a good game to watch.
World Cup 2022: Australia keep their World Cup hopes alive – in picturesAfter losing to France in their opening game, the Socceroos faced a must-win game against Tunisia and a 1-0 victory, courtesy of a Mitchell Duke header, revived their hopes
Australia will never win the World Cup...Ever. The advantage of being a soccer fan is nothing else matters when that ball hits the back of the net, and the hoot of the forever impending final siren sounds to send you off on a euphoric spinning rampage. Forget the psychiatrist couch become a soccer fan.
9NewsAdel formidable in cricket, pathetic in soccer I like but without Alcohol 9NewsSyd Can someone explain why soccer is always supported by vandals and thugs? Looks like a civil uprising! Well if they win the world cup that's a headline all you're doing is highlighting Australia sucks at soccer Just curious ... What/who is the determining factor in deciding if these are 'intimidating football hooligans' or 'passionate soccer fans'?
Bread and circuses … Awesome
Socceroos strike to break 12-year World Cup droughtMitch Duke supplied the only goal as Australia won their first game at a World Cup since 2010 in a crucial match against Tunisia to keep their campaign in Qatar alive. agerealfooty YTFB!
They won a pool match. Wow. 👀 Flares in the air. Disgusting thug fans. Please post a real mans game, like golf, we shouldn't be celebrating soccer thugs letting off flares all over a game of soccer.
Socceroos defeat Tunisia in in World CupThe Socceroos have defeated Tunisia in the World Cup in Qatar. Sky News World Cup Reporter Luke Doherty says, “it was an amazing night for Australia”. Quick! Change the subject! We lost the election as the lib Murdoch muppets we are. Um um something about soccer. Yes, that will do Yaaaah! Well done Socceroos!👍 since when do you report actual news?
Socceroos strike to break 12-year World Cup droughtThe Socceroos’ long World Cup winning drought is finally over after a stirring 1-0 triumph over Tunisia that gives Graham Arnold’s men a chance of getting out of the group stage | VinceRugari
Five things we learned from Socceroos' World Cup win over TunisiaAustralia have secured their first win at a FIFA World Cup since 2010 after defeating Tunisia 1-0 in their second group match at Qatar 2022.
Torn between two teams: World Cup dilemma for Uruguay and Socceroos' forward Bruno FornaroliUruguayan-born Bruno Fornaroli is a professional football player who has played for both his country and his adopted country's team, the Socceroos. He says his loyalties will be torn if they ever face each other. SBSSpanish SBSSpanish Well he'll be a winner either way so what's the big deal. I think he'll get over it if the most unlikely happens. SBSNews SBSSpanish SBSSportau Qatar2022 QatarWorldCup2022 auspol