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Tomi Juric brace helps Socceroos past Saudi Arabia in World Cup qualifier

  • Australia 3-2 Saudi Arabia in World Cup qualifier at Adelaide Oval
  • Socceroos earn three valuable points after Tom Rogic fires home winner

It’s not how, it’s how many. Australia were far from their best against Saudi Arabia in Adelaide on Thursday night but they did enough to earn the three points that keep alive their hopes for automatic qualification for Russia 2018.

Two poacher’s goals from Tomi Juric and a screamer from Tom Rogic papered over the cracks of the latest unflattering performance from the Asian Cup holders. Despite scoring inside five minutes, Australia were lucky to be level at half-time, and despite dominating the second term they failed to secure the two-goal cushion that would have seen them leapfrog their Group B opponents on goal difference.

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