FIFA World Cup Qualifying - AFC

Australia vs Palestine 2026 World Cup Qualifying - AFC, Second Round

  • 5': Kusini Yengi (P)
  • 26': Adam Taggart
  • 41': Kusini Yengi
  • 53': Martin Boyle
  • 87': Nestory Irankunda (P)
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5 - 0

Kusini Yengi stars as Socceroos beat Palestine 5-0

Kusini Yengi scored twice as the Socceroos claimed an emphatic win over Palestine in Tuesday's World Cup qualifiers.

Match Commentary

  • 0': First Half begins.
  • 5': Goal! Australia 1, Palestine 0. Kusini Yengi (Australia) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.
  • 26': Goal! Australia 2, Palestine 0. Adam Taggart (Australia) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Martin Boyle.
  • 40': Amid Mahajna (Palestine) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 41': Goal! Australia 3, Palestine 0. Kusini Yengi (Australia) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Martin Boyle with a through ball.
  • 45'+4': First Half ends, Australia 3, Palestine 0.
  • 48': Keanu Baccus (Australia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 53': Goal! Australia 4, Palestine 0. Martin Boyle (Australia) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam Taggart.
  • 59': Substitution, Palestine. Oday Dabbagh replaces Omar Faraj.
  • 59': Substitution, Palestine. Ameed Sawafta replaces Mohammed Rashid.
  • 64': Substitution, Australia. Connor Metcalfe replaces Keanu Baccus.
  • 64': Substitution, Australia. Apostolos Stamatelopoulos replaces Adam Taggart because of an injury.
  • 66': Substitution, Palestine. Moustafa Zeidan replaces Jonathan Cantillana.
  • 66': Substitution, Palestine. Muhamad Darwish replaces Amid Mahajna.
  • 67': Connor Metcalfe (Australia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 70': Substitution, Australia. Nestory Irankunda replaces Martin Boyle.
  • 75': Jackson Irvine (Australia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 82': Substitution, Palestine. Samer Jondi replaces Islam Batran.
  • 82': Substitution, Australia. Jordan Bos replaces Kusini Yengi.
  • 83': Substitution, Australia. Cameron Devlin replaces Mathew Leckie.
  • 87': Goal! Australia 5, Palestine 0. Nestory Irankunda (Australia) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Game Information

Competition: FIFA World Cup Qualifying - AFC

Venue: HBF Park
Location: Perth, Australia
Attendance: 18,261

FIFA World Cup Qualifying - AFC Standings

POS TEAM GP GD PTS
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Statistics

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9 Fouls 11
1 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
1 Offsides 1
2 Corner Kicks 4
2 Saves 2
43.8 Possession 56.2
11 SHOTS 10
2 ON GOAL 6
0.2 On Target % 0.6
0 Penalty Goals 2
0 Penalty Kicks Taken 2
383 Accurate Passes 513
455 Passes 584
0.8 Pass Completion % 0.9
3 Accurate Crosses 1
12 Crosses 10
0.3 Cross % 0.1
54 Long Balls 58
23 Accurate Long Balls 39
0.4 Long Balls % 0.7
3 Blocked Shots 3
9 Effective Tackles 7
17 Tackles 10
0.5 Tackle % 0.7
12 Interceptions 10
14 Effective Clearances 8
14 Clearances 8

Line-Ups

AUS Australia (4-4-2)

No. Name
18 Joe Gauci (GK)
21 Cameron Burgess
13 Alessandro Circati
16 Aziz Behich
2 Gethin Jones
17 Keanu Baccus Yellow Card
22 Jackson Irvine Yellow Card
7 Mathew Leckie
6 Martin Boyle
11 Kusini Yengi
9 Adam Taggart

PLE Palestine (5-4-1)

No. Name
22 Rami Hamada (GK)
15 Michael Termanini
5 Mohammed Saleh
4 Yaser Hamed
12 Camilo Saldaña
17 Mousa Farawi
3 Mohammed Rashid
20 Ameed Mahajna Yellow Card
18 Jonathan Cantillana
21 Islam Batran
13 Omar Faraj

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