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Australia U23 1-0 Syria U23: Hassan Toure's extra time goal sent Socceroos to semifinals

Australia U23 1-0 Syria U23: Hassan Toure's extra time goal sent Socceroos to semifinals

Let us see the latest results, as well as the score of Australia U23 vs Syria U23 match in the 2020 AFC U23 Championship quarter-finals.

Australia U23 1-0 Syria U23: Hassan Toures extra time goal sent Socceroos to semifinals

Australia U23 1-0 Syria U23: Hassan Toures extra time goal sent Socceroos to semifinals

Australia U23 1-0 Syria U23: Hassan Toures extra time goal sent Socceroos to semifinals

Australia U23 1-0 Syria U23: Hassan Toures extra time goal sent Socceroos to semifinals

Australia U23 vs Syria U23 match information

Time: 21:15 (GMT+8) on January 18th

Venue: Rajamangala National Stadium, Bangkok

Competition: 2020 AFC U23 Championship

The win against Thailand U23 at group stage second round was key to the Socceroos campaign at the AFC U23 Championship. A 1-1 draw at the last match against the eliminated Bahrain U23, with many key players were rested was enough to ensure them a top spot in Group A.

As for the host’s opponent, their group stage phase was a combination of hard-fought effort and luck. A win against the title contender Japan U23 was crucial, as they drew Qatar U23 at the match in the first round. A minimum loss against group winner Saudi Arabia U23 did not affect their chance of going through, as Qatar U23 was held in a 2-2 drew, sending the ASIAN Cup winner home early.

Australia U23 1-0 Syria U23: Hassan Toures extra time goal sent Socceroos to semifinals

This will be the first time the two teams meet each other at the U23 level. But at the national team level, Australia has the upper hand. The two sides met 3 times, with the Socceroos overcame the Middle East side 2 times, and drew 1.

Aurelio Vidmar and his players will be in great shape and confidence ahead of the next match. Their firing power has proven to be dependable, with Reno Piscopo on the left, Jacob Italiano on the right and the target man Nicolas D’Agostino – currently running for the Golden Boot with 2 goals – plays upfront.

Australia U23 1-0 Syria U23: Hassan Toures extra time goal sent Socceroos to semifinals

Nevertheless, goalkeeper Thomas Glover has proven himself to be a liability between the sticks at the back. The former Tottenham Hotspurs goalkeeper made a handful of mistakes in the group stage with his poor positioning and sloppy handling. One of which led to Thailand U23’s first goal at the match.

Many fans have shared before the tournament that it was lucky enough for the Syria U23 team to make it to Thailand, because of the political issues currently running inside the country. As they made it through the group stage, it was somewhat a miracle already, and their fans have all the rights to be proud of their players.         

Australia U23 1-0 Syria U23: Hassan Toures extra time goal sent Socceroos to semifinals

It will take bravery and a lot of luck for Syria U23 to somehow made it past Australia U23. And of course, the Socceroos will have a hard task of winning the whole tournament, as they were embarrassingly eliminated at the group stage 2 years ago. They will hope to boost their morale, starting from a win against Syria U23, to make it all the way.

Australia U23 vs Syria U23 potential lineups

Australia U23: Thomas Glover, Gabriel Cleur, Alex Gersbach, Dylan Ryan, Joshua Laws, Zach Duncan, Denis Genreau, Aiden O'Neill, Jacob Italiano, Nicolas D'Agostino, Reno Piscopo.

Syria U23: Ghannam, Yosief Mohammad, Fares Arnaout, Khaled Kurdaghli, Youssef Alhamwi, Simon Amin, Khalil Ibrahim, Zakria Hannan, Al Rahman Barakat, Kamel Koaeh, Abdulhadi Shalha.