Luke Wilkshire of Australia scores with this penalty shot at goal during the FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifier match between the Australian Socceroos and Japan at Suncorp Stadium.
Luke Wilkshire of Australia scores with this penalty shot at goal during the FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifier match between the Australian Socceroos and Japan at Suncorp Stadium. Getty Images - Bradley Kanaris

'Honourable draw' for Socceroos

THE SOCCEROOS didn't win against Japan last night but as far as honourable draws come, this ranks up there with the best of them.

Following on from last Friday's scoreless draw with Oman, questions arose about how much this team had to offer and whether the old guard had enough in the tank to make it through the World Cup qualification stage.

On the evidence, they'll land in Brazil with petrol to spare.

Such a spirited display was reminiscent of Socceroos displays of yesteryear, and while some may criticise their technical ability and tactical nous, their determination cannot be challenged.

 

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