Featured Matches
Previous
Valencia
Malaga
3
0
FT
Game Details
FC Augsburg
Borussia Dortmund
2
3
FT
Game Details
Marseille
Nice
4
0
FT
Game Details
Sporting Kansas City
Houston Dynamo
0
0
LIVE 14'
Game Details
Getafe
Almeria
1
0
FT
Game Details
Getafe
Almeria
1
0
FT
Game Details
Valencia
Malaga
3
0
FT
Game Details
FC Augsburg
Borussia Dortmund
2
3
FT
Game Details
Marseille
Nice
4
0
FT
Game Details
Perugia
Bologna
2
1
FT
Game Details
FC Union Berlin
Nurnberg
0
4
FT
Game Details
FSV Frankfurt
RB Leipzig
0
0
FT
Game Details
VfR Aalen
Kaiserslautern
2
2
FT
Game Details
AJ Auxerre
Valenciennes
1
2
FT
Game Details
Ajaccio GFCO
Troyes
0
4
FT
Game Details
Chateauroux
Orléans
0
0
FT
Game Details
Le Havre AC
Créteil
1
1
FT
Game Details
Nimes
Arles
2
2
FT
Game Details
Niort
Clermont Foot
0
0
FT
Game Details
Sochaux
Dijon FCO
0
1
FT
Game Details
Stade Laval
AC Ajaccio
0
0
FT
Game Details
Go Ahead Eagles
Willem II Tilburg
1
0
FT
Game Details
Achilles '29
Fortuna Sittard
0
3
FT
Game Details
FC Den Bosch
Jong Ajax
2
0
FT
Game Details
Helmond Sport
NEC Nijmegen
1
4
FT
Game Details
Jong PSV
FC Eindhoven
1
3
FT
Game Details
RKC Waalwijk
Jong FC Twente
1
2
FT
Game Details
SC Stormvogels Telstar
Almere City
3
1
FT
Game Details
Sparta Rotterdam
FC Volendam
0
5
FT
Game Details
VVV Venlo
FC Emmen VV
1
4
FT
Game Details
Academica de Coimbra
Vitoria Setubal
1
1
FT
Game Details
Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast
Terek Grozny
0
1
FT
Game Details
Balikesirspor
Akhisar Belediye
1
2
FT
Game Details
Caykur Rizespor
Genclerbirligi
1
1
FT
Game Details
KAA Gent
KV Kortrijk
0
1
FT
Game Details
Helsingborg
Halmstad
1
4
FT
Game Details
Orebro SK
Brommapojkarna
3
1
FT
Game Details
Athlone Town FC
Cork
2
2
FT
Game Details
Bray
UCD
2
0
FT
Game Details
Derry City
St Patricks
0
1
FT
Game Details
Dundalk
Bohemians
3
2
FT
Game Details
Limerick FC
Drogheda Utd
0
3
FT
Game Details
Shamrock
Sligo
1
0
FT
Game Details
Glenavon
Ballymena
2
1
FT
Game Details
Coleraine
Portadown
0
0
FT
Game Details
Sporting Kansas City
Houston Dynamo
0
0
LIVE 14'
Game Details
Queretaro
Monterrey
0
0
LIVE 7'
Game Details
Tijuana
U. de G.
2:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Aberystwyth
Bangor City
3
3
FT
Game Details
Carmarthen
Port Talbot
2
1
FT
Game Details
Newi Cefn Druids
Connah's Quay
3
2
FT
Game Details
Airbus UK
Newtown
3
0
FT
Game Details
T.N.S.
Rhyl
6
1
FT
Game Details
Fort Lauderdale Strikers
San Antonio Scorpions
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Unión de Santa Fe
Crucero del Norte
3
0
FT
Game Details
Huracán
Patronato
0
1
LIVE 45'
Game Details
Instituto de Córdoba
Ferro Carril Oeste
0
1
LIVE 36'
Game Details
Independiente Rivadavia
Atlético Tucumán
0
0
LIVE 0'
Game Details
Temperley
Sp. Belgrano
0
0
LIVE 0'
Game Details
Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy
San Martín de San Juan
0
0
LIVE 2'
Game Details
Atlante
At. San Luis
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Coras Tepic
Lobos BUAP
1:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Joinville
Oeste
1
1
LIVE 45'
Game Details
Sampaio Correa-MA
América Mineiro
0
0
LIVE 45'
Game Details
Santa Cruz FC
Goianiense
1
0
LIVE 45'
Game Details
Arica
Palestino
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
12 de Octubre
Nacional
Postp
Game Details
Bidvest Wits
Moroka Swallows
3
0
FT
Game Details
Chippa United
Ajax Cape Town
1
1
FT
Game Details
Next
Jun 16, 2013

Thompson embraces Socceroos bench role

Striker Archie Thompson says he has embraced his role as a Socceroos bench player and hopes the stars align when Australia face Iraq in their World Cup qualifier on Tuesday as he eyes a 50th cap.

Thompson, who is a regular starter at club level with Melbourne Victory, is under no illusion over to the part he plays in the national set-up.

His seven appearances this qualifying campaign have been as a second-half substitute and, in five of them, Australia were chasing a goal.

"That role I've taken on board a long time ago," he joked on Sunday. "I feel like I've been a sub for 10 years with the Socceroos.

"Obviously, (coach) Holger (Osieck) sees me as a player that comes on and can spark something.

"Hopefully, I don't have to do that on Tuesday because the game's already sewn up by then but, if needed, I'm willing to do the same again."

His impact was no clearer than in Australia's 4-0 rout of Jordan last week, his first touch after coming on as a 60th-minute sub resulting in Tim Cahill's ensuing goal to put the Socceroos 2-0 up.

On Tuesday, Thompson will get the chance to earn his 50th cap for Australia as the Socceroos attempt to qualify for a third successive World Cup with a victory over Iraq securing second spot in their group and a ticket to Brazil.

"It would be pretty special for me if I get on the pitch, get my 50th and we make the World Cup," he said.

"It seems as though the moons would align for me. It would be an amazing achievement if that happens."

Of his 49 matches so far, Thompson rates his appearance away to Iraq in October last year as the highlight.

He replaced Alex Brosque in the 75th minute then went on to score the winner in the dying stages of the 2-1 victory.

Level with Cahill on 28 goals, Thompson is just one away from reaching Damian Mori's all-time scoring record for Australia.

With 13 of Thompson's goals coming in Australia's 31-0 dismantling of American Samoa in 2001, many feel Cahill is more deserving of breaking the record.

And Thompson isn't disagreeing.

"American Samoa are a world-class team - I'd like to see him put 13 past them," he joked.

"Thing is is Timmy has been an unbelievable player for Australia for so long so, for him to score and maybe even surpass Mori's record, that would be amazing because he definitely deserves it."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.