Captain Mile Jedinak helped Australia get their AFC World Cup qualifying campaign back on track with a first half penalty in his comeback from injury in the 3-0 victory over Kyrgyzstan in Canberra.
The nation's all-time top scorer Tim Cahill grabbed his 42nd international goal just after half-time before a 69th minute own goal from defender Akram Umarov made sure of the result.
The Group B win came after the Socceroos suffered a 2-0 defeat -- their first since lifting January's AFC Asian Cup --...
North Korea, Qatar, Thailand and Jordan all won on Tuesday to maintain their group leads in the second round of Asian qualifying for the World Cup.
Jong Il Gwan's 12th-minute penalty gave North Korea a 1-0 win over Yemen in Group H.
The North Koreans opened a four-point lead over Uzbekistan, who have a game in hand.
In the other Group H game, Ismail Abdul-Latif and Sayed Adnan both scored early in the second half to give Bahrain their second win in qualifying, 2-0 at home against the Philippines.
Jordan scored twice in the second half to upset continental champions Australia 2-0 on Thursday and move to the top of Group B in the second round of Asian qualifying for the World Cup.
The result, in front of a passionate home crowd in Amman, gave Jordan a one point lead over the Socceroos with four games remaining.
Jordan's pace troubled the Asian Cup winners for most of the game and the hosts took the lead two minutes into the second half when Hassan Abdel Fattah blasted a penalty high into...