Socceroos keep World Cup hopes alive, despite worryingly slow start vs. UAE

The dream of a fifth-straight World Cup remains alive for the Socceroos.

Despite the foibles that have come to define the team in recent years resurfacing across a frustrating opening hour, Australia downed the United Arab Emirates by 2-1 in an AFC playoff on Wednesday morning. Now, Australia’s hopes of joining France, Denmark, and Tunisia in Group D of the 2022 FIFA World Cup will now come down to an intercontinental playoff against Peru next Tuesday.

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