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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Socceroos thrash Oman 5-0 in Asian Cup warm-up in Dubai

The Socceroos cruised to a 5-0 win over Oman in a comfortable lead-in to their Asian Cup campaign.

But with two stars under injury clouds and a number of fringe players out to prove their case, it was a performance that left Graham Arnold with plenty to consider heading into the January 6 clash with Jordan.

Despite the margin of victory, Socceroos coach Graham Arnold said he felt his team still had a lot of room for improvement but "it was good to have that hit out".
"It was good to give all those players minutes," Arnold said.
"A lot of them their competition finished a while ago so they were lacking minutes. It was a good performance but there's so much more to give.
"We can see they're taking in the information well, the players … and you can see the danger that we can create.
"The consistency will come and I believe it will grow during the tournament."
Australia begins its Asian Cup defence with a Group B clash against Jordan in Al Ain next Sunday (10pm AEDT).