Asian Cup qualifier
Australia takes on World Cup unlucky loser Bahrain, early Thursday morning in the first Asian Cup qualifer (SBS 0215 Thurs) - no surprises looking at the time that this is live from Bahrain.
Australia play 3 Asian-zoned countries this year to try and qualify for the Asian Cup Finals and play 1 away game as well as 1 at home (the other countries are Bahrain, Lebanon & Kuwait). Australia must finish in the top 2 in their group to qualify for the finals.
Bahrain were tipped out by Trinidad and Tobago on their road to Germany 2006 on the same weekend Australia took out Uruguay and so they will be no bunnies however Australia would be confident of a win.
Click here to read the article on the Soccer Australia website