Socceroos cruise past Lebanon in Schwarzer’s milestone match

The Australian national team have beaten Lebanon 3-0 in Tripoli in an international friendly.

The Australian national team have beaten Lebanon 3-0 in Tripoli in an international friendly.

The Socceroos tuned up for Tuesday’s 2014 World Cup qualifier against Jordan in Amman with a comfortable victory over the Lebanese to mark goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer’s 100th international appearance.

Tim Cahill opened the scoring in the 20th before Matt McKay doubled the lead within three minutes as Holger Osieck’s men got off to a brilliant start.

Substitute Archie Thompson added a third with two minutes remaining to wrap up the victory which gives the side a nice confidence-booster going into the third group stage outing of the fourth round of AFC qualifying.

Osieck started with the likes of Lucas Neill, Luke Wilkshire, Mark Bresciano, Cahill, Schwarzer and McKay before making six changes throughout the second half with Thompson, Brett Holman and Mile Jedinak among those getting game time.

 
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