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Sport Socceroos host earthquake-hit minnows

01:50  10 october  2019
01:50  10 october  2019 Source:   wwos.nine.com.au

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  Scotsman in line for Socceroos debut Scottish defender Harry Souttar qualifies for Australia through his mother and could debut in a World Cup qualifier against Nepal on Thursday.Harry Souttar qualifies to play for Australia through his mother and could make his international debut in a World Cup qualifier against Group B minnows Nepal on Thursday.

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Mark Milligan, Craig Goodwin are posing for a picture: The Socceroos expected to thrash Nepal.© Getty The Socceroos expected to thrash Nepal. It's shaping up as a mismatch on and off the field with the Socceroos' World Cup qualifier clash with Group B minnows Nepal a true rags versus riches story.

Australia are expected to thrash Nepal when the teams meet in Canberra on Thursday night.

There hasn't been a Nepalese domestic league since 2015, initially because of an earthquake and then due to mismanagement from officials.

That same year, former Nepalese federation president Ganesh Thapa was banned by FIFA for 10 years on bribery charges.

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Caltex Socceroos . FIFA World Cup 2022 Hub. Caltex Socceroos Mat Ryan and Aaron Mooy played key roles as Brighton & Hove Albion tore apart Tottenham Hotspur in a 3-0 victory. Massimo Luongo marked his first start for Sheffield Wednesday by hitting the winning goal in a 1-0 Championship

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Nepal are ranked 166 in the world and some players facing the Socceroos are not even full-time professionals.

Australia on the other hand, have players from top leagues around the world, including Aaron Mooy and Mat Ryan who play in the English Premier League for Brighton.

There is also a shortage of elite pitches in Nepal and the national stadium has been closed since the earthquake.

Nepal coach Johan Kalin admits their lack of resources will make it tougher getting out of Group B, where they face Australia, Jordan, Kuwait and Taiwan.

But they were last-start winners against Taiwan and the Swedish manager hopes these World Cup qualifiers are the start of a new era.

"Of course, there has been some tough, tough years for Nepalese football," Kalin said.

Rags versus riches as Socceroos host Nepal

  Rags versus riches as Socceroos host Nepal Australia are expected to thrash Nepal when the teams meet in a World Cup qualifier in Canberra on Thursday night. There hasn't been a Nepalese domestic league since 2015, initially because of an earthquake and then due to mismanagement from officials.Pictures: Most popular sports in Australia That same year, former Nepalese federation president Ganesh Thapa was banned by FIFA for 10 years on bribery charges.Nepal are ranked 166 in the world and some players facing the Socceroos are not even full-time professionals.

Australia drew host West Germany, nearby East Germany and South American team Chile in a difficult Group 1. Its first match was against East Germany Mark Schwarzer made his mark in a Socceroos shirt, saving two penalties and helping Australia through to a playoff against South American

Caltex Socceroos Mat Ryan and Aaron Mooy played key roles as Brighton & Hove Albion tore apart Tottenham Early next week players from a host of clubs across Europe and Australia wil. Lachlan Brook hit a late match-winner as the Young Socceroos secured the 2019 AFF U-18 Championship

a man wearing a red shirt: Nepal coach Johan Kalin© AAP Nepal coach Johan Kalin

"In November, we hope we can play at our home stadium which has been closed since the earthquake in 2015.

"We try to build some new players and educate players about our game, but of course compared to a team like Australia, the resources, the difference is massive, that's for sure.

"We know where we are and where they are and and we need to accept that and work from that.

"Quality-wise the players of Australia are at a very high level, we watch them in Premier League, but it's a great motivation for the players because it's a great opportunity to play against players at this level."

Strong quake in Philippines kills one, injures dozens .
A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck the southern Philippines on Wednesday, killing at least one child and injuring more than two dozen other people. Government authorities were starting to receive reports from field officials on the island of Mindanao where the earthquake struck, opening cracks in buildings and homes, sending residents running from shops and offices and knocking power out."Our hospital chief reported that a child died because of the earthquake," Reuel Limbungan, mayor of Tulunan town in North Cotabato province, told the DZMM radio station. Two more people were injured, he added.

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