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Adam Baker


Posted Friday, March 23rd 2018

International Watch: Wright's Aussies well beaten

Bailey Wright completed 52 minutes in Australia's 4-1 defeat in Norway.

It was a disastrous start for new boss Bert van Marwijk, as the Socceroos continue their build up to the 2018 World Cup.

The score was 2-1 to the hosts in Ullevaal when Wright was withdrawn.

Australia had actually taken the lead in the game, but ended up being soundly beaten against opponents who failed to qualify for the summer tournament in Russia.

The Aussies will be looking for a better result when they face Colombia on Tuesday night.

Hordur Magnusson's Iceland were beaten 3-0 by Mexico on Saturday, although the defender did not feature.