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Graham Arnold pleased with 'promising' debut as Australia manager

The Socceroos comfortably account for Kuwait 4-0 in the first game under new coach Graham Arnold.

Graham Arnold got the statement win he wanted in his first match back in charge of the Socceroos as they brushed aside Kuwait 4-0.

But Australia's new boss concedes improvement must come as they prepare for sterner tests in the future.

Goals to Apostolos Giannou, Tom Rogic, debutant Awer Mabil and an early own goal helped the Socceroos skittle an ordinary Kuwait side at Kuwait Sports Club Stadium on Monday.

"We still need the icing in the cake which is the finishing," Arnold conceded.

"The execution...

Australia's Tom Rogic pulls the strings in dominant Socceroos win against Kuwait

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In his first match as full-time Socceroos coach, Graham Arnold got the statement win he wanted as Australia brushed aside Kuwait 4-0 on Tuesday morning (AEDT).

An own goal by defender Khalid Mohamed Ibrahim gave the visitors the perfect start after 12 minutes with Apostolos Giannou, Tom Rogic and debutant Awer Mabil all finding the net in a one-sided victory in Kuwait City.

For much of the match Australia were in cruise control, playing to the structures set by their new management rather than going...

Kuwait boss Romeo Jozak to use Australia as a measuring stick

Tom Rogic says he's excited by the environment created on and off the pitch under new Socceroos coach Graham Arnold.
Tom Rogic says his Socceroos and Celtic teammate Daniel Arzani is doing everything he can to feature for his new club.

Kuwait coach Romeo Jozak is looking forward to seeing where his team stands in Asian football with the visit of Australia on Monday.

Jozak, a former technical director of the Croatian FA, was charged in July with leading Kuwait back into the upper echelons of Asian football after a two-year FIFA ban from international competitions was lifted in December 2017.

"Here in Kuwait everyone speaks of Australia with huge respect," Jozak told ESPN.

"For us, it will be a bar and against Australia, that bar...