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15 November 2016

Midfielder plays 90 mins in World Cup qualifier

- Aaron Mooy earns 21st Australia cap
- Midfielder plays 90 mins in 2-2 draw in Thailand
- Mooy now returns to England for Cardiff game

Huddersfield Town midfielder Aaron Mooy earned his 21st cap for Australia in a World Cup qualifying draw in Thailand on Tuesday afternoon.

The on-loan Manchester City man played the full 90 minutes for the Socceroos in a 2-2 draw in the Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok, with Aston Villa midfielder Mile Jedinak scoring two penalties for Mooy’s side.

Incidentally, Thailand’s Head Coach is Kiatisuk 'Zico' Senamuang, who was at Town in 1999/00 under Steve Bruce. A huge star in Thai football at the time, Zico never featured for Steve Bruce’s First Team and departed after one season.

Aaron has started all five games in FIFA World Cup qualifying group B for the Socceroos so far, with Australia now sitting third with nine points from five games; one point behind Saudi Arabia and Japan.

The top two sides will advance to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, with the third placed team heading to an inter-confederation Play-Off

Aaron will now return to England in time for Town’s Sky Bet Championship game at Cardiff City on Saturday.

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