Aaron Mooy earns his 33rd cap for Australia
- Mooy starts for Australia in friendly against Czech Republic
- Socceroos prepare for this summer’s World Cup campaign
- Midfielder set up Australia’s third goal of the game
Huddersfield Town midfielder Aaron Mooy earned his 33rd cap for the Socceroos as they continued their preparations for the 2018 World Cup.
Australia faced Czech Republic in a friendly in Austria, the first of two matches the Socceroos have ahead of the major tournament.
Aaron, who has been named Australia’s Player of the Year for the last two seasons, started the match in the middle of midfield alongside Massimo Luongo and Tom Rogic.
The 27 year-old set up the third goal of the game; he rolled the ball into the path of Mathew Leckie, who cut inside of his marker and beat the ‘keeper at his near post. The match finished 4-0 to Australia.
Following the win, the Socceroos will have to whittle their squad down to a final 23 for the World Cup by Monday 4 June 2018.
Bert van Marwijk’s side will face Hungary on Saturday 9 June 2018 at 4.30pm (UK time) – Australia’s last friendly before the World Cup.
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