Socceroos keen on revenge

Australia’s versatile forward Nathan Burns says his side are desperate to avenge the result of their previous meeting with Jordan.

Jordan were hugely impressive when they caused a massive upset in October by beating Australia 2-0 at an electric Amman International Stadium courtesy of goals from Hassan Abdel Fattah and Hamza Al-Dardour.

Tuesday’s return fixture at Sydney’s Allianz Stadium has considerable bearings for both sides. Australia currently sit top of Group B with 18 points from seven games, while Jordan are in second spot with 16 points. Tuesday will be the last fixture for both sides. Only the group winner is guaranteed progression to the final round of qualifying.

“I think we’re going to be really hungry for this game, obviously the revenge from the last game,” Burns said.

“We were very disappointed we lost that game. We worked hard that game and we probably felt like we didn’t deserve that result.

“We’ve been waiting for this game since we lost there. I think everyone’s fired up and it’s going to be a good game. They’re going to come here and try and get the points as well because they want to be top of the group, so it will probably be the game of the round.”

Burns appears to be in great form, as he scored twice in the 7-0 rout over Tajikistan in Adelaide on Thursday.

Awesome game boys. #AUSvsTJK

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