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A failure to win either of their last two World Cup qualifiers doesnt spell gloom for Australias chances of reaching Russia, according to coach Ange Postecoglou. Yonder Alonso Athletics Jersey .The Socceroos emerged from a tricky away tie in Saudi Arabia and a marquee home match with Japan unbeaten, but with just two points for their efforts.Thats seen them slip from top spot in the group to second place, with just the top two assured of passage to the 2018 tournament.Saudio Arabia now top the group after a 3-0 dismissal of UAE at home, while a four-goal haul to Mohanad Abdul-Raheem ended Iraq wait for a win as they crushed Thailand 4-0.With Australia travelling to Thailand next month to complete the first half of the qualifying campaign, Postecoglou said things were on track.I said at the draw this first five-game series is where well set it up, he said.And from that perspective were in good shape.Weve got games coming up away and at home that we should win and win wellIt was important we didnt lose tonight. But right now Im pretty flat.Postecoglou can see the 1-1 draw with Japan as two points lost or one point gained.Australia failed to win at home, which is never ideal, but Mile Jedinaks 53rd minute penalty proved once more the side is capable of righting their ship in rough seas.A strong showing from 22-year-old Brad Smith - the youngest player on the pitch on Tuesday night - and goalkeeper Mat Ryan were among the chief positives.Both will return to their club sides hopeful of improving their game-time to stay in the national frame.Smith has started the last six qualifiers and looks assured of his position, while Ryans form for Australia should carry him through despite stiff competition from Mitchell Langerak.Ryan hasnt played for club side Valencia in two months, while Lanagerak has played every match for his German side Stuttgart.Postecoglou said he was also keen for players to put their hands up for the troublesome right-back role - filled by Ryan McGowan against Japan - as well as other positions.Its no secret. Were still looking for the right kind of player for that role, he said.With the A-League starting theres a couple of players that have the potential to put their hand up for the November game. Well keep looking and adjusting.AUSTRALIAS WORLD CUP QUALIFYING GROUP RESULTSAustralia 1-1 JapanIraq 4-0 ThailandSaudi Arabia 3-0 United Arab EmiratesGROUP B TABLE AFTER FOUR MATCHES1. Saudi Arabia - 10 points, +5 goal difference2. Australia - 8 points, +3 goal difference3. Japan - 7 points, +2 goal difference4. United Arab Emirates - 6 points, -1 goal difference5. Iraq - 3 points, 0 goal difference6. Thailand - 0 points, -9 goal difference* The top two sides advance to the 2018 World Cup in Russia* Third-ranked side plays the third-ranked team from Group A in a two-leg playoff* Winner of the third-place playoff faces a CONCACAF nation over two legs for a place in the World Cup Terry Steinbach Athletics Jersey . You can watch the game live on TSN at 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt. The Flyers had won seven of eight before dropping their last two outings on consecutive days over the weekend. Philadelphia was handed a 6-3 loss by the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday afternoon before dropping a 4-1 decision to the Rangers the following night in New York City. Joe Morgan Jersey . MLS Commissioner Don Garber and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez also will attend the session, which was announced Monday. The league has discussed placing its next two expansion teams in Miami and Atlanta. http://www.athleticsauthorityshop.com/Terry-Steinbach-Jersey/ .com) - The Chicago Blackhawks aim for their third three-game winning streak of the season when they host the struggling Edmonton Oilers in Sundays battle at the United Center. Desperate for a win to stay safely in the final Eastern Conference playoff spot, the Philadelphia Union know theres no greater pressure than the present.The club has only made the MLS postseason just once in its first six years of existence, and at 42 points (11-12-9) is currently three points up on the New England Revolution (10-13-9) going into a home match against ninth-place Orlando City (7-11-14) on Sunday.It has been a rough six weeks for the Union, who are 0-3-2 in their last five games and without a win since a 2-0 decision over Sporting Kansas City on Aug. 16.Philadelphia hasnt taken the pitch since a 3-2 loss to New York Red Bulls on Oct. 1, and manager Jim Curtin is hopeful the rest came at a perfect time.Weve had a good week and a half now of training looking to finish the season strong and the realize that this is just getting back to basics, he said at his pregame press conference. Doing the things that havee made us a successful team this year and, again, executing our roles and just staying within ourselves, not trying to get out of our comfort zone. Jose Canseco Jersey. Orlando City has also gone winless in its last five games (0-4-1), with its most recent game ending in a 1-0 loss to the Montreal Impact on Oct. 2.In the only previous meeting this season between the teams, the Union got goals from C.J. Sapong and Tranquillo Barnetta to pick up a 2-1 victory on April 8.(Philadelphia) is an extremely hard-working team, Lions coach Jason Kreis told OrlandoCitySC.com. Its a team thats very dangerous with the numbers of players that they get involved in their attacks, with how direct they can be, with the danger they present in opponents penalty boxes. We need to have our players very well prepared for that. 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