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Asian Cup 2015 Opener: Australia 4, Kuwait 1 After Poor Start by Hosts

Rectangular stadium Melbourne

Rectangular stadium Melbourne – Courtesy flickr user Princess Purple (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Australia has defeated Kuwait 4-1 in the opening game of the Asian Cup 2015 at Melbourne's rectangular stadium.

When Kuwait scored early in the game, some Socceroos fans were ready to blame the coach Ange Postecoglou:

After veteran Tim Cahill evened up, Aussies on the #AC2015 Twitter hashtag became more optimistic:

By half time, some humour had emerged amongst sports fans. One tennis fan tweeted:

During the break, the account Open Stadiums captured an aspect of the sport where there isn't an even playing field, namely women's participation:

Meanwhile after recent extreme temperatures, Melbourne was putting on a more traditional wet welcome:

Time Cahill and the official Asian Football Confederation were in agreement after the match:

AFC's Arabic Twitter account summed up the game:

Australia 4 : Kuwait 1 – “Final” match statistics

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