Australia has fallen short of a historic victory over South American champions Chile at the Confederations Cup in Moscow, finishing with a 1-1 draw that sends the Socceroos home from the tournament.
In Tim Cahill’s 100th match for the national team, the Socceroos put together one of the brightest performances of Ange Postecoglou’s tenure and opened the scoring through James Troisi’s first-half chip.
Australia outplayed the world number four, but conceded to Martin Rodriguez as it chased the second goal it needed to reach the semi-finals in Russia.
Postecoglou said he was “shattered” by the result despite the performance.
“We wanted to get out of this group. That’s what we came here for and we haven’t, so I’m just disappointed,” Postecoglou said…