Rashid Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 11th January 2019
1. 00:00 Australia head coach Graham Arnold enters the presser
2. 00:10 SOUNDBITE: (English) Graham Arnold, Australia head coach (on the comfortable win against Palestine):
"Palestine, pretty much, played, tried to play the same game-plan as Jordan did, we obviously haven't been that long together, that the players, we didn't have a long camp like some of the other countries so it's taken, it took a bit of time to get things going but, as I said after the Jordan game, when you lose, you learn. We learned a lot about that game, and we went on the training pitch, we worked hard, to fix that issue, if teams played with a packed defence and, now it's all about you know, the Syria game, we will get back to the training field, we will recover well, and we will go out in the Syria game with all guns blazing, expecting to win."
3. 01:03 SOUNDBITE: (English) Graham Arnold, Australia head coach (on the level of Asian football getting more competitive):
"Asian football is getting stronger and stronger. You look at the countries like the UAE, and Vietnam and Thailand and these countries that, they're putting a lot of money into development of players and putting a lot of money into training facilities, that's one thing in Australia that we are lacking. We are lacking funds, we lack money, we lack great training facilities, we've only got a ten-team league, but the Asian teams are definitely catching up and making the gap smaller and smaller."
4. 01:45 Palestine head coach Noureddine Ould Ali enters the presser
5. 01:52 SOUNDBITE: (Arabic) Noureddine Ould Ali, Palestine head coach (on the loss to Australia):
"We were aware of the problems Australia can create and so we adopted a defensive plan and relied on counter-attacks. This worked well for us for about 20 minutes and then a couple of individual errors cost us the match. Overall, we still have a chance of making the next round and we will look ahead to Jordan and see what we can do to get the points."