Lachlan Brook played just over an hour as Australia got their Under-23 Asian Cup campaign up and running with a 2-0 win over Kuwait at the Markaziy Stadium in Qarshi.
The 21-year-old was making his third appearance at Under-23 level for his nation, his previous two games coming in Asian Cup Qualifying back in October. The Socceroos took the lead against Group B’s lowest-ranked side through Adelaide United’s Louis D'Arrigo after 26 minutes. Accrington Stanley’s Jay Noah Rich-Baghuelou added a second just after the restart which is how it stayed.
Lachlan, who is currently a teammate of D'Arrigo while on loan at Adelaide, was substituted after 67 minutes with a game against Iraq, who began with a 1-1 draw against Jordan, up next on Saturday afternoon.
Today’s action sees David Raya and Spain get their Nations League A campaign underway against Portugal while Julian Jeanvier’s Guinea face Egypt in AFCON Qualifying.