Australia’s Confederations Cup looks all but over, after a 1-1 draw with Cameroon overnight.
Stand in skipper, Mark Milligan, saved the Socceroos’ blushes, with a spot kick in the 58th minute, after Cameroon took the lead on the stroke of half-time.
Just seconds before the break, a long ball catching Trent Saisbury out, who was trying to play a high offside line, coupled with some poor marking, let André-Frank Zambo Anguissa through on goal, who chipped the ball over keeper Matt Ryan.
Australia was then awarded a penalty just over 10 minutes after the restart, with Alex Gersbach brought down on the edge of the area.
Milligan then slotted the goal to level the scoring.
Neither side could break the deadlock after that and now face an uphill battle to qualify for the semi-finals.
A win could send Australia through to the knockout stage, however, with world No.4 Chile awaiting the Socceroos, it is a daunting task.
Chile defeated Cameroon 2-0 in the first game, before drawing 1-1 with Germany overnight.
Despite the draw, coach Ange Postecoglou remains adamant his side can still advance tot he next round.
“We’re still alive in the tournament, the point tonight keeps us in it,” Postecoglou said post-match.
“We have an opportunity to take three points in the final game and see how far that takes us.”