Australia cruised through to next year’s Confederations Cup with a 6-0 trouncing of the Solomon Islands to earn an 11-1 aggregate win, following Saturday’s 5-1 victory.
Two goals in the opening eight minutes killed the tie off, before Australia eased up until a flurry of late goals completed the rout.
Asked about the standard of opposition, Australia coach Frank Farina said: “I’m not concerned at all, you can only play what opposiiton is put in front of you.”
“It’s always tough for the players after coming off a 5-1 win last weekend, it’s a mental thing and most of the players have European club games ahead of them next weekend,” he said.
Solomons’ coach Allan Gillett admitted that his team had been outclassed.
“It was like men against boys,” he said.
“The Australians showed the gulf in class between us and their overseas experience was too much for us tonight.”
Australia’s next international will be against Norway in London next month.