Delighted with his return, but we really wished he could have gone further. Jordan Bos is back from the Asia Cup, where he and Australia narrowly lost to co-favorite South Korea in the quarterfinals. This marked an early end to Bos’s football fairy tale at his first major international tournament, where he also scored once.
Starting as one of the favorites for the championship, Bos, along with the other Socceroos, entered the Asia Cup. Australia, the winner of the Asian Championship in 2015, had a relatively easy time in the group stage against opponents Uzbekistan, Syria, and India. In the match against India, Bos even contributed as a goal scorer, helping secure all three points. He finished the group stage with his Australian teammates as leaders, boasting a 7 out of 9 record.
The Round of 16 also went smoothly against Indonesia. With a convincing 4-0 victory and an additional 87 minutes on the clock, Bos and his teammates confidently advanced to the quarterfinal against co-favorite South Korea.
In that match, the Socceroos were in control until deep into extra time. It wasn’t until the 96th minute that Bos and company conceded the equalizer, eventually succumbing during the extra time.
After an impressive journey and 272 minutes on the field, Jordan is now back in the Kempen to enter the final stretch of the regular season. We warmly welcome Jordan back and take pride in the performances of our Kangaroo of the Kempen.