Carney sits out World Cup qualifier

Norwich City's on-loan winger David Carney was an unused substitute in the Australia team as they all but booked their World Cup place with a 2-0 victory over Uzbekistan in Sydney.

Norwich City's on-loan winger David Carney was an unused substitute in the Australia team as they all but booked their World Cup place with a 2-0 victory over Uzbekistan in Sydney.

The Socceroos, on top of Asian Zone Group One with 13 points, will become the first team to qualify if Bahrain and Qatar, both on four points, draw their match in Manama.

A goal from substitute forward Josh Kennedy and a Harry Kewell penalty means the hosts are still unbeaten after five games, without conceding a goal.

Carney, who played in City's last match at Birmingham, is expected back at Colney on Friday.