This was not going to be an easy match. With both teams going for it, there would be a lot of physical contact - and I don't know whether it's Mohammed's style or he planned it, but he let play go on more often than not and did not whistle with every collision or kick It drove the coaches crazy, but it was good for the match.
Experienced in handling Asian international matches, Mohammed smiled broadly at the Koreans whenever they had something to complain about. He also showed his condition was ok when he had to run along a Korean counter attack.
But, yes, he may have been a little too lenient, I saw a few things that didn't seem right, but I think he was right to not award a penalty for the Koreans. The Korean players were good at finding legs to stumble over.
That seemed to me what happened in the frst half when Ognenovsky came running at a Korean player but thought better of it and retracted his legs. The Korean made a nice somersault and Ognenovsky got booked. In the second half the same happened but this time it really was a foul; this time Mohammed kept his cards in his pocket. Why? Afraid to send someone off?
Not a bad match at all. The Koreans perhaps a little better on the technical side and the Australians with a little more power. The Koreans passing the ball over the ground and the Australians almost always looking for someone to head it in.