Ipswich Town defender Cameron Burgess earned his eighth cap as Australia thrashed Lebanon 5-0 in World Cup qualifying.

The Socceroos played the reverse fixture in Sydney last week, winning 2-0. They knew that progression to the next stage would be confirmed if they could replicate the result in front of a sold-out crowd in Canberra, which they did with ease.

A third-minute strike from Kusini Yengi - brother of former Town attacker Tete - opened the scoring, with Bassel Jradi turning the ball into his own net shortly after half time.

The floodgates then opened as Craig Goodwin bagged a brace before John Iredale wrapped up the victory with just over 20 minutes to play.

The result sees Graham Arnold's men top Group I to progress to the third qualifying round for the 2026 World Cup, where they'll be drawn into one of three groups. If they finish in the top two, they'll earn a spot at the upcoming tournament in North America. Those matches will begin in September 2024.

Burgess' international duty is over for now, although he has a short turnaround to get back to Suffolk ahead of the Blues' trip to Blackburn Rovers on Good Friday.