Caltex Socceroos to face Thailand in Melbourne

Melbourne will host the FIFA World Cup qualifier between the Caltex Socceroos and Thailand in September.
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Football Federation Australia (FFA) today (Sat) confirmed that the Caltex Socceroos will play their final 2018 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifier Group B match against Thailand at the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium on Tuesday 5 September 2017.

Tickets for the crucial clash go on pre-sale to the Football Family with a 10% discount from 9am (AEST) on Tuesday 18 July with general public on-sale from 12pm (AEST) Monday 24 July.

FFA Chief Executive Officer David Gallop is expecting a large vocal home crowd to cheer the Caltex Socceroos on towards the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

“It’s definitely crunch time in the qualification campaign and this match against Thailand will be pivotal,” said Gallop.

“Everyone remembers where they were when we defeated Uruguay in 2005. This match could very well be one of those ‘where were you” moments.

“Ange and his team have been preparing for this moment for the past two and a half years and we encourage all sports fans to support the boys as they look to secure direct qualification to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.”

Caltex Socceroos players celebrate the equaliser.

Mr Gallop thanked the Victorian Government and Visit Victoria for their support of this crucial match.

“Of course events like this are not possible without the partnership of the Victorian Government and I thank them for the support they give to football and their valuable assistance to bring this crucial match to Melbourne,” said Gallop.

The Victorian Minister for Sport, The Hon John Eren MP, was equally excited about the Caltex Socceroos returning to Melbourne.

“Our World Cup dream is up for grabs – and there’s no better place than Melbourne for our Socceroos to book their spot to Russia,” said Minister Eren.

“With the best pitch in the country and the most passionate fans, Victorians will do all they can to help our boys seal automatic qualification in September.”

Caltex Socceroos Head Coach Ange Postecoglou was looking forward to closing out the campaign in his hometown.

“The next two matches in this campaign are extremely important for us,” said Postecoglou.

Ange Postecoglou

“We are focused on two strong performances beginning with the challenge in Japan.

“A capacity stadium in Melbourne supporting the team will be fantastic.”

For full ticketing details visit http://www.socceroos.com.au/tickets

The Caltex Socceroos 2018 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers will be broadcast LIVE on Fox Sports and the Nine Network.

Match Details

2018 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifier

Caltex Socceroos v Thailand

Tuesday 5 September 2017

Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne

Kick-Off: TBC

General Public

Category A - $99 all tickets
Category B - $65 Adult, $55 Concession, $45 Child, $130 Family

Category C - $30 Adult, $20 Concession, $15 Child, $60 Family

Socceroos Active Area - $30 Adult, $20 Concession (NO CHILD OR FAMILY TICKETS)

Thailand Supporters Area - $30 Adult, $20 Concession, $15 Child, $60 Family (PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT AN ACTIVE SUPPORT AREA)

General Public Restricted View

Category A - $79 Adult

Category B - $50 Adult, $40 Concession, $30 Child, $100 Family

Category C - $20 Adult, $15 Concession, $10 Child, $40 Family

Thailand Supporters Area - $20 Adult, $15 Concession, $10 Child, $40 Family (PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT AN ACTIVE SUPPORT AREA)

Two young fans show their support for the Caltex Socceroos.

10% Discount – Football Family

Category A - $89.10 all tickets
Category B - $58.50 Adult, $49.50 Concession, $40.50 Child, $117 Family

Category C - $27 Adult, $18 Concession, $13.50 Child, $54 Family

Thailand Supporters Area -  $27 Adult, $18 Concession, $13.50 Child, $54 Family (PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT AN ACTIVE SUPPORT AREA)

Socceroos Active Support

Socceroos Active Area - $30 Adult, $20 Concession (NO CHILD OR FAMILY TICKETS)

10% Discount – Football Family Socceroos Active Support

Socceroos Active Area - $27 Adult, $18 Concession (NO CHILD OR FAMILY TICKETS) 

On Sale Dates
 
Sales
Date Start
Football Family
9:00am (AEST) Tuesday 18 July to 11.59am (AEST) Monday 24 July
General Public On-sale
12:00pm (AEST) Monday 24 July