Caltex Socceroo excited by Melbourne World Cup qualifier

There is extra excitement for the Victorians in the Caltex Socceroos ranks after it was announced that Melbourne will host the national team’s final group match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers on September 5.

The venue for the Caltex Socceroos’ final Group B game in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign has been confirmed for the Victorian capital on September 5 against Thailand.

Caltex Socceroos to face Thailand in Melbourne

Tickets for the Football Family went on-sale today (Tues) for the game at Melbourne’s Rectangular Stadium on September 5 against Thailand.

Tickets for the general public go on sale next week.

“As a born and bred Victorian, it’s always fantastic to play in front of family and friends in your home town.

Socceroos fans

“To possibly directly qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Melbourne, on home soil, would be awesome,” Caltex Socceroo striker Jamie Maclaren told

 The Caltex Socceroos face a huge match with Japan away on August 31 followed by their home clash with the Thais to round out the group. 

It will be an edge-of-your-seat finale to the group qualification process and the fans will be key in Melbourne. 

“I’m in the middle of pre-season training at the moment with my new club SV Darmstadt 98 here in Germany and I will be working hard to earn my selection in the Caltex Socceroos squad to face Japan and Thailand," added the former Roar striker.

Jamie Maclaren in action against England.