Destiny 06 – 20 Days To Go
We continue the countdown to the World Cup (South American) play-off kick-off of the 1st Leg being played in Montevideo (Saturday 12 November), bringing you up-to-date with all the headline news from around the country surrounding the crucial play-off matches.
SUPPORT THE Socceroos
Australian sports fans can show their support for the Socceroos for the upcoming matches against Uruguay, by logging onto a new interactive fans site - http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/destiny06/
Some of the features of the site include: a message board, send a photo (by mobile only) and be part of a mosaic plus information on Australia and Uruguay. There will features added as we get closer to the big games.
HYUNDAI A-LEAGUE Date: 23-10-05 Archie Thompson played a full game, scored in the 39th minute, as Melbourne Victory lost 2-1 away at Perth Glory. Simon Colosimo played a full game, as Perth Glory won 2-1 at home against Melbourne Victory Jade North played a full game, as Newcastle Jets won 1-0 at home against Central Coast Mariners. Date: 21-10-05 Sasho Petrovski played a full game and scored in the 10th minute, as Sydney FC won 2-0 at home against New Zealand Knights.
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE Date: 23-10-05 Mark Schwarzer (gk) played a full game, while Mark Viduka came on in the 78th minute, as Middlesbrough lost 2-1 away at West Ham. Tim Cahill was replaced in the 70th minute, as Everton drew 1-1 at home with Chelsea. Date: 22-10-05 Ahmad Elrich was replaced in the 76th minute, as Fulham won 2-0 at home against Liverpool Stan Lazaridis was replaced in the 70th minute, as Birmingham City lost 2-0 away at Blackburn. Harry Kewell was replaced in the 75th minute, as Liverpool lost 2-0 away at Fulham. Brett Emerton came on in the 75th minute, while Lucas Neill played a full game, as Blackburn Rovers won 2-0 at home against Birmingham City. Josip Skoko was not in the Wigan Athletic squad. Craig Moore (hamstring) was not in the Newcastle United squad.
ENGLISH CHAMPIONSHIP Date: 22-10-05 Tony Popovic was not in the Crystal Palace squad.
ENGLISH LEAGUE ONE Date: 22-10-05 Luke Wilkshire played a full game, as Bristol City lost 4-3 away at Oldham Athletic.
DUTCH EREDIVISIE Date: 23-10-05 Jason Culina was replaced in the 58th minute, as PSV Eindhoven won 1-0 at home against Ajax Amsterdam. Date: 22-10-05 Tony Vidmar played a full game, as NAC Breda drew 1-1 at home against Twente Enschede
ITALIAN SERIE A Date: 23-10-05 Zeljko Kalac (gk) remained on the bench, as AC Milan won 2-1 at home against Palermo Date: 22-10-05 Marco Bresciano & Vince Grella both played a full game with Grella scoring in the 66th minute, as Parma lost 4-1 away at Fiorentina.
ROMANIAN DIVIZIA A Date: 23-10-05 Jon McKain played a full game, as FCU Politehnica Timisoara drew 1-1 away at FC Arges. Date: 22-10-05 Michael Thwaite was not in the FC National squad.
SPANISH PRIMERA DIVISION Date: 22-10-05 John Aloisi played a full game, as Alaves lost 2-0 away at FC Sevilla.
SWEDISH ALLSVENSKAN Date: 23-10-05 Ante Covic (gk) played a full game, as Hammarby won 1-0 away at Malmo FF.
SWISS CUP Date: 23-10-05 Ljubo Milicevic played a full game, as FC Thun won 7-1 away at Perly-Certoux. Date: 22-10-05 Scott Chipperfield was replaced in the 64th minute, as FC Basel won 6-1 away at Old Boys. Joel Griffiths played a full game and scored in the 32nd minute, as Neuchatel Xamax lost 2-1 away at Lugano.
TURKISH SUPER LIG Date: 23-10-05 Michael Petkovic (gk) played a full game, as Sivasspor won 4-1 at home against Diyarbakirspor.
WHAT-S MAKING THE NEWS
Reports from Uruguay suggest that the kick-off for the 1st Leg match in Montevideo will be 9.00pm, in an attempt to disrupt our flights for the return to Australia.
The Australian newspaper reports that its sources in Uruguay suggest the timing of the game is revenge for Australia denying a request by Uruguay to move the first leg forward a day.
The FFA has received no official confirmation of the kick-off time, as at the time of writing.
To appease concerns raised by Australia in lieu of the events in 2001 at the Montevideo airport, FIFA has appointed a security official for both matches of the play-off.