Sbs To Show Crucial Conmebol Qualifiers
Australia’s opponent for a place at the 2006 FIFA World Cup finals in Germany will be decided next week and SBS has announced that it will show the decisive qualifiers from the final two rounds of the CONMEBOL qualifiers.
Australia-s opponent for a place at the 2006 FIFA World Cup finals in Germany will be decided next week and SBS has announced that it will show the decisive qualifiers from the final two rounds of the CONMEBOL qualifiers.
Five teams are potentially Australia-s opponent in the November play-off, although Colombia and Uruguay are looking the most likely opponent heading into the crucial penultimate round.
SBS Sport will bring all the tension and atmosphere of these final two rounds, by screening live into Australia the crucial matches that will decide who we play.
SBS Sport will present Colombia v Chile on Sunday 9 October, LIVE @6:45am AEST, including instant highlights of the other vital qualifier simultaneously played between Ecuador and Uruguay.
Then on Thursday 13 October @10:15am AEST the LIVE clash will feature either the Paraguay & Columbia match or Uruguay & Argentina. The designated televised match to be determined following the 9 October round.
The penultimate round has three matches that will prove significant in determining which teams remain in the hunt for the 5th place spot, going into the final round.
The Colombia and Chile clash is the highlight game, as both are on 20 points, a point behind Uruguay, who hold down 5th place. Uruguay face a tough challenge to beat Ecuador away, who themselves need a point to automatically qualify and are unbeaten at their impregnable home in Quito.
Many will be hoping Venezuela can cause an upset and beat Paraguay in Caracas, meaning both teams will still be in the hunt for 5th place. A win will guarantee Paraguay automatic qualification to the World Cup but a loss or draw will most likely still see them in the mix for 5th place.
That would leave a nail-biting final round the following Wednesday night.
Paraguay and Colombia could then prove the decisive fixture, with Uruguay facing a tough challenge to beat leaders Argentina, while Chile will be at home against Ecuador, who are not say great away from home.
Aussies Abroad: Luongo gallant in Watford defeat
Caltex Socceroos midfielder Massimo Luongo can turn his attention to the EFLChampionship after QPR crashed out of the FA Cup on Saturday morning (AEDT). The 26-year-old played the full 90 minutes in QPR’s 1-0 loss to Watford at Loftus Road, in a tight game where each side cou
When to watch your Caltex Socceroos this weekend
There's FA Cup action on the cards for two Australians this weekend as another prepares for a massive top-of-the-table encounter. Multiple players are involved in matches with major title ramifications, while Mark Milligan has a new manager to impress in Scotland. Read on t
Aussies Abroad: Vukovic keeps clean sheet as Genk earn crucial away result
Danny Vukovic was the only Caltex Socceroo in action on Friday morning (AEDT) as his Genk side secured a 0-0 away draw against Slavia Prague in the UEFA Europa League Round of 32. Vukovic played a crucial role in earning a clean sheet, making five saves as Slavia bombarded the
Joeys squad announced for next month's UEFA-hosted youth tournament in Turkey
Joeys Head Coach Trevor Morgan today confirmed Australia’s squad for next month’s UEFA-hosted youth tournament in Turkey. Twenty of Australia’s best youth footballers will travel to Antalya in March for matches against the host nation (4 March), Tanzania (6 March), and Guinea