Socceroos Destiny To Be Decided In Australi
Australia's date with destiny - a chance to play in the 2006 FIFA World Cup - will occur at Telstra Stadium in Sydney on Wednesday 16 November after a draw today determined that the Australian match of the Powerade Series contest against the fifth ranked South American nation will be the second leg of the home-and-away series.
Australia's date with destiny - a chance to play in the 2006 FIFA World Cup - will occur at Telstra Stadium in Sydney on Wednesday 16 November after a draw today determined that the Australian match of the Powerade Series contest against the fifth ranked South American nation will be the second leg of the home-and-away series. The South American nation which is likely to be either Uruguay, Columbia or Chile will host the first match on Saturday 12 November while Sydney will host the return leg which will determine whether or not the Socceroos make the World Cup in 2006. "It is fantastic that our date with destiny has now been confirmed and we are very pleased that the second leg will be played in Australia," said FFA CEO John O'Neill (pictured right). "With a win earlier this week over the Solomon Islands it is only this series which stands in front of us and we will need the support of the Australian public to help get us over the line." "We have committed to leaving no stone unturned to get to Germany and with the second match at home it gives us a great chance to achieve history." Tickets to the biggest single sporting event in Australia this year go on sale to the Football Family on Monday 26 September and remaining tickets will be offered to Australian sports fans on 19 October. FIFA World Cup 2006 Qualifiers Saturday 12 November 2005 5th ranked South American v Australia - Venue TBC Wednesday 16 November Australia v 5th ranked South American - Telstra Stadium, Sydney
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