The Socceroos will face Kyrgyzstan in a 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier at Canberra’s GIO Stadium on Thursday 12 November 2015 following an agreement between Football Federation Australia (FFA) and the ACT Government.
The match was announced today by FFA CEO David Gallop, ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr and Capital Football CEO Heather Reid at GIO Stadium.
“We’re pleased to announce that the Socceroos will take on Kyrgyzstan in Canberra on November 12 in a World Cup Qualifier,” Gallop said. “The Socceroos is a team for all Australians and we are happy to be able to take the team to all parts of the country during this phase of World Cup Qualification.
“Canberra has a strong and vibrant football community and with the support of Capital Football we will be engaging with football fans in the ACT leading up to the match.”
Tickets will go on sale on to the FFA Football Family and Capital Football Members on Tuesday 22 September and the general public on Friday 25 September.
The match will be the Socceroos first appearance in Canberra since 2011 when Australia defeated Malaysia 5-0 in a friendly match and was welcomed by Capital Football CEO Heather Reid.
“Following the huge success of the Asian Cup in Canberra earlier this year, we are delighted to see the ACT Government continuing to support international football by bringing the Socceroos to GIO Stadium as part of their world cup qualification games,” Reid said.
“This is a rare opportunity for the football community and sports fans to see the Socceroos in action so I encourage everyone to support the investment and support the Socceroos in November.”
The match will be Australia’s 5 th match in the opening round of World Cup qualification after Ange Postecoglou’s men defeated Kyrgyzstan 2-1 in Bishkek in the first match of qualification before defeating Bangladesh 5-0 on Thursday night at a sold out nib Stadium in Perth.
After the Kyrgyzstan match, the Socceroos will fly from Canberra to Dhaka where they will take on Bangladesh on Tuesday 17 November.
All Socceroos matches in the opening round of 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification are broadcast exclusively LIVE on FOX SPORTS and on a one hour delay on SBS.
Australia v Kyrgyzstan
12 November 2015
GIO Stadium, CanberraKick off tbc