The stats behind the Caltex Socceroos' fantastic win over Honduras
Check out the key stats behind Australia's 3-1 win over Honduras that confirmed the Caltex Socceroos' fourth consecutive World Cup on Wednesday night.
- The Socceroos booked their ticket to the 2018 FIFA World Cup after a 22-game qualification run where they scored 51 goals and conceded just 22
- Australia earned just their second win by a margin of two or more goals in 2017, and their first since a 2-0 win against UAE in March.
- Honduras scored a goal for a third consecutive away fixture but it wasn’t enough; they’ve now won only one of their last nine games away from home (D3, L5).
- The Socceroos won 26 fouls on the night, their most in any single game this World Cup Qualifying campaign; it has been the third consecutive game that they’ve won 20+ fouls after winning fewer than 20 in each of their 19 prior games.
- Mile Jedinak and Trent Sainsbury each made five interceptions, marking the fifth and third time respectively they’ve done so this qualification campaign; no other Australian has done so more than once.
Socceroos Spotlight: Luongo, Behich take staggering stats into Norway friendly
Bert van Marwijk will be blessed with the arrival of several in-form stars as his squad assembles in Oslo for the first of two friendlies. AFC Asian Cup winners Massimo Luongo and Aziz Behich are among those at the peak of their powers for the new Caltex Socceroos' coach's fir
Risdon driven by World Cup ambition amid 'competitive' Caltex Socceroos camp
Caltex Socceroos right-back Josh Risdon is braced for an intense training standard as he seeks to realise his boyhood dream of FIFA World Cup selection. Risdon is in contention to add to his five international caps when Australia take on Norway in Oslo on Saturday morning (AED
Fit and firing Behich sets sights on twin Caltex Socceroos wins
Caltex Socceroos full-back Aziz Behich is taking career-best form into what he hopes will be back-to-back wins at the beginning of Bert van Marwijk's tenure. Australia's 26-man squad have assembled in Oslo ahead of Van Marwijk's first match in charge against Norway on Saturday
Norway v Caltex Socceroos: 4 key match ups
Bert van Marwijk’s first match in charge as Caltex Socceroos boss sees his side take on tricky European outfit Norway at the Ullevaal Stadion on Saturday, March 24 (AEDT). With a chance for his players to stake a claim for a spot on the plane to Russia in June, it’s an importa