The headline said it all – ‘Kennedy sends Socceroos to Brazil’.
The headline said it all - ‘Kennedy sends Socceroos to Brazil-. Just over 80,000 packed into ANZ Stadium to witness Australia qualify for its third successive World Cup courtesy of Josh Kennedy-s 83rd minute winner against Iraq.
Needing a win to guarantee qualification and with the nation holding its collective breath hoping for another memorable night in Australian football, everyone dressed in green and gold were made to sweat as the Iraqis proved stubborn resistance.
But with the majority of the 80,000 in attendance urging the Socceroos on, the volume around the stadium went through the roof when Kennedy headed home from a Marc Bresciano cross. There-s little chance anyone in the crowd will ever forget that moment, and the Socceroos deserve a crowd of similar size when they take on South Africa in their farewell game ahead of the World Cup at the same venue on May 26.
Tickets for the match against South Africa, presented by NAB, are on sale now. Click here for details.
Refreshed Ryan ready for big year with club and country
Mat Ryan says an off-season trip home to Australia with family and friends has him primed for a big year ahead for Brighton and the Caltex Socceroos. The 27-year-old shot-stopper has rarely had an off-season break in recent years as he mixes Premier League football with his co
‘That sums up their passion’: Caltex Socceroos skipper witnesses awesome Matildas moment
Socceroos captain Mark Milligan and coach Graham Arnold were among the ecstatic Australian support watching the Matildas’ stunning comeback victory over Brazil on Friday morning (AEST). The Matildas recorded one of the most remarkable results in FIFA Women’s World Cup history
Caltex Socceroos to participate in Copa America 2020
Football Federation Australia (FFA) today confirmed it had accepted an invitation from the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) for the Caltex Socceroos to participate in the Copa America next year. FFA Chairman Chris Nikou said this was a huge opportunity for Aust
Ryan aiming to break 39-year Brighton curse on Premier League opening weekend
Caltex Socceroos custodian Mathew Ryan has learned who he’ll face in the Brighton and Hove Albion goal on the opening weekend of the Premier League 2019/20 season in August. A trip to Vicarage Road to face 2019 FA Cup Finalists Watford on August 10 is the first league assignme