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Crunch Time for Socceroos as Excitement Builds for Asian Qualifiers Playoff V Syria on Tuesday

Julian Keith

Where were you when John Aloisi fired the Socceroos to their first World Cup in 32 years? When Josh Kennedy nodded the Aussies to the third consecutive World Cup? Or when the Socceroos lifted the Asian Cup trophy?

This Tuesday, the next big moment in Australian football is coming at Stadium Australia (Stadium Australia) and now, more than ever, the Socceroos need your support.

Following their 1-1 draw against Syria overnight – with the crucial away goal giving the Aussies the advantage – the boys have a massive 90 minutes ahead of them in Sydney as they look to move onto the next stage of FIFA World Cup Qualifying.

You absolutely must be part the next historic moment in Socceroos history!


The Socceroos will play their final make-or-break Asian Qualifier Playoff against Syria next Tuesday following their 1-1 draw in Malaysia. The winner will be decided on aggregate.

Should the Socceroos win the Playoff they will go on to play the fourth-placed team in CONCACAF Qualifying over two legs for a place in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The second leg of that game is pencilled in at Stadium Australia on Tuesday 14 November.


Tuesday 10 October: Socceroos v Syria – Stadium Australia, Sydney.

Tickets to Socceroos v Syria in Sydney available here


  • Gates open: 6:30pm
  • Team warm-ups: 7:10pm
  • Kick-off: 8pm

Fans are strongly encouraged to avoid the Tuesday night traffic and take public transport. Tickets include return travel on Sydney Trains with special direct services running from Central and Blacktown. For all the transport details head here.

If you must drive, it’s important you pre-book your parking here.


The Socceroos have an intimidating record at Stadium Australia with 8 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in their last 10 competitive fixtures at the venue.

Some of the Socceroos’ greatest moments have happened at Stadium Australia – who could forget John Aloisi’s winning penalty against Uruguay in 2005 to send the Aussies to their first World Cup since 1974? Or Josh Kennedy’s header against Iraq in 2013? Or the dramatic Asian Cup triumph in 2015?

With a fourth consecutive World Cup appearance on the line there’s sure to be more magic on Tuesday 10 October when they face Syria.


A high NSW Police and security presence will be in place for Socceroos v Syria.

Fans are asked to leave additional time for the security screening process when entering the Stadium. This process will include mandatory bag searches and personal checks.

Only small bags (no larger than 30cm x 40cm) are permitted into Stadium Australia for events, and all bags will be checked by security. Fans should arrive without bags if possible.

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