Socceroos to open WCup 3rd round in Brisbane
Football Federation Australia says the Socceroos will open the
third round of Asian qualifying for the 2014 World Cup in Brisbane
on Sept. 2 against Thailand.
It will be Australia’s first in Brisbane since the Socceroos
sealed their 2010 AFC Asian Cup finals berth in March 2010.
The draw for Asian qualifiers for Brazil 2014 was made in Rio de
Janeiro last weekend. Australia, which is entering qualifying in
the third round, is in Group D with Saudi Arabia, Oman and
Thailand. The top two teams in each group advance to the fourth
Australia is attempting to reach the World Cup for a fourth
time, and third in succession. After losing to eventual champion
Italy in the second round at Germany 2006, Australia failed to
progress from the group stage at South Africa 2010.