Socceroos face do-or-die clash

Australia is not a traditional football-supporting nation, but all eyes are on Tuesday's crunch World Cup qualifier.

Last Modified: 17 Jun 2013 14:39
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Australia will take on Iraq in a crucial world cup qualifier in Sydney on Tuesday. 

Iraq can’t qualify for Brazil but the match is crucial for Australia. If they win, they’ll go to the main competition next year.  If they lose, or draw, Oman or Jordan – who play each other later on Tuesday – could leapfrog Australia to take the spot.  

As Andrew Thomas reports from Sydney, the match is being followed closely in a country that hasn’t traditionally cared much about football. 


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