Aussies qualify for WC 2006

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:50 IST

The Socceroos of Australia defeated Uruguay 4-2 on penalties to book their spot in next year's World Cup in Germany.

Aussies qualify for WC 2006
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Sydney:

The Socceroos of Australia defeated Uruguay 4-2 on penalties to book their spot in next year's World Cup in Germany. The Aussies won the match 1-0 in regulation time, but with the Latin Americans having won the away leg by the same score in Montevideo earlier this year, it went down to the lottery of the penalty shootout. John Aloisi's decisive kick in front of 83,000 fans at the Telstra Dome meant good news at last for a nation that has not had its best sporting year in recent times.

Topics : Football Cricket
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