WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS
LEG 1: HONDURAS 0 AUSTRALIA 0 LEG 2: ANZ Stadium, Wednesday, 8pm
The Socceroos’ charter flight arrives in Sydney this afternoon, having departed four hours after the final whistle. They arrive almost 24 hours before the Hondurans, whose horror trip is exacerbated by a 14-hour stopover p in Los Angeles, g , while many y players are flying economy.
Mathew Leckie and Mark Milligan return from suspension while Robbie Kruse is racing to be fit after missing the last fortnight with a knee problem. Late sub Tom Rogic will come into the XI, while Tim Cahill could start.
It’s as simple as could be. A win for the Socceroos on Wednesday night g will ensure a fourth successive World Cup appearance. A loss or score draw and the dream is dead. Another 0-0 stalemate and it’s extra time and maybe penalties.