Australia vs. Honduras
The Australian soccer team defeated the Honduras on Wednesday and assured themselves a spot for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. They defeated their rivals with the final score of 3-1 and sealed their playoff victory.
Mile Jedinak played a heroic game against the Hondurans after deflecting a free kick as well as completing a pair of penalties.
The Australian national soccer team had missed the services of Jedinak before the closing stages of the Asian qualifier. He was injured and forced him to seat out during that time. However, he managed to recuperate and came back stronger to help his team to their victory on Wednesday for a spot in the 2018 World Cup.
The Australian player scored against Henry Figueroa who is defending him in the 54th minute marker of their matchup. With their home court advantage, playing inside the jam-packed Olympic Stadium in Sydney, the team captain Jedinak made the spectators roar after he scored, as detailed through Associated Press.
According to the recorded figure, over 77,060 people watched the game.
He then managed to score another goal for the two penalties to complete their 3-1 victory against the Honduras. The national soccer team of Australia will be playing for the prestigious World Cup its 4th straight appearance.
Before the matchup against the Australia, the Hondurans faced the Mexicans and defeated them to get a spot in the playoff with the final score of 3-2. This gave the team of Honduras an opportunity to face the Australian team.
Unfortunately, they Australians showed enough courage to win the match and earned them a spot next year.
It is not an easy journey for Australia because they failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup during the Asian qualifier after they suffered a defeat against the Saudi Arabia.
However, they defeated the Syrians during the Asian playoff matches to give them a chance to face the Hondurans and won.
Credit image: Courier Mail