Talk:Australia, Japan, Korea Republic, Netherlands all qualify for 2010 FIFA World Cup

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OR (Press Release from FFA)


The statement refered to in the article is as follows


6 June 2009

Australia became the second team to qualify for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa on Sunday morning (Australian time) when they held Qatar to a 0-0 draw in Doha.

Speaking from Doha, Football Federation Australia (FFA) CEO, Ben Buckley, said that qualifying for the second consecutive FIFA World Cup was a fantastic achievement.

"It's another first for Australian football, and it's come off the back of a comprehensive qualification pathway which began in February last year.

"Qualifying this time around, with the travel and match conditions the team has experienced, is a true measure of the progress football has made.

"While 'do or die' results, such as the famous Uruguay game four years ago are exciting, a qualifying campaign such as this one through the Asian zone is a tough test.

"We could not be more delighted," Buckley said.

"I am sure everyone joins us in congratulating Pim Verbeek, his staff and the Qantas Socceroos for this wonderful outcome.

"I urge Australian fans to show their appreciation of the squad in our final two matches of the qualifying campaign."

Australia meets Bahrain at Stadium Australia on Wednesday 10 June and Japan at the MCG on 17 June.

Earlier in the evening Japan also qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup when they defeated Uzbekistan 0-1 in Tashkent.

The Qantas Socceroos arrive in Sydney in preparation for the Bahrain game by a Qantas Charter due to touch down at 1.05pm on Monday. The Bahrain team arrived in Sydney this morning.

Tickets are available for the remaining two qualifying matches from Ticketek (

Information on tickets for the 2010 FIFA Word Cup can be found at
—FFA Media release.

A copy was sent to scoop --RockerballAustralia (talk) 04:40, 7 June 2009 (UTC)Reply reprinted the release here. --SVTCobra 22:14, 8 June 2009 (UTC)Reply

First paragraph hard work


The first paragraph does say who played who and what the results are, but you'd practically have to sit down with a piece of paper to work out what the matches were. --Brian McNeil / talk 07:23, 7 June 2009 (UTC)Reply

Thanks, much clearer now - and not just because I'm more awake. ;-) --Brian McNeil / talk 11:16, 7 June 2009 (UTC)Reply

Peer review


Korea Republic (South Korea) - In case of dispute


The South Korean national football team is officially known as Korea Republic. North Korea is known as Korea DPR. --RockerballAustralia (talk) 01:47, 9 June 2009 (UTC)Reply

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