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RYAN HEADING TO THE WORLD CUP

15 November 2017

Paul Hazlewood
Mathew Ryan

Brighton & Hove Albion goalkeeper Mathew Ryan has achieved qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup with Australia, after their 3-1 win over Honduras this morning.


The first leg in Honduras on Friday evening ended 0-0, but Australia’s win today – through Mile Jedinak’s hat-trick, means that they are the 31st of 32 nations to qualify for next summer’s finals, sealing their fourth consecutive World Cup appearance.

 


The Socceroos had a lengthy journey to the finals after finishing third in their original qualification group, before beating Syria 3-2 in their first two-legged play-off, ahead of triumphing over Honduras.


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