Dates set for Socceroos-Honduras World Cup qualifier

The dates for the Socceroos crunch World Cup Intercontinental play-offs matches have been confirmed.

The first leg of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Intercontinental Play-off (CONCACAF-Asian Zone) will be played on Friday November 10 (Saturday November 11 AEDT), with the second leg to be played at Sydney's ANZ Stadium on Wednesday November 15.

The winning team on aggregate goals over the two games will earn a place at the 2018 Russia World Cup.

The FFA has confirmed that the second leg in Sydney will kick-off at 8pm AEDT, however has yet to receive confirmation regarding the match venue or kick-off time in Honduras.

The Socceroos scraped through to the final play-off round with a 2-1 extra time win over Syria, while Honduras earned fourth place in the CONCACAF region after a chaotic final matchday.

“There hasn’t been a more important match played in Australia since our last Intercontinental play-off against Uruguay 12 years ago, and for all of us who were there it was truly a very special moment in Australian sporting history," FFA CEO David Gallop said.

“With a place at the World Cup in Russia at stake, we’re calling on all football and sports fans to rally behind the Socceroos as they aim to qualify for their fourth successive FIFA World Cup."

Tickets are on sale to the general public from Thursday October 19.

Source: SBS The World Game