12 Jun 2013

Australia on verge of World Cup place

6:00 am on 12 June 2013

Australia are on the verge of qualifying for next year's World Cup football finals in Brazil after trouncing Jordan 4-nil last night in Melbourne.

The win puts the Socceroos in second place behind already qualified Japan in their Asian qualifying group, and victory over Iraq in Sydney next week would secure a direct path into next year's finals after a stuttering start to their qualifying campaign.