Destiny 06 – 6 Days To Go
We continue the countdown to the World Cup (South American) play-off kick-off of the 1st Leg being played in Montevideo (Saturday 12 November), bringing you up-to-date with all the headline news from around the country surrounding the crucial play-off matches.
AUSSIE SUPPORTERS CAN GET THEIR GOLD AT FFA ON-LINE SHOP
Support the Socceroos at Telstra Stadium by purchasing National Team gear from the FFA new On-Line store. The shop offers all Official Licensed Product for the Socceroos and all other Australia National Teams including the following:
Nike Official Replicas: (Home/Away Jersey, Team Polo) Nike Transit Range: (Polo, T-shirt, jacket,) Coopers 2nd Tier Apparel: (Polo, Reversible jacket, Spray jacket, women-s t-shirt, etc) Supporter Gear: (Beach Towel, Flags, Beanie Bears, Nursery Ball) Headwear & Scarves: (Caps, Beanies, Scarves)
With the Socceroos wanting to play in front of a sea of Gold it would be great if all Australia-s supporters, especially those at Telstra Stadium "Get their Gold” at www.footballaustralia.com.au/shop".
SUPPORT THE Socceroos
Australian sports fans can show their support for the Socceroos for the upcoming matches against Uruguay, by logging onto a new interactive fans site - http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/destiny06/
Some of the features of the site include: a message board, send a photo (by mobile only) and be part of a mosaic plus information on Australia and Uruguay. There will features added as we get closer to the big games.
HYUNDAI A-LEAGUE Date: 04-11-05 Archie Thompson was replaced in the 88th minute, as Melbourne Victory lost 1-0 at home against Queensland Roar.
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE Date: 06-11-05 Mark Schwarzer (gk) played a full game, while Mark Viduka came on in the 54th minute, as Middlesbrough lost 1-0 away at Everton. Tim Cahill played a full game, as Everton won 1-0 at home against Middlesbrough.
Date: 05-11-05 Ahmad Elrich remained on the bench, as Fulham won 2-1 at home against Manchester City. Stan Lazaridis was replaced in the 86th minute, as Birmingham City lost 1-0 away at Newcastle United. Harry Kewell came on in the 76th minute, as Liverpool won 2-0 away at Aston Villa. Brett Emerton and Lucas Neill both played a full games, with Emerton scoring in the 2nd minute, as Blackburn Rovers won 4-1 at home against Charlton Athletic. Josip Skoko was not in the Wigan Athletic squad.
ENGLISH CHAMPIONSHIP Date: 05-11-05 Tony Popovic was not in the Crystal Palace squad.
ENGLISH FA CUP Date: 05-11-05 Luke Wilkshire played a full game, as Bristol City lost 2-0 at home against Notts County.
DUTCH EREDIVISIE Date: 05-11-05 Jason Culina came on in the 55th minute, as PSV Eindhoven won 3-0 at home against Sparta Rotterdam. Tony Vidmar played a full game, as NAC Breda drew 3-3 away at Roda JC.
ITALIAN SERIE A Date: 06-11-05 Vince Grella & Marco Bresciano both played a full game, as Parma won 2-0 at home against Lecce. Zeljko Kalac (gk) remained on the bench, as AC Milan won 5-1 at home against Udinese.
ROMANIAN DIVIZIA A Date: 05-11-05 Michael Thwaite was not in the FC National squad
SPANISH PRIMERA DIVISION Date: 06-11-05 John Aloisi came on in the 71st minute, as Alaves lost 2-1 away at Celta Vigo
SWEDISH ALLSVENSKAN Ante Covic (gk) finished the season with his club Hammarby on 28-10-05
SWISS SUPER LEAGUE Date: 06-11-05 Joel Griffiths came on at half time, as Neuchatel Xamax lost 5-3 at home against Zurich. Ljubo Milicevic played a full game, as FC Thun lost 2-0 away at Grasshoppers. Scott Chipperfield played a full game, as FC Basel won 1-0 at home against St Gallen.
WHAT-S MAKING THE NEWS
URUGUAY WANT TIME SWITCH
Uruguay have requested from FIFA a switch of time for the first leg match in Montevideo, after their plans to hire a charter flight went askew.
The 9.00pm kick-off will mean they can not catch a commercial flight to Chile in time, to get the connecting flight to Sydney. The next flight from Santiago (Chile) is not till the next day and will mean they will only arrive in Sydney on Tuesday morning, just 36 hours before the second leg.
Australia was originally scheduled to take this flight, but was forced to book a charter flight instead, when Uruguay confirmed the kick-off time.
Uruguay has now asked FIFA for the game to kick-off at 5.00pm, so they can get the connecting flights they require, that will arrive on Monday, the same day Australia will arrive back in Sydney.
However FIFA has said they will only agree to the request if the FFA agrees, who are now considering the options available.
HALF OF THE AUSSIE SQUAD ARRIVE SAFELY
By late Sunday night, half the Australian squad had arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina for final preparations. Australian-based striker Archie Thompson was the first player to arrive on Saturday night, with all of the players who participated on Saturday (in Europe), arriving throughout Sunday.
Guus Hiddink and Graham Arnold also arrived on Saturday night, while the remainder will be in camp by early on Monday night.
Australia will base itself in Buenos Aires until Friday, before making the short trip across to Montevideo in Uruguay for Saturday night's game.