Qantas Socceroos face Denmark in final World Cup Warm-up
The Qantas Socceroos will face Denmark in South Africa as their final preparation for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Football Federation Australia (FFA) today announced that the Qantas Socceroos will play an international friendly match against Denmark in South Africa on the 1st of June in the lead up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Qantas Socceroos Head Coach Pim Verbeek was pleased to confirm the final friendly match for his team's 2010 FIFA World Cup campaign.
“Denmark is another World Cup qualified team that also plays a similar style to the opposition we will face in South Africa," said Verbeek
“They are strong, physical and skilful which will benefit our preparation greatly.
“Denmark have also drawn a tough group with the Netherlands, Japan and Cameroon, so playing against us will also be very important to them.
"Morten Olsen (Denmark Head Coach) was a fantastic player and is a very experienced coach, so we expect to face a very well organised and structured team on the 1st of June” concluded Verbeek.
The Qantas Socceroos have played Denmark on one previous occasion in 2007 with Denmark defeating the Qantas Socceroos 3-1 at Loftus Road in London.
The Qantas Socceroos are currently 19th in the FIFA Men-s Rankings with Denmark at 34th .
The Qantas Socceroos have been drawn in Group D of the 2010 FIFA World Cup alongside Germany, Serbia and Ghana, whilst Denmark have been drawn in Group E with the Netherlands, Japan and Cameroon.
The match will be played at the Ruimsig Stadium, Roodepoort and will be broadcast Live and Exclusive by FOX SPORTS in Australia. Ticketing details will be released at a later date.
Tickets are currently on sale to the general public, through Ticketek (www.ticketek.com.au), for the Qantas Socceroos farewell match against the New Zealand All Whites which will be played at the MCG in Melbourne on Monday 24 May 2010 (kick-off 7:30pm AEST).
This will be the last opportunity for Australian sports fans to see the Qantas Socceroos on Australian soil before they depart for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.