3 - 1

0 - 0
3 - 1
On aggregate
3 - 1
ANZ Stadium (Sydney)


M. Jedinak (G) 53'
1 - 0
M. Jedinak (PG) 72'
2 - 0
M. Jedinak (PG) 85'
3 - 0
3 - 1
90' +4 M. Figueroa (G) (assist by: A. Elis)


Minute   Description
FULL TIME - It's all over and the Socceroos are through to Rusia 2018 after defeating Honduras 3-1. There are fireworks and celebrations everywhere and so there should be. Australia are through to the World Cup and we wouldn't have it any other way. Bring on Russia 2018.
90'+4 GOAL HONDURAS - The corner is sent in by Martinez and a scramble deep inside the box sees Elis push it through for a consolation goal. Australia lead 3-1.
90'+3 Honduras have a late corner which will be the final action of the game.
90'+2 Mooy lays it off to Juric but he sends it ten rows deep.
90'+1 There will be three minutes of stoppage time.
89' Martinez drives the free kick straight into the wall. No danger here.
SUBSTITUTION SOCCEROOS - Mark Milligan comes off and he is replaced by James Troisi for a cameo.
88' YELLOW CARD - Trent Sainsbury is booked for a clumsy challenge.
85' PENALTY GOAL SOCCEROOS - Jedinak is more decisive this time slamming it low and right and Australia have an unbeatable 3-0 lead.
PENALTY - Kruse is brought down in the box by Palacios and the referee points to the spot. Jedinak will step up.
84' Yellow card Johnny Eulogio Palacios Cacho
Mooy's delivery is missed by Wright and it comes back into the box where Jurman can't make the required contact to beat Escober.
83' Juric is fouled by Figueroa just near the corner flag and Australia will be in no rush to take the free kick.
The resulting free kick is taken by Acosta but it's well over.
81' YELLOW CARD - Leckie brings down Elis just outside the box and he is shown the yellow card.
Australia are certainly not parking the bus. They are going to keep pushing.
79' Elis pushes out Sainsbury and then collects the leg of Matt Ryan on his way through.
78' Tonight's attendance has been announced and it's 70,060 fans who are here to witness the Socceroos' path to Russia.
Honduras lead the foul count 22-14.
77' SUBSTITUTION SOCCEROOS - Tom Rogić comes off to a loud round of applause and he is replaced by Robbie Kruse.
76' Honduras have the free kick half way between the centre and penalty box and Figueroa drives it straight into the wall.
75' SUBSTITUTION HONDURAS - Romell Quioto makes way for Robinson Eddie Hernández with the visitors making their final attacking change.
73' SUBSTITUTION HONDURAS - First half substitute Henry Figueroa has been replaced by Mario Martínez.
72' PENALTY GOAL SOCCEROOS - Jedinak goes low and left. Escober gets a hand on it but it's not enough to palm it away. Mile Jedinak scores his second goal of the night to take Australia to a 2-0 lead.
71' PENALTY - The Socceroos have been awarded the penalty for handball against Acosta! That's foul number 7. Most importantly all eyes will be on Mile Jedinak to hopefully seal the deal for Australia.
70' Acosta has just conceded his sixth foul and for some reason he is still not in the book.
68' Behich tries to cut it back to Rogic but it's cut off easily by the Honduras defence.
66' SUBSTITUTION SOCCEROOS - Australia make their first change as Tim Cahill comes off and he is replaced by Tomi Juric.
65' Tomi Juric is warming up for the Socceroos.
64' Lozano tries a long through ball but it rolls safely into the hands of Ryan.
63' Rogic sends it into the path of Miligan but he cannot control it and it goes out for a goal kick.
Australia have 72% possession overall with 7 shots at goal.
62' Rogic tries one from distance but his effort is just wide.
61' Lozano plays for the free kick and referee tells him to get up.
Behich is taken off on a stretcher for further assessment.
59' Behich is down and requiring treatment.
58' Chance for Australia here with Cahill heading into the cross bar from 18 yards out.He is then deemed to have fouled Escober with the follow up.
57' YELLOW CARD - Behich is brought down by Jorge Claros who is shown the yellow card.
55' Honduras have flicked the switch from pushing back to pushing forward after conceding the goal.
53' GOAL SOCCEROOS - Jedinak takes the free kick which takes a very sharp deflection off Henry Figueroa and leaves Escober stranded. This match will be settled in 90 minutes. Australia lead 1-0.
52' Rogic with a mazy run is brought down just outside the box by Acosta. Australia have the free kick in a very dangerous position.
50' Australia had 78% possession at half-time such is their dominance of the ball.
49' The third corner is one too many from Mooy and he sends it out of play for a goal kick.
The second corner is headed out by Lozano.
48' Mooy sends it in towards the near post and he will get another chance to take the corner.
Mooy kicks it in towards Cahill who contests for the ball in the box and wins the corner.
47' Miligan is collected heavily by Acosta and the Socceroos have another free kick.
Sainsbury looks to go direct to Leckie but it bounces through to Escober.
46' Rogic is fouled just past the centre with Australia taking it quickly.
Honduras kick off to get the second half underway.
HALF TIME - It has been a tense first half and at the end of it we are no closer to finding a participant for Russia 18. At half-time we have a stalemate at 0-0.
45'+2 YELLOW CARD - Mooy is shown the yellow card for attempting to win the ball with his studs showing. There was no real contact but the referee still saw fit to show the yellow card.
Miligan is fouled by Bryan Acosta in the centre of the pitch and the free kick is taken quickly.
45'+1 Elis and Jurman clash again with Jurman winning the free kick.
We are into the first of two minutes of first half stoppage time.
45' Elis looks to cross it into the box but he sends it straight out of play for a goal kick.
43' Mooy's corner is missed by all before it's brought back into the box and saved by Escober.
Wright wins the corner for the Socceroos after his cross is deflected out.
42' SUBSTITUTION HONDURAS - Emilio Izaguirre is replaced by Henry Figueroa.
41' Izaguirre is taken off on the stretcher and Henry Figueroa prepares to come on.
Play is stopped as Emilio Izaguirre goes down injured.
40' Mooy sends it in towards Cahill but he slips at the crucial moment and Honduras clear.
39' Miligan is fouled by Palacios and Australia have the free kick half way between the penalty box and centre.
37' Cahill does brilliantly to keep the ball in and pass to Behich. He in turn crosses in to Rogic who really should have done better with the best chance of the game. His effort there was rather tame and easy work for Escober.
36' Jedinak looks for Cahill but this time he is offside. Figueroa comes up second best after a clash of heads but he looks to be okay.
33' The corner is swung in but Bailey Wright is found to be offside. Again that call appeared to be incorrect.
32' Leckie looks to send the cross in but it takes a deflection and goes out for a corner.
31' Figueroa tries to play the ball through but he hits it a fraction too hard and Ryan makes the easy save.
30' Elis gets around Behich but Jedinak is there to kick it out of play for a throw in.
27' The free kick is taken short and it amounts to little for the Socceroos.
Éver Alvarado with a clumsy foul over the top of Rogic and the Socceroos have a free kick in the centre of the pitch.
23' The Australians are looking sharp early but they really need to take their chances.
21' Elis tries to curl it in to Quioto but the ball is just a little too heavy and out for a goal kick.
20' Australia have the possession with Honduras looking to play them on the counter attack.
The free kick is sent to the box by Mooy and it's cleared out by the Honduras defence.
19' YELLOW CARD - Cahill is brought down by Maynor Figueroa and he is shown the yellow card. More importantly Australia have the free kick.
17' Behich moves forward but the flag is up for offside. Not a good call there with behich clearly onside.
15' Mooy from further this time sends it in towards the far post where Jedinak commits a foul and turns over possession.
14' Rogic is fouled by Palacios who will find himself very lucky to not have been booked.
13' Mooy sends it into the box with Cahill the target. The free kick swings in and Escober sees it late to make a good save. Cahill just missed that by a fraction of a second.
12' Mooy is fouled just inside play by Johnny Palacios and the Socceroos have a free kick to the left of the box.
10' Quioto looks to send the cross in but it drags out of play.
9' Elis and Jurman have been clashing since the start of the match. This time Elis is caught offside.
8' The referee has been busy barking out the instructions early.
6' The stadium is packed out with an early Socceroos goal sure to settle the nerves here.
4' Elis is unable to keep the ball in play under pressure from Behich and the Socceroos have a goal kick.
3' YELLOW CARD - Jurman is shown the yellow card for tackling Elis with his studs up. He would not have any cause for complaint there.
2' A handball against Quioto puts an end to Honduras' first foray into attack.
1' A desperate challenge by Leckie early sees Honduras paid the early free kick.
Australia kick off and get us underway. Destiny awaits Australia.
We are all set and ready to go. May the best team win.
Honduras (4-4-2): Escober (GK), Beckeles, Palacios, M Figueroa, Izaguirre; Quioto, Claros, Acosta, Alvarado; Lozano, Elis. Subs: K Hernandez (GK), H Figueroa, Garcia, Pena, E Hernandez, Costly, Lopez, Crisanto, Martinez, Canales, Lanza, Mejia.
Australia (3-2-4-1): Ryan (GK); Wright, Sainsbury, Jurman; Jedinak, Milligan; Leckie, Rogic, Mooy, Behich; Cahill. Subs: Langerak (GK), Vukovic (GK), Irvine, Risdon, Luongo, Gersbach, Rukavytsya, McGowan, Degenek, Kruse, Juric, Troisi.
Time to check the line ups.
The equation for the Socceroos is a simple one. Win and you are off to the World Cup Finals. A scored draw or a loss will see Honduras qualify. A scoreless draw will send the match to extra time and potentially penalties. It's all ahead of us here tonight.
Good evening and welcome to Stadium Australia for the biggest match of the year. It's Australia vs Honduras for a spot in the World Cup Finals in Russia in 2018. It just doesn't get any bigger than this!


M. Ryan
M. Figueroa
T. Cahill
E. Alvarado
M. Milligan
M. Jurman
B. Acosta
M. Leckie
E. Izaguirre
B. Wright
A. Lozano
R. Quioto
A. Mooy
M. Jedinak
A. Behich
A. Elis
J. Claros
T. Sainsbury
B. Beckeles
D. Escober
J. Palacios
T. Rogić

Additional info

N. Pitana
H. Maidana
Fourth official
P. Loustau


Match Stats

Australia Honduras
40 Attacks (Dangerous) 26
5 Corners 1
23 Fouls 22
22 Free Kicks 23
5 Goal Kicks 8
0 Offsides 0
2 Shots (blocked) 1
2 Shots (off target) 3
2 Shots (on target) 1
1 Shots (woodwork) 0
22 Throw Ins 25

ANZ Stadium

ANZ Stadium