The game will be the 7th match of the Caltex Socceroos current World Cup Qualifying campaign and is the next 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier to be played in Australia following away matches with Thailand (15 November 2016) and Iraq (23 March 2017).
The Caltex Socceroos defeated Jordan 5-1 in a World Cup Qualifier at the Sydney Football Stadium on 29 March 2016, almost one year to the day before the upcoming match, with 25,000 fans watching the team progress to the current round of qualifying.
“FFA is pleased to announce that through its long term agreement with the NSW Government and Destination NSW, the World Cup Qualifier against UAE will be played at Sydney Football Stadium on 28 March,” said FFA CEO David Gallop.
“The Caltex Socceroos defeated Jordan in front of 25,000 fans at Sydney Football Stadium in March this year and I’m sure the people of Sydney will get behind the team after what was an entertaining match and fantastic performance from Ange’s squad.
“The road to Russia is heating up and this will be a critical match in the campaign. When we play at home in Australia we need to make the most of the opportunity on and off the pitch.”
The match has been supported by the NSW Government, through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, as part of its commitment to bring major events to NSW.
Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events and Minister for Sport, Stuart Ayres said: “Sydney brings out the best in the Socceroos, and we can’t wait to see their incredible record of success continue against the UAE on 28 March next year.”
2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Match Details
Caltex Socceroos v United Arab Emirates
Tuesday 28 March 2016
Sydney Football Stadium
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Tickets for the match go on sale to FFA Football Family members from 2pm Thursday 3 November to Tuesday 8 November at 2pm.
Tickets for the general public are available from 2pm Tuesday 8 November.
For more information regarding ticketing please visit www.socceroos.com.au/tickets
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