Socceroos Take To Pitch In Perth Tonight

  • Socceroos go head-to-head with Palestine at HBF Park in Perth tonight
  • Round Two Qualifier match expected to attract thousands of supporters
  • Supported by the Western Australian Government

The Subway Socceroos will get the ball rolling on their road to the FIFA World Cup 2026 as they take on Palestine at HBF Park this evening.

In another blockbuster football match for Western Australia, today’s match is the final Round Two fixture for the Socceroos in their FIFA World Cup 2026 qualification journey.

Supported by the WA Government, thousands of fans are preparing to cheer on their national team.

This evening’s match will utilise HBF Park’s upgraded facilities once again, following the renovations that took place as part of a $35 million upgrade ahead of last year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup.

It follows the Socceroos’ open training session at the Sam Kerr Football Centre over the weekend, which hundreds of local fans who showed up to in support of Australia’s national team.

WA continues to prove itself as a world-class host of global football blockbusters, with this match coming less than two weeks after the battle between Italian football giants AC Milan and AS Roma, adding to the growing list of international football fixtures staged in Perth.

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As stated by Tourism Minister Rita Saffioti:

“We’re very excited to be hosting this qualifying match between the Socceroos and Palestine today as we continue to strengthen Western Australia’s reputation as the fastest growing major events destination in the South East Asia region.

“West Australians have proved time and again that they’ll show up in droves to support our national teams when they come to Perth, which -combined with our state-of-the-art sporting facilities -is what makes us such an attractive host of these events.

“The WA Government is committed to attracting Australian-exclusive blockbuster events, promoting the State as a world-class event destination, and delivering an always-on, year-round calendar of events for visitors and West Australians to enjoy.”

As stated by Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman:

“It’s wonderful to be hosting yet another football blockbuster match at one of our world-class sporting venues, to continue to build on the legacy of football in WA.

“Last winter’s football events, including the London Derby with English Premier League teams Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham, and the FIFA Women’s World Cup matches, were a tremendous success and we are keeping that momentum going this year, both with today’s contest and the amazing Italian football frenzy last month.”

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