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Released 01/03/2024 - Joint media release

The Socceroos are set to return to Canberra on Tuesday 26 March to play a FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier against Lebanon at GIO Stadium Canberra.

The match is part of the ACT Government’s ongoing work with Football Australia to provide regular international football content in the nation’s capital. 

This game will have great flow on effects for football locally and provide a boost to the local economy.

Minister for Sport and Recreation Yvette Berry welcomed the announcement.

“Canberra is such a proud sporting community, and I am sure there will be a new generation of fans out there thrilled to be able to see the Socceroos play here in Canberra," Minister Berry said.

“Soccer is an increasingly popular sport, and I know we are all excited about the prospects of an A-League team here in the nation’s capital. This will be a great taster of what that could look like. 

“Tickets will go on sale soon via Ticketek. So make sure you get in quick.”

Capital Football CEO Samanatha Farrow said: “We are delighted to see the Socceroos back in Canberra and can’t wait to head out to GIO Stadium to see them in action.”

“Having the national football team play in the National Capital is exciting for everyone from Canberra and the surrounding region and is a wonderful opportunity for the football community to head out in numbers and support the Socceroos.

“Canberra has a fantastic history of attracting crowds to see our national teams play and we are sure that the public will get behind the team and turn GIO stadium into a sea of Green and Gold for this vital FIFA World Cup Qualification match.”

- Statement ends -

Andrew Barr, MLA | Yvette Berry, MLA | Media Releases

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