Australia Beat Honduras To Qualify For 2018 World Cup

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Updated November 15, 2017
Australia’s Mile Jedinak (C) is mobbed by his teammates after scoring against Honduras during their 2018 World Cup qualification play-off football match at Stadium Australia in Sydney. Photo: 
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Captain Mile Jedinak scored two penalties and forced an own goal as Australia swept into next year’s World Cup in Russia with a 3-1 aggregate playoff victory over Honduras in Sydney on Wednesday.

The Aston Villa midfielder’s free-kick went in off Henry Figueroa on 54 minutes, and he then buried two penalties in the space of 13 minutes before Honduras scrambled a late consolation.

AFP