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Socceroos' Japan WC18 date goes to Etihad

  • Socceroos' Japan WC18 date goes to Etihad

    OSAKA, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 18:Robbie Kruse of Australia passes the ball under the pressure from Masato Morishige of Japan during the international friendly match between Japan and Australia at Nagai Stadium on November 18, 2014 in Osaka, Japan. (Photo by Kaz Photography/Getty Images)

Melbourne's Etihad Stadium will host Australia's crunch World Cup qualifier with arch-rivals Japan in October.

Football Federation Australia announced on Wednesday the covered stadium had won the rights to stage the game which promises to be the Socceroos most significant match on the road to the 2018 World Cup tournament in Russia.

The Melbourne Cricket Ground and ANZ Stadium had been considered for the clash.

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