Australia has secured the 32nd and final spot in this year’s [soccer] World Cup in Qatar in November after a nail biting win over Peru in Doha this morning.
The Socceroos won 5-4 penalties after the score was locked at 0-0 at full-time.
One of the game’s many highlights came post-match when Socceroo Mitchell Duke was being interviewed following the win and he unleashed an unexpected but perfectly orchestrated F-bomb.
“Honestly, I have never been involved in this type of situation before,” Duke said, clearly overcome with the emotion of the moment. “Full credit to everybody involved, I’m so proud of the boys.
“We have gone the hard way. So many people wrote us off.
“I was going to have a fucking panic attack,” he said before slapping his hands over his mouth. “Oops, I swore.”
Watch the obscenity fly below via video from the Daily Mail.
Meanwhile, broadcaster Network 10 is copping some flak from Socceroo fans after its live stream of this morning’s match froze during the crucial penalty shootout.
— 10 News First (@10NewsFirst) June 13, 2022
With the Socceroos up 4-3, fans held their breath as Peru’s Edison Flores went to take his shot, needing to score to keep the South American team in the game.
But as Flores approached the ball the screen froze for several seconds and didn’t resume until after his shot hit the back of the net. The stream then resumed with Flores celebrating his goal. The shootout then went to its decisive sixth shootout – and the rest was history as the Socceroo’s booked their spot in Qatar.
But not before fans voiced their displeasure at 10’s tense techy moment.
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