International football returns to Craven Cottage next month as Australia and Canada meet in a friendly under the floodlights in SW6.
The Socceroos – fresh from qualifying for the FIFA World Cup in Brazil next year – have been regular visitors to the Cottage in recent years, playing three times since 2005. Their first appearance at our famous old ground saw them draw 1-1 with local rivals New Zealand, before they followed that up with a 5-0 trouncing of Jamaica several months later. Their most recent appearance saw them defeat Nigeria 1-0 in a friendly back in November 2007.
Canada will be making their Craven Cottage bow in the fixture, although we have enjoyed several significant links with the North Americans down the years, with the likes of Paul Peschisolido, Tomasz Radzinski and Paul Stalteri all leaving their mark on the Club at various points.