Australia-Greece friendly gets go-ahead

The Socceroos-Greece international friendly will go ahead as scheduled at ANZ Stadium this evening despite heavy rain in Sydney.

The referee for the Dodoni Series match, Jumpei Iida (Japan), has inspected the playing surface and declared the pitch ready for play.

Although an average of 80mm of rain fell in Sydney over the past 24 hours, Sydney Olympic Park only received 43 mm and only 4mm from midday today.

Supporters are encouraged to prepare for the wintry conditions and bring wet-weather protective gear.

Ponchos will be available outside the Stadium and at merchandise outlets inside the venue.

Supporters can bring umbrellas to the Stadium but, for the safety of others, are not permitted to open these once in their seats.