The Socceroos will play South Africa’s national team Bafana Bafana as their World Cup farewell match at ANZ Stadium in Sydney on Monday 26 May 2014 after a week-long training camp in Gosford on the Central Coast.
FFA CEO David Gallop said the match was the perfect opportunity for the nation to get behind the Socceroos before they leave Australia for the biggest event in world sport.
“The fans make a difference whenever the Socceroos play and it’s even more of a boost before the team heads to Brazil,” said Gallop.
“To have the farewell match at a world-class venue such as ANZ Stadium will provide an ideal backdrop for fans and players alike.”
Tickets for the match will go on sale to the Football Family tomorrow, Tuesday, from 9am with the public on sale starting at 9am on Wednesday 12 March. Prices start at just $30 for adults in the Terrace Australia active support area and $60 for family tickets in Category C areas, up to $85 for all Category A tickets.
Gallop also revealed the Socceroos would hold their final Australian training camp on the Central Coast from 16-22 May, using Central Coast Stadium as a venue.
“I thank Gosford City Council for their great support to make this training camp happen on the Central Coast," said Gallop.
“The facilities on the Central Coast are excellent and it will be a great opportunity for fans in the region to see the Socceroos complete their preparations there."
FFA today also confirmed that the Socceroos will play a warm-up match in Brazil against Croatia on 6 June before their opening match of the tournament against Chile on 13 June.
The 26 May match will be the 21st official meeting between the Socceroos and South Africa at senior men’s international level, with the South Africans holding the advantage with 12 wins to the Socceroos 6. The last meeting between the Socceroos and South Africa was in London on 19 August 2008 where they played out an entertaining 2-all draw. The last meetings between the two teams in Australia was in the two match “Nelson Mandela Friendship Tournament” which was played in Adelaide and Sydney on 8 and 12 June 1994 with the Socceroos winning 1-0 in each match.
Upcoming Match Details
Socceroos vs. South Africa, presented by NAB
Monday 26 May 2014
ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW
Kick-Off: 7.30pm (AEST)
Ticket Prices – General Public
Category A - $85 all tickets
Category B - $55 Adult, $25 Concession, $135 Family
Category C - $30 Adult, $15 Concession, $60 Family
Terrace Australis - $30 Adult, $15 Concession
Ticket Prices – 10% Discount – Football Family
Category A - $76.50 all tickets
Category B - $49.50 Adult, $22.50 Concession, $121.50 Family
Category C - $27 Adult, $13.50 Concession, $54 Family
Terrace Australis - $27 Adult, $13.50 Concession