/ 17 November 2023

Aussies go for glory

Image source: AAP
Image source: AAP

Top of the morning to you if you’re a sports fan because we’ve come out on top in both cricket and soccer overnight… Our men’s cricketers beat South Africa by 3 wickets with 16 balls remaining in a rain-interrupted game in front of 130,000 cricket fans. That’s seen us advance to the World Cup final on Sunday night for the eighth time – and it continues poor old South Africa’s streak of never having made it past the semi-finals. A formidable opponent lies ahead if we’re to claim the trophy – the home side India has been in sensational form, topped with superstar Virat Kohli smashing records. Meanwhile, our Socceroos beat Bangladesh 7-0 in Melbourne last night – they are just at the start of their qualifying campaign to make the 2026 World Cup in North America. The experts reckon we should make it through pretty easily – helped by the fact that 48 teams (up on 32 from last time) will go into the final draw.

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