Australia are looking forward to a busy year of football. Australia will be hosting Greece in two international friendlies in June this year.
“We’re excited to lock in the match against Greece on home soil,” Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou said.
As per the ESPN FC reports, the first match is scheduled to happen in Sydney while the other one will be hopefully hosted in Melbourne.
“There’s no doubt the Greek match will be a hit with the Socceroos and Greek fans and we can look forward to a special atmosphere at ANZ Stadium,” Postecoglou commented.
The Socceroos are also expected to meet England later this year. The friendlies with Greece were confirmed earlier today. The first game has been scheduled on June 4 at the ANZ Stadium while the other venue is yet to decided. The decision will be made in the next three days with Melbourne being the top choice.
“Playing Greece will be a good match up for us as we look to play as many teams as possible from outside our region when we have breaks from our World Cup qualifiers against Asian opposition,” further mentioned.
“We have two very important World Cup qualifiers coming up in Adelaide and Sydney in March, which are our first focus but it is good to have this match locked in as we continue to build throughout the current World Cup cycle.”
Australia and Greece have played nine matches with three wins and three draws to each team.
As per the Roar, FFA chief executive David Gallop will make the announcement for the June 7 match-up. He mentioned that the governing body is still negotiating with the Victorian Government for the second game.
“It’s obviously something that needs a few parties to come together and make sure it’s commercially the right deal,” Gallop said. “I’ve always said we want to move the Socceroos around the country, and we’ve got a track record now of having done that.
“But unashamedly we’re looking for a deal that gives us a commercial return.