Melbourne Victory signing Danny Allsopp believes Qatar, where he played club football recently, will host a successful 2022 World Cup.
Melbourne Victory have pulled off a surprise coup, re-signing former star striker Danny Allsopp on a long-term deal.
Former Socceroo John Aloisi admitted he was stunned by Qatar getting the nod ahead of Australia to host the 2022 World Cup.
Any Melbourne Victory second coming for striker Danny Allsopp will have to wait at least another week.
Pim Verbeek has warned Australia to not yet uncork the World Cup bubbly despite the Socceroos moving to the top of their qualifying group after beating Qatar.
Former Socceroos skipper Craig Moore is set for an immediate national team comeback in the World Cup qualifier against Qatar at Suncorp Stadium Wednesday night.
Asia's two deadliest football weapons are set to shape the World Cup destinies of the Socceroos and Qatar on Wednesday night, according to the teams' coaches.
Socceroos coach Pim Verbeek remains tight-lipped as to whether former skipper Craig Moore will make an immediate national team comeback against Qatar.
New Qatar coach Bruno Metsu has ramped up the pressure on the Socceroos, suggesting their two recent World Cup floggings of his side may be a disadvantage.
Pim Verbeek's win-loss record as Socceroos coach will surpass Guus Hiddink's if he can mastermind a victory against Qatar on Wednesday.
The Socceroos will take on Japan, Bahrain, Uzbekistan and Qatar in their World Cup qualifying group.
Harry Kewell swears the cross he missed in front of goal which Brett Emerton finished off for the Socceroos' opening goal against Qatar was a dummy.
Socceroos hero Mark Schwarzer is blaming a plastic bag for costing him a place in Australia's celebration of its World Cup advancement in Sydney on Sunday.
The Socceroos have won through to the next stage of Asian World Cup qualifying, with Brett Emerton and Harry Kewell goals sealing a 3-1 victory over Qatar.
Socceroos coach Pim Verbeek finds himself the target of critics going into the top of the table clash against Qatar in Doha.
Socceroos fans will be spared any repeat of the ticket rip-off which marred the World Cup qualifier game against Iraq.