Doha, June 14 (QNA) - Australia's goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne praised the state-of-the-art stadiums and facilities the State of Qatar built for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
Speaking to the official website of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, he said that the stadium were world-class and state-of-the-art. He added that he looks forward to returning to Qatar with his teammates later in the year to compete in the World Cup.
Australia qualified to the World Cup for the fifth consecutive time, after they beat Peru on penalties at Ahmed bin Ali Stadium. The match ended goalless. He said that he was delighted to see so many Australians in the crowd and encouraged green and gold fans to book their tickets for the tournament. Australia will play in Group D with France, Denmark, and Tunisia.
"The main thing for our fans should be to come over and support their own, to support the green and gold. Its a World Cup, its the biggest sporting event in the world," he said before adding "our fans should look to partake in it and have a good run here in Qatar. Who doesnt want to be a part of that?"
For his part, Winger Craig Goodwin, who scored one of Australias five successful penalties in the shootout, was proud to help his country qualify for the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup.
"Ever since I was a kid, its been a dream to play in a World Cup," said Goodwin. "You grow up, hoping that these moments come, where you have the chance to do something like this. Im just honored to be a part of it and to make history for Australia," he added.
Over the past three weeks, Australia have had the opportunity to experience the stadiums and training facilities that all 32 qualified teams will use during Qatar 2022. This included the Asian play-off victory against the United Arab Emirates, last nights win over Peru and a friendly against Jordan at Al Janoub Stadium. (QNA)
14 June 2022
FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: Australia's Goalkeeper Praises World Class Stadiums in Qatar
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