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11    Sport— Soccer—Socceroos

Senator Georgiou, by leave and also on behalf of the Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Di Natale), moved—That the Senate—

               (a)       congratulates the Socceroos on their historic 3-1 win over Honduras in Sydney last night, qualifying for the world’s biggest sporting event, the World Cup in Russia 2018, noting that this will be Australia’s 5th World Cup;

               (b)       acknowledges that today, 16 November 2017, marks 12 years to the day since Australia defeated Uruguay and sent the Socceroos to the World Cup in Germany, breaking the nation’s World Cup drought of 32 years; and

                (c)       notes that, according to the Australian Sports Commission, over one million Australians play football (soccer), making it the most participated sport in Australia.

Question put and passed.