Soccer-Australia fans celebrate World Cup entry with Sydney party (Reuters)

By Michael Sin SYDNEY, June 19 (Reuters) – Australia’s soccer team celebrated with hundreds of fans at a victory party in Sydney on Wednesday after eking out a nervous win over Iraq that sealed their ticket to the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil. Their victory drew bleary-eyed fans young and old to Sydney’s Customs House, all draped in green and gold, keen to meet the players, who were welcomed with wild cheers and applause and threw bright yellow soccer balls into the crowd. …

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