Australia on their way to World Cup

Australia made it to Brazil and the 2014 World Cup with a narrow 1-0 win over Iraq in front of 80,523 fans at Stadium Australia in Sydney.

Only seven minutes were remaining when substitute Josh Kennedy headed the decisive goal for the Socceroos to make their third consecutive World Cup finals.

"I'm proud of everybody. It's been a really hard campaign but we showed our mental strength," the Australia captain Lucas Neill said.

"I'm sorry it wasn't pretty but we beat them. We've got to keep pushing ourselves. Let's look at the positives tonight - we're going to Brazil."

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