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Over to you, Albo! Socceroos legend Craig Foster insists the Prime Minister should call a public holiday after the side’s win over Tunisia…as Saudi Arabia did the same following their stunning upset against Argentina

Former Socceroos skipper Craig Foster has called upon Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to enshrine a public holiday after Australia’s emphatic World Cup win over Tunisia on Saturday night. 

It comes after Saudi Arabia’s King Salman did the same following their upset of Argentina.

Foster was ecstatic on SBS’ post match coverage of the Socceroos as the national side logged their third win in World Cup history with a strong 1-0 score.

Mitchell Duke (R) runs in ecstasy after scoring for the Socceroos in what were amazing scenes

Mitchell Duke (R) runs in ecstasy after scoring for the Socceroos in what were amazing scenes

The 53-year-old analysed Australia’s road to the round of 16, pending other group results and the Socceroos last pool game against Denmark on December 1.

Excited, he then called upon Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to immortalise the cracking win.

‘Someone needs to call Albo about a public holiday,’ Foster said.

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‘Saudi Arabia have done it so why not the Socceroos?’

Socceroos legend Craig Foster called upon Anthony Albanese to declare a public holiday after Australia beat Tunisia 1-0

Socceroos legend Craig Foster called upon Anthony Albanese to declare a public holiday after Australia beat Tunisia 1-0

The Saudi side pulled off a massive underdog win on the second day of the World Cup, coming from one goal down to defeat Messi’s Argentina 2-1.

King Salman announced a public holiday to celebrate the World No. 51 triumph against the third best international outfit.

Is is reported Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman entrusted players with a Rolls Royce Phantom each if the team were to win.

The AUD$650,000 reward was denied by the side’s manager Herve Renard.

‘There is nothing true about this. We have a very serious federation and ministry of sport. It’s not time to get something at this moment,’ Renard said.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese (R) and Minister for Sport and Aged care Anika Wells (L) visit a Rockpool Aged Care Centre in Brisbane with Socceroos scarves on

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese (R) and Minister for Sport and Aged care Anika Wells (L) visit a Rockpool Aged Care Centre in Brisbane with Socceroos scarves on

Albanese got behind the Aussies on Twitter, posting ‘Great win by the @Socceroos tonight!’

Australia’s 1-0 win was the Socceroos first clean sheet since 1974, as former great Harry Kewell labelled the performance one of the best in a ‘very long time’.

France lead the Group D standings while Australia sit in second on three points, two in front of Denmark.

Duke puts head to ball - striking an insane header that drove the Socceroos to a historical 1-0 win over Tunisia

Duke puts head to ball – striking an insane header that drove the Socceroos to a historical 1-0 win over Tunisia

A drawn game will see the Socceroos through to the playoffs, an achievement not pondered since Australia’s breakout 2006 World Cup – which included names like Tim Cahill and Mark Schwarzer.

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Australia has made the FIFA World Cup finals six times and resurged back onto the scene when the side qualified for the 2006 campaign, breaking a 32-year drought.

Mitchell Duke silenced the Tunisian fans in the 23rd minute when he capitalised on a lucky cross, scoring an insane header. 

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