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Australia face Uruguay in play-off games (PSV.nl)

13 okt 2005 - Source: PSV.nl

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Uruguay have clinched a play-off spot in the South American zone after beating Argentina 1-0 on Wednesday night. So Australia will now face Uruguay in a FIFA World Cup play-off next month. Alvaro Recoba scored the crucial goal on the brink of half time, thus making sure of a win over Argentina, who had already ensured qualification.Play-offsHistory repeats itself, as the two teams also met four years ago to decide in two play-off legs which country would compete at the World Cup 2002. Uruguay won 3-1 on aggregate. Uruguay will play at home first on November 12 and the Socceroos will welcome Uruguay for the return leg in Sydney four days later. Jefferson FarfánPeru met Bolivia in Tacna for their final World Cup qualifying group game. The two teams had already bowed out. PSV player Jefferson Farfán scored the third and fourth goal for his country that claimed an emphatic 4-1 win.Brazil beat Venezuela 3-0 in Belem. PSV goalkeeper Gomes watched the game from the stands. Dida was the man between the posts and Julio Cesar started on the bench. Adriano, Ronaldo and Carlos had their names on the score sheet.The USA, who had also already stamped a final ticket, collected a 2-0 win over Panama in their final World Cup 2006 qualifying game. Team USA did not field PSV forward DaMarcus Beasley. Kylie Martino and Taylor Twellman scored the two goals.