Socceroos step closer to 2018 WC |  MUNDIAL MORNINGS

WEDNESDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2015

The Socceroos have thumped Bangladesh 4-0 in their World Cup Qualifier overnight in Dhaka.  

Tim Cahill was the show-stopper, scoring a first half hat-trick which only records as his second ever hat-trick for his national side.  

All of Australia’s goals came in the first half, in a dominating display all overthe park.  

“El Capitano” Mile Jedinak has once again popped up on the score sheet, finding himself in unmarked territory at the far post for a headed goal.  

Melbourne City star Aaron Mooy once again sparkled in midfield, contributing to three of the four goals in the first half.  

The work had already been done for Ange Postecoglou’s men, which meant he could make use of his substitutes early, protecting his star midfielder’s Massimo Luongo and Mooy.

TERROR THREAT FORCES ANOTHER FOOTBALL EVACUATION

The international friendly between Germany and Holland didn’t go ahead this morning, after police authorities were notified of a bomb threat in the vicinity of the stadium in Hannover, Germany.  

No explosives were found, but police weren’t taking any chances, evacuating the entire stadium.

German newspaper Kreiszeitung reports that a truck was fully loaded with explosives, and disguised as an ambulance near one of the gates.  

It has been a horrible week for international football, and of course German players who experienced the horrific ordeal along with the French players last week during the attacks.  

CAN THE PREMIER LEAGUE AFFORD MESSI?

One day Lionel Messi will eventually leave FC Barcelona, but whether the Premier League can afford him is another question.  

Its reported that the Argentinian superstar would rather move to London than Manchester, in a move which would see him on 600k a week.  

Like Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi has admitted he isn’t thinking about leaving the Catalan club just yet, but is surely open to a move in the future.  

Messi could play in the El Classico against Real Madrid this week, after a distressing knee injury kept him out of action for two months.

By Ari Charilaou (He’s also on twitter here)

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