The Football Hall of Fame WA in conjunction with the City of Perth and Football West are hosting an exhibition of all things World Cup in the Perth Town Hall from 18 – 25 May, celebrating Australia’s involvement in the greatest sporting show on earth.
2010 will be the third time the Socceroos have taken part — and the first time they have qualified for back-to-back championships, having also played four years ago in Germany when they surprised many by reaching the second round before losing to eventual champions Italy.
Australia first attempted to qualify for the World Cup in 1965 — when they lost to North Korea in the qualifications for the ’66 finals in England — and many players with West Australian links have been associated with the Socceroos’ bid for glory in that 45 year span.
The “World Cup Wonders” Exhibition will focus heavily on Australia’s involvement with photographs, match reports, posters and other memorabilia. There will also be a special section on the World Cup History, which will chronicle the development of the championship since it was first staged with only 13 competing teams in 1930. A record number of 204 nations entered for the 2010 finals, with 32 being successful.
There will also be a chance for patrons to have their photograph taken with a replica of the World Cup.
For more information, contact Football Hall of Fame WA chairman Louis Prospero on 9237 9205