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World Cup: Train chaos for Socceroos amid major delays

Scores of soccer fans have slammed Sydney’s transport system after they missed the kick-off for the Socceroos’ World Cup qualifier with Honduras.

More than 70,000 were expected at the do-or-die clash at ANZ Stadium, but many have complained they can’t get to the match because of a train ‘network meltdown’. 

‘At this rate I’ll be ”watching” it on Twitter while stuck on a train half way to the stadium,’ one wrote on social media. 

Scores of soccer fans have slammed Sydney’s transport system after they missed the kick-off for the Socceroos’ World Cup qualifier with Honduras

Fans have vented their anger and complained they can't get to the match because of a train 'network meltdown'

Fans have vented their anger and complained they can’t get to the match because of a train ‘network meltdown’

More than 70,000 were expected at the do-or-die clash at ANZ Stadium, but some said their night was ruined by the delays

More than 70,000 were expected at the do-or-die clash at ANZ Stadium, but some said their night was ruined by the delays

‘My train is late, delay the game a bit aye?’ another optimistically asked just before kick-off. 

Others crammed into a packed carriage as they were stuck between stations and gathered around a commuter’s mobile phone to catch the action.   

‘What do you do when the Sydney Trains are super delayed and 1000s of fans are late trying to get to the game?’ the fan tweeted.

‘This guy is doing play-by-play for our train car off his mate’s mobile phone!’ 

These fans escaped the transport chaos and arrived ahead of kick-off to the World Cup qualifier

These fans escaped the transport chaos and arrived ahead of kick-off to the World Cup qualifier

Sydney Trains has apologised to fans and blamed the major delays on a fallen tree

Sydney Trains has apologised to fans and blamed the major delays on a fallen tree

Sydney Trains has apologised and blamed the delays on a fallen tree. 

‘Major delays due to a tree blocking the tracks at Wollstonecraft earlier,’ they tweeted just before kick off. 

‘Please continue to allow plenty of extra travel time. Apologies for the inconvenience this evening.’

They added: ‘We’re working hard to get trains back to time ASAP.’ 

Australia need to win the match to reach the 2018 World Cup, to be held in Russia.

Honduras can qualify on away goals with a score-draw or victory in Sydney. 

Australian fans outside the stadium before the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

Australian fans outside the stadium before the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

Honduras fans get excited before the match. Their side can qualify on away goals with a score-draw or victory

Honduras fans get excited before the match. Their side can qualify on away goals with a score-draw or victory

Australia need to win the match to reach the 2018 World Cup, to be held in Russia. Fans are pictured ahead of kick-off

Australia need to win the match to reach the 2018 World Cup, to be held in Russia. Fans are pictured ahead of kick-off

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