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Australian coach Guus Hiddink from the Netherlands celebrates with Tony Vidmar (5) after their second leg World Cup qualifier against Uruguay at Sydney's Olympic Stadium, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005. Australia defeated Uruguay on penalties to book a World Cup soccer finals berth for the first time since 1974. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
Podcasts

Podcast: Tony Vidmar’s heartbreaking World Cup story

Tony Vidmar was a defensive lock for the Socceroos for 15 years, playing a major role in getting the team to its first World Cup in 32 years. In today’s podcast, Vidmar recalls the drama and elation of the crucial match that secured the team’s passage – and the crushing personal blow that followed.