Who Is Walter Pless?


A teacher by profession, but is now in his 38th year as a football writer. Has written for "Soccer Action" (Melbourne), "Australian Soccer Weekly" (Sydney) and "World Soccer" (London), as well as for several Tasmanian newspapers. Currently contributing to "Goal!Weekly" in Melbourne and the Australian magazine "Soccer International". Played for Croatia-Glenorchy, Caledonians, Metro, Rapid and University in Tasmania, as well as in the United States of America. Coached University, Metro and Croatia-Glenorchy.

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Unedited official FFA media release from Adam Mark:

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Saturday, 30 July 2011

The Qantas Socceroos have been drawn with Saudi Arabia, Oman and Thailand in Group B of the third round of the Asian Qualifiers for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The draw for the confederation qualifiers took place today at the Marina da Gloria in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at an event hosted by FIFA General Secretary Jerome Valcke along with Brazilian football legends Cafu, Neymar, Zico, Lucas, Bebeto, Felipe Bastos, Mario Zagallo, Lucas Piazon, Ronaldo and Ganso.