Liam?s experience of a lifetime

PLAYING for Coffs Coast Tigers under 10s each weekend, Liam Breton often dreams of what it would be like to walk out onto a packed stadium and to sing the national anthem.

In the lead-up to tonight's friendly between the Socceroos and Greece, Breton will get to experience the amazing thrill as an expected crowd of 95,000 people greet Viduka, Schwarzer, Emerton and co. onto the MCG.

Breton is one of 14 kids Australia wide lucky enough to win a Qantas competition to carry the flag in the pre-game ceremony.

At this stage he doesn't know whether he's carrying the Austalian, Greek or FIFA flag onto the pitch but the 10 year-old doesn't care.

"Mainly I just want to hear how loud the crowd is going to be," the excited St Augustine's student said.

"I also just want to see from any angle some of my favourite players."

The youngster was fortunate enough to win after entering the competition that asked him to say in 20 words or less what it would mean to carry the Australian flag.

"When Dad told me that I won I was practically speechless," Liam admitted.

If he's unable to talk tonight it won't matter.

There'll be 95,000 people making enough noise to cover for him.

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