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Australia

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World Cup 2014 Australia National Team

  • FIFA country code: AUS
  • FIFA member since: 1956
  • Confederation: AFC
  • Confederation member since: 2006
  • Sub confederation: AFF
  • Association: Football Federation Australia (FFA)
  • Association founded: 1911
  • Most caps: Mark Schwarzer (109)
  • Top scorer: Tim Cahill (+31 and still counting)
  • 1st World Cup win: 3-1 Japan in Germany ’06
  • 1st World Cup goal scorer: Tim Cahill (2006)
  • World Cup top scorer: Tim Cahill (3)

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 World Cup 2014 Australia National Team

World Cup 2014 Australia Schedule Group B

Match
Date
Time
City
Country
Results
Country
3 13/06 16:00 Salvador World Cup Brazil 2014 Spain team Spain Netherlands World Cup Brazil 2014 Netherlands team
4 13/06 18:00 Cuiabá World Cup Brazil 2014 Chile team Chile Australia World Cup Brazil 2014 Australia team
19 18/06 16:00 Rio De Janeiro World Cup Brazil 2014 Spain team Spain Chile World Cup Brazil 2014 Chile team
20 18/06 13:00 Porto Alegre World Cup Brazil 2014 Australia team Australia Netherlands World Cup Brazil 2014 Netherlands team
35 23/06 13:00 Curitiba World Cup Brazil 2014 Australia team Australia Spain World Cup Brazil 2014 Spain team
36 23/06 13:00 São Paulo World Cup Brazil 2014 Netherlands team Netherlands Chile World Cup Brazil 2014 Chile team

Australia is the 3rd country to have qualified for the World Cup Brazil on the 18th of June 2013. The decisive match was against Iraq in the 4th round qualifications. 1 point was needed to qualify, but the World Cup 2014 Australia national team won with 1-0 which was scored by Josh Kennedy. The win resulted in the 2nd position in group B below Japan, which was enough to qualify directly for World Cup Brazil.

Team
MP
W
D
L
GF
GA
Pts
World Cup Brazil 2014 Spain team Spain
World Cup Brazil 2014 Netherlands team Netherlands
World Cup Brazil 2014 Chile team Chile
World Cup Brazil 2014 Australia team Australia

World Cup 2014 Australia Players

The 23 players who have been selected for the World Cup 2014 Australia national team are:

Goalkeepers
Defenders
Midfielders
Forwards
Mathew Ryan
Mitchell Langerak
Eugene Galekovic
Ivan Franjić
Matthew Špiranović
Bailey Wright
Jason Davidson
Alex Wilkinson
Ryan McGowan
Mile Jedinak
Mark Milligan
James Holland
Massimo Luongo
Oliver Bozanic
Matt McKay
Mark Bresciano
Tim Cahill
Dario Vidošić
Tommy Oar
James Troisi
Ben Halloran
Adam Taggart
Matthew Leckie

Head Coach: Ange Postecoglou (Greek)
Captain: Mile Jedinak

 World Cup 2014 Australia National Team Jerseys

Australia home and away jerseys by Nike

Australia World Cup History

How Many World Cups Played: 3

Year
Round
Position
GP
W
D
L
GF
GA
1974 Group Stage 14 3 0 1 2 0 5
2006 Round of 16 16 4 1 1 2 5 6
2010 Group Stage 21 3 1 1 1 3 6
Best/Total Round of 16 14 10 2 3 5 8 17

GP=Games played, W=Wins, D=Draws, L=Losses, GS=Goals scored, GA=Goals against

Best Performance

2006 – Round of 16: Due to a penalty assigned to Italy in 2nd half injury time, the end of the 2006 World Cup was a fact for Australia (1-0).

Worst Performance

1974 – Group stage: Australia ended up finishing last in group 1 with 1 point only.

Did You Know Australia:

  • Has the following nickname: Socceroos (combination of soccer and kangaroos which Australia is famous for)
  • Is the first and last Oceanian country so far to have advanced to the 2nd round
  • Is the only Oceanian country to have won a World Cup match
  • Left the OFC (Oceania Football Confederation) to join the AFC(Asia Football Confederation) in 2006
  • Left the OFC since it is considered as the weakest confederation and because Australia wants progress as a nation in world football
  • Has a long time rivalry with New Zealand aka the All Whites
  • Nearly participated in the 1966, 1970, 1986, 1994, 1998 and  2002 World Cups since they made it to the intercontinental play-offs where their luck ended to soon
  • Failed to qualify for the 1998 World Cup despite a record of 6 wins, 2 draws and 0 losses, since they lost to Iran in the play-off on away goals
  • Has a former national football player Archie Thompson who set therecord for most goals scored (13 goals) in an international match (against American Samoa in 2001)
  • Set a world record for the largest victory in an international football match: 31 – 0 against American Samoa which was a qualification match for the 2002 World Cup
  • Made their first World Cup goal in Germany 2006 against Japan
  • Contains many players currently with the age of 30 and above of which many of them will play their last World Cup in 2014
  • Will be based in Vitória, Espírito Santo during the 2014 World Cup

Curious which place FIFA gave Australia in their official ranking? Find out now! Or do you want to know more about the World Cups Australia has played? Increase your World Cup history knowledge now!

Australia in Action

Australia Defeats Japan With 3-1 – 2006 World Cup

 

 

Australia Loses Memorable Round of 16 Match Against Italy – 2006 World Cup

 

 

Australia Defeats Serbia With 2-1 – 2010 World Cup

 

 

Australia: 2014 World Cup Profile

 

 

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