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 Australia (AUS)
  • FIFA Trigramme: AUS
  • Country: Australia
  • Country (official name): Commonwealth of Australia
  • Continent: Oceania
  • Capital: Canberra
  • Major cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Newcastle, Wollongong
  • Currency: Australian dollar
  • Official languages: English
  • Motto: Not known
  Standings
 
Group F MP W D L GF GA Pts
BRA 3 3 0 0 7 1 9
AUS 3 1 1 1 5 5 4
CRO 3 0 2 1 2 3 2
JPN 3 0 1 2 2 7 1
Founded 1961
Affiliated 1963
WC participations 1 (1974)
WC honours None
Continental Titles Oceania Champions on three occasions (1980, 1996, 2000)
Facts
  • Australia have appeared in the FIFA World Cupô qualifiers a total of ten times since 1966, making it to the finals only once, in 1974. Following defeats by the former DDR and subsequent world champions Germany, they held Chile to a creditable 0-0 draw in their last group game but were still eliminated.
     
  • More recently, their hopes of qualifying for the 2002 FIFA World Cup were once again dashed at the final hurdle. The team from Oz lost out in the play-offs between Oceania's top side and South America's fifth-placed team.
     
  • Following a 1-0 home win, they were beaten 3-0 by Uruguay in a return game which decided their fate. Despite this, Australian football is on the up and up. In 2003, their 3-1 win in England was a result to savour.