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Australia


Federation founded: 1961
FIFA member since: 1963
Confederation: AFC (OCEANIA until 2006)
Colours: Gold and green
Nickname: The Socceroos
World Cups qualified for: 4 (of 20)
Best results: Round of 16 in 2006 (By position - 14th in 1974)

WORLD CUP RANKING
P 13 W 2 D 3 L 8 GF 11 GA 26 Pts 9
Australia are 46th on the all-time table.

WORLD CUP SUMMARY
1966 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1970 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1974 First round 14 Squad Qualifiers
1978 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1982 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1986 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1990 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1994 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1998 Did not qualify Qualifiers
2002 Did not qualify Qualifiers
2006 Round of 16 16 Squad Qualifiers
2010 First round 21 Squad Qualifiers
2014 First round 30 Squad Qualifiers
* Australia entered first time for the 1966 World Cup.

TEAM RECORDS
Champions -
Finalists -
Semifinalists (or top 4) -
Quarterfinalists (or top 8) -
Biggest win 3-1 vs Japan 2006
Biggest loss 0-4 vs Germany 2010
Most wins in a row 1
Most losses in a row 3
Longest unbeaten run 2
Longest run without win 5
Longest run qualifying 3 (2006-14)
Longest run not qualifying 7 (1978-02)
Penalty shoot-outs -
AUS vs Europe W1 - D1 - L6
AUS vs South America W0 - D1 - L2
AUS vs Asia W1 - D0 - L0
AUS vs Africa W0 - D1 - L0

MOST WORLD CUP APPEARANCES
Marco Bresciano 9 2006-14
Tim Cahill 8 2006-14
Scott Chipperfield 7 2006-10
Jason Culina 7 2006-10
Lucas Neill 7 2006-10

MOST WORLD CUP GOALS
Tim Cahill 5 2006-14
Brett Holman 2 2010
John Aloisi 1 2006
Mile Jedinak 1 2010-14
Harry Kewell 1 2006-10
Craig Moore 1 2006-10


 

YEAR RD OPPONENTS RESULT 1974 1R East Germany L 0-2 1R West Germany L 0-3 1R Chile D 0-0 2006 1R Japan W 3-1 1R Brazil L 0-2 1R Croatia D 2-2 2R Italy L 0-1 2010 1R Germany L 0-4 1R Ghana D 1-1 1R Serbia W 2-1 2014 1R Chile L 1-3 1R Netherlands L 2-3 1R Spain L 0-3



 

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