Is there a more important Australian sporting team than the 1974 Socceroos?
The FIFA World Cup is without doubt the largest sporting tournament on the planet. To qualify for the Finals is an achievement in itself. In 1974, the Socceroos took part in West Germany, among 16 nations. Not 32. Just 16 teams qualified in 1974.
That is why the names Reilly, Utjesenovic, Wilson, Schaefer, Curran, Richards, Rooney, Mackay, Warren, Manuel, Abonyi, Alston, Ollerton, Tolson, Williams, Rudic, Harding, Watkiss, Campbell, Buljevic, Milisavljevic and Maher are immortalised. Respect paid to these fine men.
After three group stage matches, the Socceroos picked up one point and were eliminated but not disgraced. The Socceroos lost to East Germany in their opening match, 2-0. Then, 3-0 to West Germany - the eventual World Cup champions. In torrential rain, the Socceroos managed a 0-0 draw against Chile to claim their first-ever World Cup point.
This design celebrates the pioneers of Australian football.
1974 World Cup Socceroos T-shirt
- Regular fit
- Crew neck
- Mid-weight, 180 GSM
- 100% combed cotton
- Neck ribbing, side seamed, shoulder to shoulder tape, double needle hems, preshrunk to minimise shrinkage
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