"For too long we have been ignored, for too long soccer has been taken for granted, for too long we have been regarded as a 'foreign' game. The Gold Cup is the opportunity to show our considerable clout in this country."
Australian soccer legend, Johnny Warren, was right. On 14 July 1988, the Socceroos defeated reigning FIFA World Cup champions Argentina 4-1 at the Sydney Football Stadium. It was a glorious night. One all in attendance would never forget for one moment, above all, captain Charlie Yankos' free-kick.
Commentator Martin Tyler could be heard shouting, "It's a great goal. Charlie Yankos!" The strike came from some 30 yards out. Coach, Frank Arok, sat in dismay. The crowd went wild.
The Socceroos would go on to make the Final, losing 2-0 to Brazil. Second-half goals from Romário and Müller earning the Seleção a comfortable victory. However, the tournament was a huge success for Australia in the nation's bicentennial year (founded in 1788).
This design pays tribute to the players, who took on the world's best, and beat them... convincingly.
Argentina 1 Australia 4 T-shirt
- Unisex, 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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