Australia secured one of the FIFA Confederations Cup's most famous wins in 2001. The Socceroos defeated reigning world champions, France, in front of 40,000-plus fans in South Korea. The result seemed like a foregone conclusion. Perhaps even to the Socceroos. However, the result was a 1-0 victory.
The Socceroos had most of their European-based players in the squad, yet it was an unlikely figure who scored the winner. Unheralded forward, Clayton Zane, tucked away the only goal on the hour mark, after Josip Skoko's free-kick was finger-tipped onto the post by Les Bleus goalkeeper Gregory Coupet.
There was no Zinedine Zidane or Thierry Henry for Les Bleus, while the Socceroos were also missing their most influential attacking pair, Harry Kewell and Mark Viduka. The contest remained well-balanced throughout, but a desperate Les Bleus finished with a flurry. It took a truly remarkable eleventh-hour save from Mark Schwarzer to keep the scoreline unaltered. The Socceroos goalkeeper somehow pawed away Lauren Robert's looping header from right on the goal line.
The Socceroos were eliminated in the semi-finals by Japan amid a monsoonal downpour in Yokohama, but then defeated Brazil for the first time in the third-place play-off. Les Bleus went on to win the tournament.
Australia 1 Les Bleus 0 T-shirt
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- 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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