Australia qualified for the FIFA World Cup for the first time in 1974. The team's star players included the likes of Johnny Warren, Peter Wilson, Manfred Schaefer, Jimmy Mackay and Adrian Alston. Although the newly named Socceroos did not win a match, they were far from disgraced and gained the respect of all they played.

 

Socceroos fans would have to wait until 2006 to see the green and gold participate in another World Cup. Players such as captain Mark Viduka, Harry Kewell, Tim Cahill, Lucas Neill and Mark Bresciano helped the team progress out of the group and into the knockout round, where they were unlucky to be defeated by Italy. A penalty-kick in the dying minutes ended the Socceroos' incredible run. 

 

Since 2006, the Socceroos have qualified for every World Cup. In 2010, 2014 and 2018, they did not pass the group stages. However, goals, galant performances and promising signs always provided Socceroos fans with hope.

 

This design features the home jerseys and the original typeface of each, celebrating the history of the Socceroos at the World Cup. There were no names printed in 1974, so, who wore number nine?

Australia: A History in World Cups T-shirt

SKU: FC0000458
$40.00Price
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    • 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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