In 1984, Network 0-28 presented the World Soccer Series, where Australia played five international clubs from May to June. The clubs were Manchester United (England), Glasgow Rangers (Scotland), Nottingham Forest (England), Juventus (Italy) and Iraklis (Greece). Australia would travel to Europe at the end of the year, meeting Forest and Rangers again, as part of coach Frank Arok's preparation for the 1986 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
A Socceroos B side met Rangers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 27 May - the match ending in a 0-0 draw. On 31 May, they met again at Lang Park in Brisbane, losing 2-1.
Returning to Sydney, where the Socceroos were based, the green and gold put on a show at the Sydney Cricket Ground on 2 June. The final score, 3-2, included a goal for the home side by David Mitchell. Glasgow-born, Mitchell was contracted to Rangers at the time, signing from Adelaide City in 1983. He had immigrated to South Australia as a child.
Three days later, the B side drew 1-1 at Hindmarsh Stadium in Adelaide. The final match against Rangers was played on 7 June at Adamstown Oval in Newcastle, where the visitors won 4-2. The Socceroos (A), played out a 2-2 draw with Forest on the same evening in Brisbane.
This design celebrates the Glaswegians' tour of Australia to promote the game and entertain fans across the country. Rangers went on to beat the Socceroos 2-1 in Glasgow on 20 November.
Australia Rangers 1984 T-shirt
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- 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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