To celebrate Australian soccer's centenary, a number of friendly internationals were organised by the governing body throughout 1980. In August, Mexico brought their full-strength squad to Australia to play two matches against the Socceroos - in Sydney and Melbourne.
The first match, at the Sydney Cricket Ground, ended 2-all. Ricardo Castro Valenzuela and José Luis González scoring in each half. A penalty-kick converted by Ken Boden and a goal coming from John Yzendoorn put the Socceroos back in the match but for González's late equaliser.
Two days later in Melbourne, striker Gary Cole put the Socceroos in front in the second-half only for Castro Valenzuela to level the score. It ended 1-all. The two matches provided some much-needed international experience under coach, Rudi Gutendorf.
This design is printed in the style of the official match programme with the seal of Mexico on the left sleeve and number 9 on the back.
Australia versus Mexico 1980 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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