The early to mid-nineties was a growth period for Australian soccer. Although narrowly missing out on a place in the 1994 FIFA World Cup to Diego Maradona's Argentina (2-1 on aggregate), the Socceroos under the guidance of Eddie Thomson had attracted interest from multi-national sponsors. The Young Socceroos (Under-20s), led by Les Scheinflug, had also been performing well.
National Soccer League crowds had steadily increased with summer soccer having a positive impact - overall crowds had jumped 17.8% in five years. Of course the home of soccer, SBS, continued to televise and support the game.
Thankfully, the Australian Soccer Federation's idea to introduce a penalty shootout for drawn matches to start the 1994/1995 season did not last. However, the pre-season cup competition and finals contested by the top six teams proved a hit.
This design pays tribute to the National Soccer League, specifically the weekly Match of the Day programme.
National Soccer League Match of the Day 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
Size S M L XL 2XL 3XL W 47 52 56.5 61 64 68 L 71 75 78.5 82 83.5 85
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