In 1992, the SBS network and former Australian football captain, Johnny Warren, organised the SBS Youth Challenge between Australia and Brazil in preparation for the 1993 FIFA World Youth Championship. Warren was the tournament coordinator and opted for a "sudden death" method of determining the matches way before golden goal was trialled and introduced globally.
The Australian youth team included Vince Matassa, Kevin Muscat, Craig Moore, Anthony Carbone, Marc Wingell, Fabio Macolino, Sean Cranney, Peter Tsekenis, Vas Kalogeracos, Jim Tsekinis, Ante Moric, Paul Dee, Vasco Trpcevski, Ante Juric, Goran Lozanovski, Richard Alagich, Nick Radecki and Frank Juric. Les Scheinflug coached the side and was responsible for developing numerous youth players through the years.
Brazil's most notable player was Nélson de Jesus Silva, better known as Dida. He would become a regular for the Seleção and a superstar between the posts for Italian Serie A club, AC Milan.
Warren did his best to take youth football around the country, working with the Soccer Administration of Western Australia and its sponsors to embrace WA's football community and emerging players Carbone, Wingell, Matassa and Kalogeracos. SAWA put on a great show.
The tournament was an overall success.
SBS Youth Challenge '92 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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