In 1975, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.) national football team toured Australia. The first match in Perth on 16 November ended in a drab nil-all draw. On 20 November, the U.S.S.R. defeated South Australia 3-0. In the curtain-raiser, South Australia played Australia B.
The Australian team featured 1974 FIFA World Cup squad members Ernie Campbell, captain Peter Wilson, Dave Harding, Doug Utjesenovic, Peter Ollerton, goalkeeper Allan Maher, Harry Williams and Jimmy Rooney. All looking forward to the Soviet challenge under English coach, Brian Green (who ultimately fled the country after a bizzare shoplifting scandal, where he was found guilty of stealing two vinyl LPs).
At Olympic Park in Melbourne, the U.S.S.R. won 2-1 three days later. Another nil-all draw disappointed the Brisbane crowd on 26 November, while a closely fought 3-2 victory in Sydney on the last day of the month drew media attention - partly due to student protests, calling for freedom in the Soviet Union.
The last match of the tour took place on 3 December in Newcastle. A 1-1 draw in front of a small crowd.
This design marks the Soviet stop off in Adelaide.
U.S.S.R. Tour of Australia 1975 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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