As part of our countdown to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, we profile every Australian player who's been to a World Cup.
Today we continue the countdown with Tommy Oar, an Australian winger who played in all three group stage matches at the 2014 World Cup.
Cap number: 538
World Cups played at: 2014
Age at World Cup: 22 (now 26)
Clubs played for: Brisbane Roar, FC Utrecht, Ipswich Town, APOEL
Best World Cup moment
Tommy Oar started all three of Australia’s group stage matches at the 2014 World Cup.
Then just 22-years-old, it was an incredible experience for a youngster who has since kicked on with his career.
As with many of the players who played a part in the 2014 World Cup Finals, Oar was among the group which won the 2015 Asian Cup.
Oar scored his first international goal against Asian giants Japan in qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and also nabbed his only other senior national team goal against Kyrgyzstan, the second of the Caltex Socceroos' 51 goals on the road to qualifying for Russia in 2018.
A move to Cypriot club APOEL has earned Oar his first club silverware, as the side won the First Division this season. He also featured in the qualifying stages of the side’s UEFA Champions League campaign.
Oar is still playing. He currently turns out for Cypriot club APOEL but missed out on selection in Bert Van Marwijk’s 23-man squad for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Did you know?
Tommy Oar claimed Goal of the Tournament at the 2011 FIFA Under-20 World Cup with a stunning free-kick to secure the young Socceroos their only point of the campaign.
At the 2014 World Cup, Oar swapped shirts with Dutch right-back Daryl Janmaat and Chilean right-back Mauricio Isla.
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