After qualifying for their maiden FIFA World Cup campaign in 1974, the Socceroos lead by coach Rale Rasic were written off as mearly cannon fodder for the World's best.
But despite drawing European powerhouses East and West Germany, Australia proved they were no easy beats.
Watch the Exclusive FFA TV interview with Rale Rasic above to find out exactly what it was like for Australia to be on the World stage for the first time.
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