Socceroos don black armbands to honour members of Australian football community

During Australia's FIFA World Cup Qualifying match against Chinese Taipei, the Socceroos wore black armbands to honour a number of significant contributors to Australian football who have sadly passed in the time between November 2019 and this current window.

In the 18 months since the side last played, the Australian football community has lost some much-loved figures. 

These include long-serving Socceroos coach Frank Arok AM, FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010™️ Coach Pim Verbeek, Socceroos players Frank Parsons (#107), Alan Marnoch (#186), Bill Murphy (#131), and Alan Garside (#148). 

Post-game, the side also sent their well-wishes to the family of Brandon O'Neill (#602), following the passing of his father Myles after a courageous battle with lung cancer. 

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