It’s an Australia versus England focus as the Socceroos faced the mother country three times in 1983.
It-s an Australia versus England focus as the Socceroos faced the mother country three times in 1983.
In a year when Australia did not have any World Cup Qualifiers, an England team coached by Sir Bobby Robson arrived ‘down under- to play against the Socceroos in a three match series. After a scoreless draw in the opening game at the Sydney Cricket Ground, England prevailed 1-0 in the following fixture thanks to a goal from Paul Walsh.
The final match finished 1-1 with Australia-s solitary goal of the series coming courtesy of an own goal by English defender Phil Neal.
At the upcoming World Cup, England finds itself in Group D alongside Italy, Costa Rica and Uruguay.
Sign up as a member of the Football Family for access to discounted Socceroos tickets as well as a host of other benefits. Click here to sign up today.
Young Socceroos set for kick off in 2018 SBS Cup
A selection of Australia’s finest U18 footballers commence their 2018 SBS Cup campaign in Japan tomorrow evening. Ante Milicic’s side take on the host nation at Fujieda Stadium at 7.30pm kick off (AEST). AUSSIES ABROAD: Maclaren, Vukovic impress in Europe READ: Why Rene
Instant MLS impression a promising sign for Brad Smith
Brad Smith played just over four hours of football for Bournemouth last season. But it took 73 minutes for the Caltex Socceroos fullback to claim accord with new club Seattle Sounders after an impressive Major League Soccer debut yesterday. AUSSIES ABROAD: Maclaren, Vukovic
'It feels like I've never been away': Jamie Maclaren's relief after summer in the dark
From an initial FIFA World Cup™ omission to constant uncertainty over his future, it’s been a difficult summer for Jamie Maclaren. However, after making his first start of the season for Hibernian yesterday, the Caltex Socceroos striker feels right back at home in Scottish Pre