Come on the journey as we count down the days on the Road to Brazil. For the number 91, it’s all about Tony Vidmar.
Come on the journey as we count down the days on the Road to Brazil.
For the number 91, it-s all about Tony Vidmar. Not only did the Socceroos defender make 91 appearances in all internationals for Australia (76 of which were A internationals), he also made his Socceroos debut in February 1991 against Czechoslovakia.
Vidmar was Australia-s cruel luck story for the 2006 World Cup in Germany. After playing a major role in the Socceroos- unforgettable win over Uruguay in Sydney to qualify the country for the World Cup for the first time since 1974, in which Vidmar scored Australia-s third penalty in in the shootout, Vidmar selflessly pulled out of contention to be selected in the squad a month out from the tournament because of what doctors discovered was a blood clot in his left coronary artery.
Vidmar announced his retirement from international football in October 2006. He is currently based at the Australian Institute in Canberra and is the coach of the Joeys (Australia-s U-17 team).
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