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Australia national association football team

National Football Team
NameAustralia
NicknameSocceroos
Ozzies
Green and Gold
AssociationFootball Federation Australia (FFA)
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Head coachHolger Osieck
CaptainLucas Neill
Most capsMark Schwarzer (92)
Top scorerDamian Mori (29)
Home stadiumANZ Stadium (Sydney)
Sydney Football Stadium
Etihad Stadium (Melbourne)
Melbourne Cricket Ground
Suncorp Stadium (Brisbane)
FIFA codeAUS
FIFA ranking19
Highest FIFA ranking14 (September 2009)
Lowest FIFA ranking92 (June 2000)
Elo ranking13
Highest Elo ranking9 (November 2001)
Lowest Elo ranking75 (November 1965)
World Cup Statistics
First internationalNew Zealand 3 1 Australia
(Dunedin, New Zealand; 17 June 1922)
Biggest winAustralia 31 0 American Samoa
(Coffs Harbour, Australia; 11 April 2001)
(World Record for international matches)
Biggest defeatAustralia 0 8 South Africa
(Adelaide, Australia; 17 September 1955)
Appearances3
First World Cup1974
Best resultRound of 16, 2006
Regional cup statistics
Asian Cup
Appearances2
First apps.2007
Best resultRunners-up, 2011
OFC Nations Cup
Appearances6
First apps.1980
Best resultChampions, 1980, 1996,
2000, 2004
Confederations Cup Statistics
Appearances3
First apps.1997
Best resultRunners-up, 1997

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The Australia national association football team represents Australia in international association football competitions. Its official nickname is the "Socceroos". The team is controlled by Football Federation Australia (FFA), which is currently a member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and also an invitee member of the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) since 2006.

Australia is a four-time Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) champion and has been represented at three FIFA World Cup tournaments, in 1974, 2006 and 2010. Australia topped their group in the 2010 World Cup qualification without losing a match and only conceding one goal, and became one of the first nations to qualify for the finals tournament: during the qualification, they reached their highest placing, 14th, in the FIFA World Rankings. However, Australia failed to progress past the group stage in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.


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