Australia World Cup 2014 Schedule

World Cup 2014  - AustraliaAustralia World Cup 2014 Schedule

Australia World Cup 2014 Schedule in Brazil from 12/06/2014 to 13/07/2014 Group B With Spain, Chile, Australia, Netherlands.

Australia World Cup 2014 Brazil Schedule

World Cup 2014  - Australia
World Cup 2014  - Australia
World Cup 2014  - Australia

World Cup 2014 Australia National Team

  • FIFA country code: AUS
  • FIFA member since: 1956
  • Confederation: AFC
  • Confederation member since: 2006
  • Sub confederation: AFF
  • Association: Football Federation Australia (FFA)
  • Association founded: 1911
  • Most caps: Mark Schwarzer (109)
  • Top scorer: Tim Cahill (+31 and still counting)
  • 1st World Cup win: 3-1 Japan in Germany ’06
  • 1st World Cup goal scorer: Tim Cahill (2006)

World Cup 2014 Australia Schedule Group B

Match
Date
Time
City
Country
Results
Country
313/0616:00SalvadorWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Spain teamSpainNetherlandsWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Netherlands team
413/0618:00CuiabáWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Chile teamChileAustraliaWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Australia team
1918/0616:00Rio De JaneiroWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Spain teamSpainChileWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Chile team
2018/0613:00Porto AlegreWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Australia teamAustraliaNetherlandsWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Netherlands team
3523/0613:00CuritibaWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Australia teamAustraliaSpainWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Spain team
3623/0613:00São PauloWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Netherlands teamNetherlandsChileWorld Cup Brazil 2014 Chile team

Australia is the 3rd country to have qualified for the World Cup Brazil  after having qualified on the 18th of June 2013. The decisive match was against Iraq in the 4th round qualifications. 1 point was needed to qualify, however the World Cup 2014 Australia national team won with 1-0 which resulted in the 2nd position in group B below Japan. The goal was scored by Josh Kennedy.

World Cup 2014 Australia Players

Players who will probably be selected for the World Cup 2014 Australia national team are:

GoalkeepersDefendersMidfieldersForwards
Mathew RyanLuke Wilkshire
Lucas Neill
David Carney
Saša Ognenovski
Tommy Oar
Mile Jedinak
James Holland
Matt McKay
Mark Bresciano
Dario Vidošić
Joshua Kennedy
Tim Cahill
Robbie Kruse
Nikita Rukavytsya

Head Coach: Ange Postecoglou (Greek)
Captain: Lucas Neill

 World Cup 2014 Australia National Team Jerseys

Australia World Cup History

How Many World Cups Played: 3

  1. 1974 – West Germany  (Group stage)
  2. 2006 – Germany  (Round of 16)
  3. 2010 – South Africa  (Group stage)
 World Cup 2014 Australia National Team Results

Australia World Cup results

Pld=Games played, W=Wins, D=Draws, L=Losses, GF=Goals scored, GA=Goals against

Did You Know Australia:

  • Has the following nickname: Socceroos (combination of soccer and kangaroos which Australia is famous for)
  • Is the first and last Oceanian country so far to have advanced to the 2nd round
  • Is the only Oceanian country to have won a World Cup match
  • Left the OFC (Oceania Football Confederation) to join the AFC (Asia Football Confederation) in 2006
  • Left the OFC since it is considered as the weakest confederation and because Australia wants progress as a nation in world football
  • Has a long time rivalry with New Zealand aka the All Whites
  • Nearly participated in the 1966, 1970, 1986, 1994, 1998 and  2002 World Cups since they made it to the intercontinental play-offs where their luck ended to soon
  • Failed to qualify for the 1998 World Cup despite a record of 6 wins, 2 draws and 0 losses, losing to Iran in the play-off on away goals
  • Has a former national football player Archie Thompson who set the record for most goals scored (13 goals) in an international match (against American Samoa)
  • Set a world record for the largest victory in an international football match: 31 – 0 against American Samoa which was a qualification match for the 2002 World Cup
  • Made their first World Cup goal in Germany 2006 against Japan
  • Contains many players currently with the age of 30 and above which many of them will play their last World Cup in 2014
  • Will be based in Vitória, Espírito Santo during the 2014 World Cup

Best Performance

2006 – Round of 16: Due to a penalty assigned to Italy in 2nd half injury time, the end for Australia was a fact (1-0).

Worst Performance

1974 – Group stage: Australia became last of group 1 with 1 point only.

Curious which place FIFA gave Australia in their official ranking? Find out now!

Australia in Action

The 2006 World Cup was the first World Cup in which Australia scored a goal and won a match. A memorable World Cup for Australia with unfortunately a very memorable finish as well. Watch the goals scored by Australia in the qualification match against Uruguay and the 2006 World Cup matches.

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