Australia national soccer team results (1950–1979)


This is a list of the Australia national soccer team results from 1950 to 1979.

1950sEdit

1950Edit

11 June 1950 Friendly Southern Rhodesia   0–5   Australia Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia
Report Johns   6'?'
Parsons   51'
Hulme   ?'?'
Stadium: Old Harrarians
Attendance: 5,000
17 June 1950 Friendly Southern Rhodesia   1–4   Australia Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia
Badenhorst   ?' Report Johns   ?'
Sanders   ?'?'
Hulme   ?'
Stadium: Queen's Ground
Attendance: 6,000
24 June 1950 Friendly South Africa   3–2   Australia Durban, South Africa
Claasens   14'82'
Botha   69'
Report Nunn   38'
Hulme  ?'
Stadium: Kingsmead
Attendance: 20,000
1 July 1950 Friendly South Africa   2–1   Australia Johannesburg, South Africa
Claasens   33'46' Report Nunn   70' (pen.) Stadium: Ellis Park Stadium
Attendance: 20,000
8 July 1950 Friendly South Africa   1–2   Australia Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Claasens   54' Report Parsons   64'70' Stadium: St George's Park
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: A Finlay (South Africa)
23 July 1950 Friendly South Africa   0–2   Australia Cape Town, South Africa
Report Nunn   49'71' Stadium: Hartleyvale Stadium
Attendance: 12,000

1954Edit

14 August 1954 Friendly Australia   1–2   New Zealand Melbourne, Australia
Robertson   75' Report King   5'
Steele   7'
Stadium: Melbourne Showgrounds
Referee: G Gatt (Australia)
28 August 1954 Friendly Australia   4–1   New Zealand Brisbane, Australia
Robertson   ?'
Stewart   ?'?'
Lennard   ?'
Report Ted Smith   ?' Stadium: Brisbane Cricket Ground
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: V Robertson (Australia)
4 September 1954 Friendly Australia   4–1   New Zealand Sydney, Australia
Murphy   ?'
Nunn   ?'?'
Stewart   ?'
Report Steele   ?' Stadium: Sydney Sports Ground
Attendance: 5,798
Referee: Dick Thorpe (Australia)

1955Edit

3 September 1955 Friendly Australia   0–3   South Africa Brisbane, Australia
Report Palmer   2'
Paton   ?'
Hughes   88'
Stadium: Brisbane Cricket Ground
Attendance: 5,640
Referee: Bill Malcolm (Australia)
10 September 1955 Friendly Australia   0–2   South Africa Melbourne, Australia
Report Palmer   84'
Hughes   86'
Stadium: Olympic Park Stadium
Attendance: 3,000
17 September 1955 Friendly Australia   0–8   South Africa Adelaide, Australia
Report Rufus   ?'?'
Hughes   ?'?'
Paton   ?'?'
Jacques   ?'
Palmer   ?'
Stadium: Kensington Oval
24 September 1955 Friendly Australia   0–6   South Africa Sydney, Australia
Report Hughes   ?'?'
Patton   ?'
Palmer   ?'
Le Roux   ?'
Wilson  ?' (o.g.)
Stadium: Sydney Cricket Ground
1 October 1955 Friendly Australia   1–4   South Africa Newcastle, Australia
Vairy   39' Report Hughes   ?'?'?'
Le Roux   ?'
Stadium: Newcastle Sports Ground
Attendance: 2,907
Referee: G Muir (Australia)

1956Edit

27 November 1956 1956 Summer Olympics First Round Australia   2–0   Japan Melbourne, Australia
McMillan   26' (pen.)
Loughran   61'
Report Stadium: Olympic Park Stadium
Attendance: 3,568
Referee: R Lund (New Zealand)
1 December 1956 1956 Summer Olympics Semi-final Australia   2–4   India Melbourne, Australia
Morrow   17'   41' Report D'Souza   9'   33'   50'
Kittu   80'
Stadium: Olympic Park Stadium
Attendance: 12,000
12 December 1956 Friendly Australia   1–7   India Sydney, Australia
Vogler   ?' Report Banerjee  ?'?'
D'Souza   ?'?'
Kittu   ?'?'
Banerjee  ?'
Stadium: Sydney Sports Ground
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Ron Wright (Australia)

1958Edit

16 August 1958 Friendly New Zealand   2–3   Australia Wellington, New Zealand
Aird   30' (pen.)
Hume   ?'
Report Loughrin   14'
Nunn   44'
Adair   70'
Stadium: Basin Reserve
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: M Swain (New Zealand)
23 August 1958 Friendly New Zealand   2–2   Australia Auckland, New Zealand
Steel   11'46' Report Aird   42' (o.g.)
Vogler   ?'
Stadium: Carlaw Park
Attendance: 8,500
Referee: R Lund (New Zealand)

1960sEdit

1965Edit

21 November 1965 1966 FIFA World Cup qualification First Round North Korea   6–1   Australia Phnom-Penh, Cambodia
Pak Doo-ik  15'
Pak Seung-zin   54'80'
Han Bong-zin   65'88'
Im Seung-hwi   58'
Report Scheinflug   70' (pen.) Stadium: Stade Olympique
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Nice (Malaysia)
24 November 1965 1966 FIFA World Cup qualification First Round North Korea   3–1   Australia Phnom-Penh, Cambodia
Kim Seung-il   18'75'
Pak Seung-zin   53'
Report Scheinflug   15' Stadium: Stade Olympique
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: de Silva (Singapore)
26 November 1965 Friendly Cambodia   0–0   Australia Phnom-Penh, Cambodia
Report Stadium: Stade Olympique
29 November 1965 Friendly Hong Kong   1–0   Australia Wan Chai, Hong Kong
McLaren   22' Report Stadium: Hong Kong Stadium
3 December 1965 Friendly Taiwan   1–3   Australia Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Cheung Chi Wai   50' (pen.) Report Blue   5'7'58' Stadium: Hong Kong Stadium
Attendance: 13,800
Referee: Fred Prattlett (Hong Kong)
7 December 1965 Friendly Malaysia   0–3   Australia Ipoh, Malaysia
Report Todd   54'
Johnson   65'
Scheinflug   84' (pen.)
Stadium: Perak Stadium
Attendance: 300
8 December 1965 Friendly Malaysia   0–1   Australia Ipoh, Malaysia
Report Aird   42' (o.g.)
Peason   ?'
Stadium: Perak Stadium
Attendance: 1,000

1967Edit

28 May 1967 Friendly Australia   0–1   Scotland Sydney, Australia
Report Ferguson   ?' Stadium: Sydney Showground
Attendance: 34,792
Referee: W Hosie (South Australia)
31 May 1967 Friendly Australia   1–2   Scotland Adelaide, Australia
Baartz   ?' Report Townsend   30'
Morgan   ?'
Stadium: Norwood Oval
Attendance: 12,500
Referee: D Maitland (Victoria)
3 June 1967 Friendly Australia   0–2   Scotland Melbourne, Australia
Report Ferguson   ?'?' Stadium: Olympic Park
Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Tony Boskovic (NSW)
5 November 1967 1967 Quoc Khanh Cup Australia   5–3   New Zealand Saigon, South Vietnam
Abonyi   ?'?'?'
Warren   ?'
Baartz   ?'
Report Mears   ?'
Nemeth   ?'
Shaw   ?'
Stadium: Cong Hoa Stadium
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Hong Duk Yong (Korea Republic)
7 November 1967 1967 Quoc Khanh Cup South Vietnam   0–1   Australia Saigon, South Vietnam
Report Warren   35' Stadium: Cong Hoa Stadium
Attendance: 20,000
11 November 1967 1967 Quoc Khanh Cup Australia   5–1   Singapore Saigon, South Vietnam
Abonyi   ?'?'?'
Warren   ?'
Baartz   53'
Report ?   ?' (pen.) Stadium: Cong Hoa Stadium
Attendance: 10,000
12 November 1967 1967 Quoc Khanh Cup Malaysia   0–1 (a.e.t.)   Australia Saigon, South Vietnam
Report Baartz   117' Stadium: Cong Hoa Stadium
Attendance: 30,000
14 November 1967 1967 Quoc Khanh Cup South Korea   2–3   Australia Saigon, South Vietnam
Lee Young Kewn   1'
Huh Yoon-jung   ?'
Report Vojtek   36'
Abonyi   ?'
Warren   ?'
Stadium: Cong Hoa Stadium
Attendance: 30,000
17 November 1967 Friendly Indonesia   0–2   Australia Jakarta, Indonesia
Report Baartz   37'
Abonyi   43'
Stadium: Bung Karno Stadium
Attendance: 20,000
21 November 1967 Friendly Singapore   1–6   Australia Singapore
?   ?' Report Abonyi   ?'?'
Westwater   ?'
Micic   ?'
McColl   ?'
Vojtek   ?'
Attendance: 4,000
26 November 1967 Friendly Malaysia   0–4   Australia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Report Vojtek   ?'?'
McColl   ?'
Abonyi   ?'
Attendance: 500

1968Edit

30 March 1968 Friendly Australia   2–2   Japan Sydney, Australia
McColl   46'
Blue   83'
Report
Report
Kamamoto   18'65' Attendance: 8,646
31 March 1968 Friendly Australia   3–1   Japan Melbourne, Australia
Scheinflug   35'
Vojtek   42'
Baartz   88'
Report
Report
Y. Kuwahara   32' Stadium: Olympic Park Stadium
Attendance: 9,974
4 April 1968 Friendly Australia   1–3   Japan Adelaide, Australia
McColl   70' Report
Report
Sugiyama   80'
Kamamoto   84'88'
Attendance: 6,127

1969Edit

20 July 1969 Friendly Australia   1–0   Greece Sydney, Australia
Abonyi   60' (pen.) Report Stadium: Sydney Cricket Ground
Attendance: 30,155
Referee: Tony Boskovic (Australia)
23 July 1969 Friendly Australia   2–2   Greece Brisbane, Australia
Vojtek   48'
Baartz   62'
Report Dedes   19'46'
Kritikopoulos
Stadium: Brisbane Exhibition Ground
Attendance: 10,037
Referee: Harold Parsons (Australia)
27 July 1969 Friendly Australia   0–2   Greece Melbourne, Australia
Report Dedes   22'
Papaioannou   55'
Stadium: Olympic Park Stadium
Attendance: 24,416
Referee: Vince Dobinson (Australia)
10 October 1969 1970 FIFA World Cup qualification First Round Japan   1–3   Australia Seoul, South Korea
Watanabe   11' Report McColl   5'
Ogi   68' (o.g.)
Baartz   69'
Attendance: 10,500
Referee: P Nice (Malaysia)
14 October 1969 1970 FIFA World Cup qualification First Round South Korea   1–2   Australia Seoul, South Korea
Lee Lee Woo   45' Report Watkiss   37'
McColl   82'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: G Suppiah (Singapore)
20 October 1969 1970 FIFA World Cup qualification First Round South Korea   1–1   Australia Seoul, South Korea
Park Soo Il   29' Report Baartz   58' Attendance: 25,000
23 November 1969 1970 FIFA World Cup qualification Second Round Rhodesia   1–1   Australia Laurenco Marques, Mozambique
Chalmers   63' Report McColl   68' Stadium: Estádio Salazar
Attendance: 6,500
Referee: Saldanha Antonio Ribeiro (Portugal)
27 November 1969 1970 FIFA World Cup qualification Second Round Rhodesia   0–0   Australia Laurenco Marques, Mozambique
Report Stadium: Estádio Salazar
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Saldanha Antonio Ribeiro (Portugal)
29 November 1969 1970 FIFA World Cup qualification Second Round Rhodesia   1–3   Australia Laurenco Marques, Mozambique
Chalmers   49' Report Rutherford   12'
Tigere   22' (o.g.)
Warren   56'
Stadium: Estádio Salazar
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Saldanha Antonio Ribeiro (Portugal)
4 December 1969 1970 FIFA World Cup qualification Final Round Israel   1–0   Australia Ramat Gan, Israel
Zeman   16' (o.g.) Report Stadium: Ramat Gan Stadium
Attendance: 48,000
Referee: Ferdinand Marschall (Austria)
14 December 1969 1970 FIFA World Cup qualification Final Round Australia   1–1   Israel Sydney, Australia
Watkiss   88' Report Spiegler   78' Stadium: Sydney Sports Ground
Attendance: 32,500
Referee: Ferdinand Marschall (Austria)

1970sEdit

1970Edit

10 November 1970 Friendly Israel   0–1   Australia Ramat-Gan, Israel
Report Richards   50' Stadium: Ramat Gan Stadium
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Menachem Ashkenazi (Israel)
17 November 1970 Friendly Greece   1–3   Australia Athens, Greece
Eleftherakis   22' Report Alston   11'
Mackay   23'
Blue   77'
Stadium: Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Nikos Yannopoulos (Greece)
2 December 1970 Friendly Mexico   3–0   Australia Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico
Valdivia   40'80'
Raúl Gómez   55'
Report Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Abel Aguilar (Mexico)

1971Edit

11 November 1971 Friendly Australia   2–2   Israel Brisbane, Australia
Tolson   19'
Alston   72'
Report Calderon   11'
Spiegler   63'
Stadium: Lang Park
Attendance: 5,040
Referee: Vince Dobinson (Australia)
14 November 1971 Friendly Australia   1–0   Israel Sydney, Australia
Ainslie   12' Report Stadium: Sydney Sports Ground
Attendance: 11,282
Referee: Tony Boskovic (Australia)
21 November 1971 Friendly Australia   1–3   Israel Melbourne, Australia
Baartz   87' Report Rosen   15'
Shaharabani   46'84'
Stadium: Olympic Park Stadium
Attendance: 9,639
Referee: Roger Lamb (Australia)

1972Edit

7 October 1972 Friendly Indonesia   1–4   Australia Jakarta, Indonesia
Kadir   83' (pen.) Report Buljevic   52'88'
Tolson   60'
Baartz   78' (pen.)
Stadium: Senayan Stadium
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Achmad Karim (Indonesia)
9 October 1972 Friendly Australia   3–1   New Zealand Jakarta, Indonesia
Abonyi   26'
Baartz   54'
Warren   76'
Report Vest   7' Stadium: Senayan Stadium
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Kosasih Kartadiredja (Indonesia)
15 October 1972 Friendly South Vietnam   0–1   Australia Saigon, South Vietnam
Report Buljevic   35' Stadium: Cong Hoa Stadium
Attendance: 23,000
22 October 1972 Friendly South Korea   1–1   Australia Seoul, South Korea
Lee Chan Man   ?' Report Tolson   12' Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Kim Ju Won (Korea Republic)
24 October 1972 Friendly South Korea   0–2   Australia Seoul, South Korea
Report Baartz   12'
Armstrong   42'
Attendance: 17,000
Referee: Mang Myung Sup (Korea Republic)
29 October 1972 Friendly Philippines   0–6   Australia Manila, Philippines
Report Abonyi   29' (pen.)
Buljevic  52'
Butler   64'
Warren   66'
Utesenovic   75'
Richards   ?'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Julian Esguarra (Philippines)

1973Edit

14 February 1973 Friendly Australia   2–2   Bulgaria Sydney, Australia
Buljevic   59'
Tolson   72' (pen.)
Report Vasilev   31'
Mihaylov   44'
Stadium: Sydney Sports Ground
Attendance: 14,163
Referee: Roger Lamb (Australia)
16 February 1973 Friendly Australia   1–3   Bulgaria Adelaide, Australia
Baartz   29' Report Bogomilov   22'
Pritargov   27'
Mihaylov   81'
Stadium: Hindmarsh Stadium
Attendance: 8,576
Referee: Tony Boskovic (Australia)
18 February 1973 Friendly Australia   0–2   Bulgaria Melbourne, Australia
Report Pritargov   22'
Dermendzhiev   57'
Stadium: Olympic Park
Attendance: 9,204
Referee: Don Campbell (Australia)
4 March 1973 1974 FIFA World Cup qualification Zone B (Group 2) New Zealand   1–1   Australia Auckland, New Zealand
Turner   57' Report Campbell   85' Stadium: Newmarket Ground
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Sun Tak Luk (Hong Kong)
11 March 1973 1974 FIFA World Cup qualification Zone B (Group 2) Australia   3–1   Iraq Sydney, Australia
Richards   49'
Alston   80'85'
Report Nuri   90' Stadium: Sydney Sports Ground
Attendance: 28,514
Referee: Govindsamy Suppiah (Singapore)
13 March 1973 1974 FIFA World Cup qualification Zone B (Group 2) Australia   2–1   Indonesia Sydney, Australia
Campbell   22'
Alston   42'
Report Iswadi   36' Stadium: Sydney Sports Ground
Attendance: 12,763
Referee: Dau Van Dzu (South Vietnam)
16 March 1973 1974 FIFA World Cup qualification Zone B (Group 2) Australia   3–3   New Zealand Sydney, Australia
Utjesenovic   11'
Baartz   19'
Buljevic   26'
Report Vest   10'
Tindall   50'
Hogg   86' (o.g.)
Stadium: Sydney Sports Ground
Attendance: 14,071
Referee: K Mahendron Malaysia
18 March 1973 1974 FIFA World Cup qualification Zone B (Group 2) Australia   0–0   Iraq Melbourne, Australia
Report Stadium: Olympic Park Stadium
Attendance: 10,684
Referee: Masatoshi Nagashima (Japan)
24 March 1973 1974 FIFA World Cup qualification Zone B (Group 2) Australia   6–0   Indonesia Sydney, Australia
Mackay   3'40'
Abonyi   23'54'
Richards   72'
Baartz   78'
Report Stadium: Sydney Sports Ground
Attendance: 12,390
Referee: Masatoshi Nagashima (Japan)
18 August 1973 1974 FIFA World Cup qualification Zone B (Final) Australia   3–0   Iran Sydney, Australia
Alston   43'
Abonyi   46'
Wilson   85'
Report Stadium: Sydney Sports Ground
Attendance: 30,881
Referee: Rudolf Scheurer (Switzerland)
24 August 1973 1974 FIFA World Cup qualification Zone B (Final) Iran   2–0   Australia Tehran, Iran
Ghelichkhani   14' (pen.)31' Report Stadium: Aryamehr Stadium
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Pavel Kasakov (Soviet Union)
28 October 1973 1974 FIFA World Cup qualification Final Round Australia   0–0   South Korea Sydney, Australia
Report Stadium: Sydney Sports Ground
Attendance: 32,005
Referee: Vital Loraux (Belgium)
11 November 1973 1974 FIFA World Cup qualification Final Round South Korea   2–2   Australia Seoul, South Korea
Kim Jae-han   15'
Koe Jae Wook   30'
Report Buljevic   31'
Baartz   47'
Stadium: Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 32,000
Referee: Arie Van Gemert (Netherlands)
13 November 1973 1974 FIFA World Cup qualification Final Round South Korea   0–1   Australia Hong Kong
Report Mackay   70' Stadium: Hong Kong Stadium
Attendance: 28,000
Referee: Arie Van Gemert (Netherlands)

1974Edit

25 April 1974 Friendly Australia   0–0   Uruguay Melbourne, Australia
Report Stadium: Olympic Park Stadium
Attendance: 20,283
Referee: Peter Ramplay (Australia)
27 April 1974 Friendly Australia   2–0   Uruguay Sydney, Australia
Baartz   59'
Ollerton   84'
Report Garisto   76' Stadium: Sydney Cricket Ground
Attendance: 25,708
Referee: Don Campbell (Australia)
21 May 1974 Friendly Australia   2–1   Indonesia Jakarta, Indonesia
Wilson   77'
Curran   80'
Report Waskito   89' Stadium: Senayan Stadium
Attendance: 62,000
Referee: Juremi (Indonesia)
28 May 1974 Friendly Israel   2–1   Australia Tel Aviv, Israel
Feygenbaum   58'88' Report Mackay   89' Stadium: Bloomfield Stadium
Attendance: 14,000
Referee: Jean Dubach (Switzerland)
14 June 1974 1974 FIFA World Cup Group 1 East Germany   2–0   Australia Hamburg, West Germany
Curran (o.g.)   58'
Streich   72';
Report Stadium: Volksparkstadion
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Youssou N'Diaye (Senegal)
18 June 1974 1974 FIFA World Cup Group 1 West Germany   3–0   Australia Hamburg, West Germany
Overath   12'
Cullmann   34'
Müller   53'
Report Stadium: Volksparkstadion
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Mahmoud Mustafa Kamel (Egypt)
22 June 1974 1974 FIFA World Cup Group 1 Australia   0–0   Chile West Berlin, West Germany
  Richards   37'   83'[1][2] Report   Stadium: Olympiastadion
Attendance: 14,681
Referee: Jafar Namdar (Iran)


1975Edit

6 August Friendly Australia   1–0   China PR Melbourne, Australia
Report Stadium: Olympic Park
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Stuart Mellings (Australia)
16 November 1975 Friendly Australia   0–0   Soviet Union Perth, Australia
Report Stadium: Perry Lakes Stadium
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Don Campbell (Australia)
20 November 1975 Friendly Australia   0–3   Soviet Union Adelaide, Australia
Report Shepel   29'
Yevryuzhikhin   39'
Gershkovich   57'
Stadium: Hindmarsh Stadium
Attendance: 8,135
Referee: Brian Green (Australia)
23 November 1975 Friendly Australia   1–2   Soviet Union Melbourne, Australia
Campbell   35' Report Yakubik   71'
Kozlov   78'
Stadium: Olympic Park
Attendance: 14,200
Referee: Stuart Mellings (Australia)
26 November 1975 Friendly Australia   0–0   Soviet Union Brisbane, Australia
Report Yakubik   36' Stadium: Brisbane Exhibition Ground
Attendance: 6,845
Referee: Des Miles (Australia)
30 November 1975 Friendly Australia   2–3   Soviet Union Sydney, Australia
Ollerton   21'
Barnes   43'
Report Gershkovich   43'
Yakubik   47'
Gavrilov   ?'
Stadium: Sydney Sports Ground
Attendance: 8,400
Referee: Peter Rampley (Australia)
3 December 1975 Friendly Australia   1–1   Soviet Union Newcastle, Australia
Ollerton   ?' Report Gutzayev   ?' Stadium: Newcastle Showground
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Tony Boskovic (Australia)

1976Edit

29 February 1976 Friendly Australia   1–0   New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand
Harding   79' Report Stadium: Newmarket Park
Attendance: 12,300
Referee: Peter Rampley (Australia)
2 March 1976 Friendly Australia   3–1   New Zealand Melbourne, Australia
Barnes   ?'
Ollerton   ?'
Abonyi   ?'
Report Taylor   ?' Stadium: Olympic Park Stadium
Referee: Stuart Mellings (Australia)
11 August 1976 Friendly Australia   0–1   Hong Kong Canberra, Australia
Report Tang Hung Chong   12' Stadium: Manuka Oval
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Peter Rampley (Australia)
18 August 1976 Friendly Australia   2–0   Hong Kong Gosford, Australia
Abonyi   12'
Harding   27'
Report Stadium: Graham Park
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Tony Boskovic (Australia)
20 October 1976 Friendly Australia   1 – 1   Indonesia Jakarta, Indonesia
Abonyi   5' Report Rizal   83'
22 October 1976 Friendly Australia   1–0   Singapore Singapore
Ollerton   48' Report Stadium: Singapore National Stadium
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Lee (Singapore)
24 October 1976 Friendly Australia   2–0   Hong Kong Hong Kong
Abonyi   35' (pen.)
Nyskohus   44'
Report Stadium: Hong Kong Stadium
29 October 1976 Friendly China PR   0–2   Australia Canton, China
Report Ollerton   ?'?' Stadium: Yui Siu Stadium
Attendance: 35,000
3 November 1976 Friendly Australia   1 – 1   Israel Ramat Gan, Israel
Wilson   56' Report Damti   42' Stadium: Ramat Gan Stadium
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Rene Mathieu (Switzerland)

1977Edit

12 February 1977 Friendly Australia   1 – 1   Israel Melbourne, Australia
Ollerton   58' Report Damti   10' Stadium: Olympic Park Stadium
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Barry Harwood (Australia)
16 February 1977 Friendly Australia   1–1   Israel Sydney, Australia
Muniz   59' Report Schweitzer   72' Stadium: Sydney Sports Ground
Attendance: 6,900
Referee: Des Miles (Australia)
13 March 1977 1978 FIFA World Cup qualification First Round (Group 5) Australia   3–0   Taiwan Ba, Fiji
Rooney   8'46'
Abonyi   16'
Report Attendance: 8,000
Referee: P Watana (Thailand)
19 March 1977 Friendly Australia   0–1   Fiji Suva, Fiji
Report Okete   75' Attendance: 6,900
Referee: Bob Khan (Fiji)
16 March 1977 1978 FIFA World Cup qualification First Round (Group 5) Australia   2 – 1   Taiwan Ba, Fiji
Kosmina   35'
Abonyi   58'
Report Fang Shin-sing   29' Attendance: 8,000
Referee: G Vijit (Thailand)
27 March 1977 1978 FIFA World Cup qualification First Round (Group 5) Australia   3 – 1   New Zealand Sydney, Australia
Ollerton   60'85'
Kosmina   72'
Report Nelson   4' Stadium: Sydney Cricket Ground
Referee: Cham Tam Sun (Hong Kong)
30 March 1977 1978 FIFA World Cup qualification First Round (Group 5) Australia   1 – 1   New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand
Ollerton   18' Report Nelson   ?' Stadium: Newmarket Park
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Cheung Kwok Kui (Hong Kong)
10 July 1977 1978 FIFA World Cup qualification Final Round Australia   3 – 0   Hong Kong Adelaide, Australia
Kosmina   27'84'
Barnes   46'
Report Attendance: 11,000
Referee: W Hungerbuehler (Switzerland)
14 August 1977 1978 FIFA World Cup qualification Final Round Australia   0 – 1   Iran Melbourne, Australia
Report Rowshan   68' Stadium: Olympic Park Stadium
Attendance: 17,000
Referee: Franz Wohrer (Austria)
28 August 1977 1978 FIFA World Cup qualification Final Round Australia   2 – 1   South Korea Sydney, Australia
Kosmina   63'75' Report Cha Bum-kun   23' Stadium: Sydney Sports Ground
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Jan Keizer (Netherlands)
16 October 1977 1978 FIFA World Cup qualification Final Round Australia   1 – 2   Kuwait Sydney, Australia
Rooney   40' Report Kamil   41' (pen.)
Aziz   49'
Stadium: Sydney Sports Ground
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Michel Vautrot (France)
23 October 1977 1978 FIFA World Cup qualification Final Round Australia   0 – 0   South Korea Seoul, South Korea
Report Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Ulf Eriksson (Sweden)
30 October 1977 1978 FIFA World Cup qualification Final Round Australia   5–2   Hong Kong Hong Kong
Ollerton   18'21'27'
Abonyi   59' (pen.)
Bennett   86'
Report Tang Hung Cheong   66'
Chung Chor Wai   80'
Stadium: Hong Kong Stadium
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Alexis Ponnet (Belgium)
13 November 1977 Friendly Australia   2–0   Singapore Singapore
Ollerton   ?'
Abonyi   ?'
Report Stadium: Singapore Stadium
19 November 1977 1978 FIFA World Cup qualification Final Round Australia   0–1   Kuwait Kuwait City, Kuwait
Report Faisal Al-Dakhil   51' Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Josef Bucek (Austria)
25 November 1977 1978 FIFA World Cup qualification Final Round Australia   0–1   Iran Tehran, Iran
Report Jahani   44' Stadium: Ayramehr Stadium
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Michel Kitabdjian (France)

1978Edit

11 June 1978 Friendly Australia   1–2   Greece Melbourne, Australia
Cole   63' Report Ifandidis   63'77' Stadium: Olympic Park Stadium
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Peter Rampley (Australia)
14 June 1978 Friendly Australia   0–1   Greece Adelaide, Australia
Report Ifandidis   71' Stadium: Hindmarsh Stadium
Attendance: 9,502
Referee: Don Campbell (Australia)
18 June 1978 Friendly Australia   1–1   Greece Sydney, Australia
Barnes   77' (pen.) Report Karavitis   12' Stadium: Sydney Cricket Ground
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: David Yelland (Australia)

1979Edit

13 June 1979 Friendly New Zealand   1–0   Australia Auckland, New Zealand
Ormond   58' Report Stadium: Newmarket Park
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Tom Delahunty (New Zealand)
27 November 1979 Friendly Taiwan   0–2   Australia Taipei, Taiwan
Report Cumming   43'
Cole   74'
Attendance: 2,000

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ While the official match reports show Richards as having been booked twice (in the 37th and 83rd minutes), the referee showed Richards cards on four occasions. He was shown the red card several minutes after being shown his third yellow card. Refer to next reference.
  2. ^ "World Cup countdown No.28: Zinedine Zidane gets 28th red card of 2006 finals". news.com.au. 15 May 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2014.

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