Australian Socceroos

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Australia kicked the highest score in an international soccer match when it beat American Samoa 31-0 on April 11, 2001.

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The Australian team's performance in the 2006 World Cup gave soccer back home in Australia a great publicity boost, and with this momentum the national team has continued their success and qualified for all World Cup finals since then.

In 2010, Australia had a poor showing in the first game against Germany, but redeemed themselves with a gutsy draw with 10 men against Ghana, and an inspiring win against Serbia. They finished with 4 points, the same as in 2006, but missed out on progressing due to a poor goal difference.

Again the Socceroos made the World Cup Finals in 2014 Brazil. Despite strong showings, the team did not win a match. Australia continued it good run in qualifying for the World Cup, and again qualified for Russia in 2018.

Despite competing in all World Cup events since 2006, Australia have won only two of their 13 games at the World Cup, against Japan in 2006 (3-1) and Serbia in 2010 (2-1).



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