Trivia: Australia at the World Cup
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- Australia first entered qualifying for the FIFA World Cup in 1966.
- In the first qualifying campaign, Australia were drawn to play against North Korea, a controversial match up as North Korea was not recognized by many nations including the United Kingdom. The match was played in neutral Cambodia.
- Australia have reached the World Cup Finals five times: 1974, 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018.
- In 2006, striker Tim Cahill scored the first ever goal in World Cup finals for Australia (and the second too).
- By the time Australia had secured their place at Russia 2018, becoming the 31st of 32 teams to do so, they had played 22 matches, more than any other side in World Cup qualification history.
- The top goal scorer for Australia at the World Cup is Tim Cahil with 5 (out of the total 11)
- The most appearances by an Australian at the World Cup is 9, by Marco Bresciano between 2006 and 2014 and Tim Cahill from 2006 to 2018.
- Tim Cahill is the first Australian to play at four World Cups.