Olyroos 1992 Matches

Olyroos Matches for 1992

Written by Thomas Esamie, Greg Stock, Darren Pye and John Punshon. For more details see credits.

When Sweden played Socceroos on a three game tour of Australia, the Olyroos accompanied the side, playing two games against New South Wales and Victoria as warm up games. The matches were designed to give the Olyroos muchneeded match practise. The first game was played in Sydney.
Played : January 26 Venue : Sydney Football Stadium, Australia
Australia
John Filan (Mark Bosnich 46), Milan Blagojevic, Dominic Longo, Shaun Murphy, Damian Mori, Kevin Muscat (George Slifkas 76), John Gibson (George Souris 80), Eric Hristodoulou (Dickinson 76), David Seal, Gary Hasler (Steve Corica 61), Steve Refenes
Goals : Gibson 15, Seal, Hasler 46
3 - 2 New South Wales XI
Bob Catlin (Mike Gibson 59), Dave Barrett, Gary van Egmond, Robbie Wheatley, Steve Callanan (Grbevski 27), Peter Katholos, Gus Cerro, Aytec Genc (George Jolevski 78), Manis Lamond (Brown 61), Abbas Saad, David Lowe
Goals : Saad 35, 47
Attendance : 13,456 (double-header)
Coach : Eddie Thomson (Australia)


The second match was played in Melbourne against Victoria.
Played: February 2 Venue : Olympic Park, Melbourne, Australia
Australia
John Filan, Damian Mori (George Souris 85), Dominic Longo, Milan Blagojevic, Shaun Murphy, Kevin Muscat, Eric Hristodoulou (Dickinson 77), George Slifkas, David Seal, Gary Hasler (John Gibson 60), Steve Refenes (Steve Corica 66)
Goals : Longo 20, 53
2 - 1 Victoria
Jeff Olver, Healy, Stojcevski (Spasevski 75), Krajcic, Paul Della Rocca, Bratten, Stubbins, Goran Lovanovski (Mark Silic 75), Kimon Taliadoros (Andrew Zinni 38), Francis Awaratefe, Peter Tsolakis (Michael Michalakopoulos 65)
Goal : Taliadoros 33
Referee : John Santa-Isabel
Coach : Eddie Thomson (Australia)
Cautions : Slifkas 16 (Olyroos), Stubbins 15 (Victoria)
Attendance : 10,800 (double-header)


Australia had now qualified to meet the Netherlands in the final play-off match for a spot in the Olympic tournament in Barcelona, Spain. Australia organised a couple of preparation games against the South Korean Olympic side.
Played : May 3 Venue : Seoul, South Korea
South Korea
(Lineup unavailable)
Goal : (scorer unknown)
1 - 0 Australia
John Filan, Milan Blagojevic, Steve Georgakis (Steve Refenes), Ned Zelic, Dominic Longo, Shaun Murphy, Lorenz Kindtner (John Gibson), George Slifkas, David Seal, John Markovski, Gary Hasler (Steve Corica)
Coach : Eddie Thomson (Australia)


Played : May 5 Venue : Pyongtak, South Korea
South Korea
(Lineup unavailable)
Goals : (scorers unknown)
2 - 1 Australia
John Filan, Milan Blagojevic, Eric Hristodoulou, Ned Zelic, Dominic Longo, Shaun Murphy, Lorenz Kindtner, Gary Hasler, John Gibson, Steve Corica, Steve Refenes
Goal : Gibson
Coach : Eddie Thomson (Australia)


The final qualifying match against the Netherlands was to be played over two legs home and away. The fisrt leg was played at the Sydney Football Stadium.
Played : May 17 Venue : Sydney Football Stadium, Australia
Australia
John Filan, Milan Blagojevic, Tony Vidmar, Ned Zelic, Dominic Longo, Shaun Murphy, Lorenz Kindtner (Steve Refenes), Paul Okon (George Slifkas), Zlatko Arambasic, Gary Hasler, Damian Mori
Goal : Vidmar 25
1 - 1 Netherlands
(Lineup unavailable)
Goal : og
Coach : Eddie Thomson (Australia)


The second leg was played in Utrecht, Netherlands. With the match locked 2-2 after 120 minutes, Australia advanced under the away goal rule to take a place in the Olympic Finals in Barcelona, Spain.
Played : May 24 Venue : Utrecht, Netherlands
Netherlands
(Lineup unavailable)
Goals : (Scorers unknown)
2 (aet) - 2 (aet) Australia
John Filan, Milan Blagojevic, Tony Vidmar, Ned Zelic, Dominic Longo, Shaun Murphy, John Gibson (Carl Veart 71), Paul Okon, Zlatko Arambasic, Gary Hasler (George Slifkas 62), Steve Refenes
Goals : Zelic 43, 113
Coach : Eddie Thomson (Australia)


Before Australia left for the Olympic Games in late June they played a practise match against a Central Coast side before heading off.
Played : unknown Venue : Pluim Park, Lisarow
Central Coast Coasties
(Lineup incomplete) Jason Holmes, Damon Cronshaw, Ashley Grant, Steven Barany, Dale Eagleton, Mark Drysdale, Rod Brown, Jason Gribble, Damien Brown, Andrew Clarke
Goals : unknown
2 - 3 Australia
(lineup incomplete) John Filan, Ned Zelic, David Seal
Goals : unknown
Referee : unknown
Coach : Eddie Thomson (Australia), Vic Bozanic (CC)
Attendance : 10000


Australia left for the Olympic Games in late June and spent three weeks in Europe preparing for the tournament. In early July they played three friendly games as a warm-up for the tournament.
Played : July 1 Venue : Duesseldorf, Germany
Fortuna Dusseldorf (GER)
(Lineup unavailable)
Goals : (Scorers unknown)
2 - 0 Australia
John Filan, Milan Blagojevic, Tony Vidmar, Ned Zelic, Dominic Longo, Sahun Murphy, Damian Mori (John Gibson), George Slifkas, David Seal (Carl Veart), Gary Hasler, John Markovski (Steve Refenes)
Coach : Eddie Thomson (Australia)


Played : July 4 1992 Venue : Papendaal, Netherlands
Kuwait
(Lineup unavailable)
Goals : (scorers unknown)
2
- 4 Australia
Mark Bosnich, Milan Blagojevic, Dominic Longo, Ned Zelic, Shaun Murphy, Tony Vidmar, George Slifkas, John Gibson (David Seal), Carl Veart, Damian Mori, Steve Refenes (John Markovski)
Goals : Vidmar 10, Gibson 15, Mori 35, 70
Coach : Eddie Thomson (Australia)


Played July 8 Venue : Dortmund, Germany
Borussia Dortmund (GER)
(Lineup unavailable)
0 - 4 Australia
Mark Bosnich, Milan Blagojevic, Tony Popovic, Ned Zelic, Shaun Murphy, Steve Refenes, George Slifkas, John Markovski (Brad Maloney), Zlatko Arambasic (Gary Hasler), Damian Mori (Steve Corica), David Seal
Goals : Zelic, Arambasic, Maloney, Corica
Coach : Eddie Thomson (Australia)


Australia commenced their Olympic campaign with their first group game game against Ghana.
Played : July 26 Venue : Sabadell, Spain
Ghana
Mensah, Acheampong, Amankwah, Asare, Adjei, Nii Lamptey, Kumah (Preko 53), Gargo (Kuffour 60), Ayree, Ayew, Konadu
Goals : Gargo 15, Ayew 80, 90
3 - 1 Australia
John Filan, Ned Zelic, Milan Blagojevic, Dominic Longo, Shaun Murphy, Damian Mori, George Slifkas, Paul Okon (Steve Corica 58), Tony Vidmar, Zlatko Arambasic (David Seal 46), Steve Refenes
Goals : Vidmar 90
Referee : Bujsaim (United Arab Emirates)
Coach : Eddie Thomson (Australia)
Cautions : Amankwah (Ghana) - Logo, Slifkas (Australia)
Attendance : 4,000


Australia had to get some points in their next Olympic group match against Mexico to remain in contention for a quarterfinal spot.
Played : July 28 Venue : Barcelona, Spain
Mexico
Guadarrama, Macias, Vidrio, Hennendez, Cadena, Morales (Arteaga 50), Delgado, Rangel Torres, Castaneda, Rotlan (Peneda 75), Alvarez
Goal : Castaneda 64
1 - 1 Australia
Mark Bosnich, Ned Zelic, Damian Mori, Dominic Longo, Shaun Murphy, Tony Vidmar, Milan Blagojevic, George Slifkas, Steve Corica (Carl Veart 46), Zlatko Arambasic (David Seal 78), Steve Refenes
Goal : Arambasic 23
Referee : Tachi (Japan)
Coach : Eddie Thomson (Australia)
Cautions : Rangel Macias (Mexico), Refenes 28, Mori 50 (Australia)
Attendance : 10,000


Australia's final group game was a must win against Denmark and the 3-0 result enabled them to qualify for the quarterfinals.
Played : July 30 Venue : Sabadell, Spain
Denmark
Jorgensen, Thomsen (Madsen 60), Helveg, Hojer Nielsen, Laursen, Kjeldberg, Frandsen, Tofting, Larsen, Moller (Madsen 71), Molnar (sent off 63)
0 - 3 Australia
Mark Bosnich, Ned Zelic, Dominic Longo, Shaun Murphy, Tony Vidmar, Milan Blagojevic (Carl Veart 44), Paul Okon, George Slifkas, John Markovski, Damian Mori, David Seal
Goals : Markovski 32, Mori 60, Vidmar 75
Referee : Baldas (Italy)
Coach : Eddie Thomson (Australia)
Cautions : Kjeldberg, Helveg, Molnar, Tofting (Denmark), Murphy, Slifkas, Zelic (Australia)
Attendance : 3,000


Played : August 2 Venue : Barcelona, Spain
Sweden
Ekholm, Andersson, Johansson, Lilius, Bjorklund, Landberg, Jansson (Axeldal 59), Hakan Mild, Fursth, Rodlund, Tomas Brolin (Gudmundsson 30)
Goal : Andersson 62
1 - 2 Australia
Mark Bosnich, Paul Okon, Dminic Longo, Shaun Murphy, Tony Vidmar, Damian Mori, Ned Zelic, Milan Blagojevic, John Markovski, Carl Veart (Steve Refenes 74), Zlatko Arambasic (David Seal 63)
Goals : Markovski 30, Murphy 55
Referee : Brizio Carter (Mexico)
Coach : Eddie Thomson (Australia)
Cautions : Veart, Bosnich (Australia)
Attendance : 30,000


Australia had qualified for the semi-finals but were comprehensively beaten 6-1 by Poland.
Played : August 5 Venue : Barcelona, Spain
Poland
Klak, Laspinski, Waldoch, Kozminski, Jalocha (Bajor), Adamczuk, Brzeczek (Gesior 83), Staniek, Szierczewski, Juskowiak, Kowalczyk
Goals : Kowalczyk 28, 90, Juskowiak 43, 55, 80, Australia 70og
6 - 1 Australia
Mark Bosnich, Paul Okon, Dominic Longo, Shaun Murphy, Damian Mori (Zlatko Arambasic 79), Milan Blagojevic, Ned Zelic, George Slifkas, John Markovski (David Seal 68), Tony Vidmar, Carl Veart
Goal : Veart 36
Referee : Rezende de Freitas (Brazil)
Coach : Eddie Thomson (Australia)
Cautions : Adamczuk (Poland) - Veart (Australia)
Attendance : 45,000


Australias final game was the bronze medal play-off game against Ghana. Unfortunately for the Olyroos they lost but finished a very credible fourth for the tournament.
Played : August 7 Venue : Barcelona, Spain
Ghana
Dossey (Addo 63), Acheampong, Amankwah, Asare, Adjei, Gargo, Kumah, Nii Lamptey (Quaye 46 (sent off 87)), Ayree, Preko, Ayew
Goal : Asare 20
1 - 0 Australia
John Filan, Ned Zelic, Dominic Longo, Shaun Murphy (Tony Popovic 25), Damian Mori, Brad Maloney (John Markovski 72), Milan Blagojevic, Paul Okon, Tony Vidmar, Gary Hasler, Steve Refenes
Referee : Diaz Vega (Spain)
Coach : Eddie Thomson (Australia)
Cautions : Lamptey, Quaye, Ayree, Adjei (Ghana), Longo 52, Blagojevic 52 (Australia)
Attendance : 15,000