1978 Australia Men's National Team Results
Researched by Thomas Esamie and John Punshon, Written by Greg Stock

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Sources: Soccer World, Soccer Action and Daily Newspapers.

Friendly Matches

Sunday June 11 1978
Olympic Park, Melbourne, Australia
Referee: Peter Rampley (Australia)
Attendance: 25,000
AUSTRALIA
Peter Lauments, Gary Byrne, Kris Kalifatidis, David Jones (Steve Kokoska 73), Jim Tansey, Joe Picioane (John Davies 58), Gary Marocchi, John Stevenson (George Christopoulos 73), Mendo Ristovski, Gary Cole, John Nyskohus
Coach: Jim Shoulder
Goal: Cole 62
1 - 2 Greece
Nicolaos Chrisidis, John Kyrastas, Petros Ravousis, Anthimos Kapsis, Theo Pallas, Christos Terzanidis, Petros Karavitis (Christos Ziakos 66), Nicolaos Liakos, Rigani-Eduard Kondogeorgakis (Charalambous Xanthopoulos 88), Dimitrios Gesios (Ilias Alexiadis 66), Christos Ifandidis
Coach: Alketas Panagoulis
Goals: Ifandidis 63, 77
After failing to qualify for the World Cup the previous year Australian coach Jim Shoulder fielded a largely experimental team in three match series against Greece. The matches were a huge success with the public with almost 50,000 people seeing the three games.

Wednesday June 14 1978
Hindmarsh Stadium, Hindmarsh, Adelaide, Sydney
Referee: Don Campbell (Australia)
Attendance: 9,502
AUSTRALIA
Allan Maher, Gary Byrne, David Jones, Col Bennett, Jim Tansey, Peter Stone, Gary Marocchi, Murray Barnes (Phil O'Connor 85), Peter Sharne, John Kosmina, John Nyskohus
Coach: Jim Shoulder
Cautions: Maher, Kosmina, Barnes
0 - 1 Greece
Nicolaos Christidis, John Kyrastas, Petros Ravousis, Anthimos Kapsis, Theo Pallas, Christos Terzanidis, Rigani-Eduard Kondogeorgakis (Christos Ziakos 84), Charalambos Xanthopoulos, Christos Ifandidis, Dimitrios Gesios, Nicolaos Liakos (Petros Karavitis 68)
Coach: Alketas Panagoulis
Cautions: Xanthopoulos, Ravousis
Goal: Ifandidis

Sunday June 18 1978
Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park, Sydney, Australia
Referee: David Yelland (Australia)
Attendance: 15,000
AUSTRALIA
Todd Clarke (Gary Meier 66), Savro Iozelli, Steve Perry, Col Bennett, George Harris, Murray Barnes, John Davies (John Karaspyros 66), John O'Shea, Peter Stone, Sebastian Giampaolo (Phil O'Connor 60), Joe Senkalski
Coach: Jim Shoulder
Goal: Barnes 77 pen
1 - 1 Greece
Nicolaos Chrisidis, John Kyrastas, Petros Ravousis, Anthimos Kapsis, Theo Pallas, Rigani-Eduard Kondogeorgakis, Christos Terzanidis, Charalambos Xanthopoulos, Petros Karavitis (Ilias Alexiadis 73), Christos Ifandidis, Nicolaos Liakos (Christos Ziakos 46)
Coach: Aketas Panagoulis
Goal: Karavitis 12
 

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