Socceroo 1987 Matches

Socceroo Internationals for 1987

Written by Thomas Esamie, Greg Stock and Jean-Michel Cazal. Thanks to Kevin Christopher (Studs Up editor) for the use of his personal material and John Punshon for the cross referencing of material. For more details see credits.


Australia was invited to participate in the Presidents Cup tournament in South Korea in June 1987. A number of these games were against club and B sides and are thus in the B archive. The first game was against Morocco. This was a friendly match.
Played : June 9 1987 Venue : Kangnung, South Korea
Morocco
(Lineup unavailable)
0 - 1 Australia
Jeff Olver, Wally Savor, Graham Jennings, Charlie Yankos, Gary McDowall, Frank Farina (Carlo Villani), Paul Wade, Graham Arnold, Peter Raskopoulos, Chris Kalantzis (Oscar Crino), Alan Hunter
Goal : Farina 55'
Coach : Frank Arok (Australia)


Australia had qualified for the semi-final and met Egypt looking for a spot in the final. This was a friendly match. In the end Australia won 4-3 on penalties
Played : June 19 1987 Venue : Olympic Stadium, Seoul, South Korea
Egypt
(Lineup unavailable)
0 (3) - 0 (4) Australia
Jeff Olver, Wally Savor, Graham Jennings, Charlie Yankos, Robbie Dunn, Gary McDowell, Frank Farina, Paul Wade, Graham Arnold, Peter Raskopoulos (Alan Hunter), Andrew Zinni (Oscar Crino)
Coach : Frank Arok (Australia)


Australias qualified for the Presidents Cup final against the home side South Korea. Australias luck in penalty shootouts had run out and they went down gallantly 5-4 on penalties. This was a friendly match.
Played : June 21 1987 Venue : Olympic Stadium, Seoul, South Korea
South Korea
(Lineup unavailable)
1 (5) - 1 (4) Australia
Jeff Olver, Wally Savor, Graham Jennings, Charlie Yankos, Robbie Dunn, Frank Farina, Paul Wade (Peter Raskopoulos), Graham Arnold, Chris Kalantzis (Andrew Zinni), Alan Davidson, Oscar Crino
Goal : Arnold
Coach : Frank Arok (Australia)


Australia played a two-legged series for the Trans Tasman trophy against the old foe New Zealand. The first leg was at home for the Socceroos. This was a friendly match.
Played : September 2 1987 Venue : Olympic Park, Melbourne, Australia
Australia
Jeff Olver, Wally Savor, Graham Jennings, Charlie Yankos, Robbie Dunn, Frank Farina, Paul Wade, Graham Arnold, Peter Raskopoulos (Rod Brown), Andrew Zinni, Oscar Crino (Zarko Odzakov)
Goal : Zinni 68
1 - 1 New Zealand
Clint Gosling, Richard Mulligan, Ceri Evans, Malcolm Dunford, Kenneth Cresswell, Duncan Cole, Daniel Halligan, Robert Ironside, Noel Barkley, Frederick de Jong (Daniel Hagan), Declan Edge (Michael McGarry 46)
Goal : Ironside 82
Referee : Chris Bambridge
Crowd : 5000
Coach : Frank Arok (Australia), Kevin Fallon


The second leg was away for the Socceroos and saw the "old foe" New Zealand claim the Trans-Tasman trophy 2-1 on aggregate. This was a friendly match.
Played : September 9 1987 Venue : Hutt Recreation Ground, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
New Zealand
Clint Gosling, Richard Mulligan (Alan Boath 91), Ceri Evans, Malcolm Dunford, Kenneth Cresswell, Duncan Cole, Michael McGarry, Robert Ironside, Daniel Hagan (Noel Barkley 46), Frederick de Jong, Declan Edge
Goal : de Jong 18
1 - 0 Australia
Jeff Olver, Wally Savor, Charlie Yankos, Robbie Dunn, Gary McDowell, Frank Farina, Paul Wade, Graham Arnold, Andrew Zinni (Rod Brown 72), Alan Davidson, Zarko Odzakov (Oscar Crino 76)
Referee : Gary Fleet
Crowd : 5000
Coach : Frank Arok (Australia), Kevin Fallon (New Zealand)


Australias path to the 1988 Seoul Olympics started with the Oceania qualifying series against Taiwan, New Zealand and Israel. The winner of this series would qualify automatically for the finals in Seoul. The first game was the pre-qualifying away leg against Taiwan in Taipei. This was an Olympic Games Qualifying match.
Played : November 15 1987 Venue : Taipei, Taiwan
Taiwan
(Lineup unavailable)
0 - 3 Australia
Jeff Olver, Wally Savor, Graham Jennings (Jean-Paul deMarigny), Charlie Yankos, Robbie Dunn, Gary McDowell, Frank Farina, Paul Wade, Graham Arnold, Scott Ollerenshaw, Zarko Odzakov (Oscar Crino)
Goals : Arnold x2, Farina
Coach : Frank Arok (Australia)