Socceroo 2003 Matches

Socceroo Internationals for 2003

Written by Thomas Esamie. For more details see credits.

Australia and England played their first match on English soil and Australia got their first ever win against the English, let's hope it's the first of many. This was a Friendly match.
Played : February 12 Venue : Upton Park, London
David James (Paul Robinson 46), Sol Campbell (Wes Brown 46), Rio Ferdinand (Danny Mills 46), Gary Neville (Ledley King 46), David Beckham (Owen Hargreaves 46), Ashley Cole (Danny Murphy 46), Kieron Dyer (Jermaine Jenas 46), Frank Lampard (Paul Koncheski 46), Paul Scholes (Francis Jeffers 46), James Beattie (Darius Vassell 46) Michael Owen (Wayne Rooney 46)
Goal : Jeffers 69
1 - 3 Australia
Mark Schwarzer, Tony Popovic (Tony Vidmar 70), Stan Lazaridis, Craig Moore, Scott Chipperfield (Vince Grella 76), Paul Okon (Kevin Muscat 87), Josip Skoko (Marco Bresciano 46), Brett Emerton, Lucas Neill, Harry Kewell (John Aloisi 55), Mark Viduka (Mile Sterjovski 85)
Goals : Popovic 16, Kewell 42, Emerton 84
Referee : Manuel Enrique Mejuto Gonzales (Spain)
Linesmen : Oscar David Martinez, Carmelo Miramon Moreno (Spain)
Attendance : 30590
Coaches : Frank Farina (Australia), Sven Goran Eriksson (England)
Squad listing Match Report by Thomas Esamie
Pre-Match Report by somebody
Match Report by Mark Bowman (review)
Match Report by Mark Bowman (as it happened)
Ode to Socceroos by Ryann Connell
Amusing pisstake by unknown Kiwis

Australia continues with the "quality" matches the fans have been clamouring for and this time it's a first ever meeting with Ireland. Sadly for the Socceroos they could not emulate their recent 2 goal victories against Scotland and England to continue their domination of the British Isles. It was, nonetheless, a Friendly match.
Played : August 19 Venue : Lansdowne Road, Dublin
Nick Colgan, Stephen Carr (Ian Harte 58), Gary Breen (Andy O'Brien 46), Kenny Cunningham (Richie Dunne 84), John O'Shea, Steve Finnan (Kevin Kilbane 67), Mark Kinsella, Matt Holland (Colin Healy 19), Damien Duff (Niall Quinn 79), Robbie Keane (David Connolly 44), Gary Doherty (Clinton Morrison 58)
Goals : O'Shea 74, Morrison 81
2 - 1 Australia
Mark Schwarzer, Lucas Neill, Hayden Foxe, Tony Popovic, Stan Lazaridis, Brett Emerton, Paul Okon (Vince Grella 67), Marco Bresciano, Danny Tiatto (Tony Vidmar 69), Mark Viduka (John Aloisi 77), Scott Chipperfield
Goal : Viduka 49
Referee : Karel Vidlak (Czech Republic)
Linesmen :
Attendance : 37200
Coaches : Frank Farina (Australia), Brian Kerr (Ireland)
Squad listing Match Report by Thomas Esamie
Match Report by the FAI
Match Report by Soccer Australia

This was a Friendly match.
Played : September 7 Venue : Madejski Stadium, Reading, England
Mark Schwarzer (Zeljko Kalac 46), Tony Vidmar, Josip Skoko, Marco Bresciano, Lucas Neill, Mark Viduka (Mile Sterjovski 85), Harry Kewell, Paul Okon, Steve Laybutt, Kevin Muscat, Scott Chipperfield
Goals : Bresciano 19, Kewell 58
2 - 1 Jamaica
Donovan Ricketts, Zadie, Frank Sinclair, Tyrone Marshall (Andy Lowe 78), Michael Johnson, Kevin Lisbie (Jamal Campbell Rice 78), Ricardo Gardner, Omar Daley, Trevor Benjamin (Damien Stewart 59), Barry Hayles (Fabien Taylor 70), Ricardo Fuller (Jermaine Johnson 46)
Goals : Lisbie 21
Referee : Andy D'urso (England)
Linesmen :
Attendance :
Coaches : Frank Farina (Australia), Carl Brown (Jamaica)
Squad listing Match Report by Thomas Esamie