Socceroo Internationals for 2018

Written by Thomas Esamie. For more details see credits.


With a new coach appointed just prior to Australia Day Australia began to embark on their preparations for the World Cup with this match against Norway, their 3rd ever meeting and Norway's first win. Also (well before this match) the announcement was made that Graham Arnold would take over the Socceroos coaching role immediately after the world cup for the full 4 year cycle. This was a Friendly match.
Played : March 23 Venue : Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo
Norway
Rune Jarstein, Omar Elabdellaoui, Birger Meling, Kristoffer Ajer, Tore Reginiussen, Markus Henriksen, Mohamed Elyounoussi (Iver Fossum 87), Fredrik Midtsjo (Martin Odegaard 78), Stefan Johansen, Bjorn Johnsen, Ola Kamara
Goals : Kamara 36, 57, 90, Reginiussen 48
4 - 1 Australia
Mathew Ryan, Bailey Wright (Aleksandar Susnjar 52), Aziz Behich, Mark Milligan, Milos Degenek, Mile Jedinak (Massimo Luongo 61), Mathew Leckie (Nikita Rukavytsya 85), Aaron Mooy, Jackson Irvine (Tomas Rogic 61), Dimitri Petratos (Robbie Kruse 74), Andrew Nabbout (Tomi Juric 67)
Goal : Irvine 19
Referee : Andreas Ekberg (Sweden)
Linesmen : Mehmet Culum (Sweden), Stefan Hallberg (Sweden)
Attendance : 5871
Coaches : Bert Van Marwijk (Australia), Lars Lagerbaeck (Norway)
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After 3 matches in the past Australia were still looking for their first win against Colombia and trying to get up to speed quickly with the World Cup less than 3 months away. They didn't get the win, and on balance didn't deserve one, but Danny Vukovic's penalty save made it feel like one. This was a Friendly match.
Played : March 27 Venue : Craven Cottage, London, England
Australia
Brad Jones (Danny Vukovic 46), Josh Risdon, Aziz Behich, Mark Milligan, Milos Degenek, Massimo Luongo (Jackson Irvine 90), Mathew Leckie (Nikita Rukavytsya 88), Mile Jedinak, Tomas Rogic (James Troisi 83), Andrew Nabbout (Robbie Kruse 73), Tomi Juric (Tim Cahill 63)
0 - 0 Colombia
David Ospina Ramires, Santiago Arias Naranjo, Johan Andres Mojica Palacio, Cristian Eduardo Zapata Valencia, Oscar Fabian Murillo (Yerry Fernando Mina Gonzalez 53), Abel Enrique Aguilar Tapias (Miguel Angel Borja Hernandez 46), James David Rodriguez Rubio (Giovanni Andres Moreno Cardona 83), Wilmar Enrique Barrios Teran, Andres Mateus Uribe Villa (Yimmi Javier Chara Zamora 70), Carlos Arturo Bacca Ahumada (Jose Heriberto Izquierdo Mena 75), Radamel Falcao Garcia Zarate (Jefferson Lerma 46)
Referee : Robert Madley (England)
Linesmen : Harry Lennard (England), Edward Smart (England)
Attendance : 18664
Coaches : Bert Van Marwijk (Australia), Jose Pekerman (Colombia)
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Announced on the 22nd of May Australia chose to not have a "farewell" match at home prior to the World cup in favour of an extended trainign camp and 2 more matches. This one against the Czechs and another against Hungary. This was a Friendly match.
Played : June 1 Venue : St Polten NV Arena, St. Polten, Austria
Australia

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x - x Czech Republic

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Coaches : Bert Van Marwijk (Australia), (Czech Republic)
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This was a Friendly match.
Played : June 9 Venue : Groupama Arena, Budapest, Hungary
Hungary

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x - x Australia

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Coaches : Bert Van Marwijk (Australia), (Hungary)
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This was a World Cup Finals match.
Played : June 16 Venue : Kazan Stadium, Kazan, Russia
Australia

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x - x France

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Coaches : Bert Van Marwijk (Australia), (France)
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This was a World Cup Finals match.
Played : June 21 Venue : Samara Arena, Samara, Russia
Australia

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x - x Denmark

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Coaches : Bert Van Marwijk (Australia), (Denmark)
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This was a World Cup Finals match.
Played : June 26 Venue : Fisht Stadium, Sochi, Russia
Australia

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x - x Peru

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Coaches : Bert Van Marwijk (Australia), (Peru)
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