Young Socceroo 1979 Matches

Young Socceroo Matches for 1979

These statistics were written and researched for the OzSoccer archive by John Punshon and Greg Stock.


The Young Socceroos started 1979 with a couple of warm-up games against visiting German club side Hertha 03. The side were due to compete against Israel and Paraguay in Paraguay as the final stage of qualification for the world youth championships, and treated the games as some much needed match practise.
Played : January 4 1979 Venue : Wollongong, Australia
Hertha 03 (GER)
(Lineup and scorer not available)
1 - 6 Australia
Greg Woodhouse, Danny Moulis, George Christopoulos, Ian Rowden, Mike Milanovic, Theo Selemidis, Alan Davidson, Peter Tredinnick, Craig Hall, Eddie Krncevic, Graham Jennings (Malcolm McClelland - Steve Hogg)
Goals : Tredinnick x2 Jennings x2 Krncevic, Selemidis
Coach : Rudi Gutendorf (Australia)


Played : January 6 1979 Venue : Sydney
Hertha 03 (GER)
(Lineup and scorer not available)
1 - 2 Australia
Greg Woodhouse, Danny Moulis (Steve Hogg), George Christopoulos, Ian Rowden, Mike Milanovic, Alan Davidson, Theo Selemidis (Peter Raskopoulos), Peter Tredinnick, Ian Hunter, Eddie Krncevic, Graham Jennings.
Goals : Krncevic _' _'pen
Coach : Rudi Gutendorf (Australia)


Australia embarked for Paraguay and played a friendly game on the way to Paraguay in Brazil against club side Flamengo.
Played January/February 1979 Venue : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Flamengo (BRA)
(Lineup unknown)
Goals : Paulo Cesar (2nd scorer unavailable)
2 - 3 Australia
(Lineup unknown)
Goals : Craig Hall x2, Ian Hunter


In order to qualify for the world youth championships, Australia had to play two games against both Paraguay and Israel in Paraguay and beat both sides. The series was played in Ascuncion with the winner advancing to the finals.
Played : February 7 1979 Venue : Defensores Del Chaco Stadium, Ascuncion, Paraguay
Paraguay
Elizeche, Olmedo, Caballero, Surian, Vera, Gimenez, Fidel Mino, Julio Cesar Romero, Jacinto, Cardozo, Valinotti (Ignacio Fernandez)
Goals : Romero 11' 60'
2 - 0 Australia
(Lineup incomplete) Greg Woodhouse, Graham Jennings (Peter Tredinnick 46'), Theo Selemidis (Paul Kay 46'), Craig Hall, Eddie Krncevic
Attendance : 45,000
Coach : Rudi Gutendorf (Australia)


Played : February 9 1979 Venue : Ascunsion, Paraguay
Israel
(Lineup incomplete) Bin Nun
0 - 0 Australia
(Lineup incomplete) Greg Woodhouse, George Christopoulos, Paul Kay, Alan Davidson, Craig Hall, Eddie Krncevic, Peter Tredinnick
Attendance : 25,000
Coach : Rudi Gutendorf (Australia)


Played : February 17 1979 Venue : Asuncion, Paraguay
Israel
Alter Arie, Abraham, Bin Nun, Ben Dror, Pisanti, Sticker, Asher, Malka, Levi, Rabinson, Uri
0
- 0 Australia
Greg Woodhouse, Ian Rowden, Steve Hogg, George Christopoulos, Mike Milanovic (Craig Hall), Theo Selemidis, Alan Davidson, Graham Jennings, Ian Hunter, Eddie Krncevic, Peter Tredinnick
Referee : Jose Wright (Brazil)
Attendance : 5,000
Coach : Rudi Gutendorf (Australia)


The final game of the tournament was against the home side. With this loss, Australia bowed out of the contest having not scored a goal in four appearances in the series.
Played February 18 1979 Venue : Defensores Del Chaco Stadium, Asuncion, Paraguay
Paraguay
Elizeche, Olmedo, Delgado, Surian, Vera, Gimenez, Fidel Mino, Julio Cesar Romero, Cardozo, Cabanas, Valinotti
3 - 0 Australia
Greg Woodhouse, Steve Hogg, Ian Rowden, Theo Selemidis, Mike Milanovic, Alan Davidson, John Spanos, Peter Tredinnick, Craig Hall, Eddie Krncevic, Graham Jennings
Attendance : 40,000
Coach : Rudi Gutendorf (Australia)