to expect from Australia at the 2022 World Cup
Socceroos of Australia are ready for their fifth consecutive
World Cup finals appearance, after qualifying as one
of the teams from the intercontinental playoffs.
they have been one of the best teams in Oceania and
later in Asia, their participation and success on
the world stage is very limited due to the strength
of the opposition from other confederations.
you study the best
World Cup 2022 tips, here is some information
on Australia to guide you when making those bets during
the World Cup.
at the World Cup
started as a member nation of the Oceania Football
Confederation but left in 2006 to become a member
of the Asian Football Confederation. This is because
they had grown too big for their opponents in the
small confederation and needed a bigger challenge.
1930 to 1962, they did not attempt to qualify for
the World Cup. They began trying in 1966 and finally
earned qualification in 1974. That would be their
first and only World Cup until 2006, when they officially
joined the AFC.
have since qualified for every edition since then
and have given a good account of themselves on the
world stage. Some Socceroos
like Tim Cahill and Mark Viduka have also gone
on to attain legendary status in world football.
at the 1974 World Cup
first appearance at the FIFA World Cup was in the
1974 edition hosted by Germany (then known as West
Germany). This was after a series of intense intercontinental
playoff games which the Oceania nations were subject
Socceroos of the 1974 World Cup was a team of amateurs
who had day jobs as football was still being developed
in their country. Their successes in OFC at the time
did not matter much on the world stage.
were grouped alongside East Germany, West Germany
and Chile. Despite finishing last in their group with
one draw (against Chile in their last match) and two
losses to East and West Germany, their performance
was said to be credible for the rookies that they
at the 2006 World Cup
made their next appearance at the 2006 World Cup finals
32 years after their first appearance in 1974. Like
their first appearance, they also travelled to Germany
to challenge the rest of the world and by this time,
they had built up some credibility.
developed and established football as a professional
endeavour, and represented the OFC in the now-defunct
FIFA Confederations Cup, they earned their slot among
the best nations in what would be their last outing
as an OFC nation. It would also be the best outing
by an OFC nation at the finals.
were grouped with Brazil, Australia, Croatia and Japan.
They finished second in that group, taking points
from Japan and Australia while losing convincingly
to world powers Brazil. But Italy, the tournament's
eventual winners, sent them home in the round of 16
after a tightly contested match which could have gone
at the 2010 World Cup
Socceroos attended their first World Cup as an AFC
nation in 2010. By this time, they had built international
credibility as a footballing nation, a journey which
started from their great outing in the 2006 edition
where they made it to the round of 16.
journey to South Africa was a lot smoother as they
qualified directly to the tournament from their AFC
group. First they beat Qatar, Iran and China to finish
in first place in the third round grouping, before
beating Japan, Qatar, Uzbekistan and Bahrain in the
fourth round grouping.
They locked horns with Germany, Ghana and Serbia in
their 2010 World Cup group and finished with a similar
result to their 2006 appearance. However, they missed
out narrowly on the round of 16 as Ghana finished
similarly but with a better goal difference.
at the 2014 and 2018 World Cups
2014, Australia were no longer considered a small
team. However, they failed to make much difference
in Brazil after a mooted qualification run to the
finals in the AFC qualifiers stages.
finished last in their group which had The Netherlands,
Spain and Chile in 2014 with three losses and only
three goals scored. 2018 was not any better as they
became the 31st team to secure qualification for the
also finished last in 2018 after coming up against
France (2018 winners), Denmark and Peru. However,
they secured a draw against Denmark and let in less
goals than they did in 2014.
What to expect from Australia in 2022
you look at the best World Cup 2022 tips, you could
choose to take a risk on them finishing higher than
they did in 2018. They have pretty much the same group
as their 2018 with only Tunisia being the difference,
as the North Africans replace Peru in that group.
tournament participation statistics clearly show that
making it out of the group stages is always a tall
ask for the Socceroos. It is a safe
bet to stake on them performing the same way in
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