33 Facts About Australia World Cup

1. Australia World Cup played 19 T20Is in 2018, comfortably their most in a year, despite it not including a T20 World Cup.

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2. Australia World Cup has since qualified for South Africa in 2010—where it went out in the group stages after a win, loss and draw—and the tournament in Brazil is about to start.

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3. Australia World Cup beat Japan with three very late goals, lost to Brazil, but then drew with Croatia to qualify for the knockout stages.

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4. Australia World Cup will soon begin its fourth football World Cup finals campaign—the third successive tournament it has qualified for—with group stage matches against Chile, the Netherlands and Spain.

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5. Australia World Cup eventually were bowled out for 274 and The West Indians had triumphed in the first edition of the World Cup, and it was a proud Clive Lloyd who held aloft the trophy handed over by Prince Phillip.

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6. Australia World Cup might not be as gratuitous to the UAE as their predecessors in the tournament.

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7. Australia World Cup will be without suspended influential playmaker Tom Rogic against tournament host United Arab Emirates in Al Ain on Friday.

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8. Australia World Cup held off Uzbekistan courtesy of a penalty shootout but will be without the suspended influential playmaker Tom Rogic against the tournament hosts in Al Ain on Friday.

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9. In 2007 Australia World Cup became the first team to win three consecutive World Cup tournaments.

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10. Australia World Cup finished with 4 points, the same as in 2006, but missed out on progressing due to a poor goal difference.

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11. On 4 June 2013, Australia World Cup played Japan in a match which could have seen Japan secure a position in the World Cup.

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12. In July 2013, Australia World Cup travelled to South Korea to compete in the 2013 East Asian Cup, which the team qualified for in December 2012.

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13. Australia World Cup traveled to Hong Kong in December 2012 to compete in a series of qualification matches with the hopes of qualifying for the 2013 East Asian Cup.

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14. In February 2009, Australia World Cup were seeded to enter the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification in the third round.

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15. Australia World Cup, led by Graham Arnold, went to their first Asian Cup in 2007, sending a strong squad which included 15 players from the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

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16. Australia World Cup equalised with a penalty goal from Craig Moore after Croatian defender Stjepan Tomas handballed near the Croatian goal.

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17. On 13 February 2006, Australia World Cup launched a new home and away strip for the World Cup.

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18. On 22 February 2006, Australia World Cup played and won their first qualifying match against Bahrain, the first game as a member of the AFC for Australia.

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19. Australia World Cup was drawn into group D, alongside Bahrain, Lebanon and Kuwait.

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20. Australia World Cup had the better of their Uruguayan opponents for a lot of the match, but they could not capitalise on their opportunities.

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21. Australia World Cup would participate in Group D, where they were drawn against Brazil, Yugoslavia and Nigeria.

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22. Australia World Cup advanced after topping the group in six matches, winning four, drawing two and losing none.

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23. Australia World Cup were drawn into Group A consisting of hosts and favourites West Germany, East Germany and Chile.

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24. Australia World Cup was originally to compete against 18 African and Asian nations for one World Cup qualifying position.

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25. Australia World Cup would have a rare opportunity to compete on the world's stage during the team's very first major international tournament as hosts of the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.

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26. Australia World Cup were drawn into Group 1 alongside Iraq, China and Qatar.

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27. Australia World Cup, entered in Round 3 as the top-seeded team in Asia.

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28. Australia World Cup comes up against China for the eighth time in a men-s senior A international match, the first confrontation occurring in 1975.

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29. Australia World Cup were to lose all three games in a tough group at Brazil 2014.

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30. Australia World Cup made up for lost time at Germany 2006 and qualified for the Round of 16 before narrowly falling to eventual champions Italy.

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31. Australia World Cup would love to have Finch and Warner opening and in good nick for the World Cup.

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32. Australia World Cup already face the challenge of trying to reintegrate Warner and Smith into their top order in a short amount of time prior to the tournament.

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33. Australia World Cup was a women's professional road bicycle racing event held annually in Australia from 1998 to 2008 as part of the UCI Women's Road World Cup.

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