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Australia moved from Oceania to Asia on 1st January 2006.

On 9th April 2001 Australia defeated Tonga 22-0 at Coffs Harbour NSW, breaking the record score of 19 goals in a World Cup match (Iran v Guam 19-0 on 24-Nov-2000), and 20 goals in a Full International (Kuwait v Bhutan 20-0 on 14-Feb-2000) . Both records were broken again 2 days later when Australia beat American Samoa 31-0: Archie Thompson broke another couple of records by scoring 13 of these goals, beating the previous best of 7 goals* in a World Cup match, and 10 goals** in a Full International (David Zdrillic, who scored 8 goals, also broke the World Cup record).

* held jointly by Kharim Bagheri (Iran v Maldive Islands 17-0 2-Jun-1997) and Gary Cole (Australia v Fiji 10-0 14-Aug-1981)
** held jointly by Sofus Nielsen (1908 Olympics, Denmark v France 17-1), and Gottfried Fuchs (1912 Olympics, Germany v Russia 16-0)
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1 Memorable Australian International Matches
Supporting the Socceroos (the Australian national team) takes a special kind of person. One who must accept the highs with the inevitable lows! What follows is a tale of successes, heartbreaks, and chewed-down fingernails since the early 1970s.
10 Q
Oct 07 07
246 plays
2 Queensland Roar: First Two Seasons
Queensland Roar are one of the eight foundation clubs of Australia's A-League. This quiz covers the Roar's first two seasons in the competition.
15 Q
Aug 08 07
264 plays
3 A-League
A quiz about the top soccer league in Australia, the A-League.
10 Q
Aug 10 14
78 plays
4 Melbourne Victory Mania
Melbourne Victory joined the A-League when it began in 2005. This quiz covers the first two seasons of the club.
10 Q
Jun 16 07
333 plays
5 Hyundai A-League: 2006-07
For fans of Aussie soccer, this is for you.
10 Q
Jan 31 07
510 plays
6 Adelaide United FC
A short quiz generally about one of the more successful teams in the new Australian A-League competition. If you are an Adelaide United fan, how well do you know the club?
10 Q
Oct 26 08
180 plays
7 Adelaide United: 2010-11
This is a quiz about Adelaide United in the 2010-11 season and a few questions from the past.
10 Q
Mar 25 11
123 plays
8 Socceroos World Cup 2006
Just a few questions on how well you know the Socceroos in their 2006 World Cup season!
10 Q
Mar 21 07
780 plays
9 Aussies in Europe: 2010-11 Edition
A test of knowledge regarding the many Aussie footballers young and old playing all over Europe.
10 Q
May 02 11
132 plays
10 National Soccer League History
Although the least popular of the main ball sports in Australian society, soccer/football is still very much a part of the Australian sports scene.
10 Q
Jun 26 04
447 plays
11 Australian WC Qualifying Campaigns
Every four years the hopes of Aussie soccer fans are raised...and then dashed. Enjoy this quiz as we take a look at some of the World Cups that could have been!
15 Q
Oct 22 02
813 plays
12 History of Australian Soccer
This is a reasonably difficult quiz, but if you know Australian soccer history, you should be fine.
10 Q
Jan 15 04
624 plays
13 A-League
A selection of trivia and facts about the Australian A-League.
10 Q
Oct 04 11
159 plays
14 Newcastle United Jets: 2007-08
A quiz about the A-League champions of 2007-08, the Newcastle United Jets.
10 Q
Jan 09 09
168 plays
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Some sample questions from this category:

* Which South American team defeated Australia in the final play-off in the qualifiers, for a spot in the 2002 World Cup finals?
* Who knocked Australia out in the final play-off in the qualifying phase for the 1998 World Cup?
* Australia were knocked out of the 1998 qualifiers in the final play-off: a result that was particularly painful for several reasons. Which of the following did NOT happen during that series?
* 1994 saw Australia square off against a multiple World Cup winner and finalist. Which team did Australia come very close to defeating in the final play-off for qualification?
* Australia didn't quite make the final hurdle for the 1990 World Cup. Instead they were eliminated in the second-to-last qualification series by whom?

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