Football Federation Australia
- The Socceroos first game was a 3-1 loss to New Zealand in 1922. England played Australia for the first time in 1980 with a 2-1 win in Sydney. Three years later England returned for an end of season tour in Australia playing the hosts three times in a week. The first match played on English soil between the two teams was in 2003. Australia won the game 3-1 at the Boleyn Ground, a game notable for Wayne Rooney's debut and not so much for the score line.
Australia abandoned the Oceanic Football Confederation in 2005 to join the Asian Football Federation in an attempt to be able to play against quality opposition on a regular basis. The 31-0 win against American Samoa in 2001 was a case in point and still is the world record win in international football.
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