OFC 1986 WC qualifiers / Australia v Israel Anthem Incident

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  1. sbahnhof

    sbahnhof Member+

    Nov 21, 2016
    Aotearoa


    :oops: Oh, well.


    Things used to be very different around here:

    Teams:​
    [​IMG] Australia
    [​IMG] Chinese Taipei
    [​IMG] Israel
    [​IMG] New Zealand


    A round robin tournament with home-and-away fixtures

    Dates​
    3 September 1985 - 10 November 1985

    And the winner qualifies to a playoff with, as you'd logically expect, Scotland


    21 Sep 1985: New Zealand v Australia (highlights), Auckland


    8 Oct 1985: Israel v Australia (highlights), Tel Aviv


    20 Oct 1985: Australia v Israel (full match), Melbourne
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBFqpt6qqZs
    [​IMG]



    26 Oct 1985: New Zealand v Israel (highlights), Auckland


    Also, the goals by AUS v Taiwan/Chinese Taipei, 8-0 and 7-0, that week.

    And the make-or-break match:

    3 Nov 1985: Australia v New Zealand (highlights), Sydney
     
  2. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Do we need to talk about incidents from 1986?
     
  3. sbahnhof

    sbahnhof Member+

    Nov 21, 2016
    Aotearoa
    What a good idea! Here are some more

    1st leg


    Yes, they really played each other six whole years before soccer was invented :rolleyes:

    Scotland's manager Jock Stein died on the touchline at their previous international.
    The Australia game at Hampden was the first as Scotland boss for Alex Ferguson:
    https://www.theversed.com/50832/when-fergie-managed-scotland/ (Archive)
     
  4. almango

    almango Member+

    Sydney FC
    Australia
    Nov 29, 2004
    Bulli, Australia
    Club:
    Sydney FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    I haven't researched it, but I strongly suspect we are the only nation who has played teams from all 6 confederations in world cup qualifying.
     
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  5. sbahnhof

    sbahnhof Member+

    Nov 21, 2016
    Aotearoa
    Well, Australia's joined nearly half of them :D

    But yeah, I think you're onto something there - checking New Zealand's record, I only see inter-confed matches against AFC, Concacaf and Conmebol teams.

    Which African countries did Australia play against?

    ..... Okay, now I'm sorry.

    [​IMG]
    :confused: ????​

    They keep using that word "Trending" - I don't think it means what they think it means
     
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  6. almango

    almango Member+

    Sydney FC
    Australia
    Nov 29, 2004
    Bulli, Australia
    Club:
    Sydney FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in 1969.
     
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  7. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't look at trending articles. Knowing why you posted, I blame BigSoccer for bringing up the incident, not you.
     

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