Thu, 28 Oct, 2021
Kuala Lumpur: After being accepted into the Asian Football Confederation in 2005, Australia officially joined at the beginning of 2006 and promptly qualified for the following year’s AFC Asian Cup.
It’s now 10 years to the day since the Socceroos made their first appearance in the continental competition when, on July 8, 2007, Graham Arnold’s men faced off against Oman in Bangkok.
To mark the occasion, the-AFC.com looks back at the three editions of the tournament involving Australia since they became a fully-fledged member of the AFC.
A slow start