FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019™

FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019™

26 October - 17 November

Australia AUS

Australia team pose prior a match of AFC U16 Championship 2018 

FIFA U-17 World Cup record

Of the four Asian qualified teams, Australia boast the best record at the FIFA U-17 World Cup having featured in the global showpiece a total of twelve times. Notably, they stormed to the final at New Zealand 1999 and reached the quarter-finals six times as well as progressing to the Round of 16 on another two occasions.

The road to Brazil

Australia had to overcome a 3-0 opening loss to Korea Republic during the group stage, but managed to progress as the second-placed team with wins over Iraq (2-1) and Afghanistan (4-0). In the all-important quarter-final encounter with Indonesia, the Joeys came from behind to record a narrow 3-2 win to secure a place in the last four and thus qualification for Brazil 2019.

The coach

Born and raised in the Blue Mountains region west of Sydney, Trevor Morgan has enormous experience in youth development. He has spent two decades managing football at the well-regarded Westfields Sports High team, and spent five years working with the Western Sydney Wanderers' youth team, before being appointed coach of Australia’s U-17 team in mid-2018.

Did you know

  • Noah Botic finished as the tournament’s joint top-scorer with five goals as he helped Australia reach Brazil 2019.
  • Australia came so close to winning the world title at New Zealand 1999 when they played out a goalless draw against Brazil after extra time, only to be edged out in the penalty shoot-out.

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