AUSTRALIA 1974 World Cup Retro Soccer Track Top
'Adidas Originals' range
Size Adult Large - Pre-Owned
Superb soccer retro track top from the 'Adidas Originals' range. This is an official Adidas product. It is pre-owned but in very good condition with no major faults. This wonderful jacket commemorates Australia's participation in the 1974 Football World Cup. The front of the jacket features the names of the squad. The jacket was first released in limited quantities in 2004 and is now very much sought after.
This highly distinguishable top has an Australian flag badge sewn onto the front and the players names in individual 'felt' lettering. The embroidered Adidas retro trefoil logo is on one of the sleeves. In the national colours of green and gold, the jacket has a zip up front and two zip side pockets.
The jacket is pre-owned but is in very good condtion with no major faults.
The size is an Adult Large with an actual chest size of 44" [22" pit to pit] and a length of 28".
Australia at the 1974 World Cup
Australia were drawn into group A consisting of hosts and favourites West Germany, East Germany and Chile. Australia held the East German's 0–0 at half-time before defender Colin Curran deflected the ball into his own net early in the second half. East German striker Streich then secured the points with a goal half-way through the second half, with the game finishing 2–0. Australia lost their following match to West Germany 3–0 with goals to Overath, Cullmann and star-striker Gerd Muller. Having lost both their opening games, Australia could not proceed further in the tournament and the Australians managed to hold Chile to a scoreless draw, seeing Australia earn its first ever World Cup finals point. It was to be the last appearance for the Australian team until the World Cup tournament returned to Germany more than three decades later.