It’s 20 years to the day that the Socceroos blew a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Iran at the MCG and miss out on 1998 World Cup qualification in cruel circumstances.
Two decades on, we reflect on the two sets of players used, along with the coaches and an infamous intruder in a ‘Where are they now’ special.
Larger-than-life pundit who is hard to avoid on Fox Sports these days, with his A-League and Socceroos coverage combined with his new show alongside Bill Woods, titled Bill and Boz.
Currently Brisbane Roar’s football director, which is a role he’s held since mid-2015. Prior to that he was FFA’s football advisor and team ambassador for the Socceroos ahead of the 2014 World Cup.
Businessman, who also dabbles in media in Perth, writing a weekly column for the Sunday Times and appearing on ABC. ‘Laza’ was also appointed to the Football Development Committee last year to provide advice to the FFA board.
Managing Director at Sava Engineering but can be heard on ABC Grandstand’s football coverage. Also playing a key role in the Victoria Patriots’ bid for an A-League team in Geelong.
Recently took up a role as NSW NPL2 club Hills United’s technical director after six years in the Football NSW technical department. Dabbled in coaching at Central Coast around 2008 to 2010.
One of the three members of this side who is a Fox Sports commentary regular who has made the words “individual brilliance” his catchphrase.
The third and final Fox Sports regular, Slater has been a football analyst on TV for the majority of his post-playing career. He’s also a writer, philanthropist, celebrity speaker and formed the Robbie Slater Football Academy.
Another Socceroo who is a regular on TV nowadays, with his football analyst role in SBS and also writes for the Sun Herald. Australia’s judge for the Ballon d’Or. Has also held significant roles at the PFA too.