Australia and Olympic Football Men (the Olyroos) Australia's footballing men made their Olympic debut at Melbourne 1956 where, as hosts, they were granted automatic Olympic qualification. The Olympic debutants finished fifth at their home Games, with Graham McMillan and Frank Loughran Australia's first Olympic football goal scorers.
Depending on what position Australia finish in the group stage, it will face either the winner (second place finish) or runner-up (first place finish) of Group A to secure a spot for Tokyo 2020. Australia enters the qualifying round as the highest ranked team of the group at 7th in the world.
A subsequent move to Asia made qualifying for the Olympics a lot more difficult from that point, with Australia unable to qualify for Beijing 2008 or London 2012.
Australia will be one of 16 nations that will take to the pitch in Tokyo. The qualified nations are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Côte D’Ivoire, Egypt, France, Germany, Honduras, Japan (host country), Korea Republic, Mexico, New Zealand, Romania, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Spain.
Australia Saudi Arabia South Korea: 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship: 16–30 June 2019 Italy San Marino: 4 France Germany Romania Spain: 2019 OFC Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament: 21 September – 5 October 2019 Fiji: 1 New Zealand: 2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations: 8–22 November 2019 Egypt: 3 Egypt Ivory Coast
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Under coach Aurelio Vidmar, Australia commenced their qualification for the 2012 London Olympic soccer tournament in the second round of qualification where they faced Yemen in a two-game series, the first on 19 June 2011 at Central Coast Stadium in Gosford and the second on 23 June at Newcastle International Sports Centre in Newcastle. Australia won 7–0 on aggregate and progressed to the next stage.