One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The Australian international soccer team.
- ‘The Socceroos finding success in their first World Cup finals match in 32 years.’
- ‘Their lack of international experience and pedigree took its toll as they were crushed 4-0 by the Socceroos, who advanced at their expense.’
- ‘After yesterday's 5-1 romp against the Solomon Islands playing away, the Socceroos will complete their 2005 Confederations qualifying formalities in Sydney on Tuesday night.’
- ‘The Australia goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer admitted that the defeat had left the Socceroos with a sour taste in their mouths.’
- ‘Bolton spent seven good years with the Strikers, including winning the 1997 NSL title under their then player/coach and current Socceroos doyen Frank Farina.’
- ‘In the 84 th minute, the Socceroos of Australia find their substitute, Tim Cahill.’
- ‘The Socceroos had to stand at the top of the pyramid, supported by a national league.’
- ‘Meaningful internationals are hard to come by for the Socceroos, which is why Farina intends to take all he can out of the Scotland game.’
- ‘Coach Pim Verbeek, who was in Cape Town for Friday's draw, said Group D represented a major challenge for his Socceroos.’
- ‘Hopefully, the fans will not behave as badly as they did four years ago when the Socceroos were spat on by a menacing crowd at the Montevideo airport.’
- ‘The Socceroos were sans Viduka and Kewell, but Craig Moore and Tony Vidmar were deemed good enough to snuff out the Samoans.’
- ‘The head coach of the Socceroos, Frank Farina, has stepped down after a string of lacklustre performances by the national team.’
- ‘The Socceroos are still well placed to reach the next round after giving mighty Brazilians a proper game.’
- ‘The Australian Socceroos jubilate after defeating Uruguay in the FIFA World Cup qualifier at Telstra Stadium in Sydney, yesterday.’
- ‘Emerton was recently named the Oceanic Player of the Year after a string of impressive performances for the Socceroos.’
- ‘Firstly, if soccer is now called football, can we still call our national team the Socceroos?’
- ‘But the Socceroos' extraordinary progress over the past few weeks has done far more to unite the nation than any political, social or economic initiative.’
- ‘This newspaper article captures some sense of the excitement being built up around the Socceroos.’
- ‘The Socceroos were looking condemned to a humbling defeat until Tim Cahill's stoppage time intervention in their 1-1 draw against Oman.’
- ‘Frustrated by the number of Socceroos not available to play (through injury, etc), the journalists on today's telephone conference hit Farina with question after question.’
1970s: blend of soccer and roo, by analogy with the Kangaroos, the Australian international rugby league team.
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.