FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualified Team: Australia
Many Australians believe that at Germany 2006 they had their best team ever. Hard to argue when they had legendary Premier League players such as Mark Viduka, Harry Kewell and goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer.
In 2006 they lost in the round of 16 to Italy, the eventual winners. Since then they have heavily relied on their GOAT Tim Cahill to bail them out of trouble. He could play as a midfielder or striker and scored a remarkable 50 goals in 108 appearances for the Socceroos.
At Qatar 2022 they have a very tough group with both Portugal and Denmark ranked much better than them.
Melbourne in South East Australia is the nations second biggest city. It's known as Australia’s cultural capital and is also a port city.
Melbourne is a melting pot of different ethnic neighborhoods that make it such a fascinating place to explore. Melbourne will keep you busy from sunset to sunrise. In the city center you will find a wealth of attractions, including the iconic Flinders Street Railway Station. Many people meet at the station's entrance with multiple hanging clocks.
There’s a skyscraper called Eureka Tower that has an 88th-floor observation platform. Visitors can step out onto a glass-enclosed compartment for panoramic views of the bay and the green Dandenong mountain range.
In the Carlton district, you will find the largest museum in the southern hemisphere. The Melbourne Museum exhibits the nation’s rich social history, from its indigenous cultures insert photo to football and horse racing. The museum also has many exhibits displaying Australia’s natural history.
There are many city parklands to enjoy, most of them shaded by large, mature trees. Melbourne’s bayside beaches are great for swimming and sunbathing. St. Kilda Beach has great clubs and restaurants along the shoreline.
The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world and is found off the coast of Queensland. The Great Barrier Reef has a massive area of more than 2,900 coral reefs and hundreds of islands and cays.
The Reef is now one of the world’s most diverse and complex ecosystems. The Reef today is protected by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. It is home to a stunning variety of marine life including 1500 fish species and 360 corals. Also there are different species of whales, dolphins, marine turtles, sea snakes and birds, which breed among the small islands. The best way to explore the Reef is hopping on one of the numerous boat cruises that run along the northern coast of Queensland. The northern town of Cairns is considered as the main gateway to the Reef. These boat cruises may be single day or for several days and have certain stops for snorkeling and diving. You can also enjoy the Reef at underwater observatories, glass-bottomed boat tours or helicopter flights insert photos.
Uluru or Ayers Rock is instantly recognizable due to its ruddy red hue It is one of Australia’s most famous landmarks. This giant rock is great to visit and why the national park is so popular for tourists.
Once you gaze at Uluru you will never forget its splendor. Don’t forget to wander around the equally hypnotizing rock formations of Kata Tijuta . There are lots of activities for visitors to enjoy including great walks, bike rides and tours. The Anangu Aboriginal people own this site and have a fantastic cultural center where you can learn more about their history and culture.
For the Foodies
Vegemite maybe the most polarizing food on the planet but it’s an Australian treasure. It’s a dark brown salty paste made with, yeast extract, spices and vegetables. If you are brave enough try it on bread or on a cracker.
Fairy Bread is eaten at every kids party and is simply white bread with butter sprinkled with hundreds and thousands.
Meat pies are one of the one of the most popular take away foods in Australia. There are even dedicated pie shops. There are many different savory pies to choose from minced meat and mushrooms to cheese and onion. It’s a life saver after a hard night of partying for young people.
One thing you have to try is pavlova. You can buy this meringue based dessert in most cake shops or bakeries. They are also available pre-made in many big supermarkets.
Is this the year the Socceroos will make it all the way?