Definition of Socceroos in English:


Line breaks: Soc¦cer|oos
Pronunciation: /ˌsɒkəˈruːz


The Australian international soccer team.
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  • Coach Pim Verbeek, who was in Cape Town for Friday's draw, said Group D represented a major challenge for his Socceroos.
  • In the 84 th minute, the Socceroos of Australia find their substitute, Tim Cahill.
  • The Socceroos finding success in their first World Cup finals match in 32 years.


1970s: blend of soccer and roo, by analogy with the Kangaroos, the Australian international rugby league team.

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