The Australia national football team formed in 1911, though it has gone through many changes. The team affiliated to FIFA in 1963. Once a member of the Oceania Football Confederation, Australia moved to Asia in 2006. The men’s team is known as the Socceroos.
The team is no stranger to controversy, in 1960 Australia was suspended from FIFA for stealing foreign players. The football association disbanded and reformed, although it could not re-enter FIFA until all outstanding fines were settled. The Australia national football team created the Oceania Football Confederation with New Zealand in 1966 after the Asian Confederation had refused membership. The team first qualified for a world cup in 1974, but had to wait until 2006 for their next appearance.