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Australia Bicentenary Gold Cup


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1988 (July 9) Australia 3-Saudi Arabia 0 (Australia Bicentenial Cup).avi


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1988 (July 16) Argentina 2-Saudi Arabia 0 (Australia Bicentenial Cup).avi

The 1988 Australian Bicentennial Gold Cup was a one-off association football tournament to celebrate the bincentennial of first settlement at Port Jackson by Captain Arthur Phillip in 1788. It was contested by 1988 AFC Asian Cup winners, Saudi Arabia, 1986 FIFA World Cup winners, Argentina, world number one ranked side, Brazil and host nation Australia. Brazil were eventual winners, beating Australia 2-0 in the final. Argentina took out 3rd place beating Saudi Arabia 2-0 in the 3rd place match.