• Socceroos players celebrate their iconic 2005 intercontinental play-off win over Uruguay (Getty Images)
The Socceroos might have triumphed against Uruguay in their most recent World Cup intercontinental play-off but it was only after five failed attempts.
10 Nov 2017 - 12:48 PM  UPDATED 10 Nov 2017 - 12:48 PM

Ahead of Australia's 2018 FIFA World Cup two-leg qualifier Honduras - on Saturday (AEDT) and four days later in Sydney - here's their unflattering intercontinental play-off record. 

2005: Uruguay

Uruguay 1-0 Australia, Montevideo

Australia 1-0 Uruguay, Sydney (Australia won 4-2 on penalties)

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2001: Uruguay

Australia 1-0 Uruguay, Melbourne

Uruguay 3-0 Australia, Montevideo (Uruguay won 3-1)

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1997: Iran

Iran 1-1 Australia, Tehran

Australia 2-2 Iran, Melbourne (Iran won 3-3 on away goals)

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1993: Argentina

Australia 1-1 Argentina, Sydney

Argentina 1-0 Australia, Buenos Aires (Argentina won 2-1)

1985: Scotland

Scotland 2-0 Australia, Glasgow

Australia 0-0 Scotland, Melbourne (Scotland won 2-0)

1969: Israel

Israel 1-0 Australia, Tel Aviv

Australia 1-1 Israel, Sydney (Israel won 2-1)