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Australia seeks redemption for 2006 Cup

Updated: December 4, 2009, 1:01 PM ET
By Mark Young | Special to ESPN.com

One of the first teams to qualify for South Africa, Australia went 6-0-2 in the final round of Asian qualifying and punched its ticket to the World Cup with two games to spare. With most of its squad based in Europe, and as a member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for the first time in a World Cup qualifying campaign, Australia's players traveled thousands of miles en route to South Africa.

The journey started in Melbourne on Feb. 6, 2008, with a 3-0 win over China, and ...

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