Frank Arok taught us Australians are not second-class footballers | Paul Wade

Not a perfectionist but perfectly unorthodox, Arok was a master coach and a man always in the moment

In late 1985, the year before my international debut, Australia played a World Cup qualifying play-off against Scotland. The Socceroos were beaten 2-0 in the away leg at Hampden Park by a side managed by Alex Ferguson and featuring Kenny Dalglish and Frank McAvennie.

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