Last March Graham Arnold found himself in a tough spot – the Socceroos World Cup qualification campaign was on the verge of failure and he was receiving a lot of criticism. Despite the pressure, Football Australia stood by Arnold and their decision paid off with his success in qualifying for the World Cup. CEO James Johnson praised Arnold for his dedication to the team and for reaching a milestone of coaching the Socceroos for 59 matches.
Arnold had a transformative year, taking the Socceroos from the brink of failure to qualification for the World Cup, and now he is preparing to lead the team in the 2026 World Cup qualifying games. Despite being linked to potential club jobs in Europe, Arnold chose to remain with the national team, and his record-breaking success is attributed to his pivotal decisions in crucial matches.
As the Socceroos begin their journey towards the 2026 World Cup, Arnold anticipates further success and is proud to represent Australia on the international stage. He looks forward to guiding the team to further achievements and success in the upcoming games.