Asian Cup


Heat on new Socceroos to match up in Asian Cup

Sebastian Hassett SOCCEROOS coach Holger Osieck may be using next week's East Asian Cup qualifying tournament to test the up-and-coming generation of young talent but he insists nothing less than winning all four...

East Asian Cup adds spice to busy year

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Michael Lynch The Socceroos will be working overtime between March and July next year when they play four World Cup qualifiers and four matches in the East Asian Cup finals in South Korea.


Asian Cup organisers see mecca for tourism

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 18: David Gallop after the game during the round seven A-League match between Newcastle Jets and the Wellington Phoenix at Hunter Stadium on November 18, 2012 in Newcastle, Australia.  (Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images)

Sebastian Hassett DESPITE being played in the middle of a packed sporting schedule, the organising committee for the 2015 Asian Cup believes the tournament will prove a hit with local sports fans and create a rich...


Canberra to host 2015 Asian Cup games


Lee Gaskin Canberra will host six games and a quarter-final of the 2015 Asian Cup, but that won't include a visit from the Socceroos.


A-League could stop for Asian Cup

Sam Lienert Organisers of the 2015 Asian Cup want the A-League to take a break for the three weeks of what they say will be the biggest soccer event ever held in Australia.


Asian Cup will be an 'eye-opener', says David Gallop

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Dominic Bossi Hosting the 2015 Asian Cup will not be a cash-cow event for the Football Federation of Australia but chief executive David Gallop says the greatest benefit of hosting the continental championship...

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Asian Cup to have an early test drive

Lee Gaskin Capital Football will use next month's Kanga Cup to test various aspects of Canberra's involvement in the 2015 Asian Cup.


A-League grand final shows how far we've come

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Craig Foster Last week’s grand final was a stupendous occasion. To stand pitchside in the last half hour, with both sets of supporters heaving up and down as one, fighting for supremacy off field as much as on,...

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Ange Postecoglou firms for Socceroos hot seat

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 10:  Coach Ange Postecoglou looks ahead during a Melbourne Victory A-League training session at Gosch's Paddock on October 10, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Dominic Bossi Football Federation Australia is set to reject the lure of a big-name foreigner and appoint an Australian as the new Socceroos coach, with Melbourne Victory boss Ange Postecoglou emerging as the...

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Neill gets on rivals' inside track

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Daniel Lane It could be a scene from a spy thriller: Socceroos captain Lucas Neill sits in a bullet train headed full speed towards Tokyo and, after playing in his first two matches for J1 League team Omiya...


Socceroos siren call: it's no longer turn up but turn it on

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Michael Lynch THINGS are always in a state of flux in football. Unless, of course, we are talking about the Australian national team. A cheap gibe? Of course.

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Socceroos lesson from Brazil: be afraid, be very afraid

Socceroos lose 6-0 to Brazil

Michael Lynch The Socceroos 6-0 thumping at the hands of Brazil should send a strong message to coach Holger Osieck.

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Holger Osieck must shake up Socceroos or he'll be shipped out

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch The most positive thing the Socceroos coach will have heard recently is silence.


Turning to past will hurt Socceroos' future

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Michael Lynch SECOND marriages, observed English literary polymath Samuel Johnson, were the triumph of hope over experience.

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Culina considered retiring before Sydney swooped

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Jason Culina press conference., Jason who will have season-ending surgery next week, spoke to the media this morning.
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Angela Habashy A year ago Jason Culina was considering giving the game away, but the injury-plagued former Socceroos midfielder feels his career is back on track after becoming Sydney FC's latest star recruit.


United in struggle for numbers

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Fleta Page Canberra United captain Ellie Brush was shattered after the first send-off in her W-League career against Western Sydney on Sunday, with her team now facing a situation of having only just enough...


Socceroos debut whets appetite for Canberran


Lee Gaskin Tom Rogic returns to Australia with his national claims enhanced, while fellow Canberran Carl Valeri faces an injury-enforced stint on the sidelines.


Klimkova true to her word


Chris Dutton Canberra United coach Jitka Klimkova has put honouring her word ahead of her team's unbeaten W-League streak to ensure she keeps a promise with Matildas coach Tom Sermanni.


Keeper to have hands full keeping out world's best

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Fleta Page W-League two-gamer Trudy Burke admits she is being thrown in the deep end on Thursday night when she guards the Canberra United goal against the firepower of Kobe Leonessa, led by world player of the...


Shipard ruled the best as United guns for Kobe

11 October 2012.  Sport. Journalist Fleta Page.  Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan. Canberra United player Sally Shipard receives her jersey from Mary Porter MLA and Capital Football CEO Heather Reid during the Canberra United W-League season launch at Dickson Tradies..

Fleta Page Canberra United's Sally Shipard was named female Footballer of the Year at the Australian Football Awards at a gala dinner in Sydney on Wednesday night.