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World Cup ticket ballot set to open

Dominic Bossi On Tuesday night, Socceroos fans will join a lucky dip with 3.3 million football supporters bidding for access to the greatest show in world sport when tickets to the 2014 FIFA World Cup go on sale...

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Daniel Agger keeps Denmark alive in 2014 World Cup qualifiers

Daniel Lane Daniel Agger kept Denmark in the race for next year's World Cup in Brazil from the penalty spot as the Danes defeated a 10-man Armenia 1-0 in Yerevan.

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Netherlands, Italy qualify for World Cup

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The Netherlands became the first European nation to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil on Tuesday.

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England on track for World Cup after draw with Ukraine

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Tom Williams England inched closer to qualifying for next year's World Cup after surviving a number of scares to record a potentially crucial 0-0 draw against Ukraine in Kiev on Tuesday.

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Golden oldies: veterans vital to World Cup quest, says Rogic

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 18:  Tom Rogic of the Socceroos celebrates victory during the FIFA 2014 World Cup Asian Qualifier match between the Australian Socceroos and Iraq at ANZ Stadium on June 18, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Tim Cahill has anointed him Australian football's next big thing, but Tom Rogic says the side's old guard still has a vital role to play at next year's World Cup.

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Europe ponders 2022 World Cup position

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Leading clubs expect UEFA to decide next week on European football’s position in the debate about switching the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from the summer to a different time of year.

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Messi spot-on as Argentina reach World Cup

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Lionel Messi scored twice as Argentina booked their place at the World Cup with a 5-2 thrashing of Paraguay on Tuesday.

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USA, Costa Rica clinch World Cup spots

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The USA and Costa Rica punched their tickets to the World Cup with a victory and a draw in CONCACAF regional qualifying on Tuesday.

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Frank Lowy demands FIFA to compensate for 2022 World Cup time shift

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Michael Lynch FFA chief Frank Lowy has demanded that FIFA pay back the $43 million worth of Australian taxpayer dollars wasted in the futile World Cup bid.

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SBS awaits decision on timing of World Cup

David Sygall Australia's World Cup broadcast rights holder, SBS, says it has not yet held negotiations with FIFA over possible compensation if the schedule for the 2022 tournament is changed.

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England's soft centre may yet melt World Cup hopes

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Alan Hansen Poland striker Robert Lewandowski is the biggest danger to England's hopes of qualifying for the World Cup on Tuesday as he is so well equipped to exploit the weak heart of the English defence.

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Galekovic stakes strong claim for World Cup call-up

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Michael Lynch Had Australia’s batsmen in that dreadful first innings at Lord’s shown anything like the application, commitment, technique and concentration displayed by Eugene Galekovic in Seoul then the baggy...

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Penalty 'made up' for red card at World Cup

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Dominic Bossi It's been nearly seven years since Fabio Grosso became Australia's public enemy No.1 but former Italy captain Fabio Cannavaro believes the controversial penalty that knocked the Socceroos out of the...

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Surprise recall keeps veteran's World Cup hopes alive

Back in the fold: Sasa Ognenovski

Sebastian Hassett After being repeatedly overlooked recently, Sasa Ognenovski thought he would never play for the Socceroos again and that his World Cup dream was over.

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No time for losers with a World Cup spot on the line

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Michael Lynch So how did it come to this? Australia could, by Tuesday night, be all but out of World Cup calculations.

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Brazil readiness for World Cup, Olympics to be tested

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Simon Haydon RIO DE JANEIRO: The first test of Brazil's ability to host the World Cup and Olympic Games in the next three years is now under way, as the eight-nation Confederations Cup tournament kicks off.

Heartbreak and euphoria: 48 years of Socceroos World Cup qualification

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Sebastian Hassett A win against Iraq on Tuesday night will see the Socceroos qualify for their third successive FIFA World Cup. Sebastian Hassett charts 48 years of heartbreak and euphoria of qualification campaigns.

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World Cup chaos as teams field ineligible players

Ethiopia admitted on Tuesday to fielding an ineligible player in World Cup qualifying after officials "forgot" he wasn't allowed to play, and it could pay for the mistake by losing its place in the...

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Bring on Brazil: what you need to know about the World Cup

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When does the World Cup in Brazil start and finish?

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Kennedy the redeemer seals World Cup spot

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Sebastian Hassett They certainly left it late but Australia are headed to the 2014 World Cup after clinching a dramatic 1-0 win over Iraq at ANZ Stadium on Tuesday night.

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