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Schwarzer's Chelsea switch a big gamble

Sebastian Hassett Of all the risks taken by all the Australian players vying for a spot at next year's World Cup, few thought it would be Mark Schwarzer stepping up to the roulette table.


Keeper makes most of Matildas call

120816 SPORT Canberra Times photograph by GRAHAM TIDY Story by Lee Gaskin. New Canberra United recruits, both goal keepers, Trudy Burke, left and Mackenzie Arnold.


Nick Guthrie Canberra United keeper Mackenzie Arnold realises she must make the most of her call-up to the Matildas.

The lowdown: road to Brazil

Socceroos celebrate qualifying for Brazil.

Now Australia have navigated the qualifiers, the countdown to Rio can begin in earnest.

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Simon, van Egmond back for Matildas-US clash

The Matildas will have stars Kyah Simon and Emily van Egmond back in their line-up when they take on the US in California next month.


Osieck sticks with Socceroos old guard

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - JUNE 01:  Manager / Head trainer,  Holger Osieck looks on during the Australian Socceroos Training Session at Parken Stadium on June 1, 2012 in Copenhagen, Denmark.  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Sebastian Hassett Australia's coach Holger Osieck has shied away from picking a host of new names for the friendly against Scotland in Edinburgh - but has still decided not to call up Tim Cahill and Harry Kewell.


Osieck shows little imagination with Socceroos squad

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Michael Cockerill Socceroos coach Holger Osieck has thrown out a couple of bones for those clamouring for generational change to feed upon, but his intrinsic conservatism remains evident in a largely unadventurous...

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Socceroos lose 3-1 to Scotland

Ben Coonan Edinburgh: The Socceroos are still searching for momentum ahead of crucial World Cup qualifiers after suffering a 3-1 loss to Scotland.


Socceroos have Cup worries as Scots fire

Mark Bresciano

Ben Coonan The Socceroos are still searching for momentum ahead of crucial World Cup qualifiers next month after suffering a 3-1 loss to Scotland in Edinburgh yesterday.

Resilient Reading rise from the dead to take care of business

READING, ENGLAND - JANUARY 12: Liam Ridgewell of West Bromwich Albion battles with Jimmy Kebe of Reading during the Barclays Premier League match between Reading and West Bromwich Albion at the Madejski Stadium on January 12, 2013 in Reading, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)


Gerry Cox ''I BELIEVE in Miracles'' by the Jackson Sisters was blaring out of the PA system after another memorable game here, but Brian McDermott preferred to highlight the ''desire, resilience and...

Kruse hits purple patch on eve of friendly

Robbie Kruse

Dominic Bossi SOCCEROOS striker Robbie Kruse will hit the ground running in Australia's upcoming friendly with Romania after netting a brace to help Fortuna Dusseldorf seal a 3-1 win against Stuttgart in the...

Bring on Oman: Schwarzer draws good omens from Romania reversal

Mark Schwarzer

Liam Fitzgibbon VETERAN Mark Schwarzer believes the Socceroos are in a good place heading into the business end of World Cup qualifying despite a disappointing defeat by Romania.


Socceroos sunk by two late goals by Romania

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The Socceroos copped two late goals to suffer a 3-2 defeat to Romania in their friendly match in Malaga, Spain.


Six A-League players in Socceroos squad

Sebastian Hassett Socceroos coach Holger Osieck has stuck with the tried and tested for this month's World Cup qualifier against Oman in Sydney, naming a largely predictable 23-man squad for the must-win match.


Valeri favours club over Socceroos

Carl Valeri of the Socceroos.

Lee Gaskin Canberra’s Carl Valeri will miss Australia’s friendly with Denmark to help his club’s promotion push to the top tier of Italian football.


Valeri to miss Denmark match due to club commitments

Lee Gaskin Canberra's Carl Valeri will miss Australia's friendly with Denmark this weekend to help his club's promotion push to the top tier of Italian football.


Special week now even greater for Holman

Socceroos star Brett Holman has enjoyed three wins in less than a week - although none of them was on the football field.

Federici hopeful for Socceroo friendly

Safee Sali and Norshahrul Idlan are hardly household names that strike fear into goalkeepers' hearts but Socceroos back-up keeper Adam Federici won't be taking them or their Malaysian teammates...

Aussies rubbish Malaysia shake-up

Socceroos coach Holger Osieck is taking no notice of what he regards as a Malaysian smokescreen ahead of tonight's friendly at Canberra Stadium.

Socceroos warm up for Oman in style

Talk about a slaughter. The Socceroos well and truly put their Canberra demons to bed with an emphatic 5-0 thumping of minnows Malaysia last night.

Socceroos thump Malaysia

Socceroos thump Malaysia

The Socceroos well and truly put their Canberra demons to bed with an emphatic 5-0 thumping of minnows