Alex Brosque

A-League

Ono wanders in determined to shine

Sebastian Hassett THE A-League's newest boom recruit, Western Sydney Wanderers' marquee Shinji Ono, arrived in Sydney yesterday and promised to give ''everything'' to make the club a success.

Football

Osieck overhauls defence to kick-start campaign

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Dominic Bossi Socceroos coach Holger Osieck hinted at an overhaul of the squad following last month's 2-1 loss away to Jordan and today he responded by cutting three defenders from the team that will play Iraq in...

Socceroos back on track for World Cup as late goals sink Iraq

Tim Cahill

Sebastian Hassett in Doha A pair of late goals to Tim Cahill and Archie Thompson have put Australia on course to qualify for the 2014 World Cup as the Socceroos claimed a dramatic 2-1 win over Iraq in Doha this morning.

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Soccer

Rogic bangs down door to national team

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 15:  Tom Rogic of Australia and the Central Coast Mariners shares a joke with fellow players during a Nike and FFA media announcement at Carriageworks on October 15, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images) Tom Rogic headshot

Lee Gaskin Socceroos bolter Tom Rogic is keeping his feet on the ground and refusing to dream of featuring in the 2014 World Cup.

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.

Football

Socceroos sunk by two late goals by Romania

Luke Wilkshire.

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

Soccer

Injured Valeri still has eyes on Brazil

SPORT  - Socceroo's mid fielder Carl Valeri back at home in Canberra after having ankle surgery, Gordon  Canberra.               1st March  2013.                                                                                                                                                                  Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times.

Lee Gaskin I'll see you in Brazil. That's Carl Valeri's message for his Socceroos teammates after the experienced midfielder was ruled out of the rest of Australia's World Cup qualification campaign.

Football

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.

Football

Osieck vows full-throttle action for Socceroos

Mark Milligan

Sebastian Hassett Holger Osieck says there's only one plan for this month's World Cup qualifier against Oman in Sydney - to play full-throttle attacking football and put Australia in the box seat to progress to Brazil.

Football

Cahill calls for raise of pace in race to qualify

Tim Cahill

Sebastian Hassett Socceroos star Tim Cahill says while international matches are often played at a slower speed, Australia need to play at a high tempo, and use their pace out wide, against Oman in Tuesday's World Cup...

Football

Kennedy, Ognenovski earn Socceroos recalls as qualifiers loom

Socceroos coach Holger Osieck at FFA headquarters in Sydney. 13th March 2013
Photo Dallas Kilponen

Dominic Bossi Socceroos coach Holger Osieck has recalled veterans Josh Kennedy, Sasa Ognenovski and captain Lucas Neill to his squad for the final three World Cup qualifiers.

Brosque happy to make way for Kennedy in starting side

Alex Brosque  celebrates his goal with Lucas Neill during World Cup Qualifier at AAMI Stadium.  Australian Socceroos v Saudi Arabia.Picture by Vince Caligiuri The Age 29th February 2012

Sebastian Hassett While Alex Brosque claims he's recovered from a groin injury that threatens to limit his impact in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers, the forward feels he will lose his place in the starting side...

Football

Late penalty denies Socceroos victory

Tim Cahill

Sebastian Hassett Australia’s chances of going to the 2014 World Cup remain alive after the Socceroos recorded a 1-1 draw with Japan at Saitama Stadium on Tuesday night.

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Football

Socceroos prove point through 'tactical discipline'

Holger Osieck

Sebastian Hassett While Socceroos coach Holger Osieck rued the late penalty which cost Australia victory over Japan in their World Cup qualifier on Tuesday night, he’ll gladly take what may prove a critical point from...

Football

Oarsome goal has Tommy pinching himself

Australia's Tommy Oar

Sebastian Hassett History might yet record it as the crucial moment in Australia's qualification for the 2014 World Cup but Tommy Oar still can't believe how his fluke effort nearly pinched a famous victory against...

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Football

Osieck sticks with trusted crew to get the job done

Holger Osieck

Sebastian Hassett Socceroos coach Holger Osieck is set to reward the players who secured a 1-1 draw with Japan last week by keeping the same starting side for Tuesday night's World Cup qualifier against Jordan in...

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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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Football

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.

Football

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.

Soccer

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.