Archie Thompson

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Who is Archie Thompson asks Brazil star Neymar

Angela Habashy When Neymar was asked what he thought about Archie Thompson's comment that Oscar was a better player, the Brazilian star had no idea who Thompson was.

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A-League: Melbourne Heart v Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Heart and Melbourne Victory.

Teo Pellizzeri Kevin Muscat says Melbourne Victory's players might be tired, disappointed and its younger brigade more worldly wise after their Asian Champions League loss on Wednesday night, but none of that will...

A-League finals: Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC

Alessandro Del Piero

Scott Spits It's time for the A-League finals. Glamour clubs Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC clash in an elimination final.

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Live A-League coverage: Melbourne Victory v Adelaide United

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Teo Pellizzeri Live coverage of the clash between old foes Melbourne Victory and Adelaide United FC from Etihad Stadium in Melbourne.

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Socceroos routed 6-0 by Brazil

Neymar.

Angela Habashy The Socceroos came looking for a test and were handed an absolute footballing lesson by five-time world champions Brazil, who thumped them 6-0 in Brasilia on Saturday.

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Questions on his future are 'out of order', says Osieck

Socceroos coach Holger Osieck

David Sygall Questions about his future as Socceroos coach have been rebuked by Holger Osieck as ''a little bit out of order'', despite the national team's slide down the international rankings and recent heavy...

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Live A-League coverage: Melbourne Victory v Melbourne Heart

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Teo Pellizzeri Return here on Saturday evening for live coverage of the Melbourne derby as the new A-League season kicks off.

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Live A-League: Melbourne Heart v Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Heart and Melbourne Victory.

Scott Spits It's that time of the season once again when local combatants Melbourne Heart and Melbourne Victory clash in arguably the best derby in the A-League.

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Live A-League: Melbourne Victory v Western Sydney Wanderers

A-League Live dinkus

Teo Pellizzeri It's close to a top-of-the-table A-League clash on Saturday night with third-placed Melbourne Victory, fresh from a decisive 3-1 win over Melbourne Heart, hosting second-placed Western Sydney...

Football

Live A-League: Melbourne Victory v Western Sydney Wanderers

Wanderers

Teo Pellizzeri Melbourne Victory and Western Sydney clash in this southern city for the second time in a matter of weeks. There was trouble last time but both teams came away with one point each.

Live A-League: Melbourne Victory v Adelaide United

Archibald Thompson

Teo Pellizzeri It's a fascinating match-up between the third and fourth placed teams on the ladder. Both clubs - with a fierce historical rivalry - have 7-6-6 records as the end of the A-League regular season...

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Live A-League coverage: Adelaide United v Melbourne Victory

A-League Live dinkus

Teo Pellizzeri Return here on Friday night for live coverage of the compelling clash between Adelaide United and Melbourne Victory.

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Socceroos suffer shock defeat to Jordan

Socceroos

The Socceroos have much to do in order earn their place in Brazil after a 2-1 defeat to Jordan in a World Cup qualifier.

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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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Youth finally in full bloom for Socceroos

Footballer Tommy Oar.
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Tom Wald Socceroos coach Holger Osieck is set to really give youth a chance following Australia's much-needed 2-1 victory over Iraq in their World Cup qualifier in Doha.

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Thompson answers 'old' argument

DOHA, QATAR - OCTOBER 16:  Archie Thompson of Australia celebrates after scoring a goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between Iraq and Australia at Al Arabi Stadium on October 16, 2012 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Getty Images)

A war of words has erupted between Socceroos past and present as goal-scoring hero Archie Thompson took aim at critics labelling the Australian squad too old.

Thompson hits back at Socceroos critics

Archie Thompson

Sebastian Hassett WITH three goals in three matches, Archie Thompson has every right to feel like he's become the man of the hour for the Socceroos - and he wants to let the world know he's not washed up.

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Ange dishes out tough love for Victory

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 18:  Coach Ange Postecoglou speaks to the media during a Melbourne Victory A-League training session at Etihad Stadium on October 18, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

Guy Hand Coach Ange Postecoglou has made it clear he will use tough love and tough decisions to rebuild the Melbourne Victory.

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Socceroos turn to next generation

Called up: Tom Rogic.

Sebastian Hassett But don't put too much pressure on Rogic, says Osieck.