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Socceroos skipper Lucas Neill says jeering fans turned match into a pantomime

Daniel Lane Lucas Neill said he lashed out at a handful of hecklers in the dying stages of the Socceroos' victory over Costa Rica with an expletive because they'd turned the match - his record-breaking...

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Lucas Neill hints at possible A-League return

Lucas Neill.

Angela Habashy Socceroos captain Lucas Neill says he'd definitely consider a return to the A-League should his Japanese club release him in December.

Five things we learnt from Lucas Neill's Sydney FC debut

Sebastian Hassett

Sebastian Hassett Adjusting to the A-League was an interesting aspect of Lucas Neill's return to club football in Australia.

Football

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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Schwarzer's Chelsea switch a big gamble

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - JUNE 02:  Goalkeeper, Mark Schwarzer of Australia looks on during the International Friendly between Denmark and Australia at Parken Stadium on June 2, 2012 in Copenhagen, Denmark.  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

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.

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Kewell not out of Rio race but Neill at risk

Harry Kewell

Michael Lynch Harry Kewell in the Australia squad for Brazil next year? Don't bet against it.

Football

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

David Gallop

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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Neill gets on rivals' inside track

Lucas Neill

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...

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Neill says Roos spots up for grabs

Lucas Neill

Daniel Lane Socceroos captain Lucas Neill has provided a ray of hope for those still dreaming of playing for Australia by declaring the squad for Brazil next year may be different to the one that won...

Hulk out of play but it's still an incredible challenge

Hulk

Angela Habashy Brasilia: Brazil will be without Hulk but the Socceroos will still face a team of superheroes when they take on the five-time world champions in Brasilia on Saturday.

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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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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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Alessandro Del Piero to captain Sydney FC

Sydney FC captain Alessandro Del Piero

A-League marquee superstar Alessandro Del Piero will captain Sydney FC in his second season in Australia.

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Mark Schwarzer left out of Socceroos squad

Mark Schwarzer.

Socceroos coach Holger Osieck has not included goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer in a 24-man squad for friendlies against France and Canada.

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Former Socceroos skipper Paul Wade sees big things for Tom Rogic in Brazil

David Polkinghorne Former Socceroos captain Paul Wade has backed Canberra star Tom Rogic to make an impact at next year's World Cup in Brazil.

With this team in tatters, it's time FFA bosses took blame for the mess

Michael Lynch Australia surely must have run out of sackcloth and ashes.

What it takes to be a true leader

Michael Clarke of Australia

In case you've been wondering in the lead-up to the federal election, of all the national sporting team captains Wallaby James Horwill displays similar traits to opposition leader Tony Abbott while...

A-League

New season must cater for Cup: Neill

Lucas Neill of Sydney FC.

Daniel Lane Socceroos captain Lucas Neill wants next season's A-League schedule to finish in May to allow Australia's locally based players to arrive in Brazil ready for action - should the Socceroos qualify for...

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Mariners young guns earn shot at Socceroos

Trent Sainsbury and Mitchell Duke

Central Coast youngsters Mitchell Duke and Trent Sainsbury have earned spots in the Socceroos Australian-based training squad for next month's World Cup qualifiers.

Osieck orders Neill's return from Middle East for Gosford camp

Veteran: Lucas Neill is in the Middle East with his family.

Sebastian Hassett With internal pressure rising on Holger Osieck to get results, the Socceroos coach is said to have ordered captain Lucas Neill to take part in next week's national team training camp in Gosford.