Mark Schwarzer

Mark Schwarzer retires from the Socceroos

Mark Schwarzer departs from the Socceroos having played 109 times for the national team since making his debut way back in 1993.

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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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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Holger Osieck must shake up Socceroos or he'll be shipped out

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch The most positive thing the Socceroos coach will have heard recently is silence.

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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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Young Socceroos to make step up

Footballer Tommy Oar.
SMH SPORT & STYLE Picture by ANDREW GOLDIE
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Holger Osieck has asked for more from his seasoned campaigners, but it is the Socceroos' young guns who are ready to step up against Iraq in Wednesday morning's World Cup qualifier.

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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Socceroos turn to next generation

Called up: Tom Rogic.

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

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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.

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Hernandez to the rescue as United move clear

Javier Hernandez of Manchester United celebrates with  team-mate Luis Antonio Valencia.

Tom Williams Half-time substitute Javier Hernandez scored twice and made another as Manchester United came from two goals down to win 3-2 at Aston Villa on Saturday and pull four points clear in the Premier...

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Young Socceroos show spirit in comeback win

GYEONGGI-DO, SOUTH KOREA - NOVEMBER 14:  Nikita Rukavytsya of Australia scores during the friendly match between Australia and South Korea on November 14, 2012 in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.  (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Liam Fitzgibbon Nikita Rukavytsya and Robert Cornthwaite scored their first international goals as an experimental Socceroos ground out a 2-1 win over South Korea in their friendly match in Hwaseong on Wednesday...

Hull launch chase for Mariners' star goalkeeper

Matthew Ryan?

Dominic Bossi CENTRAL COAST Mariners goalkeeper Mat Ryan could be on his way to Britain after Hull City submitted a bid to sign the youngster.

Osieck offers a glimpse of the future without stars

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch Necessity is the mother of invention, as Holger Osieck, the Socceroos coach, is fast discovering.

Chelsea off pace in title race as Manchester duo dominate

Robin van Persie

Ian Whittell MANCHESTER: Alex Ferguson predicts a long, hard English Premier League title race with champions Manchester City after his team opened up a seven-point gap over rivals Chelsea.

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Heat on new Socceroos to match up in Asian Cup

Holger Osieck

Sebastian Hassett SOCCEROOS coach Holger Osieck may be using next week's East Asian Cup qualifying tournament to test the up-and-coming generation of young talent but he insists nothing less than winning all four...

Aloisi returns for a new shining Sydney moment

Sebastian Hassett

Sebastian Hassett THERE are few relationships in Australian football quite as luminous and demoralising as the one shared between Sydney and John Aloisi.

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Four more clubs hot on Rogic's trail

Tom Rogic at the Socceroos camp training session prior to the East Asian Cup in Hong Kong next month.
Photography Brendan Esposito
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Lee Gaskin The odds of Tom Rogic returning to the A-League are lengthening by the day.

Rooney turns lights out on Fulham

Manchester United's English striker Wayne Rooney

Jason Burt JUST as it looked like Manchester United's title hopes might dim a little - and not just because of a first-half floodlight failure - Wayne Rooney illuminated this occasion to stretch their lead at...