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Matt McKay ready for wild ride in A-League decider

Phil Lutton A-League grand finals at Suncorp Stadium haven't proven to be for the faint of heart. With history firmly in mind, Roar midfielder Matt McKay says his side is ready for anything against the...

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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Live: Brisbane Roar v Melbourne Heart: A-League 2013 round 4

Besart Berisha.

Kristian Silva Can Brisbane return to the top of the ladder with a win over Melbourne Heart? Join us live from Suncorp Stadium.

Already in the Middle East, Spiranovic can take the heat

Matthew Spiranovic

Sebastian Hassett DOHA: Perhaps no defender for the Socceroos has ever come along with the hype of Matthew Spiranovic but he now knows the honeymoon is over.

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Osieck calls for Neill to step up

Socceroos skipper Lucas Neill, right, during Australia's most recent World Cup qualifying match against Jordan.

Tom Wald Socceroos skipper Lucas Neill has received a far from glowing endorsement from coach Holger Osieck before Australia's World Cup qualifier against Iraq in Doha.

McKay looms as left-field solution for Socceroos

Matt McKay

Sebastian Hassett DOHA: Socceroos coach Holger Osieck says the most troublesome position for the side recently - left-back - needs an ''emergency solution'' for Tuesday's 2014 World Cup qualifier against Iraq.

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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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.

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.

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Socceroos draw with North Korea

Angela Habashy HONG KONG: Australia's hopes of qualifying for next year's East Asian Cup hang in the balance after drawing 1-1 with North Korea in the tournament's marquee match at Hong Kong Stadium on Wednesday...

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Socceroos thrash Guam 9-0

Holger Osieck

The Socceroos' tyros have delivered the goal haul needed to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the East Asian Cup, thrashing minnows Guam 9-0.

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Futsal good for game, says Rogic

Tom Rogic

Angela Habashy Teenage Socceroos star Tomas Rogic has urged other aspiring young soccer players to play futsal, and says coaches should stop discouraging them.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Dominic Bossi Australia face Japan in a crucial World Cup qualifier in Saitama.

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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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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...

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Neill calls on fans to help Socceroos finish job

Lucas Neill

Sebastian Hassett Socceroos captain Lucas Neill has implored fans in Melbourne and Sydney to create an atmosphere that will lift Australia to victory in their final two World Cup qualification matches this month.