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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: Western Sydney FC v Sydney FC

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Ash Grey Bragging rights will be on the line as NSW rivals Western Sydney FC and Sydney FC clash in a local derby at Parramatta Stadium on Saturday night.

Socceroos v Ecuador 2014: International Friendly

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Teo Pellizzeri Join Teo Pellizzeri for all the action from the compelling Socceroos-Ecuador friendly in London in early March.

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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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.

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

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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 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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ACCC looks at football body deals

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David Polkinghorne Consumer Commission is investigating Capital Football for alleged ''issues of exclusive dealing''.

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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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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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A-League best nursery: Vidmar

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Steven Russo Tony Vidmar believes the A-League is a better environment for nurturing future superstars than European leagues.

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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...

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Young Socceroos to make step up

Footballer Tommy Oar.
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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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Youth finally in full bloom for Socceroos

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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.

Talent pool for Socceroos is dry, says Verbeek

Pim Verbeek

FORMER Socceroos coach Pim Verbeek has painted a grim picture for the future of the national team, and says there should be a serious concern about the quality of the next generation of players.

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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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

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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.