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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.

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Jedinak impresses in Palace return to EPL

Mile Jedinak.

Liam Fitzgibbon An eye-catching English Premier League debut from Australian Mile Jedinak failed to prevent Crystal Palace suffering a season-opening 1-0 defeat to Tottenham on Sunday.

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Socceroos siren call: it's no longer turn up but turn it on

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch THINGS are always in a state of flux in football. Unless, of course, we are talking about the Australian national team. A cheap gibe? Of course.

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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.

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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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.

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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.

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.

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Osieck urged to give younger players a try

Brett Emerton.

Joe Barton Overlooked Socceroo Brett Emerton wants to use next month's international friendly against South Korea as his springboard back into the national set-up.

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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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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...

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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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Spoiled for choice: Osieck has quantity and quality this time

Cahill

Sebastian Hassett Although Holger Osieck reckons he's finally picked his starting side to face Oman in Tuesday night's World Cup qualifier at ANZ Stadium, the Socceroos coach says it's brought him no end of sleepless...

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Live: World Cup qualifier, Socceroos v Oman

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Justin Ballis Australia host Oman in a crucial World Cup qualifier at Sydney's ANZ Stadium. The Socceroos are second in Group B and have played a game less than their rivals, but must make home games count.

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Kennedy, Ognenovski earn Socceroos recalls as qualifiers loom

Socceroos coach Holger Osieck at FFA headquarters in Sydney. 13th March 2013
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Dominic Bossi Socceroos coach Holger Osieck has recalled veterans Josh Kennedy, Sasa Ognenovski and captain Lucas Neill to his squad for the final three World Cup qualifiers.