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Socceroos v Ecuador 2014: International Friendly


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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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Beautiful game offers our youth a ticket to wider world

Craig Foster It took so long to make our second World Cup back in 2005, and there had built up so much resistance and hope from other sports that football would never step into the light, that the moment Johnny...

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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.


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


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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Kennedy, Ognenovski earn Socceroos recalls as qualifiers loom

Socceroos coach Holger Osieck at FFA headquarters in Sydney. 13th March 2013
Photo Dallas Kilponen

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.

Brosque happy to make way for Kennedy in starting side

Alex Brosque  celebrates his goal with Lucas Neill during World Cup Qualifier at AAMI Stadium.  Australian Socceroos v Saudi Arabia.Picture by Vince Caligiuri The Age 29th February 2012

Sebastian Hassett While Alex Brosque claims he's recovered from a groin injury that threatens to limit his impact in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers, the forward feels he will lose his place in the starting side...

Live: Japan v Socceroos


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...


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.


Harsh lessons and Socceroos must become fast learners

Sebastian Hassett

Sebastian Hassett There have been plenty of lessons learnt about the Socceroos in this final stage of World Cup qualifying, most of which have been harder to accept than others.

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Oarsome goal has Tommy pinching himself

Australia's Tommy Oar

Sebastian Hassett History might yet record it as the crucial moment in Australia's qualification for the 2014 World Cup but Tommy Oar still can't believe how his fluke effort nearly pinched a famous victory against...

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Australia's staying power born on '67 tour of Vietnam

Craig Foster dinkus

Craig Foster Japan are comfortably Asia's best these days, a formidable prospect at home, especially for an Australian team populated by players with so little recent football such as Lucas Neill, Brett Holman...

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One-track mind: Cahill urges Socceroos not to fall for Jordan's tempo trap

James Holland

Michael Lynch It's all about Australia. The Socceroos shouldn't waste too much time worrying about Jordan, and instead should focus on their own strengths and advantages.

Live: Socceroos v Jordan


Dominic Bossi Australia face Jordan in a crucial World Cup qualifier.

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Socceroos' old magic back in nick of time

Richard Hinds dinkus

Richard Hinds Mark Bresciano and Robbie Kruse dominating the midfield and making the usually tight confines of Etihad Stadium look like their personal Simpson Desert.

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Beat Iraqis and then party, Schwarzer tells Socceroos

Mark Schwarzer

Sebastian Hassett Socceroos goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has warned his teammates to get over the euphoria of smashing Jordan 4-0 at Etihad Stadium, saying the task of getting to Brazil is "only half done".