Socceroos

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.

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.

Football

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.

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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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Socceroos skipper Lucas Neill says jeering fans turned match into a pantomime

Lucas Neill

Daniel Lane Lucas Neill said he lashed out at a handful of hecklers in the dying stages of the Socceroos' victory over Costa Rica with an expletive because they'd turned the match - his record-breaking...

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Turning to past will hurt Socceroos' future

Fairfax Media writer

Michael Lynch SECOND marriages, observed English literary polymath Samuel Johnson, were the triumph of hope over experience.

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Roadmap plots Socceroos path to top

David Sygall If a Socceroos team ever wins the World Cup, historians will pinpoint the day back in 2013 when an online e-book was launched, aimed at reshaping the style and culture of football in Australia.

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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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The Leckie country: in-form forward in mix for Socceroos after goal spree

Mathew Leckie

Ben Coonan Having struck a rich vein of goal-scoring form in Germany, young gun Mathew Leckie hopes to get the chance to repeat the dose for the Socceroos.

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Wanderers striker Tomi Juric sees Tony Popovic as a Socceroos coach

Tony Popovic

Dominic Bossi Western Sydney Wanderers striker Tomi Juric says his coach Tony Popovic could be the perfect man to repair the Socceroos in time for the 2014 World Cup in June but hopes he sticks with the A-League...

Football

Ange Postecoglou firms for Socceroos hot seat

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 10:  Coach Ange Postecoglou looks ahead during a Melbourne Victory A-League training session at Gosch's Paddock on October 10, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Dominic Bossi Football Federation Australia is set to reject the lure of a big-name foreigner and appoint an Australian as the new Socceroos coach, with Melbourne Victory boss Ange Postecoglou emerging as the...

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England want to play Socceroos, report says

England's Manager Roy Hodgson is pictured ahead of the World Cup 2014 Group H Qualifying football match between England and Montenegro at Wembley Stadium in north London on October 11, 2013. England won the match 4-1. AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN DENNIS

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Sebastian Hassett England are reportedly keen to play Australia in a friendly next month - provided the Three Lions have already qualified for the World Cup in Brazil.

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Former Socceroos skipper Paul Wade sees big things for Tom Rogic in Brazil

David Polkinghorne Former Socceroos captain Paul Wade has backed Canberra star Tom Rogic to make an impact at next year's World Cup in Brazil.

Beach Soccer

Beach Socceroos aim to make World Cup waves

David Zdrilic.

Sebastian Hassett It started out for David Zdrilic as a “social kick-about” on Bondi Beach – but he's now on the verge of captaining Australia in its first Beach Soccer World Cup attempt.

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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.

The beaches of Rio look a long way away for Socceroos

Sebastian Hassett

Sebastian Hassett To those dreaming of lazing on the Copacabana and watching the Socceroos at the Maracana in two years time, it's time to wake up.

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Socceroos showing their age

Liam Fitzgibbon They're copping it for relying too much on older players, but veteran midfielder Brett Emerton believes the Socceroos' experience will prove crucial in reaching the 2014 World Cup.

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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.