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Armchair selectors get busy as Ange Postecoglou assembles his dream machine

Michael Cockerill We love a World Cup bolter, so I'm putting my money on Bailey Wright, a 21-year-old left-sided central defender from Victoria's Mornington Peninsula who plays in the English third-tier and may come...

Defence of the realm a thorny issue for Australia in countdown to the World Cup

The Socceroos.

Michael Lynch There are few teams that will go into this World Cup with as inexperienced a defence as Australia.

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Sasa Ognenovski Sydney FC bound as Sky Blues close in on deal

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - JUNE 01:  Sasa Ognenovski of Australia smiles during the Australian Socceroos Training Session at Parken Stadium on June 1, 2012 in Copenhagen, Denmark.  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Dominic Bossi Sydney FC's search for a central defender is close to an end with Socceroo Sasa Ognenovski set to join the harbour city club.

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Socceroos' Golden Generation fall one by one to the sniper

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Michael Cockerill He's good, isn't he, Ange Postecoglou? The bodies are falling, but no one sees the gun go off.

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Melbourne Heart signs international defender

Patrick Kisnorbo

Michael Lynch Former Australian international defender Patrick Kisnorbo joins on a one-year deal.

Frank Farina gets chance to run rule over Eddy Bosnar

Eddy Bosnar

Sebastian Hassett Sydney FC are set to take a first-hand look at one of the most talked about but rarely seen players in Australian football, Eddy Bosnar.

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Archie Thompson hasn't given up on a World Cup berth

Archie Thompson.

Michael Lynch Archie Thompson is now 35, but he still harbours dreams of going to his second World Cup

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Ex-Socceroo to add steel to the Heart

Patrick Kisnorbo.

Michael Lynch The 32-year-old defender has put his World Cup disappointment behind him.

Football

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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Returning stars underline rise in stature of A-League

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Sebastian Hassett There was a time in the not-too-distant past when an unspoken rule held sway: to play for Australia, you needed to play your club football outside Australia.

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Australia becoming the joke of the soccer world

Holger Osieck.

Michael Lynch The anger and disappointment has gone, to be replaced now by simple disdain, contempt and a measure of pity.

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Graham Arnold willing to take over Socceroos coaching job

Graham Arnold

Sebastian Hassett One of the leading candidates for the vacant Socceroos' coaching position, Graham Arnold, has confirmed he is prepared to take over as coach and save Australia's World Cup dream.

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Focus must turn to Asian Cup

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch Second big defeat has come due to a lack of planning and rebuilding.

Soccer

Only a local can understand our national psyche

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Andrew Webster Give it to Ange or Arnie. It doesn't matter, either one will do.

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Home grown the way forward for Socceroos

Holger Osieck.

Andrew Webster Give it to Ange or Arnie. It doesn't matter, either one will do.

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Socceroos after Holger Osieck: The key questions

neill osieck

Sebastian Hassett First XI: Sebastian Hassett looks at the key questions surrounding the Socceroos.

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With this team in tatters, it's time FFA bosses took blame for the mess

Michael Lynch Australia surely must have run out of sackcloth and ashes.

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Failure to build for future rests with FFA board

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch Australia must surely now have run out of sackcloth and ashes.

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Ange v Arnie ... and don't forget Tony

Ange Postecoglou

Michael Lynch The race for the job of coaching the Socceroos is down to a trio of locally based coaches.

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Ange puts faith in youth

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Sebastian Hassett New Socceroos coach pledges to give the next generation of players an opportunity to prove themselves.