Archie Thompson

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Archie Thompson and Melbourne Victory have been good for each other

Fire power: Victory's Archie Thompson has been the A-League's most consistent striker.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory would like Archie Thompson to finish his time in the game in navy blue.

Archie Thompson proves there's life in the old dog yet

Archie Thompson celebrates after putting his team ahead.

Jesse Hogan Archie Thompson has earned and long-relished his position as the Melbourne Victory fans' favourite upfront.

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A-League: Victory's Archie Thompson to miss Wanderers clash

Melissa Woods Socceroos striker Archie Thompson remains sidelined with a hamstring injury and will miss Melbourne Victory's keenly-anticipated A-League clash with Western Sydney.

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Archie Thompson still out as Melbourne Victory retains unchanged line-up

Archie Thompson

Melissa Woods Socceroos striker Archie Thompson remains sidelined with a hamstring injury and will miss Melbourne Victory's keenly anticipated A-League clash with Western Sydney.

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Archie Thompson, Mark Milligan face dilemma over clash

Archie Thompson

Michael Lynch Archie Thompson and Mark Milligan, Melbourne Victory's two key players, are facing the classic club-versus-country dilemma: both want to play for the national team in the friendly against France in...

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Hamstring injury keeps Melbourne Victory striker Archie Thompson on sideline

Archie Thompson.

Michael Lynch Archie Thompson unable to get through a training session to the coaching staffs satisfaction.

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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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Sydney FC's Tiago Calvano cops ban over assault charge on Archie Thompson

Tiago Calvano

Sydney FC's Brazilian defender Tiago Calvano has copped a two-match ban after being found guilty of assault on Archie Thompson but a possible far longer suspension still hangs over him.

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Victory hopeful Archie Thompson will face Perth

Archie Thompson.

Defender Adrian Leijer is confident Archie Thompson will return from a hamstring injury to give their side a timely boost in strike-power against Perth on Friday.

Archie Thompson on bench for Victory

Guy Hand Melbourne Victory will unleash Archie Thompson from the bench, while first-choice goalkeeper Michael Theoklitos also returns against Newcastle on Friday night.

Pressure cooker Brazil means heat on Selecao as Chile aim to spoil the party

Handling the pressure ... Neymar has scored four times for Brazil at the World Cup.

Michael Lynch In a country of 200 million people,  when every boy grows up wanting to play for the Selecao, there's a special kind of pressure on Brazilian footballers.

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Adrian Leijer and Tom Rogic out for Victory while Mike Mulvey marshalls Brisbane troops

Adrian Leijer lined up at the heart of defence.

Michael Lynch Former skipper Adrian Leijer and Socceroos midfielder Tom Rogic will be absentees from Sunday's sudden-death A-League semi-final but Kevin Muscat will otherwise have virtually a full-strength...

Victory loses but Muscat makes his mark

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Michael Lynch Kevin Muscat could barely contain his emotions in the wake of Melbourne Victory's controversial semi-final defeat against Brisbane Roar on Sunday, and it was hard not to sympathise with the navy...

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Penalty call still burns Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat

Kevin Muscat.

Three days after Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat saw his side denied a last minute penalty against Brisbane Roar - a match they lost 1-0 - the emotion is still there.

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Tomi Juric flattered by comparisons with Socceroos great Mark Viduka

Tomi Juric celebrates a goal against Brisbane Roar last month.

Dominic Bossi Tomi Juric has played down the growing comparisons with Socceroos great Mark Viduka but acknowledged that, like the former Leeds United striker, he was perhaps born to score goals.

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Berisha aims at another title - this time in Victory blue

Michael Lynch Roar star turns his attention to the challenge that now awaits as he shifts his base from Queensland to Victoria.

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Who will make the Socceroos' World Cup squad?

Generation next: The Socceroos, likely to be led by Mile Jedinak (centre) in Brazil, will be virtually unrecognisable to previous World Cup squads.

Sebastian Hassett When Ange Postecoglou names his 30-man provisional squad for the World Cup next Wednesday, he will maintain the dreams of a select few and confirm the nightmares of many.

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Sydney FC sign Shane Smeltz

Prolific: Former Perth Glory striker Shane Smeltz is on the move to Sydney FC.

Dominic Bossi One of the A-League's greatest ever goalscorers will be wearing the Sky Blue of Sydney FC next season after the harbour city club signed Kiwi ace Shane Smeltz on a one-year deal.

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Melbourne Victory downs Adelaide United in A-League classic

Victory's Scott Galloway is challenged by Sergio Cirio.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory comes out on top over Adelaide United in high-scoring game.

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Ange Postecoglou has A-League players in sights for World Cup squad

Ange Postecoglou

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has several A-League players in his sights as he looks to settle on his World Cup squad and will be carefully tracking their progress.

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