Craig Moore

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Craig Moore to help guide Socceroos at World Cup

Answering the call: Craig Moore.

Michael Lynch So often the most valuable lessons are learnt in the most difficult of circumstances.

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Roar's Craig Moore gets cancer all clear

Queensland Roar defender Craig Moore has been told the surgery he underwent recently for testicular cancer was a success.

Craig Moore undergoes cancer operation

Queensland Roar captain Craig Moore has been forced out of Australia's World Cup qualifier in Bahrain after undergoing surgery for testicular cancer.

Craig Moore lashes out at Bleiberg

Jim Morton The Queensland Roar's patience with Miron Bleiberg has run out with skipper Craig Moore labelling the colourful coach a "clown".

Craig Moore's Roar riding a high

Wayne Heming Queensland Roar plan to surf its current high and chalk up a third straight home win when Wellington Phoenix visit Suncorp Stadium on Sunday.

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Postecoglou puts future on the line at World Cup

Malcolm Knox dinkus

Malcolm Knox Ange Postecoglou has rolled the dice with his bold changing of the guard ahead of the World Cup.

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Matthew Spiranovic ready to be Socceroos' defensive leader

Matthew Spiranovic during a training session at Terrigal Beach in Gosford on Monday.

Dominic Bossi Matthew Spiranovic has declared himself ready to step up and become the Socceroos' new leader in defence for the World Cup in the absence of three of Australia's most experienced centre backs. 

Matthew Spiranovic gets his chance to become the main man

Matthew Spiranovic

Michael Lynch, Vitoria, Brazil Its hard to imagine now, given that he has only 17 caps, but Matthew Spiranovic first played for Australia six years ago in a friendly against Ghana in Sydney.

Ange refills Socceroos' fuel tank with youth

Coach Ange Postecoglou likens the Socceroos to a fuel tank. In 2006, he reckons the tank was full. In 2010, it was half-full - but guzzling too much fuel.

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Watford signing not enough for Lucas Neill to return for Ecuador friendly

Lucas Neill.

Sebastian Hassett Lucas Neill's signing with Watford is unlikely to be enough for him to force his way into the Socceroos' squad for next month's friendly against Ecuador.

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Socceroos to play South Africa in World Cup farewell match

David Gallop

Dominic Bossi It wasn't the high-profile opponent the Football Federation of Australia first sought, but the governing body said it was pleased that one of Australia's traditional sporting rivals, South Africa,...

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Western Sydney Wanderers v Adelaide United: The lowdown

Tight: Aaron Mooy on the ball against Adelaide.

Sebastian Hassett Although only the diehards stayed up late enough to watch the Wanderers' midweek ACL win over Guizhou, that result will have done wonders for squad confidence.

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Harry Kewell: I want to go out on my terms

Harry Kewell.

Roy Ward and Michael Lynch Just as he played his football, Harry Kewell left the game on a stage of his making on Wednesday and did so with a hint of mischief.

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Socceroos' Golden Generation fall one by one to the sniper

Michael Cockerill dinkus

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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Dylan Tombides' tragic death a chance to raise awareness of testicular cancer

Michael Cockerill

Michael Cockerill I didn't know Dylan Tombides, but I mourn for him. It's not right, or fair, that his life should be snatched away before it had really begun, or that his family should have to deal with the gaping...

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Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou to track players in Europe as he plans for World and Asian cups

Coach Ange Postecoglou is seeking to replicate the opponents the Socceroos face in the group phase of the World Cup.

Michael Lynch Socceroos likely to have only one warm-up game before taking on Chile.

Kevin Muscat: Starting with a clean slate

Kevin Muscat

Michael Lynch With his move into management, Kevin Muscat is moving on from his image as a dirty player.

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A-League needs to get out of the comfort zone

Ange Postecoglou.

Ange Postecoglou My travels in the UK will see me visit some of the less glamorous venues in world football to check on some of our Australian players who are building a career over here.

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Socceroos numbers down in EPL

Mark Schwartzer.

Michael Lynch From an Australian perspective, the Premier League kick-off is hardly worth celebrating

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Frank Lowy: 'Rejuvenation' of Socceroos the reason for firing Holger Osieck

Holger Osieck

Sebastian Hassett The decision to sack Holger Osieck as Socceroos coach this morning [AET] was made to ensure a "rejuvenation" of the national team before next year's World Cup, according to FFA chairman Frank Lowy.

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