Lucas Neill

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Lucas Neill misses out on World Cup selection

Long-serving former Australia captain Lucas Neill will not be part of the squad for the World Cup finals due to lack of playing time.

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Ange Postecoglou ends Lucas Neill's World Cup dream

Ange Postecoglou and Lucas Neill.

Sebastian Hassett After months of debate about Lucas Neill's future, Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has officially ruled the defender out of next month's World Cup.

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Ryan McGowan keen to take Socceroos spot held by Lucas Neill

Ready to step up: World Cup-bound Ryan McGowan has lofty ambitions.

Sebastian Hassett In the race to replace the gaping hole left by Lucas Neill in the heart of the Socceroos' defence, Ryan McGowan is hoping coach Ange Postecoglou looks favourably in his direction.

World Cup: Lucas Neill says tough group is a reward, not punishment

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Daniel Lane Lucas Neill says rather than view the Socceroos' tough World Cup draw as a ''punishment'', Australians ought to embrace being pitted against Spain, the Netherlands and Chile in Brazil next year.

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Lucas Neill should be stood down as Socceroos captain: Robbie Slater

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Former Socceroo Robbie Slater has slammed Lucas Neill for the way he responded to coach Holger Osieck's sacking and calls for him to retire.

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Lucas Neill's soccer club future still uncertain

Daniel Lane Socceroos' captain needs to be playing by March.

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Lucas Neill in talks to settle club future within weeks

SAITAMA, JAPAN - AUGUST 24: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Lucas Neill of Omiya Ardija in action during the J.League match between Omiya Ardija and Kashiwa Reysol at Nack 5 Stadium Omiya on August 24, 2013 in Saitama, Japan.  (Photo by Koji Watanabe/)

Daniel Lane Lucas Neill is expected to announce his future as a club footballer within weeks following Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou's warning the Australian skipper would be ruled out of the World Cup...

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Lucas Neill to survive Ange Postecoglou's initial Socceroos cull

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Steve Larkin Captain Lucas Neill will survive the first cut as new coach Ange Postecoglou resists a razor gang approach to his debut as Socceroos boss.

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No guarantee for Lucas Neill: Ange Postecoglou

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New coach Ange Postecoglou says he can't guarantee Lucas Neill will continue as Socceroos captain.

Lucas Neill keen to honour Mark Schwarzer's work in helping Socceroos to World Cup

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Daniel Lane Lucas Neill says Mark Schwarzer's retirement has made him even more determined to contribute to the Socceroos' World Cup campaign because he wants to honour the 41-year-old's sweat and sacrifice that...

Mark Bresciano backs Lucas Neill to remain Socceroos captain

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Angela Habashy Mark Bresciano expects Lucas Neill to fight for the captain's armband but admits it would be the icing on the cake of a long career if he were called to lead the Socceroos next week.

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Socceroos captain Lucas Neill confident he'll find a new club in January transfer window

Michael Lynch England, Japan, America, Australia? The world would seem to be his oyster, if you listen to Socceroo veteran Lucas Neill as he lists the places where interest has been expressed in his services in...

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Lucas Neill wants Socceroos captaincy issue resolved before Costa Rica match

Lucas Neill and Tim Cahill.

Sebastian Hassett Socceroos captain Lucas Neill says speculation about him keeping the armband needs to end.

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Lucas Neill retains Socceroos captaincy, for now

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Sebastian Hassett After endless speculation about a changing of the Socceroos' guard, the fuss over a replacement for Lucas Neill ultimately amounted to nothing.

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I will justify being captain, says Lucas Neill

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Lucas Neill says he has faith in his ability to justify a short-term extension of his reign as Socceroos captain.

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It's not me, it's you: Lucas Neill

Your captain, Lucas Neill.

Steve Larkin You're in: Socceroo says 'focus should be on all 23 million of us, uniting to produce a good performance and result'.

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How long can Lucas Neill rage against the dying light?

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Michael Lynch Some sportsmen recognise the end is near as their careers draw to a close.

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Lucas Neill asks players to prove they back him

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Lucas Neill believes he has the backing of the Socceroos squad to remain captain but says the proof will be in how the players perform against Canada in London.

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Defiant Lucas Neill says his controversial words fired up Socceroos

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Nick Miller Socceroos captain Lucas Neill has refused to back down from his controversial comments questioning the passion of the team's younger members.

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Socceroos skipper Lucas Neill in danger of losing place

Dominic Bossi Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou dropped the biggest hint yet that captain Lucas Neill could be overlooked for the upcoming friendly against Ecuador by confirming the squad will have a "new look".

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