Sydney FC ready to create the next generation of Socceroos

Sebastian Hassett For all the positive headlines and publicity that Sydney FC might have enjoyed in the A-League's first decade, very little of it has been to do with the development of Australian players.

Sydney FC to lose Bernie Ibini to Socceroos for start of A-League season

Club versus country: Sydney FC recruit Bernie Ibini.

Dominic Bossi Bernie Ibini is set to make his Socceroos debut in next month's friendlies in the Middle East but his selection will spark a row between club and country as Sydney FC are furious about having to go...

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Angry Ange defends Socceroos in Belgium

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Australian coach Ange Postecoglou slammed a reporter as being disrespectful after being asked whether his side was "afraid" of the world's fifth-ranked team heading into Friday morning's friendly...

Socceroos easily beaten by Belgium in friendly


Michael Lynch World Cup quarter-finalists Belgium eased to a 2-0 victory over a new-look Australian side featuring several players making their first appearances for the national team in an international friendly...

Socceroos show enough in loss to Belgium to give Ange Postecoglou hope for the future

Axel Witsel celebrates scoring the second goal.

Michael Lynch Socceroo boss Ange Postecoglou is adamant that the only way his young players can learn to play at the highest level is by taking on the best they can in friendly internationals.

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Socceroos to take on Saudi Arabia with ambition to add guile to grit

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Michael Lynch The Socceroos will find the going rather easier when they face Saudi Arabia in London.

Socceroos seek elusive reward against Saudi Arabia

All work and no wins is making Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou a tough man to be around.

Trent Sainsbury gets over his Socceroos nerves

Liam FitzGibbon Most of Trent Sainsbury's maiden Socceroos experience was spent sweating, struggling to breath and trying to calm down enough to sleep.

Bailey Wright to make Socceroos debut

Defensive option: Bailey Wright.

Liam FitzGibbon World Cup bolter Bailey Wright will become the latest to audition for one of the Socceroos' most contentious roles when he makes his debut against Saudi Arabia.

Massimo Luongo ready to take next Socceroos step

Rising midfielder Massimo Luongo.

Having proven himself a cool customer against top-class opposition, rising midfielder Massimo Luongo won't be daunted when he makes his first Socceroos start against Saudi Arabia.

Tomi Juric ready to take Socceroos chance

GUANGZHOU, CHINA - AUGUST 27: Tomi Juric of Western Sydney Wanderers celebrates scoring a goal during the Asian Champions League Quarter Final match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and Guangzhou Evergrande at Tianhe Sports Center on August 27, 2014 in Guangzhou, China. (Photo by Zhong Zhi/Getty Images)

A full year of tough love from coach Tony Popovic has Western Sydney striker Tomi Juric feeling like a new player and ready to make the most of a huge Socceroos opportunity.

Socceroos hold on to beat Saudi Arabia in friendly


The Socceroos have recorded just their second win under Ange Postecoglou with a nervy 3-2 triumph over Saudi Arabia in London.

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Composed Bailey Wright makes bright start for Socceroos

Bailey Wright scores the Socceroos' third goal against Saudi Arabia on Monday.

Liam FitzGibbon and Julian Drape Defender Bailey Wright put his name in lights with a goal on debut in the Socceroos' win over Saudi Arabia.

Socceroos to warm up for Asian Cup with Japanese test

Socceroo talisman: Tim Cahill.

Sebastian Hassett The Socceroos will round off their preparations for January's Asian Cup with a friendly on November 18 against arch-rivals Japan, the same team many are expecting they'll face in the final of the...

Mat Ryan out to cement No.1 Socceroos spot

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Feeling his position in the Socceroos goal is far from safe, gloveman Mat Ryan plans to put the harsh lessons learned at the World Cup into practice against Belgium.

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou seeks wins not compliments

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The Socceroos have won respect, now they're out to start winning games again.

Ange Postecoglou's Socceroos look to mark their progress against Belgium

Australia's head coach Ange Postecoglou .

Michael Lynch Hindsight is always 20/20, so the World Cup, in retrospect, now looks like the easy part for Ange Postecoglou as he seeks to rebuild the Australian side and make it a major contender for Asian Cup...

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Ange Postecoglou to try more new Socceroos faces: Paul Okon

Ange Postecoglou is expected to experiment with his side in the lead-up to next year's Asian Cup.

Steve Zemek Former Socceroos great Paul Okon expects Ange Postecoglou to experiment with his side in the lead-up to next year's Asian Cup.

'There is no excuse': Socceroos must win Asian Cup, says Rale Rasic

Cup challenge: Paul Okon, Rale Rasic and Brett Emerton during the AFC Asian Cup ambassador announcement on Tuesday.

Tom Decent The man who coached Australia to their first World Cup finals appearance in 1974 says if the Socceroos do not win next year's Asian Cup, it should be viewed as nothing but a failure. 

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Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou names Canberra's Carl Valeri for upcoming friendlies

Canberra's Carl Valeri has been named in the Socceroos squad for upcoming friendlies.

The Melbourne Victory midfielder has chance to earn Asian Cup berth.