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.

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...

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.

Mark Bresciano summoned by Socceroos

Veteran playmaker Mark Bresciano will replace injured Sydney FC midfielder Terry Antonis for friendlies against Belgium and Saudi Arabia.

Socceroos again turn to Mark Bresciano to replace Terry Antonis

Old hand: Mark Bresciano.

Steve Larkin Ageing playmaker Mark Bresciano has been summoned into the Socceroos squad in the clearest signal yet he wants to extend his career into next year's Asian Cup.

Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku ruled out of Socceroos game

Eden Hazard.

English Premier League stars Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku have been ruled out of Belgium's squad to face the Socceroos and replaced by their younger brothers.

Mat Ryan out to cement No.1 Socceroos spot

Mat Ryan.

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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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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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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