Socceroos

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.

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 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.

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Melbourne Victory midfielder Carl Valeri returns to Ange Postecoglou's Socceroos squad

Carl Valeri is back in the Socceroos' fold.

David Polkinghorne Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou says Carl Valeri is in the frame for the Asian Cup.

Ange Postecoglou recalls young and fringe players to give Socceroos depth before 2015 Asian Cup

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Dominic Bossi Australia coach Ange Postecoglou has made strengthening the national player pool his No.1 priority before the 2015 Asian Cup on home soil.

Socceroos' injuries open the door for new and fringe players ahead of Asian Cup

“From our perspective these games are a chance to expose some young players to international football and hopefully create some depth in areas we’re light on

Injuries plague Ange Postecoglou's squad selection as the door opens for new and fringe players to cement spots.

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Tuggeranong United to host Melbourne Victory and Socceroos midfielder Carl Valeri in FFA Cup

Tuggeranong players celebrate their penalty shootout win over South Hobart in the FFA Cup round of 32.

Lee Gaskin Tuggeranong United will have their wish when they host A-League powerhouse Melbourne Victory in the FFA Cup.

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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Alessandro Del Piero plays but All-Stars held scoreless by Young Socceroos in Wollongong

On the charge: All Stars player Albert Riera has a cut at the Young Socceroos defence.

Mitch Cohen Superstar Italian Alessandro Del Piero made a second half cameo, but it couldn't help the A-League All-Stars find a way past a resilient Young Socceroos outfit in a 0-0 draw at WIN Stadium on Tuesday.

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Socceroos defender Ivan Franjic close to Russian move: report

Russian move on the cards: Socceroos defender Ivan Franjic.

Injured Socceroos back Ivan Franjic is reportedly close to signing with Russian club Torpedo Moscow.

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Socceroos announce three internationals

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou.

Coach Ange Postecoglou wants his Socceroos to transform potential into results in three key international friendlies later this year.

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The Socceroos' generation next still in under-12s

Looking ahead: Young indigenous soccer players, from the John Moriarty Football team in the Northern Territory, at a Socceroos training session in Vitoria, Brazil, last month.

Liam Mannix The first generation of the new, improved Socceroos are just finishing primary school.

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Socceroos crash but World Cup champions Germany top rankings

Slipping: The Socceroos have plummeted in the rankings after losing their three games at the World Cup.

Matt Bungard The Socceroos have plummeted 14 places to 76th in the latest rankings released by governing body FIFA.

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Carl Valeri sees Melbourne Victory as stepping stone to Socceroos

Carl Valeri is desperate to return to the Socceroos' fold.

David Polkinghorne Carl Valeri is hoping to use new club Melbourne Victory as a springboard for a Socceroos return.

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Socceroos keeper Mat Ryan chooses football over tennis racquet

Daniel Lane Had it not been for his craving the pressure of a Robin van Persie or Fernando Torres bearing down on him at pace, Australia’s World Cup goalkeeper Mat Ryan might be testing his remarkable...

Socceroos striker Adam Taggart joins Fulham

Heading to the UK: Socceroos and Newcastle Jets star Adam Taggart.

Socceroos striker Adam Taggart has signed a three-year contract with English Championship side Fulham.

Chile sinks Socceroos, but could prove a winner for Cooma Tigers

Chile's Cristobal Soza has returned for his second stint with the Cooma Tigers.

Stephanie Burnham As Chile surges into the second round of the World Cup in Brazil, the Cooma Tigers are hoping a player from the South American country can help them claim the Canberra National Premier League title.

Socceroos following in fathers' footsteps

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Michael Lynch, Porto Alegre, Brazil Fathers and sons are nowadays pretty common in what is becoming an ever more rarefied gene pool in the AFL.

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.