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Rogic may be the Socceroos' X-factor

Lee Gaskin Tom Rogic is ready to make an impact if called on for Australia's coming World Cup qualifiers.

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Socceroos debut whets appetite for Canberran

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Lee Gaskin Tom Rogic returns to Australia with his national claims enhanced, while fellow Canberran Carl Valeri faces an injury-enforced stint on the sidelines.

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Canberra still chasing Socceroos for celebrations

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Lee Gaskin Canberra has missed out on hosting the Socceroos at the 2015 Asian Cup, but Capital Football hasn't given up hope Australia's men's team will be a late addition to the city's Centenary Celebrations.

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Valeri favours club over Socceroos

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Lee Gaskin Canberra’s Carl Valeri will miss Australia’s friendly with Denmark to help his club’s promotion push to the top tier of Italian football.

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Belconnen United recruit George Timotheou makes debut in National Premier League

Belconnen United's George Timotheou.

Lee Gaskin Belconnen United's newest recruit has spent the past one year learning under a Socceroos great and wants to use his stint in the National Premier League as the stepping stone to an A-League contract.

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Tom Rogic eyes return to Celtic after World Cup duty

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Lee Gaskin Canberra's Tom Rogic harbours ambitions of returning to the bright lights of Europe after the World Cup.

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Socceroo Carl Valeri could switch teams in bid to make World Cup

Lee Gaskin Carl Valeri is on the verge of breathing life into his World Cup ambitions with a mid-season transfer.

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Timotheou pumped for AIS opener

Sport.  Canberra teenager George Timotheou will play for the AIS in the National Youth League in the season opener against the Newcastle Jets at the AIS.  24 October 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Lee Gaskin The absence of a Canberra A-League team will make George Timotheou's pro dream even sweeter.

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Postecoglou predicts big future for Rogic

Lee Gaskin Tom Rogic can be a ''leading light'' for the Socceroos for the next decade, says Ange Postecoglou.

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Josip Simunic 'thanking fans' with pro-Nazi chant

Lee Gaskin Canberra FC president Marko Vrkic says Croatian international Joe Simunic didn't intend to cause trouble when he used a pro-Nazi chant.

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Socceroo Tom Rogic misses out again

Lee Gaskin Socceroos star Tom Rogic's search for regular game time at club level continues.

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Canberra teens gear up to impress soccer scouts

Sport.  ACT Academy of Sport team members  Ross Costanzo 15 and Ridwan Hannan 15 will be playing in the State Institute Challenge at the AIS that will feature the best under-15 players from Australia and will be used to identify players for the under 17 Joeys National Soccer Team.  1 December 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Lee Gaskin Canberra teenager Ridwan Hannan has the same dream as every other player at the National Institute Challenge.

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Young guns eye Jets

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Lee Gaskin The fruits of Canberra's failed A-League bid will be on display when Youth United makes its inaugural appearance.

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ACT boys lead way after title success

Lee Gaskin The ACT has dominated the Australian schoolboys team after breaking a 12-year drought to win the under-19 nationals.

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Patafta puts in hard yards in Canberra win

Lee Gaskin Former Young Socceroos captain Kaz Patafta makes starting debut for Canberra FC in return from retirement.

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Finals the goal in youngsters' minds

SPORT: L-R Woden Valley football goal keeper Evan Alexandrow-Ridley,19 of Kambah and leading goal scorer Derek Oelmann,23 of Mawson prepare for the club's first ever finals appearance. 5th SEPTEMBER 2013 .Photograph by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times.

Lee Gaskin One is an American striker with the Golden Boot, the other has rubbed shoulders with Mark Schwarzer.

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Fairytale a change of pace for Topor-Stanley

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 21:  Daniel McBreen of the Mariners competes for the ball against Nikolai Topor-Stanley of the Wanderers  during the A-League 2013 Grand Final match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and the Central Coast Mariners at Allianz Stadium on April 21, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Western Sydney Wanderers star Nikolai Topor-Stanley will be the first to tell you everything happens for a reason.

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Serie A call up for Canberra's Carl Valeri

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 02:  Carl Valeri of the Socceroos kicks during the Asian Qualifying 2014 FIFA World Cup match between the Australian Socceroos and Thailand at Suncorp Stadium on September 2, 2011 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Carl Valeri will fulfill his life-long dream of playing in one of the world’s premier leagues after securing a promotion to the Serie A.

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In pursuit of happiness

Sport.  Canberra Olympic player Hristijan Tanoski back home in Charnwood after trialling with clubs in England in the Coke a Cola League and a Seria Dclub in Italy.  He travelled to England with the Stockport Academy.  23 May 2013 Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Lee Gaskin Gracing the same turf as Lionel Messi, Hristijan Tanoski could have been excused for pinching himself to see if it was real.

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Canberra FC wants all stars to play Malaysia

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Lee Gaskin Club wants NPL rivals to release players to turn out in Thursday night's international friendly.