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Socceroos v Honduras

HONDURAS captain Maynor Figueroa had some choice words for last night’s referee at ANZ Stadium accusing the official of “cashing a cheque” to ensure the Socceroos qualified for the 2018 World Cup. Australian skipper Mile Jedinak fired the Socceroos to a fourth-straight tournament, bagging a hat-trick in their 3-1 defeat …

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FIFA World Cup 2018

THE 2018 World Cup dreams of A-League duo James Troisi and Josh Brillante and Euro-based pair Nikita Rukavytsya and Fran Karacic were today shattered, as striker Jamie Maclaren earnt an 11th hour reprieve. The quartet were left heartbroken, informed of their last-gasp Russia 2018 axings upon returning to their Turkey …

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World Cup

ADELAIDE’S Max Sampson hopes he will be the Socceroos’ lucky charm for their opening World Cup game in Russia. The soccer-mad 10-year-old will accompany the Australian team on to Kazan Arena in front of more than 45,000 people as the official match ball carrier before it plays France on June …

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Ange Postecoglou new role

ANGE Postecoglou has signalled that he has no immediate plans to bring Australian players to his new role at Yokohama F Marinos, insistent that the chance to work with Japanese talent was one of the “biggest enticements” to taking on the job. Having begun pre-season with Yokohama, Postecoglou said his …

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FIFA Russia 2018

JAMES Troisi believes his big-game experience can help him make a Russia 2018 impact, as the Socceroos selection knives sharpen. The “brutal” axing of qualifying regular, defender Bailey Wright, sent shockwaves through the surviving 27-man squad a fortnight ago, with four more cut to satisfy FIFA’s 23-player criteria. Troisi was …

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Socceroos World Cup 2018

SOCCEROOS captain Mile Jedinak is adamant the cash crisis that has gripped his club won’t distract him from his leadership of the Australian team at the World Cup. Less than two weeks after Aston Villa lost the Championship playoff final at Wembley to miss out on a return to the …

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World Cup

BERT van Marwijk, a world champion in a complex game of deep-thinking tactics. Sound far-fetched? A futuristic fantasy? An impossible dream for Australia’s football coach at next month’s World Cup in Russia? Well, van Marwijk already is a world champion – not at football, but a card game. The Dutchman, …

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World Cup 2018

KEEPER Mat Ryan’s stunning debut Premier League season has filled him with belief that the Socceroos can cause the 2018 World Cup’s first big upset in Kazan on Saturday. Wins over Paul Pogba’s Manchester United, Olivier Giroud’s ex club Arsenal plus a draw against Hugo Lloris’ Tottenham helped Brighton defy …

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World Cup FIFA 2018

WE donned ourselves in green and gold tonight while watching Australia take on France, but how many of us actually know where our team actually got its nickname from? If you really don’t care, that’s okay, just remember it could have been Emus, Bandicoots, Boomerangs or Wombats. The Australian national …

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