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Jamie Maclaren hits hat-trick as Socceroos stroll to win over Nepal

Australia trash Nepal 5-0 at Canberra’s GIO StadiumHarry Souttar adds two in comfortable victoryThe Socceroos attack is starting to click under coach Graham Arnold after they thrashed Nepal 5-0, but they still left their World Cup qualifier frustrated …

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Australia v Nepal: World Cup 2022 qualifier – live!

Updates from the Socceroos’ qualifier in CanberraAny thoughts? Email or tweet @rrjparkin 9.28am BST Hi all! G’day and Namask?r to you, from wherever around the world you’re following our coverage today.If its from Canberra, get off your phones for Pete…

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Socceroos seek to cash in on resource-poor Nepal in World Cup qualifying

The visitors have just one usable pitch back in Nepal and anything other than a comfortable home win is unthinkableFootball logic does not always work the way it should, but for Australia’s first home game against Nepal on the road to the 2022 World Cu…

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Socceroos earn comfortable win over Kuwait in opening 2022 World Cup qualifier

Mathew Leckie scores twice in 3-0 win for AustraliaAaron Mooy scores Socceroos’ third from long rangeSocceroos captain Mathew Leckie bagged a brace and Aaron Mooy scored a bolt from outside the box to beat a frantic but disjointed Kuwait 3-0 in Austral…

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Socceroos hit road to Qatar with invitation for next generation to step up | Richard Parkin

Graham Arnold’s side begin World Cup qualification with a potential banana skin to navigate in KuwaitEight years, nine months and eight days since Fifa controversially awarded the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, Australia finally begin their long journey towa…

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Socceroo Thomas Deng: ‘It’s our time to be a voice for Africans’ | Lucas Radbourne

The defender opens up on the challenges he has faced during his short career – although football is not his only priority nowThomas Deng doesn’t remember the year his father died. He can’t recall the feeling of leaving Kenya, where his father stayed to…

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Socceroos to meet familiar foes on path to fifth straight World Cup

Australia drawn with Jordan, Taipei, Kuwait and NepalTop two from Group B advance to final qualifying roundAustralia have drawn Nepal, Jordan, Taiwan and Kuwait in the second stage of Asian qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The Socceroos are …

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Socceroos to meet familiar foes on path to fifth straight World Cup

Australia drawn with Jordan, Taipei, Kuwait and NepalTop two from Group B advance to final qualifying roundAustralia have drawn Nepal, Jordan, Taiwan and Kuwait in the second stage of Asian qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The Socceroos are …

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Socceroos to meet familiar foes on path to fifth straight World Cup

Australia drawn with Jordan, Taipei, Kuwait and NepalTop two from Group B advance to final qualifying roundAustralia have drawn Nepal, Jordan, Taiwan and Kuwait in the second stage of Asian qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The Socceroos are …

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Australia considers joint bid with Indonesia to host 2034 World Cup

FFA confirms it has held talks with Asian nationAustralia is bidding to host 2023 Women’s World CupAustralia and Indonesia are exploring the possibility of a joint bid to host the 2034 World Cup after officials from FFA and their Indonesian counterpart…

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FFA confirm Socceroos to play at next year’s Copa América

Qatar also invited to South American tournamentGraham Arnold: ‘We crave these opportunities’The Socceroos will broaden their horizons next year after accepting an invitation from the South American confederation, Conmebol, to take part in the 2020 Copa…

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Inexperienced Socceroos fall to defeat in South Korea

Australia again draw blank in defeat in BusanHwang Ui-jo breaks deadlock in 76th minute An inexperienced Socceroos side have been beaten 1-0 by South Korea despite dominating large periods of their friendly international in Busan.Australia were unbeate…

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Concern but no panic as Matildas wilt under intense Oranje spotlight

The intense scrutiny of the World Cup has already begun, forged in the furnace of a friendly in EindhovenFor Australian fans accustomed to cavernous multi-purpose stadiums, the steep raking stands of Philips Stadion in Eindhoven is a magnificent and im…

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Concern but no panic as Matildas wilt under intense Oranje spotlight

The intense scrutiny of the World Cup has already begun, forged in the furnace of a friendly in EindhovenFor Australian fans accustomed to cavernous multi-purpose stadiums, the steep raking stands of Philips Stadion in Eindhoven is a magnificent and im…

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Brandon Neill gets nod in unfamiliar Socceroos squad to face South Korea

Midfielder joined by five other new facesTwenty-year-old Harry Souttar also includedBrandon O’Neill’s sterling domestic from this season has been recognised with a first international call-up into the Socceroos squad for their friendly against South Ko…

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Toddler rescued by Aussie Rules player after running on to pitch during match – video

A two-year-old girl was rescued by a player after she ran on to the field during an association Aussie Rules match. St Bernard’s Alex McLeod told foxfooty.com.au that the incident during their defeat to the Old Melburnians was ‘one of th…

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David Squires on … a forgettable week in Australian football

Australia’s exit from the Asian Cup and the shock sacking of the Matildas’ coach make for dark daysTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…

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Socceroos’ Asian Cup campaign a disappointment at best | Stephen Ganavas

At worst it was an abject failure and Graham Arnold’s over-confidence sticks in the mindSocceroos manager Graham Arnold has described the 2019 Asian Cup as part of his squad’s “four-year journey” that will culminate with the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, bu…

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Australia controlled possession in the Asian Cup, but just couldn’t score

Socceroos fail to score in three of their five matchesQuarter-final exit matches Graham Arnold’s first stint as coachSome will point to the absence of injured or suspended stars, some to the hectic schedule and many to Milos Degenek’s howler but in the…

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Sister of Socceroos forward Awer Mabil killed in car crash

Tragedy happened when footballer was playing in the Asian Cup being held in United Arab EmiratesThe sister of Socceroos forward Awer Mabil has been killed in a car accident in Adelaide while he was playing in the Asian Cup in Abu Dhabi.Bor Mabil, 19, d…