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David Squires on … Graham Arnold’s latest home Socceroos debut

Our cartoonist looks at the headaches the recently installed boss is already facingIf you like David’s cartoons, buy his new book Goalless Draws Continue reading…

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Mathew Leckie: ‘Anything can happen at the Asian Cup’ | Robert Kidd

The Socceroo talks football philosophy, returning from injury and Asian Cup hopesMathew Leckie’s eyebrows rise in surprise. “Am I?” he asks. The Socceroo had not realised his eight international goals make him the joint-highest scorer, along with Tomi …

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Daniel Arzani loss opens door to A-League contenders for Asian Cup

Dimi Petratos and Craig Goodwin in frameSocceroos face South Korean and Lebanon this monthSocceroos coach Graham Arnold says he and Football Federation Australia will provide any support necessary to injury-struck star teenager Daniel Arzani.The Soccer…

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New Socceroo Awer Mabil has faced ‘a lot’ of racism in Australia

Kenya-born forward often racially abused in AdelaideMabil scored on his Australia debut last monthAwer Mabil says it’s “normal” to be racially abused in Australia but the freshly-capped Socceroo, who was born in a refugee camp in Kenya, says he doesn’t…

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New Socceroo Awer Mabil has faced ‘a lot’ of racism in Australia

Kenya-born forward often racially abused in AdelaideMabil scored on his Australia debut last monthAwer Mabil says it’s “normal” to be racially abused in Australia but the freshly-capped Socceroo, who was born in a refugee camp in Kenya, says he doesn’t…

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Daniel Arzani to undergo knee surgery and miss Socceroos’ Asian Cup defence

Knee reconstruction needed after tearing ACL‘This is a tough time for me,’ says 19-year-oldSocceroos winger Daniel Arzani has confirmed he requires a knee reconstruction after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament, ruling him out of Australia’s A…

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Craig Goodwin states Socceroos case with another brace

Central Coast Mariners 0-3 Adelaide United Goodwin stars with Graham Arnold watching onCraig Goodwin has given Socceroos coach Graham Arnold more reason to consider him for this month’s internationals with his second brace in a week during Adelaide Uni…

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Daniel Arzani faces a season out after Celtic indicate ACL damage

Manager Brendan Rodgers says scans ‘look like’ cruciate injuryArzani all but certain to miss Socceroos’ Asian Cup defenceYoung Socceroos star Daniel Arzani looks certain to miss the Asian Cup and probably the rest of the Scottish Premiership season, af…

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Daniel Arzani stretchered off to cloud Asian Cup participation

Socceroos attacker’s Celtic debut lasts just 20 minutesReports claim 19-year-old has torn ACL and requires surgeryAustralia’s Asian Cup hopes have been dealt a major blow after Daniel Arzani was stretchered from the field just 18 minutes into his Celti…

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‘A dream come true’: refugees Deng and Mabil make Socceroos debuts together

Childhood friends whose families fled conflict in Sudan represent Australia for first time against KuwaitFrom their early years in Kenya, to a shared childhood in suburban Adelaide, to the A-League and then the Socceroos, Thomas Deng and Awer Mabil hav…

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Graham Arnold off to a flyer as Socceroos thrash Kuwait in friendly

Kuwait 0-4 AustraliaDebutant Awer Mabil scores in manager’s first full-time matchIn his first match since being appointed full-time as the Socceroos’s head coach, Graham Arnold got the statement win he wanted as Australia brushed aside Kuwait 4-0 in a …

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Socceroos give Graham Arnold perfect start with 4-0 win in Kuwait

Awer Mabil scores on debut and Tom Rogic stars as Australia ease past a listless home team in Arnold’s first match as national coachGraham Arnold got the statement win he wanted in his first match as Socceroos coach, as his team brushed aside Kuwa…

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Four debutants picked in Graham Arnold’s first Socceroos squad

Thomas Deng, Denis Genreau, Awer Mabil pickedScottish winger Martin Boyle a shock inclusionGraham Arnold will give uncapped trio Thomas Deng, Denis Genreau and Awer Mabil the chance to make international debuts for Australia in the Socceroos’ friendly …

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Mile Jedinak: an exemplary leader for Australian sport

The Socceroos skipper departs in understated fashion demonstrating again the values and attributes that defined himThe beauty of football – and sport in general – is its ability to reflect humanity. A mere game can reveal both individual and collective…

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Socceroos captain Mile Jedinak announces immediate retirement

NSL, A-League and Premier League star announces immediate retirement from international footballSocceroos captain Mile Jedinak has announced his immediate retirement from international football, with the 34-year-old deciding not to play on until the As…

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Tim Cahill to return for one last time in a Socceroos shirt

Striker gets chance to bid farewell to fans in SydneyAustralia play Lebanon at ANZ Stadium in NovemberTim Cahill might have retired from international football but that won’t stop him from pulling on a Socceroos shirt for one final time and bidding far…

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Tim Cahill to be honoured with Socceroos farewell game in Sydney

Australia to play Lebanon at ANZ Stadium on 20 November Graham Arnold announces first squad of tenureAustralia will host Lebanon for the first time this November in a friendly match mooted as a final farewell for Socceroos legend Tim Cahill.Cahill reti…

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Socceroos to begin buildup to Asian Cup against South Korea in Brisbane

Australia to defend title in UAE in JanuarySocceroos have not played on home soil for over a yearSocceroos coach Graham Arnold has hailed November’s friendly against South Korea in Brisbane as the perfect warm-up for the defence of their Asian Cup titl…

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Graham Arnold to juggle Socceroos post with Under-23s job

New structure announced for Australian setupSocceroos to hold training camp in SeptemberNew Socceroos boss Graham Arnold will also take over as Olyroos coach as part of a national restructure he says will help bring talented young players through quick…

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Socceroos defender Trent Sainsbury joins PSV Eindhoven on three-year deal

Centre-half welcomes the chance to play in the Champions League with the Dutch teamTrent Sainsbury, the Socceroos defender, has signed a three-year contract with the Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven.The 26-year-old said the chance to play under former Aus…