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Rival captains make case to Fifa for Paolo Guerrero’s World Cup inclusion

Peru striker banned after testing positive for cocaineMile Jedinak, Hugo Lloris and Simon Kjær write to FifaThe captains of the three teams drawn to play Peru at the World Cup in Russia next month have appealed to Fifa to lift a ban on Paolo Guerrero, …

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World Cup Fiver | Australia’s proud and totally sacrosanct national football team

Sign up for our free weekly email featuring the latest news, intrigue, analysis and blunders from the 32 competing nationsIt’s been a tough week for the flamin’ bosseroos of Football Federation Australia (FFA), who’ve had to interrupt brunch at least o…

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FFA denies Tim Cahill included in World Cup squad for commercial reasons

Striker’s selection ‘absolutely not’ to do with Caltex campaignFive petrol stations across Australia renamed ‘Cahilltex’Football Federation Australia has been forced to deny the selection of Tim Cahill in Australia’s latest World Cup squad is linked to…

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In-form Jamie Maclaren set for axe from Socceroos World Cup squad

Hibernian striker reportedly to miss out on training campBert van Marwijk to confirm 26-man squad on TuesdayA hat-trick at the weekend and a total of eight goals in his last 13 matches may not be enough to keep alive Jamie Maclaren’s hopes of represent…

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New Socceroos faces identify Bert Van Marwijk’s anxieties | Richard Parkin

Australia’s coach has laid bare his concerns in his preliminary World Cup squad but the selections also offer optimismWhen a squad is named ahead of a World Cup attention rightly rushes to the new faces, in this case Daniel Arzani and Fran Kara?i?. But…

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Game-changer Daniel Arzani called into Socceroos’ preliminary World Cup squad

Arzani ‘can make a difference’, says Bert van MarwijkSquad will be further trimmed to 23 before tournament beginsYoungsters Daniel Arzani and Fran Kara?i? have been called into Australia’s preliminary World Cup squad while Tim Cahill, despite his lack …

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Socceroos to face Syria, Palestine, Jordan in Asian Cup group stage

Draw sees top-seeded Australia avoid regional powerhouses of Japan, South Korea and Iran in group phaseGraham Arnold’s Socceroos will face familiar foes in their defence of the Asian Cup at next year’s tournament in the United Arab Emirates.The draw fo…

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Optus to open up World Cup viewing to non-subscribers

Australians able to watch every game in Russia – for a feeOptus also extends Premier League deal until 2022Telecommunications company Optus will open access to the World Cup to non-subscribers ahead of next month’s tournament.While free-to-air broadcas…

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David Squires on … the new Socceroos strip

This week our cartoonist casts his eye over the latest Australia kit which has unsurprisingly split opinion Take a look back through David’s archive of Australian cartoons Continue reading…

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David Squires on … the Socceroos’ plan to gain an unfair advantage

This week our cartoonist looks at Australia’s shameful behaviour in the international friendly against ColombiaTake a look back through David’s archive of Australian cartoons Continue reading…

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Composed and confident Socceroos light years ahead of Norway shambles | John Davidson

They rode their luck at times but the performance against Colombia was of considerable meritSocceroos hold their own in goalless draw with ColombiaThe daggers were already out for Bert van Marwijk after an awful coaching debut against Norway in Oslo. W…

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Much improved Socceroos hold their own in goalless draw with Colombia

Colombia 0-0 Australia – as it happenedDanny Vukovic saves penalty in stalemate in LondonBert van Marwijk’s World Cup mission has just got that little bit brighter. Battered by Norway four days ago, now Australia have a credible 0-0 draw with Colombia …

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Colombia v Australia: World Cup warm-up – live!

Updates from the match at Craven Cottage in LondonFeel free to get in touch on email or tweet @mikewsc1 7.43pm BST Brilliant atmosphere at Craven Cottage, save for the vuvuzelas. Loads of Colombian fans. Should be a great test for the @Socceroos. #COLv…

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Atrocious result against Norway does not bode well for Socceroos | Jonathan Howcroft

Bert van Marwijk seems poised to acknowledge his team’s limitations and cut his cloth accordinglyAfter the Socceroos suffered what, on paper at least, looks like a hell of a beating, the good news is that the Norwegian broadcaster declined to catalogue…

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Bert van Marwijk’s debut ends in defeat as Norway thrash Australia

• Norway 4-1 Australia• Kamara 36, 57, 90, Reginiussen 48; Irvine 19Slow moving, often cumbersome in passing, poor defensively and unable to dominate possession, this was not how Bert van Marwijk would have would wanted his first game since taking over…

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‘I need pressure’: clock starts ticking for Bert van Marwijk | John Davidson

The Dutchman is determined to leave his stamp on the Socceroos during his short tenure “Time is on my side”, crooned Mick Jagger back in 1964. It’s a luxury the Rolling Stones frontman may have once enjoyed, but not one that currently applies to Bert v…

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David Squires on … Graham Arnold’s appointment as future Socceroos coach

This week our cartoonist looks at the reaction to the news about Australia’s new coachTake a look back through David’s archive of Australian cartoons Continue reading…

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Aleksandar Šušnjar retained in Bert van Marwijk’s latest Socceroos squad

Goalkeeper included on final list for two friendliesMitch Langerak, Jamie Maclaren and Alex Gersbach omittedGoalkeeper Brad Jones has returned from four years in the international wilderness as Bert van Marwijk finalised his first squad as Socceroos co…

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Graham Arnold’s local tactics may be ill-suited to international stage | Ante Jukic

Issues with his appointment stem from the environment in which he became the leading local candidate“They aren’t the only one interested at the moment,” Graham Arnold said in January, when asked about the then vacant Socceroos coaching position. “I’ve …

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Graham Arnold set to be appointed Socceroos coach after 2018 World Cup

Sydney FC coach expected to take over from Bert van MarwijkWill oversee Socceroos’ Asian Cup defence in JanuaryGraham Arnold is expected to be named as the Socceroos’ long-term coach on Thursday, to replace Bert van Marwijk at the conclusion of Austral…