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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…

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Matildas kick of Tournament of Nations title defence with win over Brazil

Brazil 1-3 AustraliaTameka Butt and Sam Kerr add to Poliana own goalAustralia’s defence of their Tournament of Nations title got off to a winning start with a 3-1 win over Brazil in Kansas City.The Matildas took the lead through a Poliana own goal afte…

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Tim Cahill rules out A-League return but could play on abroad

Socceroo great hints at move to AmericaA-League clubs snap up key import signingsRetired Socceroos great Tim Cahill is open to offers to continue playing club football, but has ruled out any prospect of an A-League return.Cahill spent a season and a ha…

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World Cup 2018: 32 fans from 32 countries review the tournament

As the dust settles on the World Cup in Russia, readers have been sharing their verdicts on their teams’ performancesI could not be prouder of my team. To see France do so well and bring such happiness to the country has been an incredible experience. …

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Tim Cahill retires as the greatest of all the Socceroos | Jonathan Howcroft

While not the most talented Australian, Cahill was the definition of a big game playerWhen Tim Cahill announced his retirement from international football on Tuesday he did so as the greatest ever representative of Australia’s men’s national team. His …

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World Cup 2018 player ratings: marks for every single performance in Russia

After every game in Russia we asked our readers to rate the players and here are the verdicts, per game as well as average rating for the tournament The Russia World Cup came to a close with the France v Croatia final at the Luzhniki. There were 63 ga…

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Tim Cahill, Australia’s leading goalscorer, retires from international football

The Socceroos legend was the first Australian to score in the World Cup and ends his career with 50 goals and 107 capsSocceroos striker Tim Cahill has announced his retirement from international football, after 107 appearances and 50 goals across a rec…

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Australia’s dependency on outcomes is hurting the Socceroos | Ante Jukic

The World Cup campaign exposed tactical flaws, but change under Graham Arnold is unlikelyDespite the growing influence of geopolitics and corporate power on modern football, the World Cup has long been viewed as a welcome distraction from the “real” wo…

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World Cup 2018 power rankings: Brazil and Croatia lead the way

At the end of the group stage we rank the 32 teams at the World Cup in Russia, with Brazil top, England in 10th and Panama lastIt is hard to shake the feeling that Brazil are the best-balanced side at this World Cup. Neymar has pranced and preened, par…

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Soul searching begins for Australia after World Cup exit

As rancour over the Socceroos’ exit begins, Australian football fans may need to temper or adjust their expectationsThe odds were never with Australia. Throughout the 2018 Fifa World Cup, fans of the Socceroos have consistently found their team on the …

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Soul searching begins for Australia after World Cup exit

As rancour over the Socceroos’ exit begins, Australian football fans may need to temper or adjust their expectationsThe odds were never with Australia. Throughout the 2018 Fifa World Cup, fans of the Socceroos have consistently found their team on the …

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Player ratings: how Australia’s World Cup players fared | John Davidson

The Socceroos failed to get out of their group but individually who were the winners and losers? Superb against France, strong against Denmark but mostly helpess against Peru, Ryan was one of the Socceroos’ best in Russia. He kept Australia in the open…

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No regrets for Bert Van Marwijk as Australia depart World Cup

The Dutchman coaxed impressive performances from a limited Australia team against France and Denmark, but the same formula failed against Peru“Heads up.” That was Bert van Marwijk’s message to Australia following a 2-0 loss to Peru in Sochi. They faile…

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No regrets for Bert Van Marwijk as Australia depart World Cup

The Dutchman coaxed impressive performances from a limited Australia team against France and Denmark, but the same formula failed against Peru“Heads up.” That was Bert van Marwijk’s message to Australia following a 2-0 loss to Peru in Sochi. They faile…

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Australia head home after defeat to Peru in World Cup – in pictures

A 2-0 defeat in Sochi means that the Socceroos’ 2018 World Cup adventure has come to an end at the group stageMatch report: Carrillo and Guerrero strike for Peru Continue reading…

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Australia’s World Cup dream turns to nightmare at hands of plucky Peru

Needing victory to progress to the last 16 for the first time since 2006, the Socceroos were outclassed by superior opposition Before kick-off in Sochi a nation Down Under dared to believe, dared to hope for a miracle Group C finish. The mission appear…

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Australia out of World Cup as Carrillo and Guerrero strike for Peru

It would, if we are honest, have been a remarkable achievement if Bert van Marwijk had steered Australia through the group stage six months after taking charge, and the final Group C standings offer an accurate reflection of where they currently are.As…

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Australia v Peru: World Cup 2018 – live!

World Cup Group C updates as Socceroos face Peru in SochiDenmark v France – live! Join Barry Glendenning nowAnd feel free to get in touch on email or tweet @JPHowcroft 2.20pm BST How’s this for a little bit of history repeating itself?1998:Denmark vs F…

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How Australia can qualify for the knockout stage: World Cup 2018 permutations

The Socceroos’ hopes are out of their own hands. What needs to happen for them to progress from Group C?Australia v Peru: Fisht Stadium, Sochi. Tuesday 26 June, kick-off 5pm local, midnight AEST.Australia head into Tuesday’s game in Sochi hoping to sna…