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Disappointed Socceroos still dreaming of Russia World Cup

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Melbourne (AFP) – Coach Ange Postecoglou says his team will hit the ground running in their arduous World Cup play-off against Syria, brushing aside frustration at failing to qualify automatically for Russia.

The Socceroos beat Thailand 2-1 in their final Asian qualifying Group B game on Tuesday, but with Saudi Arabia upsetting Japan 1-0 it consigned them to a dangerous two-leg play-off against the war-ravaged Syrians.

Mooy boost for Socceroos World Cup Thai crunch

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Melbourne (AFP) – English Premier League playmaker Aaron Mooy is set to return as Australia chase a big win over Thailand on Tuesday to qualify for next year’s World Cup.

The Huddersfield Town ace was missing through illness as Australia crashed to a 2-0 defeat to Japan last week to leave their Russia 2018 finals hopes hanging by a thread.

Mooy boost for Socceroos World Cup Thai crunch

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Melbourne (AFP) – English Premier League playmaker Aaron Mooy is set to return as Australia chase a big win over Thailand on Tuesday to qualify for next year’s World Cup.

The Huddersfield Town ace was missing through illness as Australia crashed to a 2-0 defeat to Japan last week to leave their Russia 2018 finals hopes hanging by a thread.

Coutinho to lead revamped Brazil against Australia

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Melbourne (AFP) – Diego Souza will replace injured striker Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho will lead rejigged Brazil in Tuesday’s friendly with Australia in Melbourne.

A replacement had to be found for Manchester City’s Jesus, who has returned home after suffering a fractured eye socket in Brazil’s 1-0 Superclasico loss to Argentina at the MCG on Friday.

Coutinho to lead revamped Brazil against Australia

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Melbourne (AFP) – Diego Souza will replace injured striker Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho will lead rejigged Brazil in Tuesday’s friendly with Australia in Melbourne.

A replacement had to be found for Manchester City’s Jesus, who has returned home after suffering a fractured eye socket in Brazil’s 1-0 Superclasico loss to Argentina at the MCG on Friday.

Souza gets Brazil chance against Australia

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Melbourne (AFP) – Diego Souza will replace injured striker Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho is line to lead Brazil in Tuesday’s friendly with Australia in Melbourne.

A replacement had to be found for Manchester City’s Jesus, who has returned home after suffering a fractured eye socket in Brazil’s 1-0 Superclasico loss to Argentina at the MCG on Friday.

Chastened Brazil to take no chances against Australia

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Melbourne (AFP) – The world’s number one team Brazil will not be under-estimating Australia as they bid to rebound from their Superclasico loss to Argentina, officials said Sunday.

The five-time World Cup champions are eager to bounce back from their 1-0 loss to their great South American rivals in Tuesday’s friendly against the Confederations Cup-bound Socceroos in Melbourne.

Chastened Brazil to take no chances against Australia

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Melbourne (AFP) – The world’s number one team Brazil will not be under-estimating Australia as they bid to rebound from their Superclasico loss to Argentina, officials said Sunday.

The five-time World Cup champions are eager to bounce back from their 1-0 loss to their great South American rivals in Tuesday’s friendly against the Confederations Cup-bound Socceroos in Melbourne.

Brazil coach Tite ponders changes for upcoming Australia match

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Melbourne (AFP) – Brazil manager Tite says he is considering changes for Tuesday’s game against Australia after blasting his side’s poor finishing in the loss to Argentina in Melbourne.

The world’s number one ranked team wasted several scoring opportunities as Argentina hung on for a 1-0 win in their Superclasico at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday.

Brazil coach Tite ponders changes for upcoming Australia match

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Melbourne (AFP) – Brazil manager Tite says he is considering changes for Tuesday’s game against Australia after blasting his side’s poor finishing in the loss to Argentina in Melbourne.

The world’s number one ranked team wasted several scoring opportunities as Argentina hung on for a 1-0 win in their Superclasico at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday.

Football: Messi’s Argentina down Brazil in Australian ‘Superclasico’

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Melbourne (AFP) – Argentina gained a confidence-boosting 1-0 win over Brazil in their Superclasico in Melbourne Friday ahead of their make-or-break World Cup qualifiers later in the year.

A goal from Sevilla defender Gabriel Mercado right on half-time proved the eventual winner as Argentina matched the world’s number one ranked Brazilians before 95,000 fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Football: Messi’s Argentina down Brazil in Australian ‘Superclasico’

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Melbourne (AFP) – Argentina gained a confidence-boosting 1-0 win over Brazil in their Superclasico in Melbourne Friday ahead of their make-or-break World Cup qualifiers later in the year.

A goal from Sevilla defender Gabriel Mercado right on half-time proved the eventual winner as Argentina matched the world’s number one ranked Brazilians before 95,000 fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Former England football boss Hodgson gets Melbourne gig

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Melbourne (AFP) – Former England manager Roy Hodgson is in Australia to work with faltering A-League club Melbourne City over the next month, the team said.

The 69-year-old, who was in charge of England for 56 internationals up to last year, arrived on Wednesday and will spend time mentoring and consulting with coach Michael Valkanis and his backroom staff.

Former England football boss Hodgson gets Melbourne gig

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Melbourne (AFP) – Former England manager Roy Hodgson is in Australia to work with faltering A-League club Melbourne City over the next month, the team said.

The 69-year-old, who was in charge of England for 56 internationals up to last year, arrived on Wednesday and will spend time mentoring and consulting with coach Michael Valkanis and his backroom staff.

Sydney FC charge to 11-point lead in A-League football

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Melbourne (AFP) Sydney FC have extended their unbeaten run to 17 matches and opened an 11-point lead at the top of Australia's A-League with a 2-1 win over title rivals Melbourne Victory.

Graham Arnold's Sky Blues came from behind to defeat 10-man Victory for the second time this season to all but seal the A-League premiership with 10 games left to the finals.

Sydney FC charge to 11-point lead in A-League football

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Melbourne (AFP) Sydney FC have extended their unbeaten run to 17 matches and opened an 11-point lead at the top of Australia's A-League with a 2-1 win over title rivals Melbourne Victory.

Graham Arnold's Sky Blues came from behind to defeat 10-man Victory for the second time this season to all but seal the A-League premiership with 10 games left to the finals.

Australian Open briefs

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Melbourne (AFP) Brief stories from the Australian Open on Wednesday:

Where did you get that hat?

Serena Williams nearly scrawled with marker pen on an designer pink hat when she was handed it after her win over Johanna Konta. Williams, who was signing autographs, was about to write on the hat when she realised it was a gift from Australian race-horse trainer Gai Waterhouse.

Australia come back to secure draw in Japan World Cup qualifier

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Melbourne (AFP) Australia came from behind through a Mile Jedinak penalty to grab a 1-1 draw against Japan to remain unbeaten in Asian World Cup qualifiers in Melbourne on Tuesday.

The Blue Samurai rocked the Socceroos with a fifth-minute goal from midfielder Genki Haraguchi but skipper Jedinak retrieved a point in a tense game with his spot kick.

Australia come back to secure draw in Japan World Cup qualifier

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Melbourne (AFP) Australia came from behind through a Mile Jedinak penalty to grab a 1-1 draw against Japan to remain unbeaten in Asian World Cup qualifiers in Melbourne on Tuesday.

The Blue Samurai rocked the Socceroos with a fifth-minute goal from midfielder Genki Haraguchi but skipper Jedinak retrieved a point in a tense game with his spot kick.

Cahill factor haunts Japan in Australia showdown

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Melbourne (AFP) The Tim Cahill factor threatens Japan's hopes of re-energising their World Cup campaign in a crucial qualifier against Australia in Melbourne on Tuesday.

Talismanic Cahill is in line for a recall for the Socceroos against the Blue Samurai in the Asia qualifying Group B encounter after playing only a few minutes as substitute in Australia's 2-2 draw with Saudi Arabia in Jeddah last week.

Cahill factor haunts Japan in Australia showdown

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Melbourne (AFP) The Tim Cahill factor threatens Japan's hopes of re-energising their World Cup campaign in a crucial qualifier against Australia in Melbourne on Tuesday.

Talismanic Cahill is in line for a recall for the Socceroos against the Blue Samurai in the Asia qualifying Group B encounter after playing only a few minutes as substitute in Australia's 2-2 draw with Saudi Arabia in Jeddah last week.

Australia vows five-year bans after Greece flare fracas

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Melbourne (AFP) Football Federation Australia on Wednesday promised five-year bans for fans who lit flares before and during the Socceroos' clash with Greece, which was marred by pre-match scuffles.

Melbourne has a large Greek community and hundreds of fans marched from the city's "Little Athens" precinct on Tuesday evening towards Etihad Stadium, with mounted police moving in after flares were ignited.

Maniatis hits stunning long-range goal as Greece beat Australia

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Melbourne (AFP) Midfielder Giannis Maniatis scored a spectacular 60-metre goal as Greece beat Australia for the time in 38 years in Melbourne on Tuesday.

The Greeks won 2-1, with Olympiacos midfielderManiatis netting a stunning goal over the head of stranded Australian goalkeeper Adam Federici in the first half.

Maniatis hits stunning long-range goal as Greece beat Australia

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Melbourne (AFP) Midfielder Giannis Maniatis scored a spectacular 60-metre goal as Greece beat Australia for the time in 38 years in Melbourne on Tuesday.

The Greeks won 2-1, with Olympiacos midfielderManiatis netting a stunning goal over the head of stranded Australian goalkeeper Adam Federici in the first half.

Australia

Man Utd: Harrowing Image Of Marouane Fellaini ‘Face Melt’ Mishap Immortalised By Australian Street Artist (Photo)

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Praise be, for Marouane Fellaini's unfortunate 'face melt' incident during Monday night's UEFA Super Cup match between Manchester United and Real Madrid has been taken to its logical conclusion.

As per Australian television news host Tom Steinfort, the harrowing image of the Belgian behemoth's face attempting to slide off his skull has been immortalised in a giant work of street art, discovered on the streets of Melbourne.

Cahill to lead Australia in Greece return

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Melbourne (AFP) Talisman Tim Cahill will take over the captain's armband in the absence of Mile Jedinak as Australia seek to sweep their two-match series against Greece in Melbourne on Tuesday.

Cahill, 36, the former Everton star now playing for Hangzhou Greentown in China, is lining up for his 91st international appearance and has scored 47 goals.

Cahill to lead Australia in Greece return

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Melbourne (AFP) Talisman Tim Cahill will take over the captain's armband in the absence of Mile Jedinak as Australia seek to sweep their two-match series against Greece in Melbourne on Tuesday.

Cahill, 36, the former Everton star now playing for Hangzhou Greentown in China, is lining up for his 91st international appearance and has scored 47 goals.

Liverpool

We Don’t Walk Alone in Melbourne With a summer tour in...

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We Don't Walk Alone in Melbourne

With a summer tour in full swing, Melbourne turned into Anfield for one night. Liverpool were welcomed by their Australian supporters with open arms, and our good friend Dan Gribbon brought his camera to capture the Reds playthe A-League's Melbourne Victory in front of a whopping 95,000 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

Brendan Rodgers to Luis Suarez: Swapping Liverpool for Arsenal ‘doesn’t add up’

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has warned striker Luis Suarez that a move to Arsenal is a step backwards to a smaller club. The Reds boss says quitting Anfield for the Emirates would be a mistake on the Uruguay international's part. He said: "Would it be a mistake for Luis to leave Liverpool? Yes, 100 per [.

Liverpool win at Melbourne, Reina Completes Napoli move

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Goals from skipper Steven Gerrard and summer signing Iago Aspas helped Liverpool to clinch a 2-0 win in front of 95,000 fans at MCG stadium, against A-League side Melbourne Victory in the pre-season friendly.

This was the biggest crowd the reds have played in front of since a 98,000 attendance for the 1986 FA Cup Final against Everton.

95,000 Liverpool Fan’s Sing “You’ll Never Walk Alone” in Melbourne

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I'm not a Liverpool fan but the sound of 95,000 fans sing "You'll Never Walk Alone" would make the hairs stand on the back of your neck regardless of your affiliation. It's a song which is synonomous with Hillsborough for me on that tragic day in 1988.

And didn't the Melbourne fans sing it so well!

Brendan Rodgers: Liverpool would have to consider an offer ‘anywhere near’ Luis Suarez’s value

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says Liverpool would have to consider bids that are "anywhere near" Luis Suarez's value, but says they have received no such offers at this stage. The Reds boss was speaking from Melbourne, where the unsettled striker has joined the pre-season tour. Rodgers said Suarez was in "great spirits" and settling in [.

Video: Liverpool striker Luis Suarez arrives in Australia to join pre-season tour

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Wantaway Liverpool star Luis Suarez has arrived in Australia to join the club's pre-season tour. The Uruguay international has been given extra time off after competing in the Confederations Cup, but will now be thrust back into the spotlight as he is reunited with his team-mates. Suarez flew into Melbourne ahead of the rest of [.

Liverpool Football Club Announces Summer Tour to Australia and Thailand

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Liverpool will visit Australia for the first time in their history for a summer pre-season tour, as well as announcing that the club will play in Thailand.

On July 24, Liverpool will play A-League side Melbourne Victory at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, which has a capacity of 100,018.

Melbourne Victory

Western Sydney 0 Melbourne 2: Getting it done

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I know I've said it a few times now, along with everyone in the media, but it's true. The sign of a good team is one that can grind out results and get it done against the odds. Melbourne Victory are now one of those teams and you only need to look at last night's

Sydney 2 Melbourne 3: The Victory of old returns

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I mentioned on the blog yesterday and then again on Twitter last night that in recent times, Melbourne Victory has struggled to turn up for the big games. For much of the first half against Sydney, that trend looked to continue. Then came the turnaround. Thirty minutes into the game and things were looking rather

The Rest

Villa set for fall loan to Melbourne City

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By DAN KARELL

David Villa will in fact be playing soccer this fall, though it won't be in Manchester or New York.

New York City FC sister club Melbourne City FC announced on Wednesday that David Villa will be playing for them between October and December. It's expected that Villa will play 10 times for Melbourne in the 2014-2015 A-League season, and then return to New York for NYC FC's inaugural campaign.

Overseas Season Round-Up

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Its a little late due to everything going on, but its time for the season round-up for the clubs overseas that I follow.

Queen of the South: As reported earlier QoS stormed through their season, being the first team in the UK to clinch a championship and the promotion that goes with it.

David Beckham to quit LA Galaxy next month. Do you want him?

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David Beckham has confirmed he will leave LA Galaxy next month after six years in the MLS. The 37-year-old said: "I wanted to experience one last challenge before the end of my playing career." All the rumours are linking the former England skipper with a move to Australia to steal some of Emile Heskey's thunder, [.