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Australia scramble vital win over Thailand

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Melbourne (AFP) – Australia beat Thailand 2-1 in their final World Cup qualifying group game on Tuesday, but they faced a nervy wait to see if it will be enough to book their ticket to Russia 2018.

The Socceroos were searching for a big win to put pressure on their Group B rivals Saudi Arabia, who started the evening level on points and who host already qualified Japan later.

Australia scramble vital win over Thailand

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Melbourne (AFP) – Australia beat Thailand 2-1 in their final World Cup qualifying group game on Tuesday, but they faced a nervy wait to see if it will be enough to book their ticket to Russia 2018.

The Socceroos were searching for a big win to put pressure on their Group B rivals Saudi Arabia, who started the evening level on points and who host already qualified Japan later.

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.

Australia keeper Langerak joins Spain’s Levante

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Berlin (AFP) – Australia goalkeeper Mitch Langerak signed for Spanish side UD Levante on Wednesday, quitting Stuttgart following the arrival of Germany international Ron-Robert Zieler.

Langerak, who has made eight appearances for the Socceroos, helped Stuttgart earn promotion back into the Bundesliga last season by winning the second division title.

Socceroos boss glum after Germany defeat in Confederations Cup

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – Australia head coach Ange Postecoglou cut a disappointed figure after their 3-2 opening Confederations Cup defeat to Germany, but expects the Socceroos to bounce back against Cameroon on Thursday.

Having been hammered 4-0 by Brazil in Melbourne last week in a friendly ahead of the tournament in Russia, Australia stumbled again, losing to the world champions, who fielded an inexperienced side on Monday in Sochi.

Australians in Confed Cup ‘to win it’ despite Brazil drubbing

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Sydney (AFP) – Australia departed for the Russia and FIFA’s Confederations Cup Wednesday insisting they can still win it, despite a crushing 4-0 demolition by Brazil in a lopsided warm-up.

The Socceroos were thrashed by the South Americans in a friendly in Melbourne on Tuesday, but coach Ange Postecoglou preferred to look on the bright side.

Australia skipper Jedinak out of FIFA Confederations Cup

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Sydney (AFP) – Australia skipper Mile Jedinak has withdrawn from Tuesday’s friendly with Brazil and this month’s Confederations Cup with a groin injury, Football Federation Australia said.

The Aston Villa midfielder pulled up sore after Australia’s 3-2 World Cup qualifier win over Saudi Arabia last week and coach Ange Postecoglou said with the Socceroos to play at least four games in 13 days an unfit Jedinak was too much of a risk.

Australia skipper Jedinak out of FIFA Confederations Cup

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Sydney (AFP) – Australia skipper Mile Jedinak has withdrawn from Tuesday’s friendly with Brazil and this month’s Confederations Cup with a groin injury, Football Federation Australia said.

The Aston Villa midfielder pulled up sore after Australia’s 3-2 World Cup qualifier win over Saudi Arabia last week and coach Ange Postecoglou said with the Socceroos to play at least four games in 13 days an unfit Jedinak was too much of a risk.

Rogic stunner reignites Australia’s World Cup bid

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Adelaide (Australia) (AFP) – A spectacular long-range strike from Tom Rogic delivered Australia a crucial 3-2 win over Saudi Arabia on Thursday to stay on track for next year’s World Cup finals in Russia.

The stylish midfielder reprised his match-winning exploits for Celtic in last month’s Scottish Cup final when he scored the Socceroos’ winner in the 64th minute.

Rogic stunner reignites Australia’s World Cup bid

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Adelaide (Australia) (AFP) – A spectacular long-range strike from Tom Rogic delivered Australia a crucial 3-2 win over Saudi Arabia on Thursday to stay on track for next year’s World Cup finals in Russia.

The stylish midfielder reprised his match-winning exploits for Celtic in last month’s Scottish Cup final when he scored the Socceroos’ winner in the 64th minute.

Fresh faces for Australia’s Thai football World Cup game

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Sydney (AFP) Australia coach Ange Postecoglou on Wednesday named two uncapped midfielders and a handful of A-League players in an extended squad for their World Cup qualifier against Thailand, where cheering has been banned.

There was uncertainty about whether the game would go ahead after the death of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, with fans advised to wear white, black or grey clothing.

Fresh faces for Australia’s Thai football World Cup game

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Sydney (AFP) Australia coach Ange Postecoglou on Wednesday named two uncapped midfielders and a handful of A-League players in an extended squad for their World Cup qualifier against Thailand, where cheering has been banned.

There was uncertainty about whether the game would go ahead after the death of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, with fans advised to wear white, black or grey clothing.

Australia 2016/17 Nike Home and Away Kits

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Defending AFC Asian Cup champions Australia debuted their 2016/17 Nike home kit during their 7-0 [...]

Liverpool Legends vs Australia Legends 4-0 Highlights 2016 Garcia Rush Alridge Goals Video

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Liverpool vs Australia Legends 2016 (LFC-Socceroos Legends VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Liverpool vs Socceroos 4-0 (Garcia*2, Rush, Alridge) ANZ Stadium, Sydney- 7 January, 2016- 7/1/16- Friendly Luis Garcia and John Rush are on target for Liverpool Legends as they beat Australia in front of a 40,000+ crowd at the ANZ Stadium Post match [.

Bangladesh vs Socceroos 2015 Highlights Australia 0-4 Cahill Goals Video WC Qualifying

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Bangladesh vs Australia 2015 (Bangladesh-Socceroos VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Bangladesh vs Socceroos 0-4 (Cahill*3, Jedinak) Dhaka Stadium- 17 November, 2015- 17/11/15- WC 2018 Asian Qualifying Tim Cahill's first half hat trick helps Australia beat Bangladesh 4-0 Goals, Youtube Bangladesh v Australia 0-1 (Cahill goal vs Bangladesh 6′) Bangladesh v Australia 0-2 (Cahill goal [.

Australia vs Kyrgyzstan 3-0 Highlights 2015 Canberra Socceroos Jedinak Cahill Goals Video

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Australia vs Kyrgyzstan 2015 (Socceroos-Kyrgyzstan VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Australia vs Kyrgyzstan 3-0 (Jedinak pen, Cahill, Amirov OG) 12 November, 2015- 12/11/15- Canberra Stadium, Canberra- Asian World Cup Qualifying Cahill and Jedinak score for the Socceroos as they beat Kyrgyzstan 3-0 in Canberra English commentary, 4:08 duration, Youtube Australia vs Kyrgyzstan 1-0 (Jedinak [.

Tajikistan vs Australia 0-3 Highlights 2015 Miligan Cahill Goals Video

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Tajikistan vs Australia 2015 (Tajikistan-Socceroos VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Tajikistan vs Australia 0-3 (Miligna, Cahill*2) Asian World Cup 2018 qualifying- 8 September, 2015 Tim Cahill's brace helps the Socceroos beat Tajikistan 3-0 3:32 duration, Youtube Tajikistan vs Australia 0-1 (Miligan goal v Tajikistan 58′) Tajikistan v Socceroos 0-2 (Cahill goal vs Tajikistan 75′) [.

Socceroos vs Bangladesh 5-0 Highlights 2015 Perth World Cup Qualifying Leckie Rogic Mooy Goals Video

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Australia vs Bangladesh 2015 (Socceroos-Bangladesh VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Socceroos vs Bangladesh 5-0 (Leckie, Rogic, Barman OG, Burns, Mooy) NIB Stadium, Perth- 3 September, 2015- WC 2018 qualifying Australia cruise to an easy 5-0 win over Bangladesh in WC Asian Qualifying Condensed hls, Vid.

China vs Australia 2015 Asian Cup Socceroos Highlights Cahill Goals Video

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China vs Australia 2015 Asian Cup Socceroos Highlights Cahill Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter China vs Australia 2015 (China Socceroos VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- China vs Australia 0-2 (Cahill*2) Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane- 22 January, 2015- 22/1/15- Asian Cup QF Tim Cahill's double powers the Socceroos [.

Australia vs South Korea Asian Cup 2015 Highlights Socceroos 0-1 Video

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Australia vs South Korea Asian Cup 2015 Highlights Socceroos 0-1 Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Australia vs South Korea 2015 (Socceroos-Korea Republic VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Australia vs Korea 0-1 (Jung-Hyub Lee) Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane- 17 January, 2015- 17/1/15- Asian Cup South Korea edge the Socceroos [.

5 Observations From Australia’s 4-1 Win Against Kuwait in 2015 Asian Cup

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The Asian Cup kicked off in Melbourne on Friday with a goal-laden game between hosts Australia and Kuwait. One of the pre-tournament favorites, Australia, eventually ran out 4-1 winners but the scoreline didn't reflect some of the anxiety theSocceroos suffered throughout the 90 minutes.

Ange Postecoglu's side went behind early in the piece and it took the Aussies a little time to recover from the shock.

5 Observations From Australia’s 4-1 Win Against Kuwait in 2015 Asian Cup

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The Asian Cup kicked off in Melbourne on Friday with a goal-laden game between hosts Australia and Kuwait. One of the pre-tournament favorites, Australia, eventually ran out 4-1 winners but the scoreline didn't reflect some of the anxiety theSocceroos suffered throughout the 90 minutes.

Ange Postecoglu's side went behind early in the piece and it took the Aussies a little time to recover from the shock.

Japan vs Socceroos 2014 Highlights Australia 2-1 Okazaki Backheel Goal Konno Cahill Video Friendly Osaka

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Socceroos vs Saudi Arabia 2014 Friendly 3-2 Highlights Craven Cottage Australia Cahill Jedinak Wright Al Jassim Goals Video

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Socceroos vs Spain 2014 Highlights World Cup Goals Group B Video

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Socceroos vs Spain 2014 Highlights World Cup Goals Group B Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Socceroos vs Spain 2014 (Australia-Spain VIDEO BELOW) Estadio Joaquim Americo Guimaraes, Curitiba- 23 June, 2014- 17.

A Bright Future Awaits for Valiant Socceroos

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The pride of a nation. Australia's 2-3 defeat at the hands of the Netherlands was arguably their greatest result on the international stage, so much so that, for many fans, regardless of what the score line suggested, it felt like a win. And if their previous 3-1 loss at the hands of Chile wasn't enough to persuade fans home and abroad, then yesterday's game surely did just that.

SBI World Cup Man of the Match: Memphis Depay

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By RYAN TOLMICH

In soccer, and in life, few things are more dangerous than just a little bit of hope. After 54 minutes and two goals, hope is exactly what Australia had, as they had the highly favored Netherlands on the ropes with a 2-1 lead.

It was the Netherlands' Memphis Depay who extinguished the Socceroos' hope, providing the equalizing assist in the 58th minute before scoring the winner just 10 minutes later.

The 200% World Cup: No Up Side Down Under, For Australia

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The optimism that accompanied Australia to previous World Cup finals has been replaced in 2014 by something of a sense of foreboding, as Paul Caulfield writes.

As Brazil 2014 gets going, Australian football fans will be trying to forget the fraught process of actually getting there.

Australia Unveils Its 30-Man Provisional Squad For World Cup 2014

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Australia Head Coach Ange Postecoglou has selected his 30-man Provisional Squad for the upcoming World Cup.

"We're excited to announce the preliminary 30-man Socceroos squad for the World Cup.... We've selected a squad we believe will represent the people of Australia with pride on the biggest stage in world sport," Postecoglou said at the official press conference, unveiling the squad.

Mark Schwarzer’s Move to Chelsea Ignites Race to Find New Australia Goalkeeper

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After signing with Chelsea this week on a free transfer, Mark Schwarzer said "I didn't take much convincing to come here," which is a very normal response for a player that's just signed for a new club. However, Schwarzer's move to Chelsea may hurt both Australia and himself in next summer's World Cup tournament in Brazil.

World Cup 2014 Is Australia’s Chance to Cement Its Place Amongst Soccer Elite

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Ten days ago, on a cold winter's night in Sydney, rain bucketed down as an entire nation sat on the edge of their seats. With the score deadlocked at 0-0 and with less than 15 minutes left on the clock, the Australian national team faced a tough task. Unable to break through a resilient Iraqi defense, the Socceroos needed a result in order to qualify for Brazil 2014.

Tuesday Kickoff: Australia move closer to World Cup; CAS denies Malaga FFP appeal; and more

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By DAN KARELL

Australia used three second-half goals to power past helpless Jordan, 4-0, on Tuesday at the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, climbing back into an automatic qualifying position for the 2014 World Cup in the process.

Incoming Bayer Leverkusen forward Robby Kruse was man of the match and finished with a goal and two assists, setting up the first two tallies by Mark Bresciano in the 15th minute and Tim Cahill in the 61st before putting the game away in the 76th with his own effort.

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SBI World Cup Man of the Match: Alexis Sanchez

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Entering their matchup with Australia, the Chilean National Team had been heralded as one of the tournament's teams to watch. Boasting a swashbuckling, attacking style of play, La Roja promised to deliver excitement, which is exactly what forward Alexis Sanchez offered in his team's first half blitz of the Socceroos.

Australia 2014 World Cup Nike Away Jersey

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Australia 2014 World Cup Nike Home Jersey

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Nike today revealed the Australian National Team Kit the Socceroos will wear in the 2014 [...]

Ange starts the revolution - half a team wiped out - and a need for speed from full back.

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If you have been following the Socceroos since 2006, or just reading the blogs and articles over the last few years you'd know Australia owed a massive debt to our 2006 player group.

It's the bulk of that squad that got us to the 2010 and now 2014 World Cup. We say thank you.

To one and all.

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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.

Australia 2015 AFC Asian Cup Champions Nike Jerseys

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Football Federation Australia and technical sponsor Nike are celebrating the Socceroos first continental title with [...]

Socceroos manager Holger Osieck says ‘women should shut up in public’ at press conference

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Feeling buoyant after Australia's resplendent 4-0 win over Jordan on Tuesday — which leaves the Socceroos three points away from automatic qualification to next year's World Cup Finals — manager Holger Osieck decided to treat journalists at a post-match press conference to the words of fourth-century archbishop St Ambrose: "Mulieres taceres in ecclesia.