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As the Socceroos continue their path to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, match sharpness and unknown opposition will be the main obstacles in the way of a maximum six points, and with it a perfect start to the Group B qualifiers.
Brisbane Roar’s ownership is “in the balance” according to FFA chief executive David Gallop, and today the Bakrie Group may finally find themselves stripped of their A-League license. Yet even though FFA’s intervention would bring a welcome end to the farce in Queensland, it could pose problems for future investment.
There is hardly anything sweeter than midweek football, especially when the domestic game has been largely on standstill at the top level for the past few months.
It has been a while since the Socceroos could boast Champions League pedigree in its ranks. However, this week Australian fans saw three national stars involved in the competition’s playoffs.
Throughout Ange Postecoglou’s tenure as manager of the Socceroos, the message has been clear: no club game time, no call-up.
While the FFA’s changes to the A-League salary cap provide promise moving forward, particularly the marquee, loyalty and mature-age allowances, questions still remain over the cap’s effectiveness.