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It’s time for the Roar to deal with the club’s coaching culture

Another off-field incident has left a cloud hanging over the Brisbane Roar coaching and football operations staff’s culture, in direct contrast to the exceptional team culture maintained by the players and their leaders.

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Postecoglu’s ill-fitting formation badly hampered Socceroos

One imagines that stepping out onto the pitch at the Shahid Dastergdi Stadium on Thursday was rather what it might be like to walk across the surface of a pot of jam.

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Lowe says Sydney the best ever – possibly

Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe says it would be a feather in his team’s cap if they can beat Sydney FC on Sunday, describing the Sky Blues as possibly the best team ever seen in the A-League. Sydney have put together an unbelievable season, losing once in 17 games to be on the cusp of […]

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Socceroos call-up a ‘surprise’ to Langerak, unsure about UAE role

Mitch Langerak is unsure if he’s unseated Mat Ryan as Australia’s first-choice goalkeeper but admits his call-up to face Iraq came as a surprise.

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Santalab setting records in Benjamin Button-like season

Record-setting veteran striker Brendon Santalab has praised Western Sydney’s coaching and medical team for helping him to produce the most prolific form of his A-League career.

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Socceroos’ road to Russia could turn into our highway to hell

If the Socceroos can’t beat Iraq on neutral territory on the road to Russia, perhaps they don’t deserve to qualify for the World Cup at all.

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WATCH: Socceroos highlights from their World Cup qualifier against Iraq

The Socceroos have again had to settle for a draw in their World Cup qualifying campaign, this time against Iraq in Tehran.

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Late equaliser from Iraq means another draw for Socceroos

Australia have notched up their fourth draw in a row after conceding late in the second half against Iraq, taking a 1-1 draw in their World Cup qualifying campaign.

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Socceroos bullied on the ball: Jedinak

Mile Jedinak admits the Socceroos lost the physical battle against Iraq in their tense 1-1 World Cup qualifying draw in Tehran.

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Socceroos vs Iraq: Start time, date, key information, squad – Iraq vs Australia World Cup Qualifier

The Socceroos will be hoping to improve their case for World Cup qualification when they go head to head with Iraq.

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Socceroos vs Iraq live stream: How to live stream Iraq vs Australia World Cup Qualifier online or watch on TV

Australia’s Socceroos will continue their campaign for World Cup Qualification when they go up against Iraq on Thursday night (AEDT). If you’re looking to watch the match you’re in the right place – this is The Roar’s ultimate guide to live streaming the match online or watching on TV.

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The credibility of punch-gate obscured by chaos

As the farcical sight of Thomas Kristensen, gloved up and awaiting an ill-fitting goalkeepers jersey, perfumed the late-game air of what had been a pedestrian contest, chaos was brewing.

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The Roar’s A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 24

So, after a split round which saw the A-League lose anything that resembled momentum, the football is back for good, the race to the finals is back, and we’re back with another round of expert tips and predictions.

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Iraq vs Socceroos: Postecoglou warns desperate Iraqis better than their results

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has warned Iraq’s poor World Cup qualifying record belies their true ability ahead of Thursday night’s crunch clash in Tehran.

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Socceroos set for scrapfest on dodgy pitch

The Socceroos are bracing for a scrapfest on one of the worst pitches they will encounter during their World Cup qualification campaign against Iraq in Tehran on Thursday night.

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Tim Cahill still as hungry as ever for Socceroos success

His body might be finally starting to catch up with his age but Tim Cahill says the burning desire that has made him a Socceroos legend has not left him.

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Adelaide United 2016 A-League Grand Final Football

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Michael Theo is sent off

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Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola

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Brun Fornaroli dribbles the ball

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Shinji Okazaki competes with Socceroos player Tim Cahill

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The Roar of the crowd

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Central Coast Mariners vs Adelaide United: A-League live scores, blog

The Central Coast Mariners are looking to avoid the wooden spoon position when they host last-placed Adelaide United. Join The Roar from 5:35pm (AEDT) for live scores and commentary.

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Western Sydney Wanderers vs Melbourne City: A-League live scores

The Western Sydney Wanderers welcome Melbourne City to Spotless Stadium as Round 24 of the A-League gets underway. Join The Roar from 7:50pm (AEDT) for live scores.

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Roy Morgan study highlights football’s massive growth in Australia

In what will come as no surprise to football fans across the nation, a recent study by Roy Morgan has found that the world game boasts the most regular participants of any sport in Australia.

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Iraq vs Socceroos highlights: World Cup Qualifier live scores, blog

Match result: Australia have notched up their fourth draw in a row after conceding late in the second half against Iraq, taking a 1-1 draw in their World Cup qualifying campaign.

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I wish I was in Tehran tonight with our Socceroos

Tonight the Socceroos play Iraq in the next chapter of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup. Iraq can’t play it’s home games in Iraq because… well, just pick whatever geopolitical reason that suits you.

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Arsenal’s mess is now a crisis

By Aneesh Chandoke, 22 Mar 2017
Arsenal’s mess is now a crisis

​In my last article, I said Arsenla were in a mess. Three weeks on, it has become a crisis.

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Australia vs Iraq: A preview

By Stuart Thomas, 21 Mar 2017
Australia vs Iraq: A preview

If your juices aren’t flowing for the next two World Cup qualifiers, I’m not sure what will get them going. In around ten days’ time the Socceroos’ campaign could be as good as over.

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What does Australia’s rich history mean for its football identity?

Two weekends ago, I had the pleasure of joining some of my football (of the round-ball variety) mates for a six-a-side tournament held in Forster-Tuncurry, The Viking Challenge, organised by Great Lakes United Football Club.

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You can keep your code wars, football is the beautiful game

With the winter codes now launched into their seasons, puffing out their chests to put the A-League on notice, the inevitable code wars have begun.

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It’s the stadiums, stupid

By Nick Symonds, 21 Mar 2017
It’s the stadiums, stupid

New stadiums are critical to A-League expansion and promotion-relegation. Without a good stadium you can’t host a team.

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#WengerOut is trending now more than ever

#WengerOut is trending now more than ever

Arsene Wenger is once again under increasing pressure after Arsenal have suffered 3-1 loss to West Bromich Albion at the Baggies home ground.

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Manchester City vs Liverpool highlights: EPL live scores

Manchester City will be looking to reduce the gap between them and league leaders Chelsea when they host Liverpool. Join The Roar from 3:30am AEDT for live scores.

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Western Sydney Wanderers vs Wellington Phoenix: A-League live scores, blog

Match result: The Wanderers have built on their Champions League triumph in midweek with an impressive home victory against the Wellington Phoenix.

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Adelaide United vs Brisbane Roar: A-League live scores, blog

Match result: After a fairly tame first half, it was one of the craziest finishes to an A-League fixture ever seen as Adelaide snatched their fourth victory of the season amidst absolute carnage.

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Melbourne City vs Newcastle Jets: A-League live scores, blog

Match result: Melbourne City have recorded a dominant win over the Newcastle Jets on Saturday night, victorious four goals to none.

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Sydney pitch quality more than just surface tension

It’s March. That means it is time for the annual hand-wringing and teeth-gnashing on the state of stadium playing surfaces now that the rugby codes have commenced their seasons and football’s run with good surfaces has come to another end.

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David Gallop, head of the FFA. (Photo by Paul Barkley/LookPro)

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Lionel Messi and Neymar for Barcelona (photo: AFP)

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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal reacts after falling to score a penalty kick during a shootout in a semifinal, second leg Champions League soccer match against Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid Wednesday April 25, 2012. (AP Photo / Franz Mann)

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Roy Krishna of the Phoenix celebrates

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Manchester City player Fernandinho.

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Tomas Rogic congratulated by team

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Romelu Lukaku of Everton F.C.

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Victory coach Kevin Muscat

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