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It might have been mission accomplished for the Socceroos and Ange Postecoglou, who conquered Asia at only the third attempt after the most tense, thrilling and fitting of finals at Homebush on Saturday night, but, like any good manager, he was already looking to build on it.
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Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou’s overwhelming emotion is relief.
By hoisting the Asian Cup trophy, Australia have become the princes of soccer’s poorest tournament.
Massimo Luongo and James Troisi have crowned Australia as the kings of Asian soccer in an historic 2-1 triumph against South Korea.
Any nations agitating to evict Australia from the Asian Football Confederation would be better off focusing efforts on trying to win a World Cup, Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou says.
Football Federation Australia are poised to take the first steps towards removing the Newcastle Jets’ A-League licence by issuing a show cause notice to owner Nathan Tinkler this weekend.
Socceroos captain Mile Jedinak is certain the sleeping giant of Australian sport has awakened.
Western Sydney and defender Daniel Mullen parted ways on Friday by mutual consent and with immediate effect.
South Korea skipper Ki Sung-yueng claims the Socceroos will feel the pressure more than his team in Saturday’s Asian Cup final.
The United Arab Emirates secured third place in the Asian Cup defeating Iraq 3-2 on Friday night in a spirited encounter at Newcastle’s Hunter Stadium.
The Socceroos’ transfer targets won’t get any advice from coach Ange Postecoglou.
While Ange Postecoglou’s attacking philosophy is starting to pay dividends for the Socceroos in the Asian Cup, and proving a lot of detractors wrong, it’s the team’s defensive improvements that have been just as impressive and worthy of praise.
Preview of A-League Round 15 matches (all times AEDT).
The Professional Footballers Association (PFA) has threatened legal action over Newcastle Jets’ attempts to axe five senior players.
Socceroos goalkeeper Mat Ryan has lauded the scrambling defence of a side that has gone from leaky to stingy.
Defender Ivan Franjic’s battle to overcome injury isn’t yet occupying the thoughts of Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou.
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Australia have been crowed champions of Asia after a hard-fought, enthralling and energy-sapping 120-minute encounter with South Korea in Sydney.
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This could well be the title of a film about the life and work of Vinnie Jones, also known as ‘Vinnie CoJones’, ‘The Butcher of Wales’ or simply ‘Psycho’.
Despite pre-tournament fears, the Socceroos have defied expectations and made the Asian Cup final thanks to an impressive campaign.
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Much was made of the changing of the guard in the Channel Nine commentary box a few years back when former first-class cricketer and experienced media man Mark Nicholas was appointed to become the face of the network’s cricket coverage.
UAE and Iraq meet in Newcastle to determine who finishes third and fourth in the 2015 Asian Cup. Join The Roar from 8.00pm (AEDT) for the action from Hunter Stadium.
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It is often regarded as the cradle of football in Australia. The oldest clubs in Australia reside there, and some of them have histories longer than the biggest European clubs.
Australia is through to the Asian Cup final against South Korea after an inspired 2-0 victory over the United Arab Emirates in Newcastle.
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