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Congratulations to the Socceroos and Ange Postecoglou, who united a nation – for one night at least – and belatedly booked a ticket to the World Cup in Russia after 22 gruelling games.

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The All Whites have fallen at the final hurdle of their run to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, going down 2-0 to Peru in their playoff second leg in Lima.

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Aloisi expects Postecoglou to call it quits after sealing World Cup qualification

John Aloisi expects Ange Postecoglou will quit as Socceroos coach despite sealing qualification for next year’s World Cup in Russia.

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Jedinak leads Socceroos to Russia

So this was it. This interminable qualification campaign, a trudge that has left the Socceroos and their manager weary and battered, had all been funnelled down to a single match.

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The Roar’s A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 7

The Crowd was the star last week with three correct selections and my ambitious, upset driven selection strategy continues to fail.

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Australia qualify for Russia: Socceroos player ratings

The Socceroos are off to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Here’s how they rated in their win over Honduras.

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Postecoglou stays mum on Socceroos future

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has promised a quick decision on his future as national team boss.

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To Russia with love. Crowd rises to Socceroos’ occasion

It all started so quietly at a sold-out ANZ Stadium.

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Socceroos beat Honduras, qualify for 2018 FIFA World Cup

Australia have qualified for their fourth successive World Cup, handing Honduras a 3-1 beating at ANZ Stadium in the second leg of their inter-confederation qualifying play-off.

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Socceroos confirm XI to face Honduras

The Socceroos have confirmed their XI to face Honduras in the second leg of their FIFA World Cup inter-confederation play-off, with Tim Cahill named to start up front.

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Socceroos vs Honduras World Cup Qualifier live stream, TV guide, how to watch

The battle for World Cup qualification between Australia and Honduras enters the second leg, with the Socceroos to host the all-important matchup. This is The Roar’s comprehensive guide to live streaming the match online or watching on TV.

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Denmark’s Christian Eriksen scored a hat-trick in a 5-1 thrashing of the Republic of Ireland in their playoff second leg to secure the final European berth at next year’s World Cup.

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La Liga to use VAR from next season

La Liga plans to introduce video assistant referees (VAR) next season, the league’s president Javier Tebas has announced.

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Socceroos vs Honduras kick-off time – when is Australia vs Honduras World Cup Qualifier? Start time, date

A ticket to the 2018 FIFA World Cup is just one win away, as the Socceroos host Honduras in the second leg of their World Cup qualifying series. The match is set to start at 8pm (AEDT) on Wednesday, November 15.

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Overload the key to Socceroos’ World Cup qualification

Australia competed excellently in the tricky away leg of their World Cup qualifying playoff against Honduras, creating many good chances from which they could have won the match, albeit returning to Sydney with a respectable 0-0 draw.

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Our road to Russia is no more difficult than any other nation’s

Ask American fans how they feel about qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and they won’t know whether to laugh or cry.

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Tomas Rogic congratulated by team generic football

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Ange Postecoglou Football Australia Socceroos 2017

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Italy won't be at the World Cup!

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Tom Rogic Socceroos

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Tim Cahill

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Tim Cahill

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Socceroos fans react to the referee's decision. (Photo: Paul Barkley/LookPro)

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Matthew Leckie

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A tale of two teams: Australia, Italy and the World Cup

Australia chose a rather roundabout, and dangerous, way of getting to the finals of the FIFA World Cup.

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Brisbane Roar vs Melbourne City: A-League live scores, blog

A bottom-placed Brisbane Roar host the magnificent Melbourne City, the Roar looking for their first win of the 2017-18 A-League season, City looking to go top of the table. Join The Roar for a live blog of the match at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night, starting from 7:50pm AEDT.

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

Central Coast Mariners host Adelaide United at Central Coast Stadium in Gosford in Round 7 of the A-League. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage starting from 7:50pm AEDT.

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Socceroos vs Honduras: World Cup qualifier highlights, live scores, blog

Match result: Australia have officially secured qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia with a 3-0 win over Honduras on Wednesday night.

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Socceroos vs Honduras: World Cup qualifier preview and prediction

The Socceroos will be heavy favourites to qualify for their fourth straight FIFA World Cup when they host Honduras in the second leg of their inter-confederation play-off at Homebush.

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History suggests Socceroos fans set for nervy night

In the drawn-out procedure that has been Australia’s World Cup qualification campaign, there is some satisfaction to be gained from the fact that it will end, for better or worse, in the one place that the relatively young football nation has grown accustomed.

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Heading to the middle of the desert, in search of Lucas Neill

After a holiday in Iran in 2012, my wife had a conference in Dubai, leaving me with three days on my own that I decided to fill by watching some football.

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Attitude key to World Cup qualification for Socceroos

Wariness quickly morphed into confidence when the final whistle blew in San Pedro Sula. The Socceroos played cohesively, moved the ball out of defence untroubled and executed the maligned Ange Postecoglou plan to perfection – albeit without the crucial goal.

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How Ronny Vargas’ injury has improved Dimitri Petratos

By Chris Matthews-Darby, 14 Nov 2017
How Ronny Vargas’ injury has improved Dimitri Petratos

Under Ernie Merrick, Ivan Vujica, Ben Kantarovski, and leading goal-scorer Roy O’Donovan have all impressed for the resurgent Newcastle Jets. However, Dimitri Petratos has been the real stand out.

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Are Newcastle replicating Leicester City’s 2015-16 season?

Okay, I’m going to start this piece off by saying that I am a diehard Newcastle Jets fan.

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Is Alex Brosque the A-League’s GOAT?

By Chris Matthews-Darby, 14 Nov 2017
Is Alex Brosque the A-League’s GOAT?

Sydney FC have hosted many big name players over the years including Dwight Yorke, Juninho Paulista, and most notably Alessandro Del Piero, but there’s a case to be made that their biggest ever player is their current captain Alex Brosque.

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Is Jack Wilshere the long-term solution for Arsenal?

Arsène Wenger made some interesting comments after Arsenal’s dour 0-0 draw with Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League.

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Fifty years since the Socceroos triumphed in war-torn Vietnam

It has been 50 years since the Australian government decided to send the national football team to Saigon for the annual South Vietnam National Day Tournament during the Vietnam War in 1967.

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The Matildas are Australia’s best international team. Here’s why

There is no longer any debate that women’s sport has started its long overdue rise, both in Australia and overseas, and what a great thing it is to see.

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

The Western Sydney Wanderers need to get back to winning ways but face another tough assignment against a Melbourne City side in good form. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7pm AEDT.

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Wellington Phoenix vs Perth Glory: A-League live scores, blog

Match result: Wellington have issued a firm statement to the rest of the competition that their early season form has by no means been an indicator of what they will offer as an opponent.

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Manchester City's Raheem Sterling, right, celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the Premier League soccer match between AFC Bournemouth and Manchester City at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, England. Saturday Aug 26, 2017.

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Ange Postecoglou and the Socceroos

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Melbourne Victory fans A-League

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Adelaide United fans celebrate

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Aaron Mooy Socceroos Australia Football 2017

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Tim Cahill

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Matthew Leckie Australia Socceroos 2016 Football

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Thiago Motta Italy Football Euro 2016

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