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Socceroos forced into World Cup play-offs

The Socceroos’ World Cup nightmare has come true after Saudi Arabia’s 1-0 win over Japan denied them direct qualification and forced them down the arduous intercontinental play-off route.

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Australia beat Thailand, but still no closer to World Cup qualification

Unlike the Melbourne troposphere, Ange Postecoglou was under heavy pressure.

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Australia’s World Cup hopes hang by a thread after Saudi Arabia win

A 1-0 victory to Saudi Arabia in their World Cup qualifier has sent them to the World Cup and means Australia will have to battle it out with Syria just to stay in with a chance.

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Australia vs Thailand live stream: How to watch the Socceroos’ 2018 World Cup qualifier online and on TV

The Socceroos play the final group game of their World Cup qualifying campaign against Thailand in Melbourne tonight. Here is The Roar’s guide to watching the match live on TV and online.

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Socceroos win 2-1, now comes a nervous wait

Mathew Leckie has given the Socceroos a World Cup qualifying lifeline, striking a late winner to earn Australia a 2-1 win over Thailand.

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Tom Rogic must turn up against Thailand

The Socceroos trudged off the pitch in Saitama last Thursday, crestfallen and soundly beaten, having offered up a performance against the Japanese that barely flickered.

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Australia vs Thailand kick-off time: World Cup qualifier start time, squads, game information and qualification scenarios

The Socceroos take on Thailand tonight in what could be their final World Cup qualifier for the 2018 tournament, with the kick-off time scheduled for 8pm (AEST).

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Japan were simply too good for the shocking Socceroos

Every so often you have to put your hand up and admit you’ve been beaten by an opponent who was quicker, stronger and better in every department.

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Australia’s World Cup future out of their hands

Japan’s national anthem, much more lilting and beguiling than expected, conjured up serene images, a lotus flower falling softly onto the glassy surface of some quiet, azure pond.

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Long-serving soccer journalist and broadcaster Mike Cockerill has died after a long illness.

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Socceroos sunk! Japan jump Australia 2-0

The Samurai Blue have beaten the Socceroos 2-0 at the Saitama Stadium and fully deserved their victory.

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Japan vs Socceroos live stream: How to watch the 2018 World Cup qualifier online and on TV

The Socceroos can seal their place in the 2018 FIFA World Cup tonight when they take on arch rivals Japan at Saitama Stadium. Here’s all the information you need to watch the game live in Australia online and on TV.

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Ange Postecoglou must abandon his attacking instincts against Japan

Saudi Arabia lost to the UAE on Wednesday, a result that has eased out – if only slightly – the Socceroos’ margin for error against Japan.

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Japan vs Socceroos kick-off time: World Cup qualifier start time, venue, squads, game information

The Socceroos‘ bid to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia is on the line as they take on arch rivals Japan at Saitama tonight. Here’s everything you need to know about the crucial World Cup qualifier.

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Socceroos handed massive World Cup boost thanks to UAE win

The United Arab Emirates have inflicted a hammer blow to Saudi Arabia’s World Cup hopes in a Group B result that would see Australia qualify with victory over Japan on Wednesday in Tokyo.

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Socceroos selection for Japan up in the air

Socceroos players generally have no idea what coach Ange Postecoglou is thinking at the best of times.

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Shinji Okazaki competes with Socceroos player Tim Cahill

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James Troisi celebrates with Melbourne Victory teammates after scoring

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Harry Kane Tottenham English Premier League EPL Football 2017

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Euro2012 - England's Wayne Rooney on the ball

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Tomas Rogic congratulated by team generic football

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Alex Brosque Sydney FC A-League Grand Final 2017

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Sydney FC A-League 2017 Grand Final

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Kevin Muscat Melbourne Victory A-League Grand Final 2017

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Socceroos’ failure is a blessing in disguise

It is what it is. The Socceroos didn’t automatically qualify for next year’s World Cup in Russia, after they failed to obliterate Thailand on the scoresheet like many had predicted.

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Clash of the titans: Manchester City vs Liverpool FC

By Samuel Greco Schwartz, 9 Sep 2017
Clash of the titans: Manchester City vs Liverpool FC

With Premier League football returning to our screens following the international break, we take a look at the headline fixture which kicks off the round.

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CBS’s investment in Ten could give football a once in a generation opportunity

The head of Fox Australia has welcomed CBS’s takeover of Channel 10. Peter Tonagh said that CBS were in for the long haul and would bring plenty of free-to-air TV knowledge with vast experience from the US market.

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The Socceroos need to start attracting Australia’s best athletes

Imagine an alternate reality, in a not-too-distant future. The world game has finally got itself together, and Alex Rance has intercepted the ball, in front of a packed stadium of 60,000-plus spectators.

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It’s state finals time in the National Premier Leagues, and this weekend has a lot of good football to watch.

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Socceroos vs Thailand highlights: Australia escape with nervy 2-1 win in Melbourne

Match result They did it the hard way, but the Socceroos picked up the three points against Thailand with a nervy 2-1 win in Melbourne to edge closer to World Cup qualification.

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Socceroos vs Thailand: World Cup Qualifier preview and prediction

I’ve always admired the pig headedness in Ange Postecoglou. It isn’t necessarily a negative trait in people.

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The Ramble: Blacktown, D-day and why Australia must stick to a back three

For the first time since Kevin Keegan drew 17,000 fans to the Gabbie Stadium some 30 odd years ago, football folk in Blacktown have a reason to be excited.

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Premier League: Early contenders for relegation

By Samuel Greco Schwartz, 4 Sep 2017 New author!
Premier League: Early contenders for relegation

With some sides not making the best of starts to the 2017-18 Premier League campaign, we look at where these teams need to improve as we prepare for the return of Premier League football following the dreaded international break.

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Winners and losers of the summer transfer window

By Christian Montegan, 3 Sep 2017
Winners and losers of the summer transfer window

Football’s summer transfer window has just concluded. Here’s how everyone fared.

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Could a Thailand loss be the Socceroos’ dream scenario?

Australia should defeat Thailand on Tuesday night but the important question to ask is “how much?”.

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Five talking points from Japan vs Socceroos World Cup Qualifier

Australia slumped to a disappointing defeat against Japan in Tokyo last night, an abject Socceroos performance resulting in a 2-0 loss.

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Japan vs Australia highlights: Socceroos World Cup qualifier scores, blog

Match result: The Samurai Blue have beaten the Socceroos 2-0 at the Saitama Stadium and fully deserved their victory.

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Socceroos vs Japan World Cup Qualifier preview and prediction

It’s the business end for World Cup qualification and for the Socceroos, is there a more difficult test than going to the land of the rising sun?

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How can Australia make the FIFA World Cup? Socceroos qualification scenarios for Russia 2018

The Socceroos’ clash with Japan tonight will have a big say in whether Australia qualifies for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. This is the The Roar’s full guide to what implications each result will have on the Aussies’ chances.

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Arsenal needs to be brave and defy the insanity

Somewhere between Liverpool’s third goal or their fourth, maybe even after both, Arsenal supporters must have questioned the insanity of it all.

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Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho, left, and Sunderland's Billy Jones battle for the ball

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Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge on the ball in the Premier League

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Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger

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Aaron Mooy Huddersfield Town Premier League EPL Football 2017

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Arsene Wenger is again under pressure to deliver.

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Manchester United's French midfielder Anthony Martial

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Pep Guardiola

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N'Golo Kante for Leicester

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