Posts Tagged "FIFA World Cup"
Football Federation Australia must wait to find out the fate of a six-figure donation it made which was allegedly pocketed by former FIFA heavyweight Jack Warner.
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The Socceroos’ World Cup qualifying task became even harder when Jordan pulled off a stunning 2-1 upset over runway group leader Japan.
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All this debate about whether the A-League needs a finals series made me start thinking about the more important question of whether international football needs finals.
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Defining a nation through sport is a time-honoured tradition. Australia has been doing it for years, so have New Zealand and many others.
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Communications Minister Stephen Conroy announced the bulk of his new strategy on sports media broadcasting and the anti-siphoning list.
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Last night, after the completion of the draw for the final round of 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers, the Socceroos captain Lucas Neill expressed his confidence that Australia will qualify.
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The news last week was met with hardly a flicker of surprise in the football world: Lionel Messi was handed his third Ballon d’Or trophy in a row, crowned as the best footballer on the planet.
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Today is the sixth anniversary of that most memorable night when Australia defeated Uruguay on penalties in the final FIFA World Cup qualifier of 2005 and secured passage to the finals of 2006.
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In a massive coup for the Australian football community, SBS has scored the exclusive rights to broadcast the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups.
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Rugby union and football share a couple of things in common: both have previously struggled with very poor management and competition structures, and both play a long way from where the AFL and NRL are.
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Tonight at 8.30pm on the ABC, Four Corners explores Australia’s failed bid to host the football World Cup. With the final presentation of costs released last week, Football Federation Australia no doubt hopes the program closes the book on its most embarrassing chapter to date.
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Germany has produced some of the greatest footballers the world has ever had the privilege of watching.
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The Young Socceroos were handed a football lesson by Spain this morning, going down 5-1 at the U-20 World Cup and heading home with a solitary point from the campaign.
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The Socceroos have been drawn in a group containing Saudi Arabia, Oman and Thailand at the World Cup 2014 qualifying draw in Rio.
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World champions Spain have been drawn with 1998 winners France, Georgia, Belarus and Finland in qualifying for the 2014 tournament.
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The Matildas will have little time to savour their record-equalling FIFA World Cup performance, with a cut-throat Olympic football qualification tournament looming large in less than two months.
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With clashes between ethnic Uzbeks and Kygryz in Kyrgyzstan to the east, a raging Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan to the south east, and a country that until recently was run as a cult in Turkmenistan to the south, one could forgive Uzbekistan for being a little wary of its neighbours.
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The FFA has announced that the Socceroos will host Serbia in an international friendly at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne on Tueday, 7 June. The match continues the trend of Socceroos playing their 2010 FIFA World Cup opponents, having beaten Germany on March 29 in a reverse result of their World Cup humliations.
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It is time for FIFA to wake up to the impact of technology and realize the fundamental role it plays in the modern world of sport.
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The tooth fairy is alive and well in Melbourne. I read with a little amusement the story in the press from AFL Chief Executive Andrew Demetriou, that he felt no joy when Australian lost its campaign to host the 2022 Football FIFA World Cup in Australia.
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