Posts Tagged "FIFA World Cup"

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has accepted the inevitable, excluding an unfit Mile Jedinak from his squad for crunch World Cup qualifiers.

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Australian soccer bosses say they won’t make the same mistakes again after a report detailed evidence of the nation making improper payments in its failed 2022 World Cup bid.

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Qatar says a rift with fellow Gulf Arab states that includes economic sanctions on Doha has not affected its preparations to host the 2022 World Cup, and alternative sources for construction materials had been secured.

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The Socceroos’ bid for direct World Cup qualification has been boosted by Asian rivals Japan being held to a 1-1 draw against Iraq in Tehran.

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Australia will launch a bid to host the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup which will be fully supported by the federal government.

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The Socceroos play host to Saudi Arabia in Adelaide as their World Cup Qualifying campaign hangs on a knife edge leading into the final stages for a spot at Russia 2018. Catch all the live scores, highlights and action on The Roar from 8pm (AEST).

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It’s a pivotal qualifying game for Australia, who find themselves in an almost must-win position against Saudi Arabia when the sides meet at the Adelaide Oval. This is The Roar’s guide to live streaming and watching the match online and on TV.

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The Socceroos will be out to get their FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign back on track when they host Saudia Arabia in a crucial match at the Adelaide Oval. Kick-off is scheduled for Thursday, June 8 at 8pm (AEST).

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Argentina have lost 2-0 to Bolivia in their World Cup qualifier in La Paz, hours after Lionel Messi was suspended by FIFA for four competitive internationals.

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FIFA president Gianni Infantino has indicated Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban could prevent the United States from hosting the World Cup in 2026.

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The Socceroos’ next two World Cup qualifiers have been announced for late March as they continue their path towards Russia in 2018 with games against Iraq and the United Arab Emirates.

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The main criticism of FIFA’s newly announced expanded 48-team World Cup format is the quality of competition. The fear is that the prestige of the tournament may be darkened by landslide results due to the arrival of uncompetitive nations.

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To say FIFA made some folks angry this week would be an understatement. The decision to expand the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams prompted a seething response.

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The FIFA World Cup is a spectacle. It allows fans to watch the greatest players on Earth battle it out for world domination. However, a unanimous FIFA decision to expand the competition to 48 teams could diminish the integrity of the tournament.

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FIFA has voted to expand the World Cup to 48 teams from its current 32, brushing aside concerns that the expansion would lower the overall standard of the tournament, and make it too long and unwieldy.

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The legend of Brazilian football player Socrates, who died five years ago this month, was unique. He was a multifaceted talent – a qualified doctor, a maverick player of calibre who also captained a highly talented Brazilian World cup squad.

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The Qatari government will try to do what would seem impossible in Australia: stop sports fans from drinking alcohol during a major tournament.

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For some time, FIFA’s new president, Gianni Infantino, has been talking about expanding the FIFA World Cup finals tournament from 32 nations to 40 or more.

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FIFA president Gianni Infantino says proposals for a 32, 40 or 48-team World Cup in 2026 are still on the table and denied a larger tournament won’t mean a drop in quality. He also stood by his own idea, first mooted last week, for a 48-team tournament, starting with a playoff round featuring 32 teams […]

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Fifty years ago this month (30th July 1966) England won its only FIFA World Cup.

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