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More clinical than pretty against a United Arab Emirates that came back from a poor start to control large parts of the game, the Soocceroos finally got their quick start to set up a dream final on Saturday night against South Korea.

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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.

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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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The Socceroos tackle the United Arab Emirates in the semi-final of the Asian Cup tonight, with the winner destined to face South Korea in the Final next Saturday. Join The Roar from 8:00pm (AEDT) for live blog coverage.

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It was difficult not to ponder what might have been as South Korea overcame Iraq at ANZ Stadium yesterday. It was meant to be the Socceroos, playing in front of a packed and vocal Sydney crowd, on Australia Day, for a spot in the Asian Cup final.

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As has been stated many times, sport is a microcosm to society. However, today I will be looking at this statement from the inverse and pose an important question: what does our society say about our sport?

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The Socceroos’ conquerers South Korea are through to the Asian Cup decider after breezing past Iraq 2-0.

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Ange Postecoglou reckons the Socceroos were running on empty when he took over as coach.

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Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has a foolproof tactic for penalty shootouts: avoid them.

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With Chelsea reeling from FA Cup humiliation, Liverpool will visit Stamford Bridge for their League Cup semi-final second leg on Tuesday with increased confidence of reaching the final.

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Didier Drogba says he wants to remain a member of the Chelsea “family” beyond the end of the English Premier League season.

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It’s not often Kenny Lowe is lost for words, but even the Perth Glory coach is trying to find new terms to describe his team’s fighting qualities.

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MATCH RESULT South Korea will play for the 2015 Asian Cup after a 2-0 Semi-Final win over Iraq in Sydney. South Korea started the game in a dominant fashion, and they consolidated that dominance in the 20th minute with a goal from Lee Jung-Hyup. The goal seemed to kick-start Iraq, as they started to play […]

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It’s not at all what we expected, but a semi-final clash with the United Arab Emirates is not something to cheer about. The desire to avoid Japan has been bandied about way too much for a country tipped second favourite, and now there is no room for complacency.

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The 2015 Asian Cup has, without doubt, been a resounding success. As I cast my eye on the tournament in November, I couldn’t help but wonder whether the whole show would be an enormous flop.

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A-League leaders Perth Glory scored two goals in the last 12 minutes to salvage an entertaining 3-3 draw against Melbourne Victory on Sunday.

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Round 15 of the A-League sees first placed Perth Glory host third placed Melbourne Victory at nib Stadium. Join us on The Roar from 8:00pm (AEDT) for live scores and commentary.

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Send-offs, panenkas, tears, near misses, dying-minute equalisers, referee bumbles and the mixed emotions of joy and heartbreak. The Asian Cup went next level on Friday night as two of the tournament favourites were ejected from the quarter finals in dramatic scenes.

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Earlier this week, popular American news publication Foreign Policy ran the article ‘The World’s Next Country’, exploring how the northern Iraqi cities of Erbil and Kirkuk could be vital in forging a new Kurdish state independent from Iraq.

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There was a moment in the last 10 minutes of Australia’s quarter-final victory over China when I missed a few heartbeats, held my breath, and might have uttered “please, no…”

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