Posts Tagged "World Cup qualifier"

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

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The Socceroos have again had to settle for a draw in their World Cup qualifying campaign, this time against Iraq in Tehran.

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Match result: Australia have notched up their fourth draw in a row after conceding late in the second half against Iraq, taking a 1-1 draw in their World Cup qualifying campaign.

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The Socceroos squad to face Thailand in their upcoming World Cup qualifier during November has been named on Wednesday, with seven new faces in a 30-man training group.

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Match result: Australia have kicked off their next phase of qualification for the 2018 World Cup with a 2-0 win against Iraq in Perth.

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Australia claimed a dominate win against Kyrgyzstan in their World Cup qualifying match in Canberra on Thursday coming away with a 3–0 win.

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The Socceroos have announced they will travel to Bangladesh this week for their World Cup qualifier, set to be played in Dhaka on November 17.

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Match Result: Game over in Amman and Australia slip off the top of Group B from an un-fancied but determined Jordan.

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In the pre-game presser, Kyrgyzstan coach Aleksandr Krestinin admitted that some of his players were nervous ahead of their match against the Socceroos and that the team would “pay more attention to the defence”. Yet apart from a jittery opening minute his players were anything but overawed on Tuesday night.

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A 10-man Socceroos have held on for a brave 1-1 draw in their World Cup qualifier against a highly fancied Japan in Brisbane on Tuesday night.

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The Socceroos head into tonight’s World Cup Qualifier already destined for the next round, but for opponents Saudi Arabia this is anything but a dead rubber. Join us live from AAMI Park at 8:30pm for Australia vs Saudi Arabia.

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Holger Osiek has announced the Socceroos squad for the upcoming clash against Saudi Arabia in Melbourne at AAMI Park, with the squad containing a number of surprises for the Australian clash, including the selection of Harry Kewell.

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Once again, the West Asian powers in the Gulf that be have flexed their muscle and cowardly FIFA have buckled to their demands.

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On the 9th of March, the draw for the fourth round of Asian qualifying for the FIFA World Cup in Brazil will take place. Australia, which will be placed in one of the two groups of five, will host four matches in this round.

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Socceroos coach Holger Osieck says his squad will be ready if Australia’s World Cup qualifier against Thailand is moved because of the flood crisis in Bangkok.

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Job done, if not done quite to plan. The Socceroos received the fright of their lives last night at the Suncorp Stadium against a wonderfully organised, motivated and unfortunate Thailand, ultimately winning 2-1 thanks to a very late winner from substitute Alex Brosque.

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The inner machinations of football politics have risen to the fore once again. In what has mainly gone unnoticed by the Australian football media, the FIFA Executive convened on Thursday to decide the continental allocations for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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England’s failure to qualify for the 1974 World Cup, after the success of the previous eight years, was made all the more ignominious by the fact that they failed to win a home game.

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The 1980s was a tumultuous decade for football (or “soccer”) in the United States. It began with the gradual demise of the North American Soccer League (NASL), after the gradual exodus of highly-paid name players from around the world.

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Post-Lowy, Australian football has slowly started to get its act together. But its momentum appears to be leaving Perth and Adelaide behind, particularly regarding international football.

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