Posts Tagged "World Cup"
England’s gut-wrenching World Cup defeat was tough on all 17 players, but for Gareth Widdop it was especially cruel.
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FFA boss David Gallop has admitted the governing body has concerns over security at next year’s World Cup with ongoing violence and civil unrest in Brazil.
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Billy Slater insists bad memories of Australia’s shock defeat to New Zealand in the 2008 Rugby League World Cup final will have no influence at the looming 2013 tournament.
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I woke up and watched the England football team play this morning. And I did not regret it one bit.
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Putting a time frame on when Australia will win the World Cup ultimately depends on how quickly and efficiently the FFA, spectators and participants are willing to undergo a turnaround in their outlook on football.
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Despite becoming only the fourth man to successfully coach Australia to football’s World Cup, it remains to be seen whether Holger Osieck will be in the dugout when the tournament kicks off in Brazil next June.
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On Tuesday night, thousands of Australian football fans will have to put their hands up and in unison say, “I’m sorry, Holger.”
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I realise this idea seems absurd. Even ridiculous! But ponder it for a second. Australian cricket team has reached the nadir, especially in batting and leg-spin.
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The Socceroos are much better with classy midfielder Mark Bresciano back in the fold.
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Dead rubber? No such thing, if tonight’s Australia versus Saudi Arabia game is anything to go by. This was by no means the best performance by a Socceroos team.
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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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New Zealand’s World Cup winning captain Richie McCaw insists he won’t be following Jonny Wilkinson into Test retirement or accept a lucrative European club offer that could end his international career.
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The chorus of disquiet after Australia’s narrow win in Bangkok was as predictable as a scything Mile Jedinak tackle. But six years after that magical night in Sydney, do Socceroos fans now take World Cup qualification for granted?
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Australia’s first World Cup winning skipper Nick Farr-Jones believes Will Genia will ultimately rank alongside the legendary Ken Catchpole, and declared New Zealand are scared of the dynamic halfback.
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Built by a ferocious first half and capped by a clinical finish, the Wallabies have vowed to use their Tri Nations breakthrough as a perfect World Cup launch pad.
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World Cup-winning Springboks coach Jake White suspects his controversial successor will recall his stars for South Africa’s two home games of the Tri Nations series.
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Something is happening in the Philippines. In a nation of contrasts, where vicious regional politics and insurgencies lie hand-in-hand with white sandy beaches, cold beer and warm smiles, football is stirring.
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Sweeping reform across Western Europe throughout the 1990s has gone a long way towards eradicating violence on the terraces. But for Euro 2012, co-host Poland’s continued acts of football hooliganism are blighting the country’s reputation, and the calls for action are growing louder.
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This whole “ICC preferring a 10-team Test-nation-only World Cup” business has got me thinking on a real left-field tangent of late.
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Tall, bespectacled and analytical, John Buchanan, 58, is facing the strongest challenge of his roller-coaster career. He has been appointed the Director of New Zealand Cricket (NZC). From 1999 to 2007 he had coached the Australian cricket team with distinction. Under him as the coach, Australia lifted World Cups in 2003 and 2007.
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