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We can’t demand more A-League marketing then complain when we get it

There’s no point criticising the Central Coast Mariners for offering Usain Bolt a trial when for years the A-League has been crying out for some actual marketing.

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Tim Cahill to keep playing but not in A-League

Retired Socceroos great Tim Cahill is open to offers to continue playing club football, but has ruled out any prospect of an A-League return.

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Brosque OK with FFA funding Bolt contract

Sydney FC captain Alex Brosque has no issue with the prospect of the A-League’s marquee fund being used to recruit Usain Bolt.

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Victory sign Neidermeier; close in on Keisuke Honda

Defensive reinforcements have arrived for Melbourne Victory with experienced German defender Georg Niedermeier signing on with the A-League champions.

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Several teams now in the race for Usain Bolt

The publicity blitz around Usain Bolt’s proposed trial at the Central Coast Mariners could cost the A-League club the opportunity to cash in on the Jamaican sprint star’s switch to football.

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Usain in the membrane: Why Bolt in the A-League makes no sense

A few weeks ago, when the A-League’s impassioned fan-base were dallying through that fleeting period, allowing themselves – however fantastically, in hindsight – a few moments to imagine Andres Iniesta stepping out onto Australian pitches in 2018-19, that seemed at the time the upper limits of marquee fantasy.

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Melbourne City grab former Perth skipper for two A-League seasons

Melbourne City have boosted their midfield ranks with the signing of former Perth Glory skipper Rostyn Griffiths on a two-season A-League deal.

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The Arnold era begins: A swipe at Bert and psychological mumbo jumbo

Blind Freddy is aware of the fact that the Socceroos need to find the net more frequently from open play.

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup team of the tournament as picked by you

The people have spoken. After one of the best World Cups in history, we asked you to select your team of the tournament, and you delivered.

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Shortage of strikers will continue to cost Socceroos

Brisbane Roar coach John Aloisi reckons the shortage of Australian strikers getting A-League starting opportunities is a “massive issue” for the Socceroos as they begin life without Tim Cahill.

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15-year-old teenage prodigy a future star for the Matildas

The Matildas have added one more player to their Tournament of Nations squad – a 15-year-old wildcard who coach Alen Stajcic rates as the most talented prospect he’s seen in women’s football.

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The Roar’s 2018 World Cup awards: Player, game and goal of the tournament, and much, much more

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is done and dusted, leaving us all with another four-year wait until the next instalment of the wonderful tournament takes place in Qatar.

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Now it’s Qatar’s time to shine – if they’re given the chance

The final ball hadn’t even been kicked in Russia before some – mostly European media – started to get themselves into a lather over the fact Qatar will be the next host of the FIFA World Cup.

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Tim Cahill retires from international football

Australian international Tim Cahill has announced his retirement from international football, with the veteran striker announcing his decision via Twitter and Instagram this morning.

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Usain Bolt on the verge of joining the A-League – no, seriously!

While it might force you to check your calendar just to be sure it isn’t April 1, News Corporation are reporting that 100-metre sprint champion Usain Bolt is headed to the A-League.

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Can we have the World Cup script writers for the upcoming A-League season?

If anyone expected to tune in to the World Cup final and watch a clinical and professional French victory against a battered, bruised and tired Croatia, how disappointed they must have been.

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France World Cup

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Kylian Mbappe

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France World Cup

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France World Cup

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France fans

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Luka Modric

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England's Danny Welbeck and Harry Kane applaud

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Belgium's Eden Hazard controls the ball during the World Cup Group H qualifying soccer match between Bosnia and Belgium at the Grbavica stadium in Sarajevo, Bosnia.

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Ange has parted the sea for Arnie’s second coming

So long a poisoned chalice, the Socceroos coaching job is now ripe for the picking.

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It’s time to welcome the Arnold wonder years

Well the reign of Graham Arnold has begun. It may not be the regime we wanted – or deserved – but we enter this new age pre-warmed after Bert Van Marwijk’s World Cup custodianship.

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A Bolt to the A-League’s system is not a bad idea

Late on a Monday night, the Central Coast Mariners’ grand plans for 2018 were plastered all over social media.

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Social inclusion should be prioritised in junior football

In the wake of another FIFA World Cup examination, wherein the Socceroos’ lack of ambition and creative play has again been brought to light, football is yet again having to answer the same questions surrounding the shortage of youth talent, and the national team lacking a true identity.

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Les bleus: La dynastie?

By Lachlan MacCorquodale, 19 Jul 2018
Les bleus: La dynastie?

The 15th of July 2018, was the beginning of what could potentially become a French dynasty. The French side were too good in the end against Croatia winning 4-2 in the 2018 FIFA World Cup final.

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Finally, the screens fall dark and silent

Throughout Australia, sleep-deprived fans awoke this morning with the feeling that a good friend had been farewelled, not to be seen for another four years.

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It’s so crazy it just might work: Why Usain Bolt to the A-League might be worth it

Hands up if you thought we’d be talking about the A-League three months before the season started. Nah, I didn’t either.

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Why France’s win has left me unsatisfied

By Marty Gleason, 17 Jul 2018
Why France’s win has left me unsatisfied

There is something not quite right about France’s World Cup win.

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Putin’s football gambit: How the World Cup paid off

Even before the single ball was kicked at the FIFA World Cup in Russia, there were threats, promises and suggestions from various governments about how best to cope with Vladimir Putin and his designated fiendish circle of authoritarians.

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Ten talking points from the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final

The 2018 FIFA World Cup has come and ever so quickly gone, with a memorable final topping off a memorable event, and leaving with us multiple talking points to come from the World Cup Final.

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Harry Kane and the curse of the Golden Boot

By Ritesh Misra, 16 Jul 2018
Harry Kane and the curse of the Golden Boot

The Golden Boot award is given to the football player who scores the maximum number of goals in the football World Cup.

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France vs Croatia highlights: 2018 FIFA World Cup final scores, blog

Match result: France have won their second World Cup, beating Croatia by two goals in a highly entertaining affair.

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The woes of Luka Modrić: Croatia, nationalism and football

Juraj Vrdoljak of Telesport was convinced. “I think half the population didn’t show up to work on the morning after the win against England.”

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Belgium vs England: 2018 FIFA World Cup third-place playoff highlights, live scores, blog

Match result The playoff for third-place is usually full of goals as both sides have nothing to really play for, and it certainly started off that way.

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We need to talk about the World Cup

There is something about the World Cup that is bothering me, and I feel as if it is of crucial importance to write about it and share it with all of you. No this is not about VAR.

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Two World Cup overachievers produce a classic

England and Croatia are two nations who have put an indelible stamp on the history of football development in Australia, so it was inevitable their semi-final at Russia 2018 would be of more than just passing interest to locals.

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Harry Kane, Kieran Trippier and Jamie Vardy celebrate for England.

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Gareth Southgate

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France fans

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Kylian Mbappe celebrates scoring for France

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Maya Yoshida of Japan during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match against Belgium.

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Belgium's Eden Hazard controls the ball during the World Cup Group H qualifying soccer match between Bosnia and Belgium at the Grbavica stadium in Sarajevo, Bosnia.

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