Posts Tagged "World Cup qualifying"

Wariness quickly morphed into confidence when the final whistle blew in San Pedro Sula. The Socceroos played cohesively, moved the ball out of defence untroubled and executed the maligned Ange Postecoglou plan to perfection – albeit without the crucial goal.

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Football fans across the country will be hoping for a Socceroos‘ win against the UAE on Tuesday night at Allianz Stadium to get Australia’s World Cup qualifying campaign back on track. Here’s everything you need to know to live stream the action online and watch it on TV.

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Australia’s home World Cup qualifier on Tuesday night against the United Arab Emirates is a must-win affair for Ange Postecoglou’s men. Here’s everything you need to know about the crucial match.

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Australia travelled to Bangkok with high hopes of putting themselves in a strong position to secure automatic qualification to Russia 2018. However, a strong Thai performance correlated with one of the worst Socceroos showings in recent memory to culminate in a 2-2 draw at the Rajamangala National Stadium.

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Australia face arch-rivals Japan in a gruelling test to qualify for a fourth straight FIFA World Cup.

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Australians have every reason to be delighted with the progress of Ange Postecoglou’s Socceroos as they navigated their first phase of qualifiers with a style reminiscent of some of the play we saw under Guus Hiddink.

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With little hype and fanfare ahead of tonight’s World Cup qualifier in Adelaide, it makes it hard for Ange Postecoglou to get his players up and in the right frame of mind to get the job done.

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The Socceroos will take on fellow Group B pace-setters Jordan in a World Cup Qualifier at Allianz Stadium in Sydney on March 29, a match that is looming as decisive in deciding which country will progress to the next stage of World Cup Qualifying as group winners.

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The road to Russia 2018 begins in the intrigue and mystique of Central Asia, as Australia travel to Bishkek to meet Kyrgyzstan in their first World Cup qualifier. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 23:45 on Tuesday night.

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There may be a degree of the unknown in what awaits the Socceroos in the first phase of qualifying for Russia 2018 after Tuesday’s draw, but there’s also a sense of anticipation that wasn’t there at the beginning of the past two qualifying cycles.

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The Socceroos will begin their attempt to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Perth, Football Federation announced today.

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For a long time, the Asian Football Confederation has had an additional half a spot for World Cup qualification. Similarly, the Oceanic Football Confederation has had a half a spot for World Cup qualification for quite some time as well.

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Australia might have already qualified for the World Cup, but throughout Europe, Africa and the Americas, the battle for positions in Brazil next year is still being closely fought, and will come down to the final round of games this week.

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With strong back-to-back performances in crucial games, the Socceroos have been providing more answers than questions for the first time since the reign of Holger Osieck began.

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When Ivan Franjic walks down the tunnel at Saitama Stadium on Tuesday night, he should pause and take a look around. The Brisbane Roar utility man is living out more than just a personal dream.

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Only one month to go until June’s three vital World Cup qualifiers for the Socceroos and already my fingernails are down to stubs.

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Football has always had player numbers – ‘the sleeping giant’ is the most common term used to describe its player base.

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The Socceroos host an undefeated Japan tonight in the fourth round of Asian Football Confederation World Cup qualifiers. Join us from 8pm AEST for minute-by-minute commentary and live scores.

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Three, four or six? You can bet the Socceroos will not wish to proceed with nothing to show from their clashes with Oman and Japan, so what is an acceptable points tally from two difficult looking fixtures?

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“Full house? Not likely. I live in Brisbane and totally forgot the game was on, and I’ve already got tickets,” read the start of a response to a suggestion Australia’s upcoming World Cup qualifier against Japan will sell out.

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