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Women’s World Cup: The Matildas Step Onto The World Stage

Tom Pollock of The Southern Terrace runs the rule over the Aussie Women’s chances in Germany. Continue reading »

The Oz Files: Socceroos Heartbreak

Asian Cup Final: Australia 0-1 Japan The Socceroos’ Asian Cup campaign has ended in heartbreak thanks to a fine strike in the 109th minute by Tadanari Lee. The momentary lapse in concentration by the Aussie defence gifted the trophy to Japan who secured their fourth title. It could be argued that Australia had the better of … Continue reading »

Asian Cup Final Preview

The 2011 Asian Cup Final pits two of Asia’s heavyweights against each other and promises to be a game no football fan will want to miss. Australia and Japan will fight it our for the title of the planet’s most populous continent’s best footballing nation at the Al Khalifa stadium in Doha on Saturday, the … Continue reading »

The Oz Files: A Record-Breaking Week In Australia

Australian football has seen all sorts of new records set in a memorable week. The Socceroos have progressed to the Asian Cup semi-finals for the first time after eliminating Iraq in the 118th minute. Back in the A-League, Adelaide United recorded the highest score in the league’s history, along with its largest margin of victory, demolishing … Continue reading »

The Oz Files: Coast Mariners and Brisbane Roar Share Points In a Thriller

It’s all happening in Australian football. Week 23 of the A-League gave us plenty of great games and great goals. The Socceroos set their Asian Cup campaign off on a good note while if you read my previous article, you’d have seen the great lengths Australian players and clubs are going too to help Queensland’s flood … Continue reading »

Australian Football Community Rallies Behind Flood Victims

The flood crisis in Queensland is the worst Australia has seen for a long time.  The floods have been devastating, inundating homes and taking lives. Thousands of people have been forced to move into evacuation centres indefinitely and are in desperate need of help. Times like these bring out the best in people and support has … Continue reading »

Interesting Socceroos Squad Announced

Holger Osieck’s final 23 man squad for the 2011 Asian Cup next month was recently announced and while there were a few surprises, the general feeling in Australia is there is enough quality for the Socceroos to go all the way. Captain Lucas Neill, Harry Kewell, Tim  Cahill and Mark Schwarzer found their way into the squad as was expected, … Continue reading »

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