Key Takeaways: Spain 7 Australia 0

Australia has been defeated 7-0 by a rampant Spanish side. It was not without total surprise, but not without lessons.

Five uncapped players Matildas fans should be excited to watch

Matildas fans will likely see a few new faces when they take on Spain and Portugal. Here are five to watch out for.

OPINION | The Socceroos’ success could revitalise the sport in the country

The short-term euphoria Down Under is palpable, and for good reason. The long-term effects of this morning’s victory may perhaps prove more important.

Awer Mabil – “This was my way of saying thank you to Australia”

Awer Mabil has dedicated his contribution to Australia’s penalty shootout win over Peru to the people of his country. Born in a refugee camp in Kenya, to South Sudanese parents, Mabil moved to Australia in 2006. The talented 26-year-old has…

Unwanted to national hero: Redmayne on penalty shootout that secured Socceroos qualification

Andrew Redmayne will never need to pay for a beer in his life after helping to send the Socceroos to the World Cup. His infamous ‘Wiggles’ penalty-saving routine gained success once again, this time on the international stage as he…

Perspective from an Australian in Qatar on vital Peru clash

I sit here writing this note no less than 24 hours before Australia’s do or die clash with Peru from the comfort of the hotel. The nerves have begun to set in. Tomorrow is the day that our fate will…

OPINION | The need to qualify for the World Cup outweighs the benefits of a ‘wake up call’

As the Socceroos prepare for their most important fixture in recent memory, there is no denying that there is a real chance Australia could miss out on qualifying for the World Cup for the first time since 2002. Australia face…

Opposition Preview: Australia vs Peru

Australia will face their sternest test of World Cup qualifying when they face off against Peru on Tuesday morning in a do-or-die encounter that will determine who heads to Qatar for the FIFA World Cup in November. After struggling through…

Luke Casserly: Australia Qualification is crucial for three reasons

This is the endgame. The Socceroos face one final challenge against Peru for imperative World Cup qualification.

OPINION | Arnold’s ‘DNA’ jibe perfectly summarises the Socceroos’ plight

“Our best chance [to win] is the Aussie DNA. If the boys run, fight, kick against the South Americans and really play a physical game, I believe that type of thing will rattle those type of nations.” Socceroos coach Graham…