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…

ANALYSIS | Victory against UAE delivers more questions than answers for Socceroos

Cliché often dictates that a team discovers more about themselves when the chips are down. Typically, the saying extends to assert that the most crucial individual assets of a collective unit will come to shine when a side has its…

Australia vs UAE: Opposition Preview

Buoyed by a swathe of promising performances under new manager Rodolfo Arruabarrena, the United Arab Emirates head into Wednesday morning’s encounter with their tails up as they look to qualify for their second ever FIFA World Cup. The Argentine’s side…

HOW AUSTRALIA REACTED: Alou Kuol is crowned the Scorpion King!

The Kuol name has been a popular one in recent weeks, with Central Coast Mariners winger Garang Kuol creating plenty of headlines with his cameo off the bench for the A-Leagues All Stars raising plenty of eyebrows. Garang’s brother Alou,…

From pitch to track: Tim Cahill ventures into motorsport

Electric motorsport series Extreme E has announced that former Socceroo Tim Cahill will be backing a new team from next year. The 42-year-old is part of the XE Sports Group, who will be the first Asian-Pacific team to join the…

Paramatildas fall short in quest for gold

While the Paramatildas ultimately did not get the result they were after, they will leave Spain having inspired many, as all abilities football got the telling advertisement it deserved, thanks to the first class of Paramatildas who wore the green and gold with pride.