Arnold’s helter-skelter approach illuminated the gulf between Australia and Asia’s elite

Australia’s hopes of automatically qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup were thwarted by Hajime Moriyasu’s Japan outfit as they came away 2-0 victors in front of 41,852 people at Stadium Australia. A match that will be forensically analysed incessantly…

OPINION | In their biggest game in years, the Socceroos must not slip up

World Cup qualifying. Japan. Stadium Australia. It doesn’t get any bigger than this. Looking to claw their way back into the top two spots in Group B, the task remains pretty simple for the Socceroos – beat Japan on March…

Football Australia release statement regarding Graham Arnold’s breach of self-isolation

Football Australia today have acknowledged reports today from 2GB’s Ray Hadley that Socceroos Head Coach Graham Arnold breached self-isolation rules after testing positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. Arnold released a statement, apologising for his error: “I sincerely apologise for my…

“We’re going to qualify for this World Cup” – D’Agostino confident ahead of big encounter

Uncapped Socceroo and potential debutant Nick D’Agostino has signaled a statement of intent ahead of Australia’s mammoth World Cup qualifier on Thursday night against Japan. “We want to qualify for this World Cup and we’re going to qualify for this…

Graham Arnold tests positive for COVID-19

Football Australia have advised that Socceroos coach Graham Arnold has tested positive for COVID-19 prior to travelling to the Socceroos camp in Sydney. He took a PCR test yesterday. Arnold will self-isolate at home while being digitally connected to Australia’s…

“Win-win window” – Arnold on his squad for Japan, Saudi World Cup qualifiers

Kick360 takes a look at Graham Arnold’s latest Socceroos squad.

Key Takeaways: Oman vs Australia

Australia’s hopes of automatic qualification for the 2022 World Cup took a significant hit as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Oman. Aaron Mooy thought he had bailed out his teammates when he put Australia ahead with 10…

Tactical Analysis: How do the Socceroos line up in the upcoming qualifiers?

Kick360’s Jack George and Tom Williams provide their preview for the Socceroos’ upcoming World Cup Qualifiers against Vietnam and Oman, presenting their preferred lineup and system of play. Football systems are all about bringing out players’ strengths while hiding their…

Uncapped trio and A-League stars headline new-look Socceroos squad

Socceroos manager Graham Arnold has unveiled a 25-man squad for the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers against Vietnam and Oman with many fresh faces set to feature. Sitting third in the group on 11 points with four matches remaining, Arnold has…

“Now I can pick players on form, not reputation” – Arnold signals statement of intent ahead of WCQs

Melbourne Rectangular Stadium has been named as the venue that will play host to a crucial World Cup qualifier between the Socceroos and Vietnam on 27 January 2022. Speaking to the media ahead of the announcement that Melbourne will host…