Australia v Saudi Arabia: Opposition Preview

Fresh off superb victories against Japan and China, Saudi Arabia head into the November 11th clash against Australia as the 49th ranked team in world football. Buoyed by nine consecutive victories in World Cup Qualifying, a win against away against…

Maclaren, Leckie, Stensness highlight Socceroos 24-man squad for crucial qualifiers

Socceroos manager Graham Arnold has named a 24-man squad for the Socceroos third round World Cup Qualifiers against Saudi Arabia and China. Melbourne City’s Mathew Leckie and Jamie Maclaren return to the squad after some months out due to quarantine…

Box midfield experiment raises questions: Socceroos success relies on a change

When Graham Arnold announced his starting XI for the Socceroos’ crucial match against rivals Japan in Saitama, it felt as if most supporters were off their seats. An ostensibly attacking side included star playmakers Aaron Mooy and Tom Rogić in…