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…

Australia vs Japan: Opposition Preview

After a rocky start to their World Cup qualifying campaign, Japan seem to have struck the right formula under Hajime Moriyasu as the side heads into Thursday night’s huge match against Australia on the back of five successive victories. Despite…

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…

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…

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…