Peru seals World Cup playoff berth, Australia next?

Peru has the first chance to qualify. Gianluca Lapadula got the opener and Yoshimar Yotun secured the victory 2-0 against Paraguay and sealed the half-spot to the intercontinental play-off in June. Colombia was in 6th position in the standings and…

“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…

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

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

OPINION | The Socceroos have a problem with mentality

The last week has been a microcosm of Australian football as a whole. Unified by the theme of false hope, it matched a well-trodden narrative typically synonymous with Greek tragedies in modern literature. It begins with hope – in the…

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…

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…

Socceroos vs Japan: Biggest test presents colossal opportunity

Despite emerging victorious in 11 consecutive World Cup Qualifiers, a Socceroos victory against Japan on Tuesday night would be sweeter than any in recent memory. Historically, this clash was the ultimate test of quality in Asia – an even battle…

Tactical Analysis: Dissecting the big questions ahead of Socceroos WCQs

By Jack George and Thomas Williams The Socceroos will look to extend their record-breaking streak of ten consecutive World Cup Qualifying victories in crucial matches against Oman and familiar foe Japan. Doha’s Khalifa International Stadium will play host to the…

Vital inclusions as Arnold selects 25-man Socceroos squad for WCQs

Socceroos manager Graham Arnold has named a 25-man squad for the Socceroos third round World Cup Qualifiers against Oman and Japan. Headlining the squad is Shanghai Port’s Aaron Mooy and Real Sociedad’s Mat Ryan while Chris Ikonomidis and Fran Karačić…

Australia vs Vietnam: Opposition Preview

After a dominant victory against China in their first match of phase three of World Cup qualifying, Australia will look to extend their nine game winning streak with a victory over Vietnam. Fresh off a 3-1 defeat away against Saudi…