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Uncapped Hrustic named in Socceroos squad

Uncapped Hrustic named in Socceroos squad

Ajdin Hrustic has been included in Australia's squad for their busy month of June. 22 May 2017
UAE appoint Bauza as head coach

UAE appoint Bauza as head coach

Edgardo Bauza has found a new job as the United Arab Emirates' head coach just a month after being sacked by Argentina. 12 May 2017
China dismiss Low rumours and stand by Lippi

China dismiss Low rumours and stand by Lippi

China have given Marcello Lippi a vote of confidence amid reports they could move for Germany coach Joachim Low. 10 May 2017
South Korea 1 Syria 0: Hong effort sees off spirited visitors

South Korea 1 Syria 0: Hong effort sees off spirited visitors

Hong Jeong-ho's goal was enough for South Korea to see off a spirited Syria side in World Cup qualifying. 29 Mar 2017
Japan 4 Thailand 0: Kubo inspires comfortable win for Blue Samurai

Japan 4 Thailand 0: Kubo inspires comfortable win for Blue Samurai

Shinji Kagawa, Shinji Okazaki, Yuya Kubo and Maya Yoshida were all on target as Japan routed Thailand 4-0 in the AFC World Cup qualifiers. 29 Mar 2017
UAE coach quits after defeat

UAE coach quits after defeat

Defeat to Australia in Sydney has prompted Mahdi Ali to end his five-year tenure as United Arab Emirates coach. 28 Mar 2017
Australia 2 United Arab Emirates 0: Irvine, Leckie ease World Cup qualification fears

Australia 2 United Arab Emirates 0: Irvine, Leckie ease World Cup qualification fears

Goals from Jackson Irvine and Mathew Leckie earned an important 2-0 win for Australia over United Arab Emirates in World Cup qualifying. 28 Mar 2017
Postecoglou hints at changes for Socceroos

Postecoglou hints at changes for Socceroos

Ange Postecoglou is set to make changes for Australia's World Cup qualifier with United Arab Emirates. 27 Mar 2017
UAE 0 Japan 2: Samurai Blue back in command thanks to Kubo and Konno

UAE 0 Japan 2: Samurai Blue back in command thanks to Kubo and Konno

Yuya Kubo and Yasuyuki Konno struck for Japan as they moved back into automatic contention for World Cup qualification by beating UAE. 24 Mar 2017
Syria keep World Cup dream alive

Syria keep World Cup dream alive

Omar Khribin moved Syria closer to a place at Russia 2018 on Thursday with the winning goal in their qualifying clash with Uzbekistan. 24 Mar 2017
Iraq 1 Australia 1: Socceroos stumble again in qualifying

Iraq 1 Australia 1: Socceroos stumble again in qualifying

Mathew Leckie's first-half goal was not enough to secure Australia a much-needed victory as Iraq earned a share of the spoils in Tehran. 24 Mar 2017
China 1 South Korea 0: Yu the man

China 1 South Korea 0: Yu the man

There was a shock at Helong Stadium as China condemned South Korea to a potentially damaging loss on the road to Russia 2018. 24 Mar 2017
McGree included in 23-man Socceroos squad

McGree included in 23-man Socceroos squad

Riley McGree, 18, survived the cut as he was named in the final Socceroos squad for upcoming World Cup qualifiers. 14 Mar 2017
Teenager McGree named in Socceroos squad

Teenager McGree named in Socceroos squad

Australia surprisingly included seven uncapped players in their squad for upcoming World Cup qualifiers. 8 Mar 2017
How Trump's controversial policy could impact World Cup football

How Trump's controversial policy could impact World Cup football

US President Donald Trump has wasted little time implementing some of his more controversial election promises, including a travel ban aimed at certain countries. How could it impact football? Scott McIntyre explores the issues... 2 Feb 2017
Postecoglou: Qualification still in Australia's hands

Postecoglou: Qualification still in Australia's hands

Australia were held to their third consecutive draw in AFC World Cup qualifying, but Ange Postecoglou remains upbeat about reaching Russia. 16 Nov 2016
South Korea 2 Uzbekistan 1: Koo snatches vital victory

South Korea 2 Uzbekistan 1: Koo snatches vital victory

South Korea came from a goal down to beat Uzbekistan 2-1 in what could prove to be a crucial World Cup qualifier for Uli Stielike's men. 16 Nov 2016
Japan 2 Saudi Arabia 1: Kiyotake and Haraguchi seal vital home win

Japan 2 Saudi Arabia 1: Kiyotake and Haraguchi seal vital home win

Hiroshi Kiyotake and Genki Haraguchi struck to keep Japan's World Cup hopes very much intact with a 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia. 15 Nov 2016
FIFA rankings: Brazil soar to fourth, Spain exit top 10

FIFA rankings: Brazil soar to fourth, Spain exit top 10

Brazil are up into joint-fourth, Spain are out of the top 10, while Argentina remain top of the latest FIFA World Ranking table. 15 Sep 2016
UAE 0 Australia 1: Cahill the hero yet again

UAE 0 Australia 1: Cahill the hero yet again

Tim Cahill came off the bench to score the winner in Australia's World Cup qualifying victory over United Arab Emirates. 7 Sep 2016
Syria 0 South Korea 0: Alma frustrates Stielike's men

Syria 0 South Korea 0: Alma frustrates Stielike's men

Syria goalkeeper Ibrahim Alma made two superb saves to frustrate South Korea in a 0-0 draw in World Cup qualifying. 7 Sep 2016