Australia

Features news coverage of Australia and its players, including match reports and general football news.

A touch of Mourinho required for stunned Aussies?

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Don't get me wrong. I'm a proud Aussie and by no means a Verbeek-hater. But after wiping away the small tears rolling down my frosty...

Germany 4 Australia 0 – Germany state their case

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In a sentence Germany thrash Australia with the tournament’s first “contender’ performance. Familiarity over class Based on their domestic records, Klose and Podolski should not form a...

Germany 4-0 Australia – Video Highlights

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Germany 4-0 Australia 2010 FIFA World Cup Group Stage 13 June 2010 The third place finishers from the 2006 World Cup, Germany, kicked off their 2010 Group...

Germany v Australia Preview

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As Australia and Germany line up to open their respective 2010 World Cup campaigns, there's no arguments about who is the “underdog” here. On paper (and if you look at the odds on any betting website), this match should be a one-sided affair.

World Cup Preview Part 1: Rooney’s Metatarsal, Dunga’s Demise and French Revolution!

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Now I can point to endless articles I have written on here that have been so on the money, in terms of their predictions/forecasts,...

Moore and Grella disappointing in Australia loss to the United States

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The Socceroos final pre-World Cup hit-out has ended in a disappointing 3-1 loss to the United States at Ruimsig Stadium. With national coach Pim...

Group D: Deutschland Über Alles

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Blog readers, football fans, sod it, people of the world... We all owe Kevin Prince Boateng a pint. Thanks to his awful tackle in...

2010 World Cup build-up – ESPN’s 32 epic works of art

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ESPN is playing the lead role in 2010 World Cup coverage worldwide even leaving the host nation's TV channel way behind. The top commentators...

All Whites can take positives from last gasp defeat

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Austalia 2 - 1 New Zealand.  Much was made before the game (in some small part by me) of the 'no holds barred' attitude that New Zealand...

All White expecting an bruising encounter with the Socceroos

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International Friendly: Australia vs. New Zealand Date: Monday 24th May. Venue: MCG Stadium, Melbourne, Australia Capacity: 10,000 Mark Schwarzer, the Australian shot stopper, is so far the only injury worry ahead...

Australia 2010 World Cup Squad

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Australia Coach:  Pim Verbeek No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club 1 GK Mark Schwarzer 6 October 1972 (aged 37) 73 Fulham 2 DF Lucas Neill (c) 9 March 1978 (aged 32) 54 Galatasaray 3 DF Craig Moore 12 December 1975 (aged 34) 48 Unattached 4 MF Tim Cahill 6 December...

2010 World Cup Qualification History: Group D

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It would seem to be a formality that Germany will be in the knockout rounds of the World Cup yet again, and after the...