Australia

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

Top 5 Asian (AFC) Footballers

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Up until the 2002 World Cup in South Korea/Japan, Asian football didn't exactly get a great deal of attention. But, following South Korea's...

A closer look at the Australian 2008 Olympic squad

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Australia's U23 team (often referred to as the Olyroos, a variation of the senior team's title "Socceroos") has had mixed fortunes at the Olympic...

Beijing 2008 Olympic Football Tournament – Preview

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The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games kick off in a month, with the 2008 Olympic football tournament from 6th to 24th August. For these games,...

Beijing 2008 Olympic Football Squads

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Olympic Football squads for the 16 teams participating at the 2008 Olympics: Squads for the 2008 Olympic Football Tournament can be submitted till 23rd July....

Australia 2008 Olympic Football Squad

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Australia's Olympic Football squad for Beijing 2008: Coach: Graham Arnold, 45 Goalkeepers: Adam Federici (23) (Reading, England) Tando Velaphi (21) (Perth Glory) Defenders: Adrian Leijer (22) (Fulham, England) Trent McClenahan (23) (unattached) Mark...

6 Reasons why moving to Asia is the best thing to ever happen in...

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Until the 2010 qualifying series, Australia's road to the World Cup was a twisted, teasing and torturous one. Stuck in a Confederation with...

The Australian A-League — Coming Home (the local Marquee players)

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Over the past three seasons, Australia's marquee player system has quickly settled into two clear classes — the overseas marquee players and local players...

The Australian A-League: Has the overseas Marquee experiment worked?

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As I have written previously, the Australian A-League introduced the marquee player system as a way of attracting quality players while preventing expensive bidding...

The Australian A-League – an introduction to the Marquee player system

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Australia's A-League was born out of the ashes of the old National Soccer League (NSL). The NSL was plagued by poor management, ethnic rivalries...