Australia’s World Cup draw preview

January 7th, 2010 by leewilson

Following a relatively straighforward qualifying campaign, Australia have been handed a very tough four team group at the 2010 World Cup. Although the pool containing Brazil, Portugal and Ivory Coast has been dubbed the group of death, Australia’s group is arguably tougher as all of the four teams have ambitions of making the 2nd [...]

How Australia qualified for the 2010 World Cup

October 20th, 2009 by leewilson

Following their second ever appearance at the World Cup in 2006, Australia’s passage to the 2010 tournament in South Africa proved far easier after leaving the Oceanic federation for the Asian football Confederation.
The Australians were one of the first teams to qualify for the World Cup in South Africa after cruising through their final Asian qualifying [...]

South Korea; Simply better – South Korea vs Australia review

September 8th, 2009 by liverpoolfanmatt

On a night where Australia lacked experience in the back 4, drive and creativity in the final third and the ability to keep possession in midfield, the 2002-esque South Korea dominated Australia in a display of brilliance. On a pitch which was in terrible condition, South Korea showed their quality early by controlling the tempo [...]

In McDonald we trust – Preview: Australia vs South Korea.

September 2nd, 2009 by liverpoolfanmatt

A Cahill-less Australia is a lacking Australia. An Australia that lacks leadership. An Australia that lacks attack. An Australia that lacks drive. An Australia that lacks creativity, and ultimately, an Australia that lacks goals. Unfortunately for Australian fans, that is the Australia that will line up against South Korea on Saturday night. And if that’s [...]

Australia 2-0 Bahrain: Second String, Similar Success

June 12th, 2009 by swji

A Socceroos side made up mainly of second string players continued Australia’s excellent form in the World Cup qualifiers, with a 2-0 over Bahrain on Wednesday night.
With Saturday’s draw against Qatar enough to see them through to South Africa 2010, Pim Verbeek experimented with some fringe players.
There were some familiar faces on hand though, with [...]

Socceroos Seal Place in South Africa

June 10th, 2009 by swji

The Socceroos sealed their place in next summer’s FIFA World Cup with a 0-0 draw away to Qatar.
Although the result in the Al Sadd Stadium was somewhat underwhelming, the draw was enough to secure qualification for the finals in South Africa, with two games left to spare.

Some of the fans who will be following the [...]

Preview: Qatar vs. Australia

June 5th, 2009 by swji

Socceroos Head Coach Pim Verbeek has a virtually full-strength squad to choose from ahead of the crunch World Cup qualifer against Qatar on Saturday.
The few absences include Mark Viduka, who rejected the chance to join up with the squad despite not having played for his country since 2007, with Luke Wilkshire and Michael Beauchamp out [...]

2010 Qualifying: The Socceroos On The Brink Of South Africa

May 24th, 2009 by swji

The Socceroos of Australia will qualify for the 2010 Word Cup, barring only the most bizarre set of results.
Australia currently lie on top of Group 1 in the fifth stage of the AFC qualifying campaign, with 13 points.

Harry Kewell leads out the Socceroos as they prepare to face Iraq in the Fourth Stage of the [...]

A-League Squad for Socceroos Asian Cup Qualifier

January 20th, 2009 by luckyliam10

Australian coach Pim Verbeek has named his squad for the up and coming Asian Cup qualifier against Indonesia.
The 21 man squad all currently playing in the A-League was a surprising choice as most of the players have yet to gain a cap for the national side or show any signs of being able to play [...]

Australian $46 Million 2018-2022 World Cup Bid

December 21st, 2008 by luckyliam10

The Australian Federal Government has got behind the FFA’s idea of the 2018 FIFA World Cup being hosted in Australia.
The money, which will be paid over the next three years, is to secure at least 13 votes from the 24-strong FIFA executive to gain Australia the World Cup ahead of rivals England, Russia, the US, [...]