Matildas set to host Brazil in Sydney after Football Australia and NSW Government formalise procedures

Australia's long wait to host international football again is set to end, with rising vaccination rates enabling New South Wales authorities and Football Australia to formalise procedures that will allow the Matildas to play Brazil in Sydney in October. Full story published in ESPN: https://www.espn.com.au/football/australia-ausw/story/4482764/matildas-set-to-host-brazil-in-sydney-after-football-australia-and-nsw-government-formalise-procedures

Can Vietnam pull off upset in World Cup qualifiers? Or will Australia win two in a row?

The third round of the Asian qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup continues on Tuesday. And there will be plenty of interest cast on Hanoi as the My Dinh National Stadium hosts a competitive international since before the COVID-19 pandemic back in November 2019. Having already made history by getting this far in World … Continue reading Can Vietnam pull off upset in World Cup qualifiers? Or will Australia win two in a row?

Games, games and more games: how Harry Souttar became a Socceroos’ regular in his early 20s

Paying your dues, taking your lumps, and putting in the hours isn’t exactly the most novel concept in sports -- even Michael Jordan had to ride the bus. And Socceroo defender Harry Souttar is certainly no exception.  Since being plucked from relative obscurity by Graham Arnold to represent the Olyroos at the 2019 AFC U23 … Continue reading Games, games and more games: how Harry Souttar became a Socceroos’ regular in his early 20s

Matildas to face Republic of Ireland on September 22

There will be a little extra green to go with all the gold the next time the Matildas assemble, with Football Australia announcing on Friday evening that coach Tony Gustavsson’s side will face the Republic of Ireland in Dublin later this month. Scheduled for September 22 (Australian time), the friendly at Tallaght Stadium -- the … Continue reading Matildas to face Republic of Ireland on September 22

Socceroos forced into coaching reshuffle ahead of World Cup qualifiers

Graham Arnold has been forced to re-jig his technical staff just days out from the resumption of the Socceroos’ World Cup qualification campaign after assistant coach Rene Meulensteen tested positive for asymptomatic COVID and Tony Vidmar was forced into 28-days of post-Olympic quarantine.  Set to re-commence their 2022 World Cup qualification campaign against China on … Continue reading Socceroos forced into coaching reshuffle ahead of World Cup qualifiers

After Toulouse move, Genreau keen to kick on with Socceroos

From becoming Macarthur FC’s first-ever Player of the Year, earning a Socceroos debut, experiencing an Olympics campaign, making a move to France, and receiving another international call-up -- it’s been a whirlwind 2021 for Denis Genreau.  A member of Graham Arnold’s squad for both the Socceroos’ June World Cup qualifiers and the Olyroos Tokyo 2020 … Continue reading After Toulouse move, Genreau keen to kick on with Socceroos

Socceroos forced into balancing act for coming World Cup qualifers

Australia’s border restrictions continuing to play havoc with the Socceroos' attempts to qualify for the 2022 World Cup, Graham Arnold’s squad for coming fixtures against China and Vietnam serves to reinforce one of sport's great truisms: the best ability is availability.  Much to the chagrin of clubs still involved in finals football, Arnold brought a … Continue reading Socceroos forced into balancing act for coming World Cup qualifers