Jacob Italiano and Lachlan Brook highlight Olyroos squad for AFC U23 Asian Cup qualification

Borussia Monchengladbach’s Jacob Italiano and Brentford’s Lachlan Brook highlight a 21-player Olyroos squad set to take part in AFC U23 Asian Cup qualification next week.  Currently in camp in Dubai, the squad is will transit to Tajikistan in the coming days, where they are scheduled to play Indonesia in a two-match series in Dushanbe for … Continue reading Jacob Italiano and Lachlan Brook highlight Olyroos squad for AFC U23 Asian Cup qualification

Gustavsson names strong squad for Matildas’ homecoming

Matildas’ coach Tony Gustavsson has named a star-studded squad for coming friendlies against Brazil in Sydney -- homecoming fixtures marking the end of a 597-day gap between games on home soil for Australia’s women. Absent from the team that suffered an upset 3-2 defeat to the Republic of Ireland last month, experienced campaigners Ellie Carpenter, … Continue reading Gustavsson names strong squad for Matildas’ homecoming

Football Australia exploring means of supporting pandemic-affected FFA Cup clubs

Football Australia has confirmed it is exploring methods of supporting NPL clubs affected by delays to their Round of 32 FFA Cup Fixtures with minimum roster requirements and competitiveness.  Football Australia, in the wake of the successful staging of Round of 32 FFA Cup contests across West Australia, South Australia and Queensland, undertook a select … Continue reading Football Australia exploring means of supporting pandemic-affected FFA Cup clubs

Arnold reveals 25-player squad for Oman and Japan World Cup qualifiers, talks Stensess and Jurić

Socceroos coach Graham Arnold has revealed his 25-player squad for coming World Cup qualifiers against Oman and Japan, but the biggest questions may lie with two players that he couldn’t call up in Gianni Stensness and Deni Jurić. As reported by JDL Media and others, Fran Karačić and Chris Ikonomidis have been called into Arnold’s … Continue reading Arnold reveals 25-player squad for Oman and Japan World Cup qualifiers, talks Stensess and Jurić

Soil set to be turned at site of Western United’s proposed stadium

A small, but tangible, step on the road to Western United’s elusive stadium apears set to be made next month, with the announcement that early works on the proposed venue’s site are set to commence.  In a Wednesday afternoon release, Western Melbourne Group (WMG) -- United's parent company -- announced that construction of haul roads … Continue reading Soil set to be turned at site of Western United’s proposed stadium

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