Four years on, Maclaren feeling “more valued” heading into Socceroos’ World Cup tilt

As he seeks to put the final flourishes on his case for Qatar, Melbourne City striker Jamie Maclaren says that he feels like a more “more valued” of the Socceroos squad coming to the end of the 2022 World Cup cycle.  What a difference four years can make. Despite a strong run of form at … More Four years on, Maclaren feeling “more valued” heading into Socceroos’ World Cup tilt

Australia’s pragmatism vs. China puts World Cup qualification in doubt

Australia’s quest to secure a fifth straight appearance at a men’s World Cup has begun to show dangerous signs of burnout, as coach Graham Arnold’s side put forth their third uninspiring result in a row with a 1-1 draw with China in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Full story published in ESPN: https://www.espn.com.au/football/fifa-world-cup-qualifying-afc/story/4521447/australias-pragmatism-vs-china-puts-world-cup-qualification-in-doubt

‘It’s everything I’ve ever wanted… I feel like I belong here’

Fran Karačić is many things: a Socceroo, part of the league-leaders in Serie B, and, from all available evidence, a pretty good bloke. But if there’s one thing he’s definitely not, it’s impatient. At club level, international level, or even with the opportunity to actually set foot in Australia, he’s never been afraid to wait. … More ‘It’s everything I’ve ever wanted… I feel like I belong here’