Australia’s loss to Japan in World Cup qualifying a missed opportunity for Socceroos

On the battle that played out on the park during #JPNvAUS, what the result means in the context of the race for automatic qualification, and asking the question of where and how November’s crucial game against Saudi Arabia will be played. Full story in ESPN: https://www.espn.com/soccer/blog-the-match/story/4496005/australias-loss-to-japan-in-world-cup-qualifying-a-missed-opportunity-for-socceroos

Australia extending winning streak has Socceroos’ qualifying campaign far surpassing expectations

Australia has extended its unbeaten run in 2022 World Cup Qualification to 11 -- a new world record for wins in a single campaign -- after downing Oman 3-1 in Qatar. Full story published in ESPN: https://www.espn.com.au/football/australia-aus/story/4493218/australia-extending-winning-streak-has-socceroos-qualifying-campaign-far-surpassing-expectations

A ‘crazy adventure’: Why Denis Genreau is a Socceroo with a journey Arnie wants you to know about

In less than 12 months, Denis Genreau has gone from putting his faith in an expansion side to revive his career to a regular part of Australia’s national team setup and starting week in and week out for Ligue 2’s promotion favourites. It’s a journey that serves as a model for the benefits Australian football … Continue reading A ‘crazy adventure’: Why Denis Genreau is a Socceroo with a journey Arnie wants you to know about

Karačić and Ikonomidis return to Socceroos as Football Australia seeks quarantine allowances

After being absent for wins over China and Vietnam, Fran Karačić and Chris Ikonomidis are set to reinforce the Socceroos for coming World Cup qualifiers against Oman and Japan, as Football Australia seeks to reach an agreement with the Victorian Government that will open the door for further callups from its Melburnian talent pool. Full … Continue reading Karačić and Ikonomidis return to Socceroos as Football Australia seeks quarantine allowances

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