Socceroos slump to another disappointing loss as Australia waits for a reaction

Reaction has increasingly come to define Australian football. In the A-League Men, prevailing trends of dysfunctionality in possession means that the most effective way of predicting the outcome of a match is simply determining which side will be able to sit back, react and then spring forward in transition. Full story for ESPN Australia: https://www.espn.com.au/football/australia-aus/story/4628178/socceroos-slump-to-another-disappointing-loss-as-australia-waits-for-a-reaction

The biggest question over Socceroos’ latest ‘desperate attempt to breathe life back into the campaign’

Stick or twist? That is the question on the lips of the board at Football Australia ever since the loss to Japan last week when condemned the Socceroos to the play-offs once again. But if they were to twist, do they even know what that would look like? JOEY LYNCH investigates. Full story for Optus … Continue reading The biggest question over Socceroos’ latest ‘desperate attempt to breathe life back into the campaign’

Australia’s path to World Cup playoffs began long before loss to Japan

SYDNEY -- To quote former Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Mora: "Playoffs!?" Yes. Playoffs. That's where Australia's hopes of securing a fifth-straight appearance at a World Cup now lie after Graham Arnold's side were defeated 2-0 by Japan in Sydney on Thursday. Story: https://www.espn.com/soccer/australia-aus/story/4624322/australias-path-to-world-cup-playoffs-began-long-before-loss-to-japan

Socceroos consigned to play-offs as Japan secure World Cup berth with win

Stadium Australia has been the site for many of Australia’s most celebrated moments. Be it Josh Kennedy’s towering header to defeat Iraq and secure progression to the 2014 World Cup or Mile Jedinak’s captain’s hat-trick against Honduras in the 2018 World Cup qualification play-offs. Or, of course, John Aloisi’s famous penalty that dispatched Uruguay and … Continue reading Socceroos consigned to play-offs as Japan secure World Cup berth with win

Popovic and Aloisi join calls for ALM to observe international breaks

Socceroos legends and A-League Men coaches Tony Popovic and John Aloisi have joined the growing chorus calling for the competition to observe international breaks. The Socceroos will play Japan and Saudi Arabia in must-win World Cup Qualifiers in the current international window; facing the Samurai Blue in Sydney on Thursday evening before jetting off the … Continue reading Popovic and Aloisi join calls for ALM to observe international breaks

Australia’s Tom Rogic showed his importance to Socceroos with star turn vs. Vietnam

There's a reason that Celtic fans know Tom Rogic as the "Wizard of Oz." Reinforcing his importance to the national side, the Socceroos No. 23 turned in one of his finest performances in a green-and-gold shirt on Thursday to power Australia to a comfortable 4-0 triumph over Vietnam in their World Cup qualifier at Melbourne's … Continue reading Australia’s Tom Rogic showed his importance to Socceroos with star turn vs. Vietnam