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A disappointing result, but cultural change is the real aim of Ange’s game

Defeat with honour has been the Socceroos’ stock in trade in recent years, so there are some mixed emotions around Australia’s commendable 1-1 draw with Chile overnight.

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Lowy unfazed by dual A-League deadlines

FFA chairman Steven Lowy says the governing body is doing enough to stave off major threats to the sport’s prosperity.

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A close look at the Socceroos deep midfield

The formation Ange Postecoglou is propagating at the national level is a big, complex machine, and one that can only thrum cleanly through its revolutions if the parts are hand-crafted and fitted perfectly.

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Socceroos face up to Chile mountain

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou doesn’t just want to beat Chile in their Confederations Cup clash.

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Cahill set for 100th Socceroos cap

As he prepares for game No.100 in a Socceroos shirt, Tim Cahill says he feels rejuvenated in Ange Postecoglou’s next-gen national team.

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Highlights: Socceroos earn draw with Cameroon

The Socceroos’ Confederations Cup fate is out of their hands after labouring to a 1-1 draw with Cameroon in St Petersburg.

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Danny Vukovic seizes dream European move

At the end of his best ever season, his family now happy and healthy, Danny Vukovic isn’t done yet.

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Postecoglou ready to re-shape Socceroos

Ange Postecoglou has left the door open for a serious selection shake-up as he seeks safe passage for the Socceroos to the Confederations Cup semi-finals.

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Highlights: Germany too good for Socceroos in Russia

World champions Germany have given Australia a reminder of their place in football’s pecking order with a 3-2 win at the Confederations Cup.

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Socceroos player ratings vs Germany

Australia went down 2-3 to Germany in the Confederations Cup in Russia. Here are the player ratings.

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Former Manchester United youth coach appointed at Melbourne City

Former Manchester United youth and reserve team coach Warren Joyce has been named as Melbourne City’s new A-League boss.

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Socceroos vs Germany live stream: How to watch the Confederations Cup online and on TV

Football’s biggest World Cup warm-up tournament, the Confederations Cup, is underway and the Socceroos will be up against it in their opening match against Germany, played at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi.

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Tommy Oar set for move to Europe

Tommy Oar is set for a return to Europe after Brisbane Roar agreed to sell the former Socceroo to Cypriot club APOEL FC.

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Why the Socceroos can beat Germany

After all the bombast and rhetoric, it’s high time the Socceroos turned in a decent performance – and they’ll hardly get a better chance than against a third-string German outfit.

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Germans brace for fast and furious Aussies

Germany are bracing themselves for a speedy Socceroos assault when the two sides kick off their Confederations Cup campaign.

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Socceroos vs Germany kick-off time: When does the Confederations Cup kick off? Date, venue, squads, broadcast information

The Socceroos get their Confederations Cup campaign off to a tough start when they take on tournament favourites Germany at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi. The match is scheduled to kick-off at 1am (AEST) on Tuesday, June 20.

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Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Mitchell Langerak

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City's Aaron Mooy (left) is tackled by Victory's Fahid Ben Khalfallah

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Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo

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City's Aaron Mooy (left) is tackled by Victory's Fahid Ben Khalfallah

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The Umm Slal stadium, Qatar

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Michelle Heyman in action for the Australian Matildas during the Rio 2016 Olympics

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Socceroos Head Coach Ange Postecoglou (right) chats with assistant coach Aurelio Vidmar

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The Roar of the crowd

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Philippine football frustrated after foreign player rule change

Philippine football leagues are going through a series of changes that have left foreign players – players that dominated the country’s football for the past years – frustrated.

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Socceroos vs Chile Highlights: Confederations Cup live scores, blog

The Socceroos need to defeat Chile by at least two goals if they wish to progress to the next stage of the Confederations Cup. Join The Roar from 1am AEST for live scores and commentary.

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CLUB ROAR WEEKLY: Football takes centre stage with some cracking plays

Club Roar will be taking a look back at the best submissions over the last seven days, highlighting the greatness of grassroots and amateur sport. It’s the round ball game that has produced the blinders and the best this week.

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Only football has the potential to unite Australia

The A-League has finished for the season but the chatter among fans about where to take the beautiful game is never ending.

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Queensland deserves to see more of the Socceroos

Thursday, January 22, 2015. That was the last time the Socceroos played in Queensland.

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Who would replace Gallop and Lowy?

By Nick Symonds, 23 Jun 2017
Who would replace Gallop and Lowy?

Calls for the current leaders at FFA to leave are nothing new but it begs the question, who comes next?

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Socceroos vs Cameroon highlights: Confederations Cup scores, blog

Match result: The Socceroos chances of qualifying for the Confederations Cup semi-finals took a hit after a 1-1 draw with Cameroon.

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Ronaldo’s tax fraud and its ripple effect on world football

Cristiano Ronaldo has been accused of defrauding the Spanish authorities of taxes worth excess of £13 million ($AU22m) between 2011 and 2014.

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What an expansion team looks like

By Stuart Thomas, 21 Jun 2017
What an expansion team looks like

With the announcement of the FFA’s expansion plan and their final decision still two years away, anticipation grows and the critics circle.

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The Ange Identity needs a systematic change

By Adam Daunt, 21 Jun 2017
The Ange Identity needs a systematic change

In 2013, Ange Postecoglou arrived as the Socceroos head coach with a clear mandate. Australia needed to shed it’s rough and tumble nature, upgrading to a slick passing game.

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Call a life guard, the A-League is treading water

Vigorous discussions around the A-League often have their origins in opinion on an interpretation of raw statistics. The numbers are tweaked and twisted, man-handled and wrenched until a view or slant on the issue at hand is reached.

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June 29th, 1950 at the Estádio Independência, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. It’s a Group B match between second world ranked England versus the 45th world ranked USA squad.

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Socceroos vs Germany highlights: Confederations Cup live scores, blog

Match result: The Socceroos recovered from a slow start but fell short of claiming a point against Germany in their opening Group B match at the Confederations Cup. Germany notching a 3-2 win.

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The Socceroos’ Russia destiny rests firmly in their own hands

The Socceroos got the win and the three points against Saudi Arabia in Adelaide a couple of weeks ago but, in terms of World Cup qualification, Japan’s 1-1 with Iraq in Tehran was just as important.

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Confederations Cup preview: Chile

By Gareth Hunter, 16 Jun 2017
Confederations Cup preview: Chile

Alexis Sanchez, Claudio Bravo, Arturo Vidal, are just a few of the players in the star-studded line-up for Chile.

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Roar and Against: Watching football on TV is better than being at the ground

To go to the game, or not to go to the game. That is the question.

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Tomas Rogic congratulated by team

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David Gallop CEO of Football Federation Australia (FFA) looks on during a press conference in Canberra, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. A year-long government investigation has found widespread use of banned drugs in Australian professional sport and links with organised crime. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch)

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Jason Hoffman Newcastle Jets

A-League promotion should be decided by melee

By Nick Symonds, 14 Jun 2017

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Gareth Bale Wales 2016 Euro 2016 Football

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Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas and Leicester's Jamie Vardy battle for the ball

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Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho, left, and Sunderland's Billy Jones battle for the ball

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Aaron Ramsay celebrates FA cup final goal

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