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Socceroos set for scrapfest on dodgy pitch

The Socceroos are bracing for a scrapfest on one of the worst pitches they will encounter during their World Cup qualification campaign against Iraq in Tehran on Thursday night.

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Tim Cahill still as hungry as ever for Socceroos success

His body might be finally starting to catch up with his age but Tim Cahill says the burning desire that has made him a Socceroos legend has not left him.

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Sweltering summer A-League season hurts the hot cities

Watching Adelaide United host the Brisbane Roar on Sunday, it struck me how lovely Coopers Stadium looks.

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Would a video referee have made a difference in Adelaide?

Yesterday’s frantic finale at Coopers Stadium was one the craziest finishes in A-League history, and it’s likely to have repercussions far beyond the destination of the three points.

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Brisbane Roar assistant coach Ross Aloisi will soon find out if he will face charges for allegedly assaulting a rival A-League coach.

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Guardiola delighted after City draw with Liverpool

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola hailed his side’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool as “one of the happiest days” of his managerial career.

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Santalab stars in Wanderers’ win

The Wanderers have built on their Champions League triumph in midweek with an impressive home victory against the Wellington Phoenix.

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Reds upset Roar 2-1

After a fairly tame first half, it was one of the craziest finishes to an A-League fixture ever seen as Adelaide snatched their fourth victory of the season amidst absolute carnage.

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City put four past Jets

Melbourne City have recorded a dominant win over the Newcastle Jets on Saturday night, victorious four goals to none.

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There were many factors that Melbourne City players could have drawn upon for their A-League clash with Newcastle: their tight race for third place, finding personal form, and with it a spot in the finals for Michael Valkanis’ team.

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Where in the world are all of Australia’s strikers?

The latest Socceroos squad was released a few days go, and at first glance had as much striking power as cash-in-hand welder traversing down a half-built Emirati stadium.

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Is football part of our national sporting culture?

Ange Postecoglou is right when he says the Prime Minister would care about the state of a Test wicket, so why don’t Australians feel the same way about football?

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What can we make from Postecoglou’s rookie-laden Socceroos squad?

Ange Postecoglou trimmed down his 30-man squad, scything off the fatty token call-ups, hewing away the gristly knobs, and leaving us with – injured Tom Rogic notwithstanding – the best team the nation can muster right now.

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Wanderers survive last test to beat Seoul 3-2 and revive ACL hopes

Western Sydney have survived a late onslaught to defeat FC Seoul 3-2 and resurrect their ghastly Asian Champions League campaign.

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Adelaide earn quality ACL draw, now Amor wants more

Adelaide United coach Guillermo Amor is demanding more from his players after their stirring draw against Korea’s Jeju United.

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Leicester beat Sevilla to progress in Champions League

The fairytale rise of Leicester reached new heights when the English champions reached the Champions League quarter-finals with a 2-0 home win over Sevilla.

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Jamie Maclaren Brisbane Roar portrait

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Andy Keogh and teammates Perth Glory

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Mustafa Amini playing for the Young Socceroos

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Besart Berisha of Victory celebrates after scoring a goal

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Besart Berisha of the Victory waves to fans

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Greg O'Rourke David Gallop press conference

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Young Socceroos manager Paul Okon

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Craig Foster and Les Murray

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The Roar of the crowd

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AS Monaco vs Manchester City: Champions League live scores, blog

Match result Full time: AS Monaco 3 – 1 Manchester City

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Creating a new order for football in Australia

It’s been reported FIFA has instructed the FFA to reform its governance structure by 31 March 2017. In particular, FIFA wants membership of the FFA to embrace a wider section of stakeholders.

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Where to for Lukaku?

By Sebastian Quinn, 15 Mar 2017
Where to for Lukaku?

Romelu Lukaku has made headlines by reportedly turning down a new contract with Everton worth £140,000 per week.

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Ease off the A-League refs, I might be one soon!

In a couple of weeks’ time I hope to be a fully qualified football referee. I have been lucky enough to gain access to a course, fully funded by my employer and hope to referee some matches through the CAS season in Sydney.

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The enigma of Diego Costa

By Sebastian Quinn, 15 Mar 2017
The enigma of Diego Costa

He’s one of the most divisive footballers on the planet, but there’s no denying the ability of Chelsea striker Diego Costa.

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Melbourne Victory vs Perth Glory Highlights: A-League live scores, blog

Match result: After a highly entertaining, and competitive game of football on Saturday night, Melbourne Victory were able to run away with the match and secure all three points.

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Mighty Angst, and the Socceroos

By Ben of Phnom Penh, 11 Mar 2017
Mighty Angst, and the Socceroos

Angst, cloaked in her darkened shroud, woven of table positions and embroidered with player statistics, slips once more into the heart of the ardent Socceroos supporter.

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How does Canberra get in on the A-League action?

The people of Canberra have got right behind the Brumbies, Raiders, the Giants and Canberra United in the W-League. But fans of the A-League can forget about it.

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Sydney FC vs Central Coast Mariners Highlights: A-League live scores, blog

Match result Full time: Sydney FC 1 – 0 Central Coast Mariners

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Back in July 2014, I wrote an article for The Roar about the remarkable rise of small town SD Eibar into the top league of Spanish football.

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Football transfer fees have become ridiculous and need to go

Grassroots clubs should receive compensation for developing professional footballers, however the compensation should not be in the form of transfer fees.

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Barcelona vs Paris Saint-Germain highlights: Barcelona pull of miracle comeback to stun PSG

Match result After being hammered 4-nil in the first leg of their Round of 16 tie against Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona have pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in Champions League history to progress to the quarter-finals with a 6-1 (6-5 on aggregate) win.

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Why don’t we have transfer fees in football in Australia?

Paul Pogba for 89 million pounds. Andy Carroll for 35 million pounds. Zlatan Ibrahimovic? Zero.

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Safe travel boys, we need you now more than ever

Ange Postecoglou has once again pulled a few surprise moves in the announcement of his 30-man squad for the vital World Cup qualifiers against Iraq and UAE.

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Were Leicester right to sack Ranieri?

By Luke Vella, 8 Mar 2017
Were Leicester right to sack Ranieri?

Former UK president Harold Wilson once said “a week is a long time in politics” and apparently the same applies to football.

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Arsenal vs Bayern Munich: UEFA Champions League live scores, blog

A struggling Arsenal side will be playing for pride when they host Bayern Munich in the second leg of the Champions League. Join The Roar from 6:45am AEDT for live scores and commentary.

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TIm Cahill has relished working with former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry at the Red Bulls (Image: Red Bull Content Pool).

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Alex Wilkinson of Sydney FC

Three predictions for football in Australia

By Nick Symonds, 7 Mar 2017

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Will Jose Mourinho be able to get the best out of Fernando Torres this season?

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Jurgen Klopp

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