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“A bit rusty”: Ange not worried about critics after Brazil thrashing

Coach Ange Postecoglou has taken responsibility for the Socceroos’ second-half fade-out against Brazil but declared he couldn’t care less if critics “go hard” over the 4-0 scoreline.

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Socceroos vs Brazil live stream: How to watch the match online or on TV

The Socceroos’ last tune-up before the Confederations Cup will be a friendly against Brazil at the MCG.

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Socceroos vs Brazil kick-off time, date, venue, squads, key information

Australia’s Socceroos host Brazil at the MCG in an international friendly, with the match scheduled to begin at 8:05pm AEST on Tuesday 13 June.

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Postecoglou: Good surface key to Aussie World Cup hopes

Coach Ange Postecoglou doesn’t mind where the Socceroos’ pivotal final home World Cup qualifier is held, as long as the pitch gives his squad the best possible home advantage.

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Australia set to bid for Women’s World Cup

Australia will launch a bid to host the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup which will be fully supported by the federal government.

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FFA should re-think its marketing of the Socceroos

There are now two distinct types of football fan in Australia, and Football Federation Australia is busy marketing games almost exclusively to the smaller camp.

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Socceroos beat Saudi Arabia in spite of systemic issues

Ange Postecoglou persisted with his back-three Socceroos formation, an experiment shakily launched against Iraq, and one that reappeared against the UAE.

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Brazil vs Argentina live stream: How to watch the international friendly live on TV or stream online

In one of the biggest ever football events to come to Australia, South American powerhouses Brazil and Argentina will do battle at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. This is The Roar‘s ultimate guide to watching the match on TV and streaming it online.

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Rogic is a hell of a player: Postecoglou

Ange Postecoglou has been envious while watching Tom Rogic score match-winning goals for Scottish giants Celtic.

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Postecoglou urges patience with Socceroos

Coach Ange Postecoglou has called for patience with his Socceroos after scraping a vital 3-2 win against Saudi Arabia in a World Cup qualifier.

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Brazil vs Argentina kick-off time: When does the international friendly start? Venue, date, squads, broadcast information

We won’t get the anticipated Neymar and Lionel Messi match-up, but we will still get two of football’s biggest powerhouses when Brazil take on Argentina at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The match is scheduled to kick-off at 8:05pm (AEST) on Friday, June 9.

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Socceroos vs Saudi Arabia live stream: How to watch the World Cup Qualifier on TV and online

It’s a pivotal qualifying game for Australia, who find themselves in an almost must-win position against Saudi Arabia when the sides meet at the Adelaide Oval. This is The Roar’s guide to live streaming and watching the match online and on TV.

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Kruse and Troisi would be better off at home in the A-League

A professional footballer’s life is one of near-constant upheaval; the physical trauma of the craft is paired with the gruelling gauntlet of travel, and is seasoned with an oppressive atmosphere of expectation and scrutiny.

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Negativity nothing new for coach Ange

Socceroos boss Ange Postecoglou is used to it.

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Fernandinho: Mooy could play for Man City

Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho says he’d relish playing alongside Aaron Mooy and suggested the Socceroos star be recalled to Pep Guardiola’s first team instead of sold.

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Socceroos vs Saudi Arabia kick-off time: When does Australia vs Saudi Arabia World Cup qualifier start? Venue, date, squads, key information

The Socceroos will be out to get their FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign back on track when they host Saudia Arabia in a crucial match at the Adelaide Oval. Kick-off is scheduled for Thursday, June 8 at 8pm (AEST).

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Tomas Rogic congratulated by team

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Matthew Leckie Australia Socceroos 2016 Football

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Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo

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Craig Foster and Les Murray

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Real Madrid's forward Cristiano Ronaldo controls the ball

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Sydney FC A-League 2017 Grand Final

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The Roar of the crowd

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Geelong is a W-League town. Let’s give them a team

By Janakan Seemampillai, 11 Jun 2017
Geelong is a W-League town. Let’s give them a team

The Geelong footballing fraternity has long been waiting for an A-League team to call their own. The Victoria Patriots working group, formed in January this year, are fighting hard for the cause.

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Brazil vs Argentina: International friendly live scores, blog

World number one takes on world number two in a blockbuster friendly between international giants Brazil and Argentina in Melbourne. Catch all the live scores, highlights and action on The Roar from 8:05pm (AEST).

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The formation works! Ten thoughts following Socceroos’ victory in Adelaide

1. Turns out there’s life after Timmy after all

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Australia, where is your passion for your own teams?

This Friday, Brazil are playing Argentina at the MCG. Two foreign teams are coming to Australia to play each other, make a lot of money and go straight back home.

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Socceroos vs Saudi Arabia highlights: World Cup qualifier live scores, blog

The Socceroos play host to Saudi Arabia in Adelaide as their World Cup Qualifying campaign hangs on a knife edge leading into the final stages for a spot at Russia 2018. Catch all the live scores, highlights and action on The Roar from 8pm (AEST).

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World Cup Russia 2018: The race to Russia heats up

Another memorable season of club football has come to an end with plenty of talking points.

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Is another draw good enough for the Socceroos?

By Stuart Thomas, 7 Jun 2017
Is another draw good enough for the Socceroos?

Will a draw be good enough again Saudi Arabia tomorrow night? In short, no.

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Juventus vs Real Madrid: Champions League final live scores, blog

Real Madrid are looking to make history by becoming the first team in Champions League history to win the competition back to back. However an excellent Juventus side stand in their way. Follow all the action on The Roar from 4:45am (AEST).

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Australian football needs its own Super League

Most of the attention on Australian football lately has been on expansion, but maybe we should be downsizing instead.

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A look into the life of Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo – for those who are unfamiliar with this name – is a famous professional soccer player, aka footballer, for Real Madrid and the Portugal national team.

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Too slow: Why football will never dominate Australia

When explaining relativity, Albert Einstein once stated, “Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute”.

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A pre-season BBL-style tournament could actually work in Australia

On Sunday, I spent a day at Hong Kong Football Club, watching the Hong Kong Soccer 7s, an event that has taken place almost every year since the early 1990s.

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Wayne Rooney — loved, loathed, and much maligned

How will England’s once ‘Great White Hope’ be remembered?

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The grinning genius and the cocky marksman

By Stuart Thomas, 30 May 2017
The grinning genius and the cocky marksman

Two men stole the show in season thirteen of the A-League. One, a quietly spoken and constantly smiling Serb, the other a steely eyed and intense Kosovar.

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So close yet so far for Tottenham Hotspur

Your team has ended the Premier League season having the highest number of goals, meanest defence, a total of three players scoring more than 20 times.

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‘Ashes’ football is on its way

By Stuart Thomas, 29 May 2017
‘Ashes’ football is on its way

You would probably have had to be living on Mars to have missed the fall-out from Liverpool FC’s visit to our shores.

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

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Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger

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Calum Chambers

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Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold

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Sydney FC fans Football A-League Grand Final 2017

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Jose Mourinho manager of Manchester United

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Alex Brosque Sydney FC A-League Grand Final 2017

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Newly appointed Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou gestures to the crowd

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Sydney FC fans Football A-League Grand Final 2017

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