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Aussie Stars Seek Loan Deals

Australian players seek loan deals in the run up to the World Cup in South Africa.

Kuwait v Australia

Kuwait take on Australia in an Asian Cup qualifier.

Ange Postecoglou

Brisbane Roar coach Ange Postecoglou is fighting back against his critics.

Melbourne Heart

New franchise Melbourne Heart sign prodigy Kristian Sarkies and the experienced Matt Thompson.

Shane Lowry

Shane Lowry on loan at Plymouth hopes to make the Socceroos' World Cup squad.

Gold Coast United

Gold Coast United have capped their gate at 5,000 for the visit of Robbie Fowler and North Queensland Fury.

Give Them A Go, pleads Versleijen

Socceroos u-20s coach Jan Versleijen demands more playing time in the A-League for his young players.

Getting Their Own Back

Promising youngsters Shane Lowry & Rhys Williams commit their futures to the Socceroos.

Gold Coast United

Gold Coast United and coach Miron Bleiberg have taken the A-League by storm so far.

Mark Viduka

Mark Viduka last played for the national team at the 2007 Asian Cup and his hopes for 2010 are fading fast.

Gary van Egmond

Newcastle Jets coach Gary van Egmond quits to take up a post with the FFA.

Lay off and look forward: Schwarzer

Mark Schwarzer tells coach Pim Verbeek's critics to back off and look ahead.

Asian Champions League

Newcastle Jets make the last 16 of the ACL with a narrow win over Ulsan Hyundai.

Asian Champions League

Australian sides Central Coast Mariners & Newcastle failed to convince in their opening games in the ACL.

Melbourne Victory v Adelaide United

Melbourne Victory won the 2009 Grand Final.

Japan v Australia

Australia scrape a draw in Yokohama.

David Carney

David Carney links up with old Sydney FC coach Ian Crook at Norwich City.

Asian Cup 2011 Squad

There are a few surprises in Pim Verbeek's Asian Cup squad for the first round of qualifiers

Jason Culina

PSV's Jason Culina is mulling a return to Australia with Gold Coast United.

Adelaide United

Adelaide United were impressive at the World Club Cup in Japan.

Socceroos News

Mark Viduka & Craig Moore were in Brisbane for the Qatar qualifier; Moore on the pitch and Viduka on the sidelines. Will either of them be in South Africa come 2010?

A-League News

In a weekend of A-League upsets Wellington Phoenix and Queensland Roar score unexpected victories.

Robbie Cornthwaite

Robbie Cornthwaite heads Adelaide to victory in the AFC Champions League quarter-final against J-League Kashima Antlers.

Uzbekistan v Australia

The A-League takes a break as Australia travel to Uzbekistan for their qualification game for World Cup 2010.

World Cup Qualification

A look at Australia's options as the team enters the final round of qualification for the 2010 World Cup.

Pim Verbeek

Australia's coach Pim Verbeek reflects on his first six months in the job.

Lucas Neill

Australia's captain Lucas Neill may miss the Socceroos' vital World Cup qualifiers at home to China and Iraq and away to Qatar and Iraq (in Dubai).

Singapore v Australia Friendly

Australia's drab draw with Singapore seems of little help as preparation for the big match with China.

"Old Soccer" Gets Its Due

At long last the FFA plans to honour Australia's football Australia's football heritage.

Ernie Merrick

Melbourne Victory coach Ernie Merrick discusses his team's chances ahead of their ACL campaign.

Australia 2018 World Cup Bid

Australia will bid to host the 2018 World Cup but are unlikely to be successful.

Newcastle Jets v Central Coast Mariners Grand Final

Newcastle Jets win a controversial and stormy Grand Final with Central Coast Mariners.

Newcastle Jets v Queensland Roar

Frank Farina lament's Queensland's loss to Newcastle in the preliminary final.

World Cup Qualifying Opening Match

Australia 3 v Qatar 0 match report.

Asian Zone World Cup Qualifying

Australia v Qatar match preview.

A-League News

A-League latest news as the teams take a festive break.

Verbeek New Head Coach

Pim Verbeek is confirmed as the new coach of the Australian national soccer team.

The Search for a Head Coach

The search for a new head coach of the Socceroos continues.

John Kosima

John Kosima takes the reins at Sydney after Branko Culina is shown the door.

John Aloisi & Ahmad Elrich

John Aloisi & Ahmad Elrich have returned from playing in Europe to join the A-League.

Sydney FC

Sydney FC and coach Branko Culina are under pressure following a poor start to the season.

Graham Arnold

Graham Arnold - Australia's caretaker coach defends his legacy.

A-League In Numbers

A-League In Numbers - Juninho's salary, the number of returning Socceroos, English and Brazilian players. All the statistics for the new season.

Samba Madness Down Under

A clutch of new Brazilian players joins the A-League including former stars Juninho and Jardel.

Asian Cup 2007 Australia Post-Mortem

Australia exit the Asian Cup and the post-mortem begins in earnest.

Asian Cup 2007 Japan v Australia Preview

Japan take on Australia in the most-eagerly awaited quarter-final of the Asian Cup.

Asian Cup 2007 Australia v Thailand

Australia beat co-hosts Thailand in Bangkok to advance to a crunch clash with defending champions Japan.

Australia v Iraq - The Aftermath

Australia's soccer team need to regroup for their crucial final group match versus hosts Thailand.

Australia Lose to Iraq

Iraq stun Australia 3-1 in Bangkok and unite a nation however briefly.

Wellington Phoenix

Wellington Phoenix are the new A-League franchise in New Zealand replacing the Auckland-based New Zealand Knights.

Socceroos coach ponders his options

Graham Arnold tries to find the right balance for Asian Cup.

Lucas Neill Predicts Socceroos Success at Asian Cup

Lucas Neill predicts Australia will win the 2007 Asian Cup.

Asian Cup

Socceroos prepare for 2007 Asian Cup.

Asian Champions League

FC Sydney & Adelaide United have prepared and performed poorly in this year's Asian Champions League.

Aurelio Vidmar

Aurelio Vidmar - Adelaide United's interim coach hopes to get the job permanently.

Mark Viduka

Mark Viduka - will the Middlesbrough striker be around for the Asian Cup?

Asian Champions League

FC Sydney v Urawa Reds - honors even in a 2-2 draw in Sydney.

John Kosmina Jumps, Vidmar In At The Deep End

John Kosmina resigns as coach of Adelaide United as Aurelio Vidmar takes over.

Grand Final 2007

Archie Thompson nets five as Melbourne crush Adelaide at Telstar Stadium.

Terry Butcher

Terry Butcher learns to relax at Sydney FC.

Rob Baan

Rob Baan is appointed the new technical director of the FFA.


A-League Update

The Australian A-League - all the latest Aussie soccer news as the A-League heads in to its Christmas break.

New Zealand Knights Fold

New Zealand Knights have their license revoked after two poor seasons in the A-League.

Melbourne on the verge of victory

Marc Fox reports on surging Melbourne Victory.

Job Done, But Asian Switch No Easy Transition

Marc Fox on Australia's move to the Asian Cup tournament.

All the A-League Stadia

An overview of all the stadiums in the A-League.

Exclusive Interview with Scot Gemmill

Marc Fox talks exclusively to Scot Gemmill for Soccerphile.

Trouble in Oz

Dwight Yorke bound for England, John O'Neill submits his resignation.

A-League 2006 Preview Part 2

A-League 2006 Preview Newcastle Jets, Central Coast Mariners, Sydney FC, Adelaide United.

A-League 2006 Preview Part 1

A-League 2006 Preview Perth Glory, New Zealand Knights, Melbourne Victory, Queensland Roar.

Marquee Players Returning from Europe to Play in Australia

Marc Fox on the return of a few big names from Europe.

Josh Kennedy in the Starting Lineup

Josh Kennedy makes a big hit in Germany. Marc Fox reports.

Oz Bows out of World Cup

Australia loses to Italy 1-0 on a late penalty. Marc Fox on the reaction from Down Under.

Australia Draws with Croatia

The Socceroos advance into Round Two, reports Marc Fox.

Australia Loses to Brazil in Tight Match

The Socceroos are still in the running, reports Marc Fox.

Australia Downs Japan in a Thriller

Marc Fox reports on the 3-1 win over the Blues in Germany.

Beauchamp Chosen to Represent Australia

Marc Fox on Michael Beauchamp's selection for the World Cup side.

Hiddink Picks His Side For Germany

Marc Fox on Australia's World Cup side.

Football Feeling Flush Down Under

Marc Fox on the A-League's massive new tv contract with Fox Sports.

Miracle Worker Has All Eyes on Number Two

Marc Fox on Guus Hiddink and Australia's World Cup campaign.

New Zealand Test FFA Patience

The Knights struggle in the A-League.

Yorke Wobbles But Stays With Sydney

Dwight Yorke nearly bolts Australia and the A-League.

Asian Cup Qualifier

Marc Fox on Australia's upcoming match with Bahrain.

Zany Coach to Entertain for One More Season

Marc Fox on the antics of Miron Bleiberg.

Archie Thompson Moves to PSV

Marc Fox on Thompson's sudden transfer to Dutch powerhouse PSV.

Australia Qualifies for World Cup

Marc Fox on Australia's playoff win.

Guus Hiddink

The master tactician Guus Hiddink looks ahead to Australia's play-off games with Uruguay.

Archie Thompson

Marc Fox on Australia's star in the making.

A Korean MVP in the Making + World Cup News

Marc Fox on Australian football.

Mid-Season Down Under

Update - Marc Fox updates the current A-League season.

Rebirth of Soccer Down Under

Rebirth - Marc Fox reports on the impact of Dwight Yorke, Kevin Muscat, Archie Thompson, Alex Brosque and Richard Kitzbichler: harbingers of football's rebirth down under.

A-League Team Profiles

A-League Team Profiles, squad previews and key players - Melbourne Victory, Sydney FC, Perth Glory and Central Coast Mariners.

A-League Team Profiles

A-League Team Profiles, squad previews and key players - New Zealand Knights, Adelaide United, Newcastle United and Queensland Roar.

Interview with Ian Crook

Ian Crook, the ex-Norwich City and Spurs midfielder, now assistant coach at FC Sydney talks to Soccerphile.

Socceroos - Asian Success

Asian Success, Marc Fox looks at Australia's decision to jump ship to the Asian Football Confederation.

Socceroos - The Road To Germany

The Road to Germany, Marc Fox looks at Australia's performance at the Confederations Cup.

Marquee Signings

Dwight Yorke at FC Sydney, Ned Zelic with Newcastle Jets and Shengqing Qu at Adelaide United are the A-League's first three 'big-name' players.

A-League Preview

Marc Fox previews the all new A-League with Pierre Littbarski and Steve McMahon appointed as the new coaches of Sydney FC and Perth Glory.


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