Category: Australia

Cahill defended as Hibs striker axed from Australia World Cup squad

Sydney (AFP) – Australian football chiefs were forced to deny Tuesday that veteran Tim Cahill was in the country’s World Cup squad for commercial reasons after in-form Hibernian striker Jamie Maclaren was axed. The 38-year-old is the Socceroos’ most prolific scorer with 50 goals, hitting the net at three previous World Cups. His record speaks for itself, but he has only been a bit player for Millwall since returning to south London in January. Despite this, he made the cut as coach Bert van Marwijk trimmed his squad to 26 players from 32 Tuesday, with Maclaren’s omission the most controversial, ... Read more

Hibs striker Maclaren axed from Australia World Cup squad

Sydney (AFP) – In-form Hibernian striker Jamie Maclaren was axed from Australia’s World Cup squad Tuesday as coach Bert van Marwijk trimmed it to 26 players, with Bristol City skipper Bailey Wright also cut. Long-term backup goalkeeper Mitch Langerak was another to miss out in the cut to the initial 32 selected last week, along with Alex Gersbach, Apostolos Giannou, and Aleksandar Susnjar. But Tim Cahill and fellow veteran Mark Milligan made the grade, keeping them on track for a fourth appearance at the football showpiece in Russia. “It is always a challenging task to reduce a squad, however this ... Read more

‘Special’ Cahill in preliminary Australia World Cup squad

Sydney (AFP) – Veteran Tim Cahill was included Monday in Bert van Marwijk’s preliminary Australia squad for the World Cup, keeping him on track for a fourth appearance at the football showpiece. The 38-year-old is his country’s most prolific international scorer with 50 goals, hitting the back of the net at three previous World Cups. But he has only been a bit player for Millwall since returning to south London in January, and is currently banned for three matches. Despite this Van Marwijk, who was appointed in January following the sudden departure of Ange Postecoglou, knows his experience and talisman-like ... Read more

Where to find Australia vs. Honduras World Cup playoff 2nd leg on US TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Australia vs. Honduras in the World Cup playoff 2nd leg, you’ve come to the right place. It all comes down to this. After a 0-0 match in Honduras last week, with Australia looking very comfortable in the game, the Socceroos host Honduras on Wednesday morning in a match that’ll determine which country advances to next summer’s World Cup. Thankfully for soccer fans in the United States, the match will be shown live on television and streaming. More information follows. Match: Australia vs. Honduras Kickoff: Wednesday, 4am ET Looking to watch ... Read more

Telemundo to broadcast extensive coverage of Honduras-Australia on Spanish-language TV

Today’s World Cup playoff match between Honduras and Australia will be televised live on Spanish-language television in the United States. The hugely important first leg from the Estadio OlĂ­mpico Metropolitano in San Pedro Sula, Honduras will be shown on Telemundo and Universo, as well as streamed live on TelemundoDeportes.com and the Telemundo Deportes en Vivo app (available on iOS and Android devices). Coverage begins at 4:30pm ET (1:30pm PT) with the kickoff time scheduled for 5pm ET (2pm PT). The matchup is part of the 2018 FIFA World Cup inter-confederation playoffs to determine the last qualification spots for Russia 2018. ... Read more

Where to find Honduras vs. Australia World Cup playoff 1st leg on US TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Honduras vs. Australia in the World Cup playoff, you’ve come to the right place. The match between Honduras and Australia will be shown live in the United States on both English-language and Spanish-language television. Here’s all of the information about how you can watch the game live. Match: Honduras vs. Australia Kickoff: Friday, 5:15pm ET Looking to watch Honduras vs. Australia online from your work, home or on the go? If you live in the USA, there are several options to catch all the action. We Recommend: US Only. Here ... Read more

Where to find Germany vs. Australia Confederations Cup on US TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Germany vs. Australia in the Confederations Cup, you’ve come to the right place. Both Germany and Australia play their first games of the Confederations Cup today. While Germany is favored to win, they’ll be playing with a lot of up-and-coming footballers that will face a difficult test against an unfavored Australia side. Match: Germany vs. Australia Kickoff: Monday at 11am ET Looking to watch Germany vs. Australia online from your work, home or on the go? If you live in the USA, there are several options to catch all the ... Read more

Ticket details for US Women’s National Team summer tournament against Brazil, Japan and Australia

Tickets will go on sale soon for this summer’s Tournament of Nations competition featuring the women’s teams of the United States, Brazil, Japan and Australia. The round-robin tournament will feature three doubleheaders that will celebrate some of the world’s premier women’s soccer players, many of whom compete in the National Women’s Soccer League. The games will be played in Seattle, San Diego and Carson. For the doubleheaders in San Diego and Los Angeles, tickets go on sale to the public via ussoccer.com on Friday, May 19, at 10 a.m. PT. For the tournament opener in Seattle, tickets become available on ... Read more