Lethargic Tunisia loses 1-0 to Australia
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Lethargic Tunisia loses 1-0 to Australia

Tunisia was the slim favorite in their game with Australia, but neither played like it. Australia firmly seized the game in the first half, while all Tunisia could do was watch in terror. Australia's first major chance, in the 23rd minute, was a reflection of the Aussies' tenacity. Craig Goodwin swung a cross in from […]

Australia

/ 63 days ago

Lethargic Tunisia loses 1-0 to Australia

Tunisia was the slim favorite in their game with Australia, but neither played like it. Australia firmly seized the game in the first half, while all Tunisia could do was watch in terror. Australia's first major chance, in the 23rd minute, was a reflection of the Aussies' tenacity. Craig Goodwin swung a cross in from […]

Australia

/ 159 days ago

Former coach Hiddink to help Australia's World Cup build-up

Sydney (AFP) – Australia recruited former coach Guus Hiddink on Monday to help in their World Cup build-up, with the experienced Dutch tactician invited back for their final home game ahead of the tournament. The 75-year-old, who ended Australia's 32-year World Cup exile by steering them to the 2006 tournament where they reached the last […]
ByAFP

Australia

/ 183 days ago

Australia say no plans to shift 2023 Women's World Cup

Sydney (AFP) – Football Australia on Friday dismissed claims that the Women's World Cup it will co-host next year with New Zealand could be shifted to satisfy European broadcasters and ensure better weather conditions. The scenario was raised by French newspaper L'Equipe on Thursday, which said the sport's governing body FIFA had informally approached "several" […]
ByAFP

Australia

/ 228 days ago

'That refugee kid' Mabil says crucial penalty a thank you to Australia

Doha (AFP) – Awer Mabil said his crucial sudden-death penalty for Australia against Peru was a thank you to the country that took his family in as he reflected on his journey from refugee camp to the World Cup. The 26-year-old calmly scored the Socceroos' sixth spot kick in Doha before watching goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne […]
ByAFP

Australia

/ 228 days ago

Dancing goalkeeper Redmayne sees Australia to World Cup win in shootout

Doha (AFP) – Australia on Tuesday celebrated the antics of dancing goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne whose penalty shootout save against Peru saw them to a fifth straight World Cup finals. The 33-year-old clowned his way along the goal line as Peru's players prepared to take their penalty kicks and his block of Alex Valera's shot gave […]
ByAFP

Australia

/ 228 days ago

'Eat your hats': Australia celebrates making fifth straight World Cup

Sydney (AFP) – Australia erupted in celebration Tuesday after the Socceroos made a fifth straight World Cup, with football superstar Sam Kerr leading the charge, telling the doubters to "eat your hats". Graham Arnold's men stunned Peru in a penalty shootout in Doha to clinch the penultimate spot at the global showpiece this year, with […]
ByAFP

Australia

/ 228 days ago

Australia win sudden death battle with Peru for World Cup place

Doha (AFP) – Australia beat Peru in a sudden death penalty shootout on Monday to secure the penultimate free place at the 2022 World Cup finals. The playoff between the Asian and South American qualifiers had been goalless after 120 minutes and was only decided when Peru's Alex Valera missed his side's sixth penalty, giving […]
ByAFP

Australia coach wants more from team after World Cup playoff win

Al-Rayyan (Qatar) (AFP) – Australia coach Graham Arnold warned his team they must improve to beat Peru and make it to a fifth straight World Cup after Ajdin Hrustic fired a late winner in a nerve-wracking 2-1 play-off victory over United Arab Emirates in Doha. The Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder's deflected volley in the 84th minute […]
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Australia reach playoff in bid for fifth straight World Cup finals

Al-Rayyan (Qatar) (AFP) – Ajdin Hrustic fired a late winner to see Australia to a nerve-wracking 2-1 victory over United Arab Emirates on Tuesday and into a last showdown for a place in this year's World Cup in Qatar. Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Hrustic's deflected volley in the 84th minute decided the feverish Asian zone clash […]
ByAFP

Australia reach playoff in bid for fifth straight World Cup appearance

Doha (AFP) – Ajdin Hrustic fired a late winner to see Australia to a nerve-wracking 2-1 victory over United Arab Emirates on Tuesday and into a last showdown for a place in this year's World Cup in Qatar. Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Hrustic's deflected volley in the 84th minute decided a feverish clash in the Ahmad […]
ByAFP

Australia

/ 235 days ago

N.Zealand face Australia in first home match in five years

Wellington (AFP) – New Zealand's men's football team will play in front of their home fans for the first time in nearly five years when they host Australia in a milestone friendly in September. The All Whites face the Socceroos at Auckland's Eden Park on September 25, marking the 100-year anniversary of the first international […]
ByAFP