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Socceroos sent packing as Peru expose lack of finishing power

Australia 0 Peru 2 (Carrillo 18′, Guerrero 50′) By Jordan Mulach Australia’s ambitions of making it through to the knockout stages of the World Cup have been crushed by a 2-0 loss to Peru in Sochi. They’ll be dancing in the streets of Sochi & Lima. 💃🕺#AUSPER — FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June […]

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Socceroos 2014 to 2018 – how times have changed

By Michael Djordjieski Well beyond this World Cup tournament, there are bound to be comparisons with the approach of Socceroos coach Bert Van Marwijk and his predecessor, Ange Postecoglou who steered Australia to Russia 2018. We have begun that analysis here by showing the distinct influences, approaches and preferences of the two men in the […]

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Where’s Timmy? Australia on brink of exit after 1-1 draw with Denmark

Denmark 1 (Eriksen 7’) Australia 1 (Jedinak 38’ pen) By Sam Burge Australian captain Mile Jedinak said his side were unlucky not to get all three points in an enthralling Group C match that wasn’t without controversy. The VAR played its part once again, this time helping Australia and Jedinak level up from the spot […]

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Socceroos’ resistance broken at the end by France

FRANCE (Griezmann 58′, Pogba 82′) AUSTRALIA (Jedinak 62′) By Jordan Mulach France has defeated Australia 2-1 in the first Group C match of the 2018 World Cup although not without resistance from the Socceroos. C'est terminé !! Viiiictoire !!! (2-1) @AntoGriezmann et @paulpogba sont les buteurs !! #FRAAUS #FiersdetreBleus — Equipe de France (@equipedefrance) […]

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By Jordan Mulach Team: Australia Nickname: Socceroos World Cup appearances: 5 World Ranking: 40 Coach: Bert van Marwijk Captain: Mile Jedinak Leading goal scorer: Tim Cahill (50 goals) Player to watch: Andrew Nabbout Despite only scoring one goal in three games so far for the Socceroos (in a friendly against the Czech Republic), the ex-Newcastle […]

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Getting Real About Illicit Drug Use at EDM Festivals

The electronic dance music (EDM) business, propelled by large scale music festivals, has grown to an estimated worth of $4.5 billion, […]

World XI – Jakob Gisik

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (France) Lloris edges out Golden Glove winner Thibaut Courtois as the starting goalkeeper. The French captain wasn’t […]

World XI – Vincent Smith-Koppie

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois (Belgium) Thibaut Courtois finished the World Cup with a tournament-high 27 saves including some special efforts in […]

World XI – Ben James

Goalkeeper – Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark) The main reason behind Denmark’s group stage survival, Kasper more than lived up to his […]

World XI – Michael Djordjieski

Goalkeeper – Jordan Pickford (England) The 24-year-old Everton shot stopper was immense for England throughout the tournament. Pickford arguably produced […]

World XI – Josh Knox

Goalkeeper – Guillermo Ochoa (Mexico) Ochoa only featured in the four matches but made a whopping 25 saves in the […]

World XI – Dominic Unwin

Goalkeeper – Jordan Pickford Gareth Southgate’s decision to leave veteran Joe Hart out of England’s squad paid off after Pickford […]