Socceroos won’t have the experience against the Kiwis and Serbia

Experienced trio Mark Schwarzer, Tim Cahill and Harry Kewell are all out of the Socceroos’ upcoming internationals against New Zealand and Serbia next month. While Cahill’s absence was anticipated, the omission of both Schwarzer and Kewell came as quite a shock. Osieck told reporters in Sydney the absence of some of the biggest Socceroos names … [Read the full story]

Socceroos maintain FIFA World Rankings

World Cup winner Spain stay atop the FIFA monthly rankings, while the Socceroos maintain their status just outside the top-20. Asian Cup champions Japan are also up two spots at No.15, while Australia’s second-placed finish in Qatar see the Socceroos, who play Germany in a friendly on March 29, remain static at No.21. Spain lead … [Read the full story]

Come on…the Socceroos…

The Socceroos have received a boost ahead the Asian Cup final with Japan striker Shinji Kagawa ruled out of the match due to a foot injury. Kugawa hurt his right foot in Japan’s semi-final win over South Korea and the Japan Football Association announced on Wednesday he had “fractured his right fifth metatarsus” and was … [Read the full story]

Holger Osieck includes A-League players in Asian Cup squad

Coach Holger Osieck will change the look of the Socceroos as he looks to include a number of A-League players in his Asian Cup squad. While his predecessor Pim Verbeek only selected domestic-based players if proven internationally or as a last resort, Osieck is likely to tap several on the shoulder for his first tournament … [Read the full story]

Schwarzer waits for the big clubs

Mark Schwarzer remains hopeful of securing a move to a giant English club but says playing in January’s Asian Cup in Qatar could damage his chances. He is yet to commit to Fulham after the club failed to agree to English Premier League powerhouse Arsenal from offering during the transfer window in August. The Gunners … [Read the full story]