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Japan eager to start World Cup preparations

/ Sep 7, 2017

Japan eager to start World Cup preparations

Japan feels sorry it could not come through for Australia against Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, but the Socceroos' minimal win over Thailand did not help matters, firing up the Saudis who saw an opportunity they did not let go of to qualify for their ...

Socceroos looking to wrap up qualification for Russia 2018

/ Aug 30, 2017

Socceroos looking to wrap up qualification for Russia 2018

Australia coach Ange Postecoglou said on Wednesday he will not take his foot off the gas even though the Socceroos' World Cup qualification chances were given a boost with Saudi Arabia's overnight loss to the United Arab Emirates. The second-place Saudis' 2-1 defeat means Australia, ...

Honda hoping to be World Cup hero against Australia again

/ Aug 28, 2017

Honda hoping to be World Cup hero against Australia again

Japan midfielder Keisuke Honda is hoping he gets the chance to produce more heroics against Australia when the Samurai Blue take on the Socceroos in Thursday's crucial World Cup qualifier at Saitama Stadium. The 31-year-old Honda secured Japan's berth at the 2014 World Cup finals ...

Postecoglou tips Cahill to inflict more misery on Japan

/ Oct 10, 2016

Postecoglou tips Cahill to inflict more misery on Japan

Australia is poised to unleash its Japan specialist Tim Cahill on the Samurai Blue on Tuesday, when the two Asian giants clash in a highly charged World Cup qualifier at the Etihad Stadium. The 36-year-old Cahill has tormented Japan over the years since the 2006 ...

/ Oct 9, 2016

Kruse says Australia faces a 'massive game' against Japan

Australia will aim to reassert its presence as Asian champion by defeating Japan on Tuesday, when the confederation's two heavyweights clash in an early showdown of the World Cup final qualifying round. The Socceroos under Ange Postecoglou have continued to build on their Asian Cup ...

/ Sep 2, 2015

Socceroos coach backtracks on pay row comments

Coach Ange Postecoglou has retracted comments saying a pay dispute between Football Federation Australia and players was affecting Australia's preparations for Thursday's World Cup qualifier against Bangladesh. Australian players boycotted commercial appearances in Perth this week because of an impasse between Professional Footballers Australia and ...