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A-League: World Cup hopefuls must strike form early

A-League players have just two rounds to convince Socceroos coach Graham Arnold they should be in serious consideration for Australia’s World Cup squad. Football Australia must submit a 55-man preliminary Socceroos World Cup squad to FIFA by October 18. No players from outside those 55 – most of which are
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FIFA World Cup 2022: Socceroos manager Graham Arnold on Garang Kuol, Tommy Rogic and Qatar

RS: Now the two games at your camp and the two games against New Zealand are done, what did you learn out of it? GA: I learnt something new – it’s that those boys who are young kids that have gone overseas have improved out of sight. The fact that
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Matildas: Kyah Simon suffered serious knee injury

Shattered Matildas star Kyah Simon’s hopes of representing Australia at next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup are in tatters after she confirmed she had suffered a serious knee injury playing for her English club Tottenham. The former Sydney FC and Melbourne City striker tore her anterior cruciate ligament in Spurs’
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A-League: 777 Partners buy into Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory claims to have secured “one of the biggest investment deals into a single sports team in Australian history” after linking with 777 Partners. The Miami-based investment company, whose portfolio includes the Victory’s new major sponsor, Bonza, has become a minority shareholder in the A-League club, whose reported value
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Cristiano Ronaldo act in Man City’s rout of Man United slammed

Not even the great Cristiano Ronaldo could have saved Manchester United from an embarrassing defeat against Manchester City – but the football icon wasn’t even given a chance as he remained rooted to the bench for the entire match. Erik ten Hag said Manchester United got what they deserved in
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Australia Cup: TV presenter Lucy Zelic’s heartbreaking response to Nazi salutes

Australian TV presenter Lucy Zelić has called for lifetime bans and a mandatory educational course for those involved in the “devastating and embarrassing” scenes during the Australia Cup final. A loud chorus of boos could be hear during the Welcome to Country and also throughout the playing of the national
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Injuries hit Matildas ahead of games against South Africa and Denmark

The Matildas have been further hit by injuries, with Kyah Simon, Emily van Egmond, Tameka Yallop and Clare Wheeler to miss matches against South Africa and Denmark. The quartet joined the already sidelined Alanna Kennedy (shoulder fracture) on a casualty list that also includes Ellie Carpenter, who continues to recover
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Football news 2022: World in mourning after Indonesia stadium stampede, reaction

The football community is in mourning after one of the world’s worst stadium disasters claimed at least 174 lives in Malang, East Java in Indonesia over the weekend. Persebaya Surabaya claimed a 3-2 victory over rivals Arema Malang in an Indonesian Liga 1 football contest at Kanjuruhan Stadium on Saturday
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Australia Cup Nazi salute scandal: Dominic Perrottet backs life ban

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has blasted Australia Cup final spectators who allegedly raised their arms in Nazi salutes, saying they should be banned from attending any more games. Police confirmed they’re investigating the incident, which took place during a football match between Sydney United 58 and Macarthur FC on Saturday.
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A-League: Mariners legend Matt Simon retires

A neck injury has forced A-League championship-winning striker Matt Simon to retire. The 36-year-old marksman hadn’t played a competitive match for the Central Coast Mariners since injuring is neck in a FFA Cup clash against Blacktown City in November last year. It led to Simon missing the Mariners’ entire 2021-22
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