412dJohn Duerden

Son must replicate Spurs' form for Korea

Son Heung-Min replicating his Spurs' form at national level and a successful World Cup are among John Duerden's 2018 football wishes for South Korea.

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Van Marwijk turns down return to Saudis

Bert Van Marwijk has rejected a dramatic return to Saudi Arabia after the firing of Argentina's Edgardo Bauza, two months after quitting as coach.

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467dPaul Murphy

Chappuis denies rumours of move to JDT

Swiss-born midfielder Charyl Chappuis has denied reports linking him to a move from Thailand's Muang Thong United to Malaysian giants JDT.

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Honduras vs. Australia: The breakdown

Australia travel to Honduras for the first leg of their Intercontinental World Cup playoff, for a place at Russia 2018. Here is everything you need to

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474dPaul Murphy

Rogic eyes ex-Celtic teammate in WC playoff

Tim Cahill may not get on the pitch as Australia travel to Honduras for Friday's World Cup playoff but his presence will undoubtedly lift team morale.


Australia gets mental boost from FIFA ruling

Ahead of the biggest matches of his life, Socceroos defender Milos Degenek has hailed the mental boost from FIFA's disciplinary ruling.

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474dJohn Duerden

Son: I'm still not as good as Park Ji-Sung

Spurs star Son Heung-Min says he still isn't as good as Park Ji-Sung, despite overtaking the Korean legend in terms of Premier League goals scored.

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Socceroos 'mentally prepared' for Honduras

"We do it a lot [of travel] and our mentality towards it is never negative", said Australia's Mark Milligan ahead of Friday's WC playoff in Honduras.

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Cahill's morale support for fragile Socceroos

Tim Cahill may not get on the pitch as Australia travel to Honduras for Friday's World Cup playoff but his presence will undoubtedly lift team morale.

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Cahill 'outside chance' for Aussies playoff

Tim Cahill says he's only an 'outside chance' of featuring in Friday's first leg of Australia's 2018 World Cup playoff away to Honduras due to injury.

477dAssociated Press

'Global Nations League' proposed with FIFA

More worldwide football tournaments involving potentially all national teams could be coming to every odd-numbered year, under a new proposal.

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Tim Cahill in doubt for Australia WC playoff

The Socceroos have been dealt a blow before their World Cup playoffs with Honduras, with Tim Cahill limping off while playing for Melbourne City.

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478dJohn Duerden

Kagawa vows to fight hard for Japan recall

Borussia Dortmund attacker Shinji Kagawa has vowed to secure his place in the Japan World Cup squad after being dropped for two November friendlies.

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480dJohn Duerden

Honda, Kagawa, Okazaki dropped by Japan

Veterans Shinji Okazaki, Shinji Kagawa and Keisuke Honda have been dropped from Japan's squad for two upcoming friendlies.

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480dJohn Duerden

Prem flop Lee dreams of 2018 World Cup

From Premier League flop to South Korean record-breaker, the career of Lee Dong-Gook, 38, has been full of ups and downs, writes John Duerden.

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Australia squad versus Honduras confirmed

Ange Postecoglou has named a 25-man squad that will seal Australia's World Cup qualifying fate, and with it his legacy as Socceroos coach.

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Injury concerns as Jedi makes Socceroos cut

Socceroos boss Ange Postecoglou will give Mile Jedinak every chance of proving his fitness for next month's World Cup qualifying playoff vs. Honduras.

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492dPaul Murphy

Thailand won't pay 'large sums' to Rajevac

Thailand football boss Somyot Poompunmuang insists he wants Milovan Rajevac to stay on as head coach after reports emerged of interest from China.

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Postecoglou: Australia ready for Honduras

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has played down the idea that Honduras hold all the cards ahead of their World Cup qualifying duel next month.

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493dJohn Duerden

Socceroos' World Cup playoff puzzle

Australia must overcome history vs. Honduras if they're to be the first AFC team to beat a CONCACAF side in a World Cup playoff, writes John Duerden.

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494dPaul Murphy

Thai boss Rajevac fields Chinese interest

Thailand coach Milovan Rajevac could be leave his post after just six months in the job, with at least one club in China expressing an interest.

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495dRob Brooks

Cahill meant no malice with celebration

Tim Cahill may have crossed the line with his 'sponsored' celebration after Australia's winner vs. Syria, but he meant no malice, writes Rob Brooks.