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Gareca uncertain over Peru future as World Cup campaign ends with Australia win

Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by PA74 hits

Peru coach Ricardo Gareca will take time to consider his future after his side bowed out of the World Cup with their first victory at the tournament in 40 years.Andre Carrillo scored in the first half and Paolo Guerrero added a second after the break as the South Americans’ tournament ended on a high with a 2-0 win over an Australia side that went out with a whimper.Socceroos boss Bert van...Full Story »

Australia 0 - 2 Peru: Guerrero on target as Peru sign off with win

Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by PA129 hits

Peru signed off their World Cup in fairytale fashion as captain Paulo Guerrero scored in a 2-0 win to end Australia’s hopes of making the knockout phase for only the second time in their history.The 34-year-old, who had a 14-month suspension after testing positive for cocaine – which he maintains came from contaminated tea – temporarily lifted two weeks before the tournament, p...Full Story »

Australia(N) vs Peru - Mathew Ryan not ready to depart from Russia with gloves

Posted Monday, June 25, 2018 by PA188 hits

Australia’s potential progress to the World Cup knockout stage could cost goalkeeper Mathew Ryan financially but he will be more than happy to bear the burden.The Brighton star has paid for 27 family members to come and watch him in Russia and he insists they have no intention of heading home early.The Socceroos have to beat eliminated Peru in Sochi and hope already-qualified France defeat...Full Story »

Denmark fined for crowd disturbances during World Cup clash with Australia

Posted Monday, June 25, 2018 by Skysports.com140 hits

Denmark have been fined by FIFA for crowd disturbances against Australia The Danish Football Association has been fined by FIFA for crowd disturbances during Denmark's match against Australia. Denmark supporters were seen throwing objects towards Australian spectators in the stadium during the match in Samara, which ended 1-1, and a fine of £15,250 (20,000 CHF) has been issued. The displ...Full Story »

Australia earn draw with Denmark following VAR penalty intervention

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by PA79 hits

Australia kept their World Cup hopes alive as a contentious penalty awarded using VAR technology earned them a 1-1 draw with Group C rivals Denmark.Christian Eriksen had put Denmark ahead with a well-taken strike, only for Mile Jedinak to level from the penalty spot and secure a draw.Both sides can still advance into the knockout stages with one game remaining but it was VAR which once again too...Full Story »

Denmark 1 Australia 1: Jedinak strikes back after Eriksen rocket

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by Goal.com138 hits

Mile Jedinak's second penalty of the World Cup earned Australia a precious 1-1 draw against Denmark after a controversial VAR decision led to Christian Eriksen's superb opener being cancelled out in Samara. Denmark winger Yussuf Poulsen conceded his second penalty in as many games when video replays led to a decision of handball against him and Jedinak buried the ensuing spot-kick to earn Aus...Full Story »

Denmark(N) vs Australia - Denmark boss backs Christian Eriksen to be strong against Australia

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by PA161 hits

Denmark head coach Age Hareide is confident talisman Christian Eriksen can deal with whatever tactics Australia deploy to try to stop him – just like he does for Tottenham in the Premier League.The Danes could put themselves on the verge of qualification for the knockout stage with a second Group C victory in Samara on Thursday after a 1-0 win over Peru.The Socceroos, meanwhile, went down ...Full Story »

France conquer Australia with some help from video assistant referee technology

Posted Saturday, June 16, 2018 by PA113 hits

France benefited from a controversial first use of video assistant referee technology at a World Cup as they laboured to a 2-1 win over Australia.Antoine Griezmann put Les Bleus ahead with a contentious second-half penalty in Kazan after referee Andres Cunha adjudged the forward had been fouled by Joshua Risdon having watched a replay of the incident at the side of the pitch.Australia, who felt ...Full Story »

France 2 Australia 1: Historic Griezmann goal and Pogba secure slender win

Posted Saturday, June 16, 2018 by Goal.com122 hits

A late Paul Pogba goal and a VAR-assisted penalty from Antoine Griezmann helped France to a scarcely deserved 2-1 win over Australia.Antoine Griezmann scored the first penalty given by VAR in World Cup history as France edged past Australia 2-1 in their Group C opener. France were a long way from their best at the Kazan Arena, with their heralded attacking trio of Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe and...Full Story »

Travis Head hopes Australia can carry momentum into England series

Posted Sunday, June 10, 2018 by PA63 hits

Australia batsman Travis Head is hoping a winning momentum can help them down England in the forthcoming one-day international series.Australia wrapped up their preparations for the five-match contest against Eoin Morgan’s side with a comprehensive 101-run win against Middlesex at Lord’s.Head was the key player for the tourists, with 106 in their total of 283 for six as Middlesex wer...Full Story »

'All possibilities are open' – Iniesta responds to China, Japan and Australia links

Posted Thursday, May 10, 2018 by Goal.com145 hits

Andres Iniesta revealed there are still "little details" to resolve as he decides on who is next club will be, insisting all possibilities are open outside of Europe. The Barcelona icon is leaving the La Liga champions at the end of the season and has been linked with moves to China, Japan and Australia after declaring he would not move to another European side. Iniesta started Barca's 5-1 t...Full Story »

Jamie Carragher thanks shamed Australian cricket stars Steve Smith and Darren Lehmann for taking heat off his spit storm

Posted Friday, March 30, 2018 by hits

SPIT-SHAME Jamie Carragher has tweeted his thanks to disgraced Australian cricket stars Steve Smith and Darren Lehmann for taking the heat off his actions. But the Sky Pundit and former England star quickly deleted his post after he was blasted for making light of his own actions. Jamie Carragher posted a picture of himself with disgraced Australia captain Steve Smith and former coach Darren L...Full Story »

Wigan beat Hull in Australia to make Super League history

Posted Saturday, February 10, 2018 by PA154 hits

Wigan’s gamble in taking a Super League match outside Europe for the first time paid off as they made it two wins out of two at the start of the new season.The Warriors, who forfeited home advantage to take the match to WIN Stadium in Wollongong, overcame an injury-hit Hull 24-10 thanks largely to two early tries from winger Liam Marshall.The match contained a plethora of handling err...Full Story »

Al Soma's late penalty rescues draw for Syria against Australia

Posted Thursday, October 05, 2017 by PA75 hits

Omar Al Soma's late penalty preserved Syria's unbeaten record in their temporary Malaysian home as they held Australia to a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their World Cup qualifying play-off.Al Soma struck from the spot with five minutes left after being fouled by Mathew Leckie, cancelling out a first-half strike from Robbie Kruse.It extends Syria's unbeaten record at the Hang Jebat Stadium to se...Full Story »

Syria(N) vs Australia - Troisi backs Australia to see off Syria and reach World Cup

Posted Thursday, October 05, 2017 by PA204 hits

James Troisi is confident Australia can overcome Syria and reach a fourth successive World Cup. Having finished third in their qualifying group, the Socceroos face a play-off against the Qasioun Eagles with the first leg in Malaysia on Thursday. The Syrians have yet to taste defeat at their temporary base as they aim to complete their unlikely bid to reach the finals for the first time. Midfi...Full Story »

Not good enough – Goal hero Rogic rues Australia loss

Posted Tuesday, June 20, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com131 hits

Tom Rogic was in no mood to take plaudits for his goalscoring display against Germany after Australia went down to a 3-2 defeat in Sochi. Australia playmaker Tom Rogic drew little pleasure form an accomplished individual showing after his side went down to a 3-2 loss against Germany at the Confederations Cup. Ange Postecoglou's decision to field a three-man defence backfired during the openi...Full Story »

Aston Villa vs Norwich City - Mile Jedinak faces late call following Australia trip

Posted Saturday, April 01, 2017 by PA49 hits

Aston Villa will assess midfielder Mile Jedinak ahead of the visit of Norwich after he returned from international duty with Australia. The former Crystal Palace man only landed on Thursday following the Socceroos' 2-0 win over the United Arab Emirates in Sydney on Tuesday, and could be rested as a result. Gabby Agbonlahor has returned to training after a hamstring injury but is not yet match...Full Story »

Australian artist pays tribute to Real Madrid

Posted Friday, March 31, 2017 by Marca.com403 hits

An artist in Australia known as James Cooper has painted a stunning mural of Real Madrid's players running towards Sergio Ramos, when celebrating one of his most iconic goals. The mural, an oil painting, is three metres wide and honours Los Blancos for their achievements in winning a remarkable treble in 2016 under Zinedine Zidane. "It expresses teamwork and the commitment of players who dom...Full Story »

Ched Evans' accuser's £50,000 help fund for new life in Australia

Posted Tuesday, October 18, 2016 by hits

NEW START: A fundraiser was set up for the woman to start her life over According to the GoFundMe website the waitress felt “destroyed” by the re-trial which cleared Evans of rape. Despite being granted lifelong anonymity, she has been named 6,000 times on social networking sites and had to move house five times after death threats and abuse. Feminist Jean Hatchet launched a crowd...Full Story »

Spain stunned in loss to Georgia as Greece beat Australia in friendlies

Posted Wednesday, June 08, 2016 by hits

Spain saw their 11-game unbeaten streak end in a 1-0 loss to Georgia in a friendly in Getafe on Tuesday night. In their final warm-up before Euro 2016, La Roja were undone by a Tornike Okriashvili goal in the 40th minute. Jaba Jigauri's pass across the face of goal got past David De Gea and Okriashvili had the simplest of finishes. There was a scary moment shortly after half-time when Georgia ...Full Story »

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