world cup qualifiers

Socceroos' Bundesliga star has returned 'a completely different player'

Socceroos' Bundesliga star has returned 'a completely different player'

Coach Graham Arnold says the Socceroos know what to expect from Kuwait in their crucial World Cup qualifier, while some fresh faces are set to feature. 3 Jun 2021
'First time I've met or seen him': Socceroos 'starting from scratch'

'First time I've met or seen him': Socceroos 'starting from scratch'

The Socceroos return to action for the first time in 18 months when they play Kuwait in the first of four World Cup qualifiers - and won't slow down from there. 2 Jun 2021
Picked! The best Socceroos starting 11

Picked! The best Socceroos starting 11

After 550-odd days, the Socceroos have finally been rebooted with 31 players picked. So what’s our starting eleven? 31 May 2021
Socceroo gunning for Wembley final before World Cup

Socceroo gunning for Wembley final before World Cup

New Socceroos call up Kenny Dougall has a huge challenge with League One's Blackpool before he can link up with the Socceroos' World Cup qualifiers squad for a chance at winning a debut cap. 27 May 2021
A comprehensive new Socceroos squad analysis

A comprehensive new Socceroos squad analysis

The Socceroos squad for next month's 2022 World Cup qualifiers has been named and considering the enormity of the task, it's worth taking a closer inspection at Australia's strengths and weaknesses. 25 May 2021
Socceroos World Cup opponents have played 15 matches through COVID

Socceroos World Cup opponents have played 15 matches through COVID

The Socceroos' two opponents in 2022 World Cup qualification have played a whopping 15 matches since COVID-19 struck, against Australia's none. 25 May 2021
Socceroos World Cup qualifiers, Copa America, A-League and Olympics on collision course

Socceroos World Cup qualifiers, Copa America, A-League and Olympics on collision course

FIFA have announced that the Socceroos World Cup qualifiers have been delayed until 2021 leaving the matches at risk of landing amidst a hectic A-League schedule. 12 Aug 2020
Fixtures pile up for Socceroos in 2020

Fixtures pile up for Socceroos in 2020

With the Socceroos facing their busiest calendar year, the decision to postpone World Cup qualifiers due to the coronovirus outbreak creates a fixture headache. 10 Mar 2020
A-League Aussies power feel-good World Cup dream in Guam

A-League Aussies power feel-good World Cup dream in Guam

Could a group of pioneering Aussies with A-League experience, be behind one of the great Asian World Cup stories with Guam? 18 Jul 2019
'Time to step up' for next big Socceroos personality

'Time to step up' for next big Socceroos personality

Drawing West Asian nations such as Jordan will require a new group of 'big' leaders in the Socceroo squad as they negotiate the Road to Qatar 2022 in hostile places such as Amman and Kathmandu. 17 Jul 2019
Aussie coach Karl Dodd ‘proud’ after famous WCQ win

Aussie coach Karl Dodd ‘proud’ after famous WCQ win

Former A-League defender Karl Dodd, with help from assistant Daniel McBreen, says he’s proud of Guam after they progressed to the second round of World Cup qualifiers today. 12 Jun 2019
Leckie Bags Brace as Australia Thrash Czech Republic 4-0 in Pre-World Cup Friendly

Leckie Bags Brace as Australia Thrash Czech Republic 4-0 in Pre-World Cup Friendly

MOSCOW, June 1 (Sputnik) - Hertha midfielder Mathew Leckie scored a double to help World Cup-bound Australia pummel the Czech Republic 4-0 in their last but one warm-up friendly before this summer's tournament that took place in the Austrian city of St. Polten on Friday. 1 Jun 2018
Kiwi's World Cup dream stays alive

Kiwi's World Cup dream stays alive

New Zealand's dream of qualifying for the World Cup is still alive, the Kiwi's holding Peru to a 0-0 draw at Westpac Stadium to leave it all on the line going into Lima. 11 Nov 2017
Azzuri on the brink after defeat to Sweden

Azzuri on the brink after defeat to Sweden

While Australia are battling through their own qualification journey to Russia in 2018, a far more prestigious nation’s struggles are flying under the radar. 11 Nov 2017
Socceroos player ratings vs Syria

Socceroos player ratings vs Syria

Tim Cahill proved the Socceroos' saviour once again leading Australia to a tense 2-1 extra time win over Syria at ANZ Stadium on Tuesday night. With an intercontinental playoff now on the horizon how did the players fare in their latest obstacle on the Road to Russia? 11 Oct 2017
Roos on the road to Damascus and play-offs against Syria

Roos on the road to Damascus and play-offs against Syria

Australia will need to qualify for Russia 2018 the hard way through up to four punishing tough play-offs after Saudi Arabia beat Japan 1-0 this morning. 6 Sep 2017