Does Tim Cahill deserve a farewell Socceroos friendly?

There’s no denying the fact that Tim Cahill is a Socceroos legend, but does he deserve a final farewell against Lebanon at ANZ Stadium on November 20? How many more goals would Cahill have scored for the Socceroos if he hadn’t been forced to delay making his debut until the age of 24, after once turning out for Samoa as a 14-year-old in a meaningless friendly? That friendly ended up…

September 6, 2018
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Promotion and relegation: not a whole plateful, but a decent taste

August 6, 2018

You know what’s great? Competitions with promotion and relegation. Everyone knows why – it creates dramatic tension across the whole ladder at the end of the season, not just at the top, and it gives fans of clubs outside the top tier something to dream about. We also all know the reasons why promotion and relegation won’t work with the A-League – it’s a franchise-based competition, which makes relegation difficult…

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Belgium come from two down to knock out Japan in the World Cups last-16

July 3, 2018

Belgium scored a stunning late goal from two down to beat Japan 3-2 and progress to a World Cup quarter-final against Brazil It will go down as a World Cup classic, a wild and chaotic game that will be talked about in years to come, in particular those dramatic final seconds when Belgium went from one end of the pitch to the other in the blink of an eye to…

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Neymar hits out at campaign to undermine him after acting accusations

July 3, 2018

Brazil coach Tite tried to calm the furore over Neymars histrionics against Mexico, after the forward claimed the criticism was designed to put him off his game After another controversial match in which he was accused of diving and feigning injury, Neymar insisted the hum of talk around his behaviour was just opponents trying to put him off his game. Juan Carlos Osorio, without mentioning Neymar by name, had made…

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