Australian Football / Footy News
  • Asian football boss 'stunned' by anti-Aussie report
    Asia's football chief said he was "stunned" on Friday after he was quoted as outlining a movement to oust Asian Cup hosts Australia from the regional body. Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa said his comments had been "manipulated" after he told UAE newspaper Al Ittihad that some countries wanted Australia out. Australian newspapers splashed with the story, a day before the Socceroos take on ...
  • 'Aussies out' -- Asian Cup hosts hit by shock AFC revolt
    Australia's football body reeled from shock revelations about a movement to oust it from the Asian confederation on Friday as the Socceroos prepared to play the Asian Cup final. The head of Australian football said he was "extremely surprised" after Asia's soccer chief said some countries want Australia out and advised them to raise the issue formally. Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa ...
  • Soccer-Win or lose, Australia benefits from reaching Asian Cup final
    By Julian Linden SYDNEY, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Australia, perhaps more than most countries, know the benefits that winning in sport brings to a nation. For years, soccer has been regarded as a fringe sport in Australia, overshadowed by cricket, rugby league and Australian Rules Football. Right now though, soccer is the sport on every Australian's mind with the country hosting South Korea in ...
  • Move to oust Australia from Asian Football Confederation
    SYDNEY: Australia?s football body reeled from shock revelations about a movement to oust it from the Asian confederation on Friday as the Socceroos prepared to play the Asian Cup final. The head of Australian football said he was ?extremely surprised? after Asia?s soccer chief said some countries want Australia out and advised them to raise the issue formally. Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al ...
  • Football - Win or lose, Australia benefits from reaching Asian Cup final
    Australia, perhaps more than most countries, know the benefits that winning in sport brings to a nation.
  • Australian football star drawn back into tough outback life
    There are two ways an Aboriginal boy becomes a man in the outback: One is during "men's business," when boys paint themselves with ocher and head into the bush for secret initiation rites.
  • Football: 'Aussies out' - Cup hosts hit by shock AFC revolt
    Some Gulf countries have voiced their displeasure at Australia's presence in the Asian Football Confederation and are trying to initiate steps to throw them out.
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    SYDNEY: Australia?s football body reeled from shock revelations about a movement to oust it from the Asian confederation yesterday as the Socceroos prepared to play the Asian Cup final.
  • Australia may face defence crisis ahead of Asian Cup final
    Canberra, Jan 29 (IANS) The Australian football team may have a crisis in hand in their defence ahead of the 2015 AFC Asian Cup final with right-back Ivan Franjic battling a hip injury. Australia will meet South Korea in Sydney Saturday for the title but 'Socceroos' boss Ange Postecoglou may have to improvise on his defensive options, reports Xinhua. Franjic is the only recognised right-back in ...
  • Blatter tips Australian World Cup
    Fifa president Sepp Blatter opens his re-election campaign by saying Australia deserves to host a World Cup.