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Australia Through To Fourth Successive World Cup News 

Australia Through To Fourth Successive World Cup

Australia are through to their fourth successive World Cup after Wednesday night’s 3-1 win over Honduras, in front of a 77,000 strong crowd who burst into celebrations at ANZ stadium. It has been a long and hard campaign for the Caltex Socceroos who missed out on automatic qualification for the 2018 finals in Russia, having finished behind Asian Football Confederation rivals Japan and Saudi Arabia. This forced the them into a regional play-off and a tough game against Syria but they have gone on to become the 31st of the…

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Phoenix Win First Game Of Season With 5-2 Victory Over Perth News 

Phoenix Win First Game Of Season With 5-2 Victory Over Perth

Wellington Phoenix have had their first win of the new Hyundai A-League season with a 5-2 victory over Perth Glory in Wellington on Sunday. Perth had opened the scoring in the 9th minute through Xavi Torres’ superb strike and first A-League goal from a free kick. The lead didn’t last long as Wellington hit back just 4 minutes later after Fijian international Roy Krishna featuring with a sharp turn and inch-perfect ball for Dario Vidosic to nod home for this third of the season. The Phoenix went ahead in the…

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Adelaide Go Down 2-1 To Jets Whilst Melbourne Victory Draw 1-1 With The Roar News 

Adelaide Go Down 2-1 To Jets Whilst Melbourne Victory Draw 1-1 With The Roar

Adelaide United once again fell to a defeat this time losing 2-1 to Newcastle Jets at Hindmarsh Stadium on Saturday night. After starting the season with a draw and with improved play, this was their third consecutive loss and whilst Manager Marco Kurtz said that he was missing five first-team members, it was the sides lack of quality that caused them trouble. Adelaide had started off by dominating the game with George Blackwood and Ryan Kitto combining for an early chance but the striker was denied from close range by…

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Melbourne City Officially Make History After 2-0 Victory Over Adelaide Utd News 

Melbourne City Officially Make History After 2-0 Victory Over Adelaide Utd

After a 2-0 victory over Adelaide United at Hindmarsh Stadium on Saturday, Melbourne City officially made history to become the fourth side to win their first four games of an A-League season since it was established in 2004. They follow in the footsteps of Melbourne Victory, Brisbane Roar and Sydney FC and look like they could be destined for their first appearance in a grand final as all the other three teams went on to be A-League champions in 2006-07, 2011-12 and 2016-17 respectively. Warren Joyce who took over City…

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Brisbane Roar Come Back From Behind To Draw 3-3 With Wellington Phoenix News 

Brisbane Roar Come Back From Behind To Draw 3-3 With Wellington Phoenix

Bottom-placed Brisbane Roar came back from 3-0 down to a 3-3 draw against Wellington Phoenix on Saturday at Westpac Stadium to rescue an important Hyundai A-League point of the new campaign. It also ended Roar’s depressing run of 7 successive defeats in all competitions — A-League, AFC Champions League and FFC — dating back to April. “We feel this is the start of the season. We showed not only midway through that first half but in the second half we completely dominated,” Aloisi told Fox Sports. “To come from 3-0…

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Farcical VAR Incident Overshadows Sydney’s 2-0 Victory Over Perth Glory News 

Farcical VAR Incident Overshadows Sydney’s 2-0 Victory Over Perth Glory

Sydney FC came away with a 2-0 win over Perth Glory n Saturday in a match that included super saves, three penalties and criticism of the time spent for a VAR decision to be made. The Sky Blues who put 16 goals past Perth Glory in all competitions last season, produced one of their best performances of this campaign thus far and proved dominance at Allianz Stadium, to remain unbeaten in 19 games at this venue. Liam Reddy put up a stellar display for Perth, saving seven goals, a record…

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Sydney Rally from 2-0 Down To Draw 2-2 With Wanderers News 

Sydney Rally from 2-0 Down To Draw 2-2 With Wanderers

Sydney FC rallied from 2-0 to down to draw 2-2 with Western Sydney Wanderers in a thrilling derby at Allianz Stadium on Saturday. The visitors went ahead through a fine header after just three minutes with Oriol Riera scoring his 7th goal in 6 games for the Wanderers and the fastest every Sydney Derby goal. Brendan Hamill doubled the score ghosting in unmarked to nod home Alvaro Cejudo’s free-kick in the 30th minute. It didn’t take long for Sydney’s resilience to hit back and 8 minutes later they equalised after…

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Caltex Socceroos Ranked 45th In Latest FIFA World Rankings News 

Caltex Socceroos Ranked 45th In Latest FIFA World Rankings

FIFA released their latest World Rankings on 16th October 2017, which saw the Caltex Socceroos jump up seven places in the list. Back in August Australia were in the 45th position but dropped 5 places in September to 50th place. However Ange Postecoglou’s men are now in the 43rd spot. The Socceroos are now the second highest ranked side in Asia behind only Iran who are currently ranked 34th. The surge in position follows Australia’s recent World Cup Qualification play-off matches against Syria, ranked 77th. The Socceroos played out a…

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De Silva Helps Mariners Hold Wanderers To A 2-2 Draw News 

De Silva Helps Mariners Hold Wanderers To A 2-2 Draw

Danny De Silva helped Central Coast Mariners to hold Western Sydney Wanderers to a 2-2 draw on Saturday at Spotless Stadium. After suffering a 5-1 defeat at the hands of the Newcastle Jets in last weeks F3 derby, the Mariners bounced back in their Round 2 game despite being down to 10 men late in the game. The Mariners opened the scoring in the 21st minute after Spanish striker, Asdrúbal, scored his second goal in 2 games. After finding himself with plenty of space inside the box, Andrew Hoole struck…

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Absalonsen Helps Adelaide To Stun Brisbane Roar 2-1 News 

Absalonsen Helps Adelaide To Stun Brisbane Roar 2-1

Adelaide United produced a dramatic comeback to beat Brisbane Roar 2-1 at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night after Dane Johan Absalonsen smashed home the winner in extra time. In a spectacular game, it looked like Brisbane Roar had done enough to claim their first A-League victory of the season following Massimo Maccarone’s early goal. In his debut appearance, Roar’s marquee signing buried Corey Brown’s left wing cross past Michael Theo and into the back of the net after 8 minutes of play. Reds were chasing shadows during the opening 10…

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