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International Football: Women
New Zealand 0 - Australia 3

17/02/2010: New Zealand's Football Ferns produced one of their flattest performances in many a moon at North Harbour Stadium on February 17, and Australia's Matildas took full advantage to record a 3-0 win which flattered their trans-Tasman rivals.

[ Jeremy Ruane's Report from NZ ...]

International Football: Men
Socceroo squad for Asian Cup Qualifier

17/02/2010: Australia's Qantas Socceroos Coach Pim Verbeek has selected an extended squad of 25 players for the upcoming AFC Asian Cup 2011 Qualifier against Indonesia, to be played at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane on Wednesday 3 March 2010. In the squad are Josh Kennedy (Nagoya Grampus), Mark Milligan (JEF United), Jade North (Incheon United FC), Luke Wilkshire (FK Dinamo Moscow), Shannon Cole (Sydney FC), Andrew Durante (Wellington Phoenix, Ben Kantarovski (Newcastle Jets), Stuart Musialik (Sydney FC), David Williams (Nth Qld Fury), Michael Zullo (Brisbane Roar), Clint Bolton (gk)(Sydney FC), Danny Vukovic (gk)(Central Coast Mariners), Eugene Galekovic (gk)(Adelaide United), Jon McKain (Wellington Phoenix), Alex Brosque (Sydney FC), Simon Colosimo (Sydney FC), Scott Jamieson (Adelaide United), Tommy Oar (Brisbane Roar), Matthew McKay (Brisbane Roar), Matt Thompson (Newcastle Jets). First caps go to Luke DeVere (Brisbane Roar), Mathew Leckie (Adelaide United), Michael Marrone (Adelaide United), Daniel McBreen (Perth Glory). Pending fitness are Jacob Burns (Perth Glory), Mile Sterjovski (Perth Glory) ...

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International Football: Women
Matildas squad for NZ tour

10/02/2010: Westfield Matildas Head Coach Tom Sermanni has selected a squad of 20 players for the upcoming tour of New Zealand with matches in Auckland on the 17th and 20th of February against the New Zealand Women's national team, Football Ferns. Melissa Barbieri (gk)(Melbourne Victory), Tameka Butt (Brisbane Roar), Kim Carroll (Brisbane Roar), Lauren Colthorpe (Brisbane Roar), Lisa De Vanna (Perth Glory), Heather Garriock (Sydney FC), Kathryn Gill (Perth Glory), Elise Kellond-Knight (Brisbane Roar), Samantha Kerr (Perth Glory), Leena Khamis (Sydney FC), Kylie Ledbrook (Sydney FC), Aivi Luik (Brisbane Roar), Collette McCallum (Perth Glory), Clare Polkinghorne (Brisbane Roar), Sally Shipard (Canberra United), Kyah Simon (Sydney FC), Thea Slatyer (Canberra United), Servet Uzunlar (Sydney FC), Sarah Walsh (Sydney FC), Lydia Williams (gk)(Canberra United). BOTN will bring you reports from the tour.

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Australian Men: Socceroos
Asian Cup Qualifier
Kuwait 2 - Australia 2

07/01/2010: The Asian Cup qualifier versus Kuwait away ended as a 2-2 draw this morning after the Socceroos raced to a two goal lead within 5 mins, but conceded two just before half-time. The final game in Brisbane against Indonesia will now decide whether Australia will play in the finals ...

[ FFA report ..]

Australian Men: Socceroos
Asian Cup Qualifier
Squad announced for Kuwait game

23/12/2009: The 23 man squad for the vital Asian Cup qualifier versus Kuwait, away on 7 January, has been announced: Alex Brosque (Sydney FC), Jacob Burns (Perth Glory), Nick Carle (Crystal Palace FC, England), Simon Colosimo (Sydney FC), Jason Culina (Gold Coast United) Bruce Djite (Genclerbirligi SK, Turkey), Eugene Galekovic (Adelaide United FC), Scott Jamieson (Adelaide United FC), Mile Jedinak (Antalyaspor Kulubu, Turkey), Matthew Kemp (Melbourne Victory FC), Shane Lowry (Aston Villa FC, England), Matthew McKay (Brisbane Roar), Craig Moore (Brisbane Roar), Tommy Oar (Brisbane Roar), Nikita Rukavytsya (FC Twente, Netherlands), Matthew Spiranovic (FC Nurnberg, Germany), Mile Sterjovski (Perth Glory), Archie Thompson (Melbourne Victory), Matthew Thompson (Newcastle Jets), Tando Velaphi (Perth Glory), Dario Vidosic (FC Nurnberg, Germany), Danny Vukovic (Central Coast Mariners), Luke Wilkshire (FK Dinamo Moscow, Russia)...

[ FFA report ..]

Australian Men: Socceroos
Asian Cup Qualifier
Oman 1 - Australia 2

14/11/2009: Australia went down to ten men and behind early but came back to win this vital qualifier 2-1 through heroics by Mark Schwarzer and goals to Luke Wilkshire and Brett Emerton ..

[ FFA report ..]

Australian Men: Socceroos
Asian Cup Qualifier
Australia 1 - Oman 0

14/10/2009: O man that was close! Australia's Socceroos defeated Oman 1-0 tonight in Melbourne to ease early fears of failure to qualify. Tim Cahill picked up the goal late in a match that swung in the balance for most of the game ..

[ BOTN Match report ..]

Australian Men: Socceroos
International Friendly
Australia 0 - Netherlands 0

11/10/2009: Australia's Socceroos drew 0-0 with the Netherlands at the Sydney Football Stadium on Saturday evening. Stephen Webb reports, with photo gallery, from SFS .. "We got walloped on the park, but the scoreboard looks excellent" ..

[ Match report ..]

Australian Men: Socceroos
Asian World Cup Qualifier
Australia - Japan

17/06/2009: Australia came from behind to defeat arch-rivals Japan 2-1 through a Tim Cahill brace in the second half. the Socceroos top the group and join Japan on the journey to South Africa and the 2010 World Cup finals. Alan Clark reports from the MCG ..

[ Match report ...]

Australian Men: Socceroos
Asian World Cup Qualifier
Australia 2 - Bahrain 0

10/06/2009: An Australian team minus a number of key players was still too good for Bahrain in Sydney on Wednesday evening. Goals to Mile Sterjovski and David Carney put Australia in a good position to top the group when they play Japan next week. ... Paul Green reports from Homebush ..

[ Match report ...]

Australian Men: Socceroos
Asian World Cup Qualifier
Australia Qualify!
Qatar 0 - Australia 0

07/04/2009: Australia clenched qualification this morning for the World Cup in South Africa 2010 with a solid, if not exhilerating, 0-0 draw away in Qatar. They now face Bahrain in Sydney on Wednesday evening.

[ FFA Report ...]

AFC Champions League - 2009
Tianjin Teda 2 - Central Coast Mariners 2

18/03/2009



Central Coast Mariners FC played some encouraging football to go ahead but in the end drew with Tianjin Teda 2-2 in China in their second game of the 2009 AFC Champions League - keeping in the frame to progress.
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AFC Champions League - 2009
Newcastle Jets 2 - Ulsan Hyundai 0

17/03/2009



On Tuesday night in the second game of Group E for the 2009 AFC (Asian) Champions League Newcastle Jets FC got their campaign back on track by defeating Ulsan Hyundai of Korea 2-0 at EnergyAustralia Stadium .. .. Robert Szomolnoki reports from Newcastle ..
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AFC Champions League - 2009
Central Coast Mariners 0 - Pohang Steelers 0

11/03/2009



Central Coast Mariners FC drew with Korean club Pohang Steelers 0-0 in the 2009 AFC Champions League fixture at a damp Bluetongue Stadium in Gosford tonight, in an evenly matched game in front of 6,870 fans .. Paul Green reports from Gosford ..
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AFC Champions League - 2009
Beijing Guoan 2 - Newcastle United 0

10/03/2009



The opening day of the 2009 AFC (Asian) Champions League saw Newcastle United Jets FC go down to Chinese Super League third place getters Beijing Guoan 0-2 in Beijing .. Alan Fleming reports from Beijing ..
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[ AFC Stats ...] [ BOTN Report...]

AFC Champions League - 2009
Now for Newcastle & Central Coast

09/03/2009



Australia's entrants in the 2009 AFC Champions League, Central Coast Mariners FC and Newcastle United Jets FC face up to their first opponents this week ... Chris Dunkerley reports ..
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Men's Asian Cup 2010:
Australia 0 - Kuwait 1
Kuwait Unleashes Capital Punishment

05/03/2009

Australia's prospects in the the AFC Asian Cup 2011 Qualifying stage look very shaky after Kuwait under new coach Goran Tufegdzic grabbed a well earned 1-0 win at Canberra Stadium tonight .. Nick Guoth reports ..
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Men's Asian Cup 2010:
Squad for Australia vs Kuwait named

24/02/2009

Australian coach Pim Verbeek has selected a purely local team to face Kuwait in the AFC Asian Cup 2011 Qualifying stage to be held at Canberra Stadium in the nation's capital ... Nick Guoth reports ..
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Men's World Cup 2010:
Japan 0 - Australia 0

11/02/2009

A dour and dogged game by Australia allowed them to come away with a well-earned point from Yokahama as they held Japan 0-0 ...
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Women's Football: Friendly
Australia 1 - Italy 5

07/02/2009: After a delay in the start for 2.5 hours due to the heatwave Italy cooly disposed of the Matildas, racing to 3-0 after 18 mins and ending 5-1 with a Patrizia Panico hat-trick ... Nick Guoth reports from Canberra ...
[ Match report ...]

Women's Football: Friendly
Australian Select 0 - Italy 1

04/02/2009: In this training game between an W-League based selection and Italy, the only goal came midway through the second period, a header at the near post from Marta Carissimi. Australia generated a number of chances, continuously placing the ball into the penalty box, but they were unable to convert. When Sarah Walsh came on near the end, the attack did improve and it will be good when Walsh is at full fitness ... Nick Guoth reports from the AIS, Canberra ... [ Match report ...]

Women's Football: Friendly
Australia 2 - Italy 2

31/01/2009: In sweltering conditions at Parramatta Stadium today Australia and Italy drew 2-2 in an entertaining and spirited game in the first of their two legged international friendly series. The Matidas constant captain Cheryl Salisbury came off the last time in the 84th minute to a standing ovation from the enthusiastic crowd ... Nick Guoth reports from Parramatta ...
[ Report, stats & photos ...]

Australia vs Italy:
Preview

30/01/2009

Australia's women take on Italy in the first of two international matches the teams will play this summer, with Saturday's game at Parramatta Stadium the first to kick off at 4pm, with a second match to be played at Canberra Stadium at the same time a week later ...
Paul Green reports ...
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Asian Cup Football: Men's
Group B
Indonesia 0 - Australia 0

28/01/2009: Australia's A-League based side struggled to get a combination going and could only draw 0-0 with a tenacious Indonesia on a dreadfuly heavy pitch tonight in Jakarta in front of a massive and vocal crowd ...
[ Stats .. More coming ...]

National football legend retires: Cheryl Salisbury
151 caps and out

27/01/2009

Leading her beloved Matildas for the last time on Saturday when Australia meets Italy in two friendlies over the next two weekends, long time skipper Cheryl Salisbury spoke on Tuesday afternoon of her mixed emotions at the thought of ending her career after already amassing 150 caps ...
Paul Green reports ...
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AFC Champions League - 2009
Now for Newcastle & Central Coast

09/01/2009



Australia's entrants in the 2009 AFC Champions League, Central Coast Mariners FC and Newcastle United Jets FC, now know their opponents following the draw which was held in Dubai on Wednesday 7 January 2009 ... Chris Dunkerley reports ..
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FIFA Club World Cup - 2008
Gamba Osaka 1 - Adelaide United 0
14/12/08



Adelaide faced old foes Gamba Osaka of Japan in the CWC on Sunday night and put in a better performance, creating chances that may have ended in a better result, but in the end Gamba triumphed 1-0 through Endo ...
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International Football: Men's WCQ
Bahrain 0 - Australia 1

20/11/2008: Australia not only got out of gaol but avoided the hanging, as Mark Bresciano grabbed a 93rd minute goal against a feisty and high tempo Bahrain side desperate for points ...
[ FFA stats... ]

Asian Champions League Final
Adelaide United 0 - Gamba Osaka 2

12/11/2008: With a wirlwind 15 mins Gamba Osaka wrapped up the title for 2009 in second leg of the final in Adelaide, but Adelaide United's achievement in reaching the final must not go unacknowledged. The 17,000 fans in Adelaide and many, many more through the TV brodcast had a rare experience, one that Aussie fans of old could not have dreamed off. [FFA stats .. ]

Asian Champions League Final
Gamba Osaka 3 - Adelaide United 0

05/11/2008: An impressively attacking Gamba Osaka put a tired looking Adelaide United to the sword tonight in Japan, to take a 3-0 lead into next week's second leg of the final in Adelaide. [FFA stats .. ]

Asian Champions League
Kuruvchi 1 - Adelaide United 0


22/10/2008: Adelaide United lost the away leg Semi-Final of the Asian Champions League 0-1 to Uzbek side Kuruvchi/Bunyodkor in Tashkent tonight, but won 3-1 on the two-leg aggregate. In the other game Urawa lost to Gamba Osaka, who will now move on to play Adelaide in the final.
[FFA stats .. ]

International Football:
Promising Matildas win ASEAN Final

20/10/2009: The Westfield Matildas advanced to the final of the ASEAN Football Federation Women's Championships with a thrilling 5-1 win over Myanmar (Burma) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on Saturday. The Australians met Vietnam in the Final and won 1-0 through an own goal. Players return to Australia next week for the start of the W-League.

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International Football: Men's WCQ
Australia 4 - Qatar 0

15/10/2008: Heavy rain descended on Brisbane and delayed the start of the WCQ against Qatar but nothing could delay the rain of goals for Australia, with a brace to Brett Emerton and goals to Tim Cahill and Josh Kennedy for a fine win that gives 6 points from 6 ...
[ BOTN report ... ]
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International Football:
Matildas, Young Socceroos & Joeys

15/10/2008: There has been a lot going on with Australian international news other than the Socceroos. The Westfield Matildas had a 6-0 win over Singapore in their 3rd group game of the AFF Women's Championship 2008; The mens Young Socceroos won the AFF U-19 Championship after beating Korea Republic 3-1 on penalties in the final in Thailand; and the Joeys got to the Quarter Finals before losing to the UAE. FFA site has details ..

[ More on Matildas ...]
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International Football:
Joeys in ASEAN
Australia 3 - Saudi Arabia 1
Australia 2 - China 1
Australia 6 - Turkmenistan 0

10/10/2009: The Qantas Joeys got their bid to qualify for the 2009 FIFA U17 World Cup off to a terrific start, after winning it's three opening games of the AFC U16 Championship in Tashkent, Uzbekistan ..
[ FFA report ...]

[ FFA report ...]

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International Football:
Young Socceroos in ASEAN
Australia 3 - China 1
Australia 0 - South Korea 0
Australia 2 - Thailand 1

10/10/2009: The Qantas Young Socceroos are into the final of the AFF U19 Championship at the Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand after two wins ..
[ FFA report ...]

[ FFA report ...]

[ FFA report ...]

Asian Champions League
Adelaide United 3 - Kuruvchi 0

08/10/2008: Adelaide won the first and home leg Semi-Final of the Asian Champions League through second half goals by Diego and Fabian Barbiero, and a penalty by Cristiano, to lead 3-0 over Uzbek side Kuruvchi/Bunyodkor, in front of a packed Hindmarsh Stadium. [FFA stats .. ]

International Football:
Joeys in ASEAN

06/10/2009: The Qantas Joeys got their bid to qualify for the 2009 FIFA U17 World Cup off to a terrific start, after winning its opening game of the AFC U16 Championship 3-1 against Saudi Arabia in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. A double by Stephen Domenici and one from Brendan Hamill ..
[ FFA report ...]

International Football:
Young Socceroos in ASEAN

06/10/2009: The Qantas Young Socceroos have come from an early goal down to beat China 3-1 in its opening game of the AFF U19 Championship at the Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand. Two goals from Melbourne Victory midfielder Milos Lujic and one from Queensland Roar midfielder Mitch Nichols, sealed the impressive victory in the four-team tournament ..
[ FFA report ...]

Asian Champions League
Adelaide United 1 - Kashima Antlers 0

24/09/2007: Adelaide moved to the Semi-Finals of the Asian Champions League with a gripping 1-0 win tonight over J-League side Kashima Antlers, in front of a vocal 16,965 crowd at a packed Hindmarsh Stadium which included hundreds of Kashima fans. Robert Cornthwaite redeemed himself after his own-goal in Japan - with a headed goal in the 73 min but the Reds could have been well up by them with better shooting. [FFA stats .. ]

International Football:
Promising Matildas to ASEAN

01/10/2009: Described by their coach, Tom Sermanni, as 'a blend of Young Matildas and promising senior Matildas, together with two goalkeepers', a women's team from Australia will leave on Monday 6 October for Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, as the first Australian team to officially compete in an ASEAN tournament. Paul Green reports ...

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International Football:
Young Matildas, Young Socceroos & Joeys

01/10/2008: While the fans had been focussed on the Hyundai A-League, ACL, and Qatar upcoming for the Men, there has been a lot going on with Australian international news. The Young Matildas had a double win over China, while the mens Young Socceroos are heading off for the ASEAN U19 tournament in Thailand, and the Joeys had a 3-0 win over Uzbekistan prior to the Asian U16 Championships in Tashkent. FFA site has details ..

[ More on Young Matildas ...]
[ More on Young Socceroos ...]

[ More on Joeys ...]

Asian Champions League
Kashima Antlers 1 - Adelaide United 1

17/09/2007: Adelaide continued on their positive journey in the ACL with a draw away 1-1 with Kashima Antlers in the first leg of the quarter final in Japan tonight. [FFA stats .. ]

Australian Men: Socceroos
World Cup Asian Qualifier
Uzbekistan 0 - Australia 1

11/09/2008: Australia's World Cup qualifying chances had a boost in Tashkent on Thursday morning with a Scott Chipperfield header in the first half being enough to take 3 points from the Silk Road. Uzbekistan's perior victor Qatar drew 1-1 with Bahrain. Next up for the Socceroos - Qatar in Brisbane.
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Australian Men: Socceroos
International Friendly
Netherlands 1 - Australia 2

07/09/2008: "Oranje peeled" - Australia's Socceroos continued their preparations for the World Cup qualifying game versus Uzbekistan in Tashkent on Wednesday, with a 2-1 win over a ten-man Netherlands side this morning. With the 44th min send-off of Dutch keeper Maarten Stekelenberg, goals from Harry Kewell (the resulting penalty) and a Josh Kennedy header, cancelled out Klaas Jan Huntelaar's superb opening goal made after just six min.
[ FFA Report .... ]
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Australian Men: Socceroos
International Friendly
Australia 2 - South Africa 2

20/08/2008: Australia's Socceroos could only draw 2-2 with South Africa's Bafana Bafana at Loftus Road Stadium in London this morning. In the second last warm up game before taking on Uzbekistan in the World Cup qualifier. Australia were on top in the first half, but this was overturned by a more cohesive South Africa in the second. Pim Verbeek gave a debut to Richard Garcia (pictured).

[ FFA site ...]

Australian Men: Olyroos
Olympic Games, Beijing 2008
Australia 0 - Cote d'Ivoire 1

13/08/2008: Australia's Olyroos participation in the 2008 Beijing Olympic games came to an end on a shocking pitch in Tianjin, when Cote D'Ivoire eventually got two on one in front of goal and slammed one past Federici. [ FFA site ...]

Australian Men: Olyroos
Olympic Games, Beijing 2008
Argentina 1 - Australia 0

10/08/2008: The Olyroos battled for 76 minutes to hold the might of Argentina but a well worked move between three Argentines allowed Ezequiel Lavezzi to score under Adam Federici's outstretched arm. A better display, particularly in the first half, but the two rare chances made were squandered and the Olyroos appear out of contention now. Chandini Feroz Khan reports for BOTN .. [ Report ...]

Opinion
An Argentine Mountain
Olyroos vs Argentina Preview
08/08/08


James Heffield previews the mountain facing the Olyroos, in the form of Argentina on Sunday. The Argentines looked impressive in their opening 2-1 victory over Ivory Coast and the big names of Juan Roman Riquelme and Lionel Messi will provide an attacking force that Australia will surely struggle to contain in Shanghai ....
[ Preview .... ]

Australian Men: Olyroos
Olympic Games, Beijing 2008
Australia 1 - Serbia 1

07/08/2008: Australia's Olyroos participation in the 2008 Beijing Olympic games was given a boost in Shanghai in the 69th minute when Ruben Zadkovich knocked in a loose ball in the box, but the joy was shortlived as Slobodan Rajkovic evened it up 9 minutes later for a more dominant Serbia. Chandini Feroz Khan reports for BOTN .. [ Match details ...]

Australian Men: Joeys
Australia 2 - Bahrain 1
Australia 6 - Indonesia 0
Australia 4 - Malaysia 1
Singapore 1 - Australia 1
Australia 1(6) - Bahrain 1(5)
Youth Win ASEAN YC

14/07/2008: The Qantas Joeys U16 squad have started the ASEAN region Football Federation Youth Championship with a 2-1 win over Bahrain in Jakarta, Indonesia. Victorian midfielder Kamal Ibrahim scored Australia's opening goal with NSW midfielder Jared Lum adding a second from the penalty spot. Australia romped to the top of the standings beating hosts Indonesia 6-0 here at the Stadion Lebak Bulus. They then defeated Malaysia 4-1 and drew 1-1 with Singapore. The Joeys met Bahrain again in the final on Saturday 19 July and drew 1-1 AET, winning it after a nail biting 5-4 sudden death penalty shootout. The tournament is vital preparation for the AFC Under 16 Championship, to be held in Uzbekistan in October.

[ FFA report ...]

Australian Men: Olyroos
Trans Tasman Contest
Australia 3 - New Zealand 2

12/07/2008: Australia's Olyroos were stretched by the New Zealand Olympic side in their 3-2 win at North Sydney Oval today. Two goals by Mark Milligan and one by Kristian Sarkies overturned a brace from Jeremy Brockie.

[ BOTN Report ...]

Australian Women: Matildas
Trans Tasman Contest
Australia 1 - New Zealand 0

12/07/2008: The Australian Women's team, the Matildas, reeling from a 0-5 demolition by China in a friendly international in Tianjin during the week, drew on more experienced players (including sadly retiring Di Alagich) to defeat a very combative New Zealand 1-0 at North Sydney Oval today.

[ BOTN Report ...]

Australian Men: Olyroos
Final Olympic Squad
Arnold's Bold Move

06/07/2008: Australia's Olympic Squad for the Beijing Olympic Game in August has been finalised. The largely under 23 squad, with three overage players (Jade North, David Carney and Archie Thompson) contains some bold ommissions, including Nathan Burns. The squad meets New Zealand's squad this Saturday at North Sydney Oval before their first round Olympic matches against Serbia on 7/8/08 and Argentina on 10/8/08 in Shanghai, then 3 days later against Côte d'Ivoire in Tianjin.

[ FFA report ...]

Australian Men: Socceroos
Asian World Cup Qualifiers
Off to Tashkent

27/06/2008: Australia's Socceroos are off to Taskent, on the Silk Road of Asia, and capital of Uzbekistan, as part of their route through Group A toward South Africa 2010. Our 2006 World Cup and 2007 Asian rival Japan is also in Group A of the Asian 4th qualifying stage. We are joined by Bahrain, Uzbekistan and Qatar. Australia has a bye in the first round (September 6) and will play Uzbekistan, who loom as the darkhorse in the group, away in Tashkent in its first match on Wed September 10, 2008. The 10th and final game will be at home on Wed June 17, 2009 against Japan.

[ Report ...]

Australian Men: Socceroos
Asian World Cup Qualifier
Australia 0 - China 1

22/06/2008: Australia's Socceroos are through to the next round but it is just as well they didn't need to defeat China with this team. China saved some face but there will be some red ones in the home camp as they turn to consider the next round. Chris Dunkerley reports from Homebush ...

[ Report ...]

Australian Women: Matildas
Peace Cup Tournament
USA 2 - Australia 1
Australia 3 - Italy 0
Australia 1 - Brasil 0

20/06/2008: The Australian Women's team, the Matildas, put in a strong performance at the 2008 Peace Cup in South Korea this month. After a close game versin the USA (1-2), in the second game Italy was disposed of 3-0. Teenage sensation Kyah Simon scored a memorable injury-time goal, to earn the Matildas a sensational 1-0 win over World Cup finalist Brazil. Matildas Coach Tom Sermanni has named an 18-player squad for the Matildas upcoming two match tour of China in July.

[ FFA Report ...]

Australian Men: Socceroos
Asian World Cup Qualifier
Qatar 1 - Australia 3

15/06/2008: Australia's Socceroos won 3-1 over Qatar, booking their place in the next round after Iraq defeated China 2-1 earlier.

[ FFA report ...]

Australian Men: Socceroos
Asian World Cup Qualifier
Iraq 1 - Australia 0

08/06/2008: Australia's Socceroos went down 1-0 to Iraq in Doha, leaving them level on points with Qatar who defeated China 1-0. A single master-stroke by Emad Mohammed from a free kick in the first half was enough to give Iraq the points they needed to stay in contention.

[ FFA report ...]

Australian Women: Matildas
AFC Women’s Asian Cup
Japan 3 - Australia 0
North Korea 3 - Australia 0
Japan 3 - Australia 1
Australia 4 - Taiwan 0
South Korea 0 - Australia 2

08/06/2008: 4th place is all Australia could manage after losing 0-3 to Japan in the playoff. Australia's Women's national team, the Matildas, had lost to favourites North Korea 0-3 in the semi final. A hatrick to Ri Kum-Suk spelled the end of the youthful Matilda's hopes of bettering their World Cup placing. They now meet Japan again, in the third place playoff. [ Details .... ]

[ FFA Reports ...]

Australian Men: Socceroos
Asian World Cup Qualifier
Australia 1 - Iraq 0

01/06/2008: Australia's Socceroos struggled to stamp themselves on this game and Iraq always threatened, but in the end a 47th minute Harry Kewell strike was enough for the 3 points and the 48,678 fans at Suncorp. [ Stats .... ]

[ FFA report ...]

International Club Friendly
Melbourne Victory 1 - Juventus 4

30/05/2008: Italian giant Juventus brought a group of unheralded players to Melbourne and defeated the home-town favourites 4-1, but with two of its goals coming on or after the regulation ninety minutes, a 2-1 scoreline would have been more representative of the contest. Alan Clark reports from Docklands .. [ Report ...]

Australian Men: Olyroos
Intercontinental U-23 Football Championship
Nigeria 2 - Australia 0
Australia 4 - Ireland 1
Australia 4 - Togo 0
Chile 1 - Australia 2
Australia 3 - Croatia 0

26/05/2008: Australia's Olyroos participation in the Intercontinental U-23 Football Championship in Malaysia ended with a 2-0 loss to Nigeria in the Final. The tournament gave the Olyroos five competitive games before the Olympics. Reports of other games may be read as well.

[ Reports, incl some from Corinthian ...]

Australian Men: Socceroos
International Friendly Championship
Australia 1 - Ghana 0

23/05/2008: Australia's Socceroos continue their preparations for world cup games, with lucky 1-0 win over Ghana in rivetting friendly tonight in Sydney in front of 29,940 fans. Stephen Webb writes for BOTN from the SFS ... [ Report .... ]

[ FFA reports ...]

Australian Women: Matildas
International Friendly Championship
Australia 2 - Canada 1

23/05/2008: Australia's Matildas continue their preparations tonight, winning a tough friendly 2-1 tonight in Sydney against the competitive Canadians. The Women are getting ready for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup campaign which starts against Taiwan next Thursday 29 May. Stephen Webb writes for BOTN from the SFS ... [ Report .... ]

[ FFA live report ...]

Asian Champions League:
Round 6
22/05/2008

Groups G & E:

Melbourne Victory 3 - Chonburi 1
Changchun 0 - Adelaide United 0
The Adelaide United FC 'Reds' managed another hard fought game tonight, this time ending in a 0-0 draw with Changchun Yattai in China - a draw enough to go through to the quarter finals in September. Melbourne Victory FC dominated the first half but was embarassed by a rare Kevin Muscat error to go one behind, then redeemed themselves for the last game with a 3-1 win to take second spot. In other news Australian has been confirmed in the 2009 & 2010 ACL, with 2 teams (first off Mariners and Jets).
Alan Clark reports from Melbourne
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Intercontinental U-23 Football Championship
Australia 4 - Togo 0
Chile 1 - Australia 2
Australia 3 - Croatia 0

21/05/2008: Australia's Olyroos participation in the Intercontinental U-23 Football Championship in Malaysia continued with a 4-0 win over Togo. A 3-0 win over Croatia, after Ireland defeated hosts Malaysia 3-1 on the opening day at the Petaling Jaya Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, led to Australia gained a semi-final berth with a hard fought win over Chile 2-1. Reports of other games may be read as well.

[ Reports, incl on-the-spot from Corinthian ...]

Asian Champions League:
Round 5
07/05/2008

Groups G & E:

Adelaide United 1 - Pohang Steelers 0
Chunnam Dragons 1 - Melbourne Victory 1
Adelaide United stayed 2 points clear at the top of their group and set themselves up with a great chance of going through to the next stage with a goal by Diego, whilst Melbourne gained some satisfaction from a point through an early goal by Tom Pondeljak.
Link to AFC
[ AFC site .... ]

International Football: Australia
Latest developments

25/04/2008: The Australian Men's Under 23 team will meet Serbia in Shanghai on 7 August, one day before the official opening of the Beijing Olympic Games. Our other opponents in the Group A first stage are 2004 Gold Medal winners Argentina (10 August, Shanghai) and Olympic Games debutants, the Ivory Coast (13 August, Tianjin). In women's football The Under 20 national women's team, the Young Matildas, completed their training camp in Canberra with a 4-2 win over the New Zealand under 17, and the Matildas, departed on Thursday for two international matches against the USA on April 27 in Cary, North Carolina, and May 3 in Birmingham, Alabamas part of the team's preparations for the AFC Asian Women's Cup in May. They have been drawn in Group B for the AFC Women's Asian Cup 2008 alongside Japan, Korea Republic and Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) ...

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Asian Champions League:
Round 4
23/04/2008

Groups G & E:

Adelaide United 3 - Binh Duong 0
Gamba Osaka 2 - Melbourne Victory 0
Adelaide United overcame missed first half chances and a solid display by their Vietnamese opponents to win 4-1 in Adelaide tonight, seeting themselves up well for the final two games. Adelaide moved two points ahead of Changchun Yatai, who drew 2-2 at Pohang Steelers. Melbourne Victory succumbed to Gamba Osaka away in Japan to dampen even more their chances of progressing.
Link to AFC
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Asian Champions League:
Round 3
09/04/2008

Groups G & E:

Melbourne Victory 3 - Gamba Osaka 4
Binh Duong 1 - Adelaide United 2
'Asian Champions League Continues' - Melbourne Victory succumbed to some cracker goals in fanatastic end to end display at home against Gamba Osaka, with the visitors grabbing the heart-rending win in the last minutes. The Reds moved top of their group with an away 2-1 win in Vietnam over Becemex Binh Duong.
Alan Clark reports from Melbourne
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Opinion
The View From Kunming
Australia in a WCQ
27/03/08

Australian football tragic Peter Rowney, periodic writer for BOTN, reports in from Kunming. "The expectation was exciting, the crowds boisterous, as the walk to the city centre's 40,000 capacity Tuodong Stadium gathered pace ..."
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Asian Champions League:
Round 2
19/03/2008

Groups E & G:

Adelaide United 0 - Changchun Yatai 0
Chonburi 3 - Melbourne Victory 1
After a sterling display away last week Adelaide United FC were held to a draw at Hindmarsh by Chinese side Changchun Yatai tonight. Melbourne Victory were defeated at home by Chonburi through a late brace by substitute Stephane Baga.

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Asian Champions League:
Round 1
12/03/2008

Groups G & E:

Melbourne Victory 2 - Chunnam Dragons 0
Pohang Steelers 0 - Adelaide United 2
'Asian Champions League Underway' - Melbourne Victory started in the best way at home winning 2-0 through a penalty taken by Kevin Muscat in the first half and after the break Rodrigo Vargas headed home a second. Despite being dominated and down to 10 men Adelaide defeated Pohang Steelers in a gutsy display tonight in Korea.
Alan Clark reports from Melbourne
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International Football: Men's WCQ
China 0 - Australia 0

26/03/2008: The Australians battled the seemingly endless loss of players and the altitude to hold an oddly conservative China to a scoreless draw away in Kunming in the World Cup qualifier this evening. To get there the Socceroos survived a late scare when Mark Schwarzer brought down China's Quo Bo after a swift counter attack by the home side, three minutes from time. Corinthian reports from Kunming for BOTN readers ...
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Australian Men:
Socceroos 100th WCQ
China vs Australia

26/03/2008: Our pre-game woes increased as Australian coach Pim Verbeek fell ill at a morning media 'doorstop', but BOTN's Corinthian was at the media conference later in Kunming and brings you the latest. The game is to be played at 2.00pm local (5pm AEDT) in the Tuodong Stadium, Kunming, Yunnan Province

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International Football: Men's - Asia
Singapore 0 - Australia 0

22/03/2008: In the very heavy conditions neither team could create a lot or learn too much. Senior international starting debuts for Mark Bridge (Socceroo no 506), Adam Griffiths, James Holland, Mile Jedinak, Nikolai Topor-Stanley, James Troisi, Bruce Djite, Adrian Leijer, Leigh Broxham (514th). This is most debuts in one game since 1965. Corinthian reports on the game from the ground for BOTN readers ...
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Australian Men:
Socceroos
Singapore vs Australia

22/03/2008: Australian coach Pim Verbeek has named his young squad, and Harry Kewell as captain of the Qantas Socceroos for the first time for the international friendly against Singapore tonight. BOTN's Corinthian was at the media conference in Singapore and brings you the latest. It is a mainly Olyroo and A-League based squad, strengthened by out of favour Michael Beauchamp and Harry. The game is at 7.00pm local (10pm AEDT) in the National Stadium, Singapore.

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Australian Men:
Lion City Cup - Joeys
12/03/2008

The Qantas Joeys (U17 squad) will take part in the eight-nation youth Lion City Cup U16 Championship in Singapore this week. At a media conference for all coaches Australia's coach, former Socceroo gaolkeeper Martyn Crook, explained that his team was learning how tough it was to play in Asia now after so many years competing in Oceania. Breaking news and BOTN Asian correspondent Corinthian reports from Singapore.
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Oceania: Men & Women
New Zealand off to Beijing
Olympics
09/03/2008

The New Zealand women's national team (The Siver Ferns) and men's Olympic (U23) team (The Oly-whites) have won through to the Beijing Olympic games over the last weekend in Oceania tournaments
[ Silver Ferns ... ]

Australian Men:
Socceroos
Singapore vs Australia

07/02/2008: Preparations for the Qantas Socceroos next 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying match will step-up with a five day camp in Singapore ahead of the next vital game in the campaign against China. National coach, Pim Verbeek, will also give Hyundai A-League players another opportunity to press their claims for inclusion in the squad when Australia meets Singapore in an international friendly match on Saturday 22 March, four days before the qualifier.

[ FFA more ...]

Australian Men:
Joeys Singapore Tournament
U17
07/03/2008

The Qantas Joeys will next week commence preparations in earnest for October's FIFA U-17 World Cup qualifiers by participating in the eight-nation Lion City Cup Championship in Singapore. The tournament has become one of the region's most prestigious international youth competitions since its inception in 1977. Australia have been drawn into Group A alongside the United Arab Emirates, Chinese Taipei and Singapore B, while the other group will feature Singapore A, Vietnam, Uzbekistan and Thailand, with the two group winners to meet in the final. The top four teams in the 2008 AFC U-16 Championship will qualify for the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup to be held in Nigeria.
[ FFA More ... ]

Australian Women:
Trans-Tasman Series
Matildas beat NZ

05/03/2008: The Matildas won a three game trans-Tasman series played at Stockland Stadium on the Sunshine Coast this week, winning all three games. The results were Australia 2 v New Zealand 0 on Saturday 1 March, Australia 2 v New Zealand 1 on Monday 3 March, and Australia 4 v New Zealand 2 on Wednesday 5 March, 2008.

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Australian Men:
Olyroos (U23)
Mexico 1 - Australia 1

03/03/2008: Playing in front of a partisan sell-out crowd of 47,440 spectators at the McAfee Coliseum in San Fransico, USA, Mexico went ahead through an 18th minute own-goal by Adam D'Apuzzo but the make-shift Aussies came back through a goal by Troy Hearfield two minutes from the fianl whistle, to draw 1-1. The Olyroos are warming up for the Olympics in Beijing. The draw for the Beijing Olympics football tournaments will be held on April 20.

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Australian Men:
Socceroos Asian WCQ
Australia 3 - Qatar 0

06/02/2008: The Australian's started their campaign positively with an emphatic 3-0 victory over Qatar in Melbourne tonight. Early goals by Josh Kennedy, Tim Cahill, and Mark Bresciano killed off the game, though as the jet-lagged Socceroos tired Qatar had their moments ...

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Australian Men:
Socceroos
Squad for WCQ vs Qatar

05/02/2008: The 21 remaining players in contention for the squad that will be reduced to 18 for the game Wednesday evening in Melbourne are:
John Aloisi*, Mark Bresciano, Jacob Burns, Tim Cahill, David Carney, Ante Covic*, Jason Culina, Brett Emerton, Brett Holman, Josh Kennedy, Scott McDonald, Craig Moore*, Lucas Neill, Jade North*, Mark Schwarzer, Archie Thompson*, Nikolai Topor-Stanley*, James Troisi, Carl Valeri, Danny Vukovic*, Luke Wilkshire .. (* HAL)

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International Football: Women's U17
'Future Stars' Tournament in NZ

02/02/2008: The Australian women's U17 football squad came in a distant 3rd in this week's 'Future Stars' tournament in Auckland, NZ, through a hard-fought 1-0 win over host nation New Zealand. The USA won the tournament with a 3-2 victory over Germany. Australia had earlier suffered a 6-0 defeat against the USA in the opening match and a 5-1 defeat at the hands of Germany.
In other girl's news New Zealand's Secondary Schoolgirls came within seventeen minutes of clinching the Deane Low Trophy for the first time ever on January 16, but wilted in the 35C heat at MacQuarie University as they were downed 2-1 by their Australian counterparts, who maintained their grip on the symbol of trans-tasman schoolgirl soccer supremacy ...

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Australian Men:
Pim Picks:
Socceroo Squad advised to AFC

23/01/2008: Australian men's national coach Pim Verbeek has picked a 39 man squad consisting of 20 Hyundai A-League players and 19 overseas players. Eight Under 23 (Qantas Olyroo) players were named. "“I have deliberately kept the squad big to give us maximum flexibility until match day,” Verbeek explained. He will trim it 18 for the actual game versus Qatar in 2 weeks.

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Australian Men:
Pim & Arnie select:
Local Socceroo & Olyroo training camp

02/01/2008: Australian men's national coach Pim Verbeek has picked a 22 man local training squad, along with 15 of Graham Arnold's home based Olyroos, for a camp at Marconi Stadium on 7 & 8 January, 2008. This will be Verbeek's first opportunity to work with locally-based players ahead of the Qantas Socceroos 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign that kicks off against Qatar on Wednesday 6 February 2008 at the Telstra Dome in Melbourne.
Socceroos: John Aloisi, Clint Bolton (gk), Alex Brosque, Simon Colosimo, Steve Corica, Ante Covic (gk), Jamie Coyne, Travis Dodd, Andrew Durante, Adam Griffiths, Joel Griffiths, John Hutchinson, Matt McKay, Kevin Muscat, Jade North, Lucas Pantelis, Tom Pondeljak, Ufuk Talay, Archie Thompson, Matt Thompson, Rodrigo Vargas, Alex Wilkinson
Olyroos: Nigel Boogaard, Mark Bridge, Leigh Broxham, Robert Cornthwaite, Bruce Djite, Robbie Kruse, Mark Milligan, Stuart Musialik, Kristian Sarkies, Nikolai Topor-Stanley, Tando Velaphi (gk), Danny Vukovic (gk), Nick Ward, Ruben Zadkovich, Michael Zullo.

[ FFA more ...]

International Football:
Youth U23 Qualifier
Australia off to 2008 Olympic Games
North Korea 1 - Australia 1

21/11/2007: This vital Qantas Under 23's (Olyroos) 1-1 draw against North Korea at the freezing Kim Il Sung Stadium, Pyongyang, today set Australia en-route to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

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International Football:
Men's Friendly
Australia 1 vs Nigeria 0

18/11/2007: The Qantas Socceroos win over Nigeria at Crave Cottage ground in London was important leading up the the Asian World Cup qualifiers starting in February. A magnificent goal from David Carney in the 52nd minute earned Australia a 1-0 result. With that game out of the way, the FFA must resolve the coaching situation immediately.

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International Football:
Youth U23 Qualifier
Australia 2 vs Iraq 0

17/11/2007: The vital Qantas Under 23s (Olyroos) 2-0 win against Iraq at Bluetongue Stadium in Gosford tonight went a long way in deciding the fate of Australia's 2008 Olympic Qualifying campaign. The final game will be against North Korea on Wednesday 21 November at the Kim Il Sung Stadium, Pyongyang, from which we could do with a point (in freezing conditions on artificial turf).

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International Football:
Youth U20
Young Soceroos Qualify

14/11/2007: With 3 wins from 4 a top two berth for Australia ensures qualification for next year's 16-nation AFC Youth Championship in Saudi Arabia. The top ranked teams at next year's tournament will qualify for the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt.

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International Football:
Youth U17
North Korea 0 - Australia 0

20/10/2007: The Joeys (Australian men's U17) are through to the next Asian qualifying round after a 0-0 draw with DPR (North Korea) at Singapore's Jalan Besar Stadium on Friday night Corinthian reports from Singapore.

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International Football:
Youth U17
Malaysia 0 - Australia 2

18/10/2007: The new look Joeys (Australian men's U17) squad have flown out to Singapore to start their Asian and World Cup journey. Australia cruised to a 2-0 win over an enterprising Malaysia at Singapore's Jalan Besar Stadium on Wednesday night benefiting from their opponents' first half goalkeeper's errors to take an early lead and then relaxed almost too much for the remainder of the match. Corinthian reports from Singapore. See the full details, photos and squad listing.

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International Football:
Youth U23
Lebanon 0 - Australia 0

17/10/2007: The Qantas Under 23s match against Iraq at Bluetongue Stadium in Gosford next month is likely to go a long to deciding the fate of Australia's 2008 Olympic Qualifying campaign after Graham Arnold's team played out a scoreless draw against Lebanon in Beirut.

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International Football:
Women
Young Matildas Out of Championship

11/10/2007: The rebuilding Young Matildas have been in China competing in the AFC U19 championships and went out, going down to to Japan 1-0, 2-1 to North Korea, and winning their last game vs Burma 2-1. See the full details and squad listing.

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International Football:
Women
Young Matildas Rebuild

01/01/2007: The Young Matildas are in China preparing for the upcoming AFC championships - first went down 1-0 to China in Chengdu before recovering to a 0-0 draw in their second game. See the full details and squad listing.

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International Football:
Women's World Cup in China 2007


Brasil 3 vs Australia 2

23/9/2007: The Australian Womens team, the Matildas, faced South American powerhouse Brasil in a quarter final of this World Cup in Tianjin, China tonight and after coming back from 2 down, finally succumbed to the samba team and to odd refereeing from the German.

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International Football:
Women's World Cup in China 2007


Australia 2 - Canada 2

20/9/2007: The Australian Womens team, the Matildas, battled to a 2-2 draw with Canada in Chengdu China tonight. Twice coming from behind they went through on points to play in the quarter finals for the first time.

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International Football:
Women's World Cup in China 2007


Australia 1 - Norway 1

15/9/2007: The Australian Womens team, the Matildas, had an historic 1-1 draw with powerhouse Norway in China tonight. A suberb goal by substitute Lisa De Vanna late in the 2nd half cancelled out an early Norwegian goal.

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International Football:
Women's World Cup in China 2007


Ghana 1 - Australia 4

12/9/2007: The Australian Womens team, the Matildas, scored their first ever World Cup victory with a decisive 4-1 win over Ghana in China tonight. A brace by substitute Lisa De Vanna helped set the girls up well in this tough group.

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Asian Football: Men's
Olympic Qualifier (U23)
Australia 3 - Lebanon 0

12/09/2007: Australia won 3-0 in Gosford tonight to set themselves up for a good chance of Olympic qualification. They were clearly superior to Lebanon but struggled for most of the second half to add to their half-time lead with substitute David Williams scoring in stoppage time. On the spot match report from Gosford by Chris Dunkerley ...
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International Football: Men's Friendly
Australia 0 - Argentina 1

11/09/2007: The Australian mens national team lost to world number two, Argentina, in a close fought game in front of 70,000 fans in Melbourne tonight. There were chances at both ends and fans got value as the Socceroos rebuild. BOTN's on the spot reporter Alan Clark writes from 'The G'.
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Asian Football: Men's
Olympic Qualifier (U23)
Australia 1 - North Korea 0

08/09/2007: Australia won 1-0 in a hard fought game in Newcastle tonight. Mark Milligan's 50th minute header was enought but there were more chances at both ends ...... On the spot match report from Newcastle by Robert Szomolnoki ...
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International Football:
Matildas are Busy
& Young Socceroos win Friendly Cup

8/8/2007: The Matildas have beaten Hong Kong 8-1 in a 'dead' Olympic qualifier match with a very young side. The full squad for the World Cup has been now been announced. The mens Young Socceroos have won the friendly Weifang Cup tournament in China, beating Uzbekistan in the final game. More news from our other national teams ...

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International Football: Asian Men
Socceroos Given top Asian Seeding for WC

5/8/2007: The Qantas Socceroos will go into the 2010 World Cup qualifiers that begin next year as the top seeded team in Asia, following its exploits at the 2006 World Cup finals in Germany. As the best performed team at the 2006 finals from Asia, Australia is seeded one, with Korea Republic, Saudi Arabia, Japan and Iran rounding out the top five. The remaining seeds are based on the qualification process from the World Cup qualifiers, with 43 teams entered for the 2010 qualification campaign. Asia gets 4.5 berths to the 2010 World Cup, with the top four going through automatically, while a fifth team will play in a Intercontinental Play-off against ... Oceania. Australia’s qualifying campaign will commence in February 2008.

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International Football:
Matildas, Young Socceroos & Joeys

3/8/2007: While the fans had been focussed on the Socceroos there has been a lot going on with other Australian international news. The Matildas have been in camp in Coffs Harbour and have defeated NZ twice while the mens Young Socceroos have beaten both South Korea and Iran in the friendly Weifang Cup tournament in China, and the Joeys squad for 2009 has been launched.

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Asian Cup Football: Men's
Semi & Final

29/7/2007: With Australia out of the Cup, the tournament continued to its Final. Iraq 1 - Saudi Arabia 0. Read reports ..
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International Football:
Matildas & Young Socceroos

29/7/2007: While the fans have been focussed on the Socceroos the Matildas have been in camp in Coffs Harbour and have defeated NZ twice while the mens Young Socceroos have beaten both South Korea and Iran in the friendly Weifang Cup tournament in China.

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Asian Cup Football: Men's
Japan 1 (4p) - Australia 1(3p)

21/07/2007: Australia held Japan for 45 minutes after being reduced to 10 men in a controverial send off for Vince Grella - however after extra time Japan took 4 successful penalties against 3 for the Socceroos, in revenge for the WC. Australia out. Read report ...
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Asian Cup Football: Men's
Thailand 0 vs Australia 4

16/07/2007: Australia came out of their do-or-die match against in-form hosts Thailand tonight with the good win they needed, but now go to Hanoi to face rampant Japan who will want revenge on the WC. Read on the spot match report from Corinthian ...
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Asian Cup Football: Men's
Iraq 3 - Australia 1

13/07/2007: Australia served up another disjointed performance to go down to their youth nemisis Iraq, with coach Graham Arnold under pressure, and changes must be made for the game vs Thailand with Lucas Neil sent off. Read on the spot match report from Corinthian ...
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Asian Cup Football: Men's
Australia 1 - Oman 1

09/07/2007: "Australia found themselves a goal down at half time against the team they watched repeatedly in Singapore when the two sides were there for warm up matches. What did they learn, the Aussies?" Read on the spot match report from Corinthian ...
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International Football: Men's - Asia
Asian Cup Underway

08/07/2007: The Asian Cup started last night in Bangkok with a 1-1 draw between host Thailand and Iraq. Tonight's Group A game pitted Qantas Socceroos against Oman, it too ended 1-1. Read on the spot match reports on BOTN with Corinthian ...

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International Football: Men's - Asia
Singapore U23 0 vs Australia 'B' 0

02/06/2007: Singapore's young guns held a fringe Australian men's team on Sunday night at Bishan Stadium in a practice match. Corinthian reports from the ground for BOTN readers ...

[ BOTN match report ... ]

International Football: Men's - Asia
Singapore 0 vs Australia 3

30/06/2007: A flat looking Australia defeated Singapore tonight, with a brace from captain Mark Viduka and a cameo goal by substitute Harry Kewell. Corinthian reports on the game from the ground for BOTN readers ...


[ BOTN match report ... ]

International Football: Men's - Asia
Socceroos v Singapore Preview

29/06/2007: The Qantas Socceroo take on Singapore's 'Lions' on Saturday night. Corinthian presents a preview for BOTN readers ...


[ BOTN Singapore Preview ... ]

International Football: Men's - Asia
Socceroos Prepare for Asian Cup

26/06/2007: The Qantas Socceroo squad has assembled in Singapore. Read about the latest from the Lion city on BOTN with Corinthian ...


[ BOTN Asian Cup pages ... ]

International Football: Women's Olympic
Australia 0 - DPR (Nth Korea) 2

10/06/2007: The Matildas have suffered a 2-0 defeat to DPR Korea in Coffs Harbour. The Matildas hopes of qualifying for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games have been effectively dashed following a 2-0 defeat. Two second half strikes from the visitors ensured a repeat of the scoreline in Pyongyang last week and leaves the Matildas six points behind DPR Korea with two matches remaining. North Korea need only to earn a point in their remaining matches to be the sole qualifier from Group B. Australia play Hong Kong away on 4 August and Taiwan in Coffs on 12 August 2007. [ FFA more ... ] and BOTN looks to Asia [ In Asia .... ]

International Football: Men's - Asia
Socceroos Asian Cup Squad

08/06/2007: The Qantas Socceroo 23 man squad that will represent Australia at the 2007 AFC Asian Cup was today named by FFA. The squad is: John Aloisi (Alaves), Michael Beauchamp (1.FC Nurnberg), Mark Bresciano (Palermo), Tim Cahill (Everton), Nick Carle (Newcastle Jets), David Carney (Sydney FC), Jason Culina (PSV Eindhoven), Brett Emerton (Blackburn Rovers), Vince Grella (Parma), Brett Holman (NEC Nijmegen), Brad Jones (Middlesbrough), Harry Kewell (Liverpool), Patrick Kisnorbo (Leicester City), Mark Milligan (Sydney FC), Lucas Neill (West Ham), Michael Petkovic (Sivasspor, Turkey), Mark Schwarzer (Middlesbrough), Mile Sterjovski (Basel), Archie Thompson (Melbourne Victory), Michael Thwaite (Wisla Krakow), Carl Valeri (US Grosseto, Italy), Mark Viduka (Newcastle), Luke Wilkshire (FC Twente); Stand-by players: Daniel Allsopp (Melbourne Victory), Mark Bridge (Newcastle Jets), Simon Colosimo (Perth Glory), Adrian Leijer (Melbourne Victory), Scott McDonald (Celtic), Jade North (Newcastle Jets), Danny Vukovic (Central Coast Mariners). [ FFA more ... ] and BOTN looks to Asia [ In Asia .... ]

International Football: Men's Olympic
Jordan 0 - Australia 4

06/06/2007: The Qantas Under 23s have progressed to the third and final stage of qualifying for the Beijing Olympics with a comprehensive 4-0 win over Jordan in Amman overnight. After a tight first half the Australian side completed dominated the second period with goals from David Williams (2), Nick Ward and Dario Vidosic. Only the winner of the next qualifier group, held from August 22 to November 21, will progress to the Olympic Games in Beijing next year. [ FFA more ... ] and BOTN looks to Asia [ In Asia .... ]

International Football: Women's Olympic
DPR (Nth Korea) 2 - Australia 0

03/06/2007: The Matildas have suffered a 2-0 defeat to DPR Korea tonight, in what is a blow to their chances of qualifying for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Level on points going into the match, DPR now hold a distinct advantage going into the return leg of their group match meetings next Saturday in Coffs Harbour. Only the winner of the group will progress to the Olympic Games in Beijing next year. [ FFA more ... ] and BOTN looks to Asia [ In Asia .... ]

International Football: Men's Friendly
Australia 1 - Uruguay 2

02/06/2007: Australia 1 (Mile Sterjovski 7') v Uruguay (Diego Forlan 40', Alvaro Recoba 77') - Telstra Stadium, Homebush Bay, Sydney Saturday 2 June, Crowd 61,795 - Squad: 1 Brad Jones, 2 Lucas Neill, 3 Shane Stefanutto, 4 Patrick Kisnorbo, 5 Jason Culina, 6 Michael Beauchamp, 7 Brett Emerton, 8 Brett Holman, 10 Luke Wilkshire, 11 Scott Mc Donald, 12 Danny Allsopp, 13 Carl Valeri, 14 Simon Colosimo, 15 Ryan Griffiths, 16 Michael Thwaite, 17 Nick Carle, 18 Adam Federici, 19 Archie Thompson, 20 Matthew Spiranovic, 21 Mile Sterjovski, 22 David Carney, 23 Jade North, 24 Mark Bridge (Three to be omitted). [ FFA more ... ] and BOTN looks to Asia [ In Asia .... ]

Asian Champions League
Sydney FC 0 - Shanghai Shengua 0
Shandong Luneng 2 - Adelaide United 2


09/05/2007: Adelaide drew away to continue their unsuccessful ACL campaign while Sydney at home in front of 14,786 also drew to keep an outside hope alive with one round of the Asian Champions League to go. Sydney FC will qualify for the quarter-finals only if it beats Urawa Red Diamonds in Japan on May 23. [ ]

Asian Champions League
Sydney FC 3 - Persik Kediri 0
Seongnam Ilhwa 1 - Adelaide United 0


25/03/2007: Adelaide blew their chances while Sydney resurrected theirs in games in the 4th round of the Asian Champions League. Stephen Webb reports on the game from Parramatta [ More .... ]

International Football: Women's Olympic Qualifiers
Taiwan 0 - Australia 10

16/04/2007: The Australian women's Olympic football team, the Matildas, defeated Taiwan 10-0 in Taiwan on the road to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. They are yet to face powerhouse North Korea in their group. [ FFA .... ]

International Football: Women's Olympic Qualifiers
Australia 15 - Hong Kong 0

07/04/2007: The Australian women's Olympic football team, the Matildas, defeated Hong Kong 15-0 today. The Matildas have commenced the second and final stage of qualifying for the Beijing Olympics with a comprehensive win at the BCU International Stadium in Coffs Harbour. The Matildas raced to a six goal half time lead before adding a further nine goals in the second half. Striker Kate Gill scored five goals for the second consecutive international match. Australia will travel to Taiwan on Wednesday for the second Group B match next Sunday in Taipei. [ FFA .... ]

International Football: Men's Olympic Qualifiers
Australia 2 - Saudi Arabia 0

28/03/2007: The Australian Olympic (U23) football team, the Olyroos, defeated group leaders Saudi Arabia 2-0 in Adelaide tonight. [ FFA .... ]

International Football: Socceroo Friendly
China 0 - Australia 2

24/03/2007: The Australian senior men's football team, the Socceroos, with a superior first half display won 2-0 over China in Guangzhou. Goalscorers Brett Holman (8') and Mark Bresciano (28') were two of several Australian players who put on a dominant first half performance giving the home side no chance. Despite China having the best of play after half time, the Australian defence did not allow for many serious shots on goal by the Chinese. A multitude of second half substitutions gave several more players some first team match experience but eventually took its toll of the match as a spectacle. [ FFA .... ]

Asian Champions League
Sydney FC 2 - Urawa Red Diamonds 2
Dong Tam Long An 0 - Adelaide United 2


21/03/2007: Both Australian teams had a creditable result overnight in the 2nd round of the Asian Champions League. Stephen Webb reports on the game from Sydney [ More .... ]

International Football: Asian Championship
Australian Girls U16

13/03/2007: The Australian women's U16 football team is out of World Championships Asian qualifiers. They gave group leader China an almighty fright in the final group match played in Kuala Lumpur. Needing to win at least 2-0 against the Chinese, the girls showed typical Australian spirit to give as good as they got, but eventually had to settle for a 0-0 draw. It was a much better performance from Australia, after succumbing 3-1 to Korea Republic two days earlier.

[ FFA .... ]

International Football: Men - Olyroos
Iran 0 - Australia 0

01/03/2007: Australia drew 0-0 with Iran in Tehran overnight in an Asian qualifier for the Olympic Games.

[ FFA ... ]

International Football: Men - Olyroos
Australia 11 vs Taiwan 0

07/02/2007: Australia travels to Taiwan for the second leg next Wednesday with a massive 11 goal advantage, and Australia obviously holding the upper hand in the two-legged fixture. The winner progresses to the next (group) stage of the 2008 Olympic games qualifying campaign. Played at Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide, the Australian line-up: Danny Vukovic (gk); Ruben Zadkovich, Mark Milligan, Adrian Leijer, Nikolai Topor-Stanley, Stuart Musialik, Kristian Sarkies, Spase Dilevski, Nathan Burns, Bruce Djite, David Williams; Subs from: Leigh Broxham, Robert Cornthwaite, Adam D'Apuzzo, Ben Griffin, Ben Kennedy, Vince Lia, Dario Vidosic.

[ FFA ... ]

International Football: Men
Australia 1 vs Denmark 3

07/02/2007: An Australian team with 9 continuing World players missing took on Denmark at Loftus Road ground in London, with two goals dissallowed they were defeated 3-1 by potent Danish attack. Australian line-up: Michael Petkovic (gk); Brett Emerton (c), Patrick Kisnorbo, Michael Thwaite, Scott Chipperfield, Vince Grella, Josip Skoko, Tim Cahill, Mile Sterjovski, Brett Holman, John Aloisi; Subs from: Brad Jones (gk); Shane Stefanutto, Jacob Burns, Ryan Griffiths, Jon McKain, Scott McDonald, Neil Kilkenny

[ FFA ... ]

International Football: Asian Men's
Singapore Asean Champions

06/02/2007: Eight nations from AFC's Asean grouping contested the 2007 ASEAN Football Championship in stadiums across Singapore and Thailand. Asean nations Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines and Vietnam joined the two host nations to contest the biennial tournament for the right to call themselves champions of Southeast Asia. Singapore ran out winners over 2 legs in the last week.

[ BOTN's Corinthian reports .... ]
and BOTN looks to Asia [ In Asia .... ]

International Football: Youth Olympics
Australian Boys & Girls

19/01/2007: The Australian men's and women's football teams kicked off their respective campaigns at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney, in which football is included for the first time.

[ Youth Olympics .... ]

International Football: Schools
Australian Boys & Girls

15/01/2007: Boys and Girls international matches get underway in January with the Boys travelling to New Zealand and Samoa this weekend, and the Girls taking on New Zealand in Brisbane during the week.

[ Australian School Boys & Girls .... ]

International Football: Men's
Asian Champions League

22/12/2006: The 2007 Asian Champions League draw was made tonight and A-League teams have tough draws. Adelaide United appear to have the better group in G, with opponents Gach Dong Tam Long An from Vietnam, Seongnam Ilhwa FC of Korea, and Shandong Luneng Taishan FC (China); with Sydney FC in E to face Urawa Red Diamonds of Japan, Shanghai Shenhua (China), and Indonesia's Persik Kediri. The group stage kicks off on March 7, 2007, games being played on Wednesday's home and away, and the winner of each of the seven groups will progress to the quarterfinal stage (September 19 and 26) where reigning champions Jeonbuk Motors join the competition. The semifinals will be held on October 3 and 24 and the two-legged Final is scheduled for November 7 and 14.
[ ACL draw .... ]
and BOTN looks to Asia [ In Asia .... ]

International Football: Men's
Asian Cup - Australia's Draw

20/12/2006: The Qantas Socceroos will play their Asian Cup pool 'A' matches in Bangkok, Thailand, in Asia's biggest football tournament - the finals of the 2007 AFC Asian Cup. The tournament draw was held tonight in Kuala Lumpur with Australia (FIFA ranking 39) being drawn in Group A alongside Iraq (83), Oman (72) and co-hosts Thailand (137). Australia will play their first match against Oman on Sunday 8 July 2007 and then will take on Iraq on Friday 13 July 2007 and Indonesia on Monday 16 July.
[ AFC Asian Cup draw .... ]
and BOTN looks to Asia [ In Asia .... ]

International Football: Women's
Matildas Out of Peace Cup

03/11/2006: The Qantas Matildas were defeated 2-1 by world number ten Denmark in Suwon, South Korea, in their final group match at the 2006 Peace Cup. Earlier the Matildas were defeated 2-0 by the USA, and beat Netherlands 1-0. The Matildas will commence their 2008 Olympic qualifying campaign in February next year having been drawn in Group C of the first stage of qualifying alongside Taiwan, Myanmar and Uzbekistan. [ AFC report ... ] and BOTN looks to Asia [ In Asia .... ]

International Football: Men's U20
Australia 3 - Thailand 1

01/11/2006: The Young Socceroos (U20) defeated Thailand 3-1 tonight despite a red card that reduced them to 10 men from the 22nd minute. Australia's last group game is v UAE. [ AFC report ... ] and BOTN looks to Asia [ In Asia .... ]

International Football: Men's U20
China 1 - Australia 0

30/10/2006: The Young Socceroos (U20) lost 0-1 to China earlier tonight in an even game with the Young Socceroos having lots of possession but China scoring on the break. Australia have been drawn in Group B with China, Thailand and UAE - the top two teams to progress to the quarter finals. Australia's next game is Australia v Thailand, Tuesday 1 November (9:30pm AET) [ AFC report ... ] and BOTN looks to Asia [ In Asia .... ]

International Football: Men's U20
Young Socceroos Qualifiers

24/10/2006: The Young Socceroos (U20) leave this Wednesday for the AFC Youth Championships.
The squad is: Goalkeepers - Mitchell Langerak, Tando Velaphi (both AIS); Defenders - Steven O'Dor, Peter Eleftherakis, Michael Marrone (all AIS), Matthew Spiranovic (1.FC Nurnberg), Sebastian Ryall (NSWIS); Midfielders - Shaun Ontong, Jimmy Downey, Evan Berger, Greg King (all AIS), Chris Grossman, Brad Porter (CCMariners), Tarek Elrich (Newcastle Jets), Troy Hearfield, Kaz Patafta (Benfica); Forwards - Bruce Djite, Nathan Burns (both Adelaide Unit), Dario Vidosic (Qld Roar), David Williams (Brondby); Stand-by players - Alex Vrteski (Perth Glory), Oliver Bozanic, Robbie Kruse, Ben Vidaic (Sydney United), Christopher Nunes (AIS), Cameron Watson, Ben Kennedy (Newcastle Jets), Ryan McGowan (Hearts), Andrew Redmayne (NSWIS)
The 16-nation AFC Youth Championship is being held in India from 29 October – 12 November, with the top 4 nations qualifying for the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada. Australia have been drawn in Group B with China, Thailand and UAE - the top two teams to progress to the quarter finals. Australia's 1st game is vs China on Monday 30 October, 9.30pm AEDT. [ AFC report ... ] and BOTN looks to Asia [ In Asia .... ]

International Football: Men's U20
Young Socceroos Squad

17/10/2006: The Young Socceroos squad for the AFC Youth Championhsip has been announced. The 16-nation AFC Youth Championship will be held in India October 29 – November 12, with the top four nations qualifying for the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada. [ AFC report ... ] and BOTN looks to Asia [ In Asia .... ]

International Football: Men's
Australia 2 - Bahrain 0

11/10/2006: The Socceroos defeated Bahrain tonight in Sydney for the seeded spot from Group D qualifying for the Asian Cup finals to be held next year. A few early stutters and some important stops by Socceroo keeper, Mark Schwarzer, paved the way for what eventually proved to be a straightforward 2-0 win by Australia .... [ Corinthian reports for BOTN ... ] and BOTN looks to Asia [ In Asia .... ]

International Football: Men's
Australia 1 - Paraguay 1

07/10/2006: International football returned to Brisbane's magnificent Suncorp Stadium tonight after some years absence, with the opponent again being South American rising stars Paraguay. This game had many of the World Cup squad back, but saw the retirement of four players - Zeljko Kalac, Tony Vidmar, Stan Lazaridis and Tony Popovic. Tony Popovic scored a late header to put Australia in the lead but an own goal by his substitute Michael Beauchamp gave the scoreline more respectability for the South Americans. [ FFA more ... ] and BOTN looks to Asia [ In Asia .... ]

International Football: Men's
Socceroo Squad for 2 Games

27/09/2006: Squad for Australia v Paraguay, Brisbane, October 7, and AFC Asian Cup game Australia v Bahrain, Sydney, October 11 - John Aloisi, Michael Beauchamp, Alex Brosque, Marco Bresciano, Tim Cahill, Scott Chipperfield, Ante Covic, Jason Culina, Travis Dodd, Brett Emerton, Vince Grella, Zeljko Kalac, Josh Kennedy, Stan Lazaridis, Mark Milligan, Craig Moore, * Kevin Muscat, Lucas Neill, *Jade North, Tony Popovic, Mark Schwarzer, Josip Skoko, Mile Sterjovski, Archie Thompson, Tony Vidmar, Luke Wilkshire (* Jade North and Kevin Muscat will join for the Bahrain match) [ FFA more ... ] and BOTN looks to Asia [ In Asia .... ]

International Football: Men's
Olyroos
Asian Olympic Draw

16/09/2006: The draw for the Asian qualifiers for the 2008 Olympic tournament in China was made today in Singapore, with Australian men's coach Graham Arnold, and 'our man in Singapore' present.
The Australian men's team are in Group D and will play Taiwan home & away first on 7 & 14 February 2007, and then would go on to play Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan or Kyrgyzstan.
Our women are in Group C and will play Taiwan, Myanmar,and Uzbekistan over 17-25 February, 2007.
[ AFC Men more .... ] and [ AFC Women more .... ]
and BOTN looks to Asia [ Into Asia .... ]

International Football: Men's
Asian Cup
Kuwait 2 - Australia 0

7/09/2006: The Qantas Socceroos have suffered a telling defeat 0-2 in Kuwait overnight in the Asian Cup Qualifier. In a disjointed display they conceded two well taken goals that showed defensive frailities in the team on the park, and two clear chances were squandered at the other end. [ FFA more .... ]
and BOTN looks to Asia [ Into Asia .... ]

International Football: Men's
U17 Asian Championship
Reports from Singapore

04/09/2006: Our widely travelled BOTN reporters provide a glimpse of what would have been if our Joey's had overcome Laos earlier this year. The U17 Asian Championship is in full swing. Corinthian and Nick Guoth report from Singapore [ More ... ] and BOTN looks to Asia [ In Asia .... ]

International Football: Men's
Asian Cup
Socceroos for Kuwait

31/08/2006: The Qantas Socceroos squad has been named to play Kuwait away, in Kuwait City, on Wednesday 6 September as part of the 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers. A complete change from the home leg the team consists entirely of a selection of European based players:
John Aloisi (Alaves, Spain), Michael Beauchamp (FC Nurnberg), Jacob Burns (TS Wisla Krakow, Poland), Scott Chipperfield (FC Basel), Ante Covic (Hammarby, Sweden), Jason Culina (PSV Eindhoven), Ahmad Elrich (Fulham), Ryan Griffiths (AFC Rapid Bucuresti), Brett Holman (NEC Nijmegen, Holland), Patrick Kisnorbo (Leicester City), Scott McDonald (Motherwell), Jonathan McKain (FC Politechnica AEK Timisoara, Romania),Ljubo Milicevic (BSC Young Boys, Switzerland), Mark Schwarzer (Middlesbrough), Josip Skoko (Wigan Athletic), Mile Sterjovski (FC Basel), Nick Ward (Queens Park Rangers, ), Luke Wilkshire (FC Twente, Holland) [ FFA more .... ]
and BOTN looks to Asia [ Into Asia .... ]

International Football: Women's U20
Australia 1 - Russia 1

24/08/2006: The Qantas Young Matildas went out proudly from the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Championship after a 1-1 draw with hosts Russia. The Aussie girls played the European champions off the park but with the perenial Australian disease could not convert their many chances, although an 86th minute header by Alison Brogan gave later hope. [FIFA more .... ]
and BOTN looks to Asia [ Into Asia .... ]

International Football: Women's U20
Brasil 2 - Australia 0

21/08/2006: The Qantas Young Matildas were defeated by an impressive Brasil 2-0 in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Championship. 16-year-old Fabiana was the star of the show for Brazil, scoring one goal on the break in the 69th minute after being brought down for the penalty after a good run into the penalty box, coverted by Francielle in the 41st minute. The Australian had their chances but failed to really test the Brasilian keeper, and eventually paid for it as the Brasilian dominated possession for long periods of the game. They must beat Russia now to advance in the tournament after the home team beat NZ 3-2. [ FFA more .... ]
and BOTN looks to Asia [ Into Asia .... ]

International Football: Women's U20
New Zealand 0 - Australia 3

17/08/2006: The Qantas Young Matildas team representing Asia defeated Oceania's New Zealand 3-0 tonight in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Championship. Two superb goals by Collette McCallum and a late header by Sally Shipard wrapped it up. The starting line-up was Lydia Williams (gk); Clare Polkinghorne, Kim Carroll, Danielle Brogan, Olivia Kennedy; Leah Blayney, Kylie Ledbrook, Sally Shipard, Collette McCallum; Sasha McDonnell and Leena Khamis. The line-up selected by coach Alistair Edwards featured five players - captain Sally Shipard, fellow midfielders Collette McCallum, Kylie Ledbrook, Leah Blayney and goalkeeper Lydia Williams - who were members of the Qantas Matildas squad which last month also qualified for a World Cup, the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup. [ FIFA more .... ]
and BOTN looks to Asia [ Into Asia .... ]

International Football: Men's
Asian Cup Qualifier
Australia 2 - Kuwait 0

16/08/2006: The Qantas Socceroos defeated Kuwait 2-0 in Sydney tonight in an Asian Cup qualifier, thus ensuring a finals berth. Held 0-0 at half-time it was not until late in the game that goals to Travis Dodd and Saso Petrovski sealed the win.


(Photo BOTN 2006 - by Corinthian)
Corinthian reports from Sydney [ More ... ]
and BOTN looks to Asia [ In Asia .... ]

International Football: Men's
Australian Team for Kuwait

13/08/2006: The Qantas Socceroos play Kuwait in Sydney on this Wednesday August 16 in an Asian Cup qualifier, and the final game squad has been announced:
Clint Bolton (gk) (Sydney FC), Alex Brosque (Sydney FC), David Carney (Sydney FC), Steve Corica (Sydney FC), Alvin Ceccoli (Sydney FC), Travis Dodd (Adelaide United), Joel Griffiths (Newcastle Jets), Iain Fyfe (Sydney FC), Matthew McKay (Queensland Roar), Mark Milligan (Sydney FC), Kevin Muscat (Melbourne Victory), Stuart Musialik (Newcastle Jets), Jade North (Newcastle Jets), Saso Petrovski (Sydney FC), Kristian Sarkies (Melbourne Victory), Archie Thompson (Melbourne Victory), Michael Valkanis (Adelaide United), Danny Vukovic (gk) (Central Coast Mariners). The team is an A-League select and does not include any overseas based players, nor injured Stan Lazaridis and unfit Tony Vidmar. [ FFA more .... ]
and BOTN looks to Asia [ In Asia .... ]

International Football: Men's U20
Young Socceroos & Chile Draw twice

15/08/2006: The Qantas Young Socceroos (U20) have drawn the second international match of their South American tour, coming from behind to finish 1-1 with Chile at the La Florida Stadium in Santiago. Bruce Djite continued with his impressive tour, scoring Australia's goal. The second game was drawn 2-2 with Australia reduced to 10 men through red cards. [ FFA more .... ]
and BOTN looks to Asia [ In Asia .... ]

International Football: Men's U20
Young Socceroos & Argentina Draw

11/08/2006: The Qantas Young Socceroos (U20) have drawn the first international match of their South American tour, holding defending World Youth Champions Argentina 0-0 at Estadio Julio Humberto Grondona de Arsenal in Buenos Aires earlier today. Earlier they had a loss and a win against club opposition. They round out the tour with two internationals against Chile. [ FFA more .... ]
and BOTN looks to Asia [ In Asia .... ]

International Football: Men's
Australian Training Squad

30/07/2006: The Qantas Socceroos play Kuwait in Sydney on August 16 in an Asian Cup qualifier, and a training squad has been announced by acting coach Graham Arnold, for a training camp in Melbourne 7-10 August, 2006:
Clint Bolton (gk) (Sydney FC), Mark Bridge (Newcastle Jets), Alex Brosque (Sydney FC), David Carney (Sydney FC), Steve Corica (Sydney FC), Alvin Ceccoli (Sydney FC), Spase Dilevski (Queensland Roar), Travis Dodd (Adelaide United), Joel Griffiths (Newcastle Jets), Iain Fyfe (Sydney FC), Stan Lazaridis (Perth Glory), Adrian Leijer (Melbourne Victory), Matthew McKay (Queensland Roar), Mark Milligan (Sydney FC), Kevin Muscat (Melbourne Victory), Stuart Musialik (Newcastle Jets), Jade North (Newcastle Jets), Saso Petrovski (Sydney FC), Kristian Sarkies (Melbourne Victory), Archie Thompson (Melbourne Victory), Michael Valkanis (Adelaide United), Danny Vukovic (gk) (Central Coast Mariners). The final squad of 18 for the game, which will not include many overseas based players, will be announced later. [ FFA more .... ]
and BOTN looks to Asia [ Into Asia .... ]

International Football: Women's
China 2 (6) defeated Australia 2 (4)

30/07/2006: The Qantas Matildas were beaten by China in the 2006 Asian Cup final: Australia 2 (Caitlin Munoz 29', Joanne Peters 33') - China 2 (Han Duan 68', Ma Xiaoxu 73'), and after extra time China won on penalties 4-2. In the 3rd place play-off North Korea defeated Japan to take Asia's last place in the Women's World Cup in China in 2007 [ FFA more .... ] Lino Fusco reports from Adelaide [ More ... ]
and BOTN looks to Asia [ Into Asia .... ]

International Football: Women's
Australia 2 - Japan 0

27/07/2006: The Qantas Matildas are in both the final of the 2006 Asian Cup but also into the 2007 Women's World Cup as one of the top 2 in Asia, after defeating Japan 2-0 in the semi-final in Adelaide tonight. A 9th minute goal to Caitlin Munoz was followed by a 46th minute goal to Joanne Peters. The Qantas Matildas will now play in Sunday's final of the tournament, 4pm Australian Eastern Time versus the winner of North Korea and China in the other semi to be played later tonight.

[ AFC more .... ]
and BOTN looks at the move to Asia [ Into Asia .... ]

International Football: Women's
Australia 5 - Thailand 0

24/07/2006: The Qantas Matildas have gone into the semi-final of the AFC Women's Asian Cup in Adelaide with a 5-0 win over Thailand and will play Japan for a place in the final, and more importantly in the Women's World Cup. North Korea play China in the other semi after beating South Korea 1-0. [ AFC more .... ]
and BOTN looks at the move to Asia [ Into Asia .... ]

International Football: Women's
Australia 0 - North Korea 0

23/07/2006: The Qantas Matildas have continued in the AFC Women's Asian Cup in Adelaide with a 0-0 draw with the exciting North Korean side. This leaves both countries on top, with the DPR Korea ahead on goal difference. They play South Korea next, and Australia plays Thailand. [ AFC more .... ]
and BOTN looks at the move to Asia [ Into Asia .... ]

International Football: Women's
Australia 2 - Myanmar 0

20/07/2006: The Qantas Matildas have continued in the AFC Women's Asian Cup in Adelaide with a 2-0 win over 11 behind the ball for Myanmar (formerly known as Burma). In the other Group B games North Korea ripped apart Thailand 9-0 and defeated Myanmar 3-0, while South Korea bounced back to beat Thailand 11-0. In Group A China beat Taiwan 2-0 and Japan accounted for Vietnam 5-0.

[ AFC more .... ]
and BOTN looks at the move to Asia [ Into Asia .... ]

International Football: Women's
Australia 4 - South Korea 0

16/07/2006: The Qantas Matildas started the AFC Women's Asian Cup in Adelaide very well with a solid 4-0 win over the Korean Republic. In the other Group B game today, Thailand defeated Myanmar 2-1.

[ AFC more .... ]
Neale Martin reports from Adelaide [ More ... ] and BOTN looks at the move to Asia [ Into Asia .... ]

International Football: Women's
Asian Cup & WCQ

14/07/2006: The AFC Women's Asian Cup starts in Adelaide this weekend, with the first game on Sunday 16 July between Australia and the Korean Republic at Hindmarsh Stadium (Kick-Off 2:30pm). [ AFC more .... ] BOTN looks at the move to Asia [ Into Asia .... ]

International Football: Women's
Matildas Squad for WCQ

06/07/2006: The Qantas Matildas squad for the AFC Women's Asian Cup to be played in Adelaide from 16-30 July 2006 has been announced:
Goalkeepers - Melissa Barbieri, Lydia Williams; Defence - Rhian Davies, Kate McShea, Thea Slatyer, Dianne Alagich, Cheryl Salisbury, Karla Reuter, Heather Garriock; Midfield - Sally Shipard, Alicia Ferguson, Kylie Ledbrook, Joanne Peters, Collette McCallum, Leah Blayney; Forwards - Joanne Burgess, Sarah Walsh, Kathryn Gill, Caitlin Munoz, Lisa DeVanna; Qantas Matildas Coach - Tom Sermanni. The tournament has added importance as it also serves as the qualifier for the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup which will be held in China. Their first game is on Sunday 16 July vs Korea Republic at Hindmarsh Stadium (Kick-Off 2:30pm) [ FFA more .... ] BOTN looks at the move to Asia [ Into Asia .... ]

World Cup Football: Round of 16
Italy 1 - Australia 0

27/06/2006: The Socceroos lost to Italy early this morning in the biggest game in Australian football history, having moved to the second round of 16. An injury time penalty, which appeared very soft, was taken by Francesco Totti and it put Australia out of the World Cup. Trent Dickeson will report from Kaiserslautern ... [ More .... ]

World Cup Football: Group F
Croatia 2 - Australia 2

23/06/2006: The Socceroos showed great determination to overcome defensive errors and twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with Croatia - thus advancing to the second round, to be played against Italy. Trent Dickeson reports from Stuttgart ... [ More .... ]

World Cup Football: Group F
Brasil 2 - Australia 0

19/06/2006: Brasil ran out winner 2-0 in a tight and absorbing encounter in Munich. Brasil took their chances and Australia could not despite sustained pressure. Trent Dickeson reports from Munich ... [ More .... ]

Trent M Dickeson Reports
Exclusive for BOTN

Direct From Germany

FIFA accredited BOTN writer Trent M Dickeson will be reporting on all Australia's games, and much more direct from 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany.

International Football: Women's
China 2 - Australia 1

16/06/2006: The Qantas Matildas have begun their two match tour against China with a narrow 2-1 loss in Shanghai (China) tonight. The deadlock was broken in the 28th minute when a defensive error resulted in Australia conceding an own goal which gave China a 1-0 lead. The second half saw the Matildas equalise 3 minutes in when Jo Peters put her cross from the left in behind the Chinese Defence and Sarah Walsh was on hand to neatly finish past an advancing Chinese goalkeeper. China took the lead again with a successful penalty in the 75th minute following a controversial foul by Australia in the penalty box. [ FFA more .... ] BOTN looks at the move to Asia [ Into Asia .... ]

International Football: U20
Young Socceroos Squad

16/06/2006: The Qantas Young Socceroos (Australian Men's U-20 team) coach Ange Postecoglou has announced his 22 man squad for the QNI North Queensland Challenge Trophy which gets underway in Rockhampton tomorrow night. During the 7-day tournament, the Young Socceroos will face HAL Clubs Central Coast Mariners & Melbourne Victory as well as Chinese Super League Team, Changchun Yatai. The squad is: Goalkeepers - Alex Vrteski & Tando Velaphi (AIS); Defenders - Steve O’Dor, Matthew Spyranovic, Peter Eleftherakis, Michael Marrone, Blake Charity all (AIS), Jamie Cumming (Frankston Pines); Midfielders - Shaun Ontong, Jim Downey, Troy Hearfeld, Chris Grossman (AIS), Chris Nunes (AIS), (all AIS), Evan Berger (Marconi/AIS), Tarek Elrich (Newcastle Jets), Scott Jamieson (Bolton Wanderers), Cameron Watson (Porto); Forwards - Bruce Djite (Marconi/AIS), Nathan Burns (AIS), Robbie Kruse (AIS), David Williams (Brondby, Denmark)
[ FFA more .... ]

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Australia 3 vs Japan 1

12/06/2006: It took until the last 8 minutes but the Socceroos put an early goal from a defending error behind them to run out clear 3-1 winners over Japan tonight. Trent Dickeson reports from Kaiserslautern ... International Football: Men's Friendly
Australia 3 - Liechtenstein 1

08/06/2006: The Socceroos this morning defeated Liechtenstein 3-1 in the final warm up game before the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany next week. An own goal by Lucas Neill in the 9th minute was not a good start but goals by John Aloisi, Mile Sterjovski, and Josh Kennedy on debut sealed the win for a second string line-up.
[ FFA more .... ]

International Football: Men's Friendly
Netherlands 1 - Australia 1

04/06/2006: The Socceroos drew last night with the Oranje of the Netherlands in the first of two warm up games before the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany next week. This 1-1 draw against the Dutch team, which is FIFA rated at No. 3 in the world, was a very useful test. Dominated by a superb Netherlands team for the first half, with a goal Ruud Van Nistleroy at the 9th minute mark, Mark Schwarzer kept them in the game. In the second half Australia frustrated their opponents and when mark Viduka was unable to put away a penalty it was good to see Tim Cahill quickly in to slot it home. Australian now play Liechtenstein in Ulm, Germany on Thursday.
[ FFA more .... ]

International Football: Women's
Matildas Defeat Mexico Again

30/05/2006: The Qantas Matildas have had an impressive hit-out in the second of three matches against visiting Mexico, scoring a 3-0 win at Bob Jane Stadium on Sunday. After dominating the first half without finding the net, goals to Jo Burgess, skipper Jo Peters and Lisa De Vanna in the final half-hour secured a well-deserved victory which also sealed the series. The third and final match of the series, a major part of the Qantas Matildas' build-up to July's Asian Women's Championships in Adelaide, was played on Tuesday and the Matiladas run out 4-0 winners.
[ FFA more .... ]

International Football: Men's
Socceroos Defeat Greece 1-0

25/05/2006: The Qantas Socceroos tonight defeated European Champions Greece 1-0 through a 13th minute screamer from Josip Skoko. The second highest football crowd ever in Australia of 95,103 witnessed a solid display by the Australian's expecially in the first half. Starting line-up - Zeljko Kalac (gk); Lucas Neill, Craig Moore, Jason Culina, Brett Emerton, Josip Skoko, Mark Viduka, Vince Grella, Scott Chipperfield, Mile Sterjovski, Marco Bresciano
[ FFA more .... ] and [ Alan Clark reports ... ]

International Football: Women's
Matildas Defeat Mexico 2-1

25/05/2006: The Qantas Matildas defeated Mexico at the MCG tonight by 2-1. In the 13' Mexico took the lead against the run of play, when Ocampo hits a terrific shot across Barbieri after being put through by Padilla. In the 75' Australia equalised through a Kate Gill header, and then in the 84th Australia take the lead when Salisbury gets the slightest of touches to a beautiful Collette McCallum free kick into the box. Team starting line-up - Melissa Barbieri (gk); Cheryl Salisbury (c), Heather Garriock, Jo Peters, Lisa De Vanna, Kate Gill, Thea Slatyer, Collette McCallum, Sally Shipard, Dianne Alagich, Jo Burgess.
[ FFA more .... ]

International Football:
Socceroos & Matildas

24/05/2006: The Qantas Socceroos and Matildas perform before the Australian football public this Wednesday night. The Qantas Matildas will meet Mexico in the opening match of the double header at the MCG at 4.30pm, with the Socceroos facing European Champions Greece at 7.30pm. As well as a rare opportunity to see the women perform this is a farewell game for the men before they leave for two warm up games in Europe leading up the the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany next month.
[ FFA more .... ]

World Cup Football: Men's
Socceroos Squad

10/05/2006: The Qantas Socceroos squad to contest the 2006 World Cup in Germany in June was announced today in Sydney. The 23 man squad is: 15. John Aloisi, 16. Michael Beauchamp, 23. Marco Bresciano, 4. Tim Cahill, 14. Scott Chipperfield, 12. Ante Covic (gk), 5. Jason Culina, 7. Brett Emerton, 13. Vince Grella, 18. Zeljko Kalac (gk), 19. Josh Kennedy, 10. Harry Kewell, 11. Stan Lazaridis, 22. Mark Milligan, 3. Craig Moore, 2. Lucas Neill, 6. Tony Popovic, 1. Mark Schwarzer (gk), 8. Josip Skoko, 21. Mile Sterjovski, 17. Archie Thompson, 9. Mark Viduka, 20. Luke Wilkshire. Uncapped Mark Milligan and Joshua Kennedy were among the surprises and sadly after withdrawing due to heart trouble veternan Tony Vidmar will miss the culmination of his 4th campaign. This squad will play Greece in Melbourne before the Cup.
[ FFA more .... ] Australian WC web site [ WC .... ]

International Football: Men's
Young Socceroos Draw

03/05/2006: The Qantas Young Socceroos (U20) draw for the AFC Youth Championship has matched them with traditional Asian powerhouse China, 2003 nemesis United Arab Emirates, as well as Thailand in Group B of the 16-nation tournament. We will need to reach the semi finals of the competition to qualify for the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup to be held in Canada. Trial games will be played in Canberra this month.
[ FFA more .... ] BOTN looks at the move to Asia [ Into Asia .... ]

International Football: Men's
U23's Keep Clean Sheet

20/04/2006: The 18 man U23 squad playing in a 4 nation tournament in Vietnam has done well, with no goals scored against. First up against an Iran selection they gained a 0-0 draw, then drew 0-0 against the Vietnam national team, and finished with a 1-0 win over Uzbekistan.
[ FFA more .... ] BOTN looks at the move to Asia [ Into Asia .... ]

International Football: Women's
Asia's Young Matildas Qualify

18/04/2006: The Qantas Young Matildas have qualified for the World Championships in Russia with a hard fought 3-2 win over the strong Japanese team tonight. In doing so the Women's Under 19 team became the first Australian team to qualify through Asia for a FIFA world championship. They join China and North Korea. [ FFA more .... ] BOTN looks at the move to Asia [ Into Asia .... ]

International Football: Women's
Young Matildas Tested

16/04/2006: The Qantas Young Matildas have a test to face after being beaten 4-2 by North Korea and missing the AFC U19 championships final. Nevertheless if they can beat Japan for third spot they will still qualify for the World Championships. [ FFA more .... ] BOTN looks at the move to Asia [ Into Asia .... ]

International Football: Women's
Australia 7 - Jordan 0: Into Semis

13/04/2006: The Qantas Young Matildas have finished on top of Group B at the AFC U19 Women’s Championship in Malaysia after a comfortable 7-0 win over Jordan tonight - a 24-0 group aggregate. Caitlin Cooper scored two goals inside the first 20 minutes, Amy Jackson and Kylie Ledbrook added a further two goals to make 4-0 at the break. Sasha McDonnell, Renee Cartwright and an own goal made it 7-0 at full time. They will now play North Korea in the semi finals on Saturday at 7.00pm AEST, with the winner earning a berth at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Championship in Russia later this year. [ FFA more .... ] BOTN looks at the move to Asia [ Into Asia .... ]

International Football: Women's
Australia 16 - Malaysia 0

11/04/2006: The Qantas Young Matildas have defeated host Malaysia by 16-0 tonight, leading 6-0 at half-time. Australia dominated from start to finish in the hot and humid conditions, leading 6-0 at the break and adding a further ten goals against the dispirited Malaysian side. Jenna Tristram (pictured right) and Kylie Ledbrook each scored four goals in the big win, with Victoria Balomenos grabbing a hat-trick, Collette McCallum and Servat Uzunlar each with two and Leah Blayney the only single goalscorer. [ FFA more .... ] BOTN looks at the move to Asia [ Into Asia .... ]

International Football: Women's
Australia 1 - China 0

09/04/2006: The Qantas Young Matildas have defeated China 1-0 in the 2006 AFC Women’s Under 19 Championship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Queensland striker Sasha McDonnell had the distinction of being Australia's first male or female player to score in the finals of an AFC competition when she converted a Collette McCallum cross from close range nine minutes after the interval. While the Chinese twice struck the frame of the goal later in the half, it was to prove their only threat to the goal of Australia's Lydia Williams and the Qantas Young Matildas ran out deserved winners in a match played in high humidity. They next play Malaysia on Tuesday 11 April at 7.30pm AEST. [ FFA more .... ] BOTN looks at the move to Asia [ Into Asia .... ]

International Football: Men's
U23 Asian Qualifier Squad

07/04/2006: The 18 man Qantas U23 squad for the 2007 AFC Men's Under 23 Qualifiers that will travel to a 4 nation tournament later this month in Vietnam has been announced, and goes into camp in Canberra this week:
Goalkeepers - Danny Vukovic (Central Coast Mariners), Justin Pasfield (Sydney United & Sydney FC); Defenders - Jacob Timpano (Sydney FC), Mark Milligan (Sutherland Sharks & Sydney FC), Adrian Leijer (Melbourne Victory), Nikolai Topor-Stanley (Manly United), Tyler Simpson (Blacktown City Demons), Spase Dilevski (Queensland Roar); Midfielders - Stuart Musialik (Newcastle Jets), Kristian Sarkies (Melbourne Victory), Ruben Zadkovich (Bulli & Sydney FC), Vince Lia (Melbourne Victory), Jordan Simpson (Queensland Roar), Billy Celeski (Bulleen Zebras & Perth Glory); Forwards - David Micevski (Perth Glory), Nick Ward (Perth Glory), Tolgay Ozbey (Blacktown City Demons), Adam Casey (Wollongong Wolves), Dez Giraldi (Central Coast Mariners). Two of these 20 players will not travel with the 18 man squad that will be under the control of Graham Arnold and Johann Neeskens. The first match will be against Asian powerhouse Iran on April 16.
[ FFA more .... ] BOTN looks at the move to Asia [ Into Asia .... ]

International Football: Women's
Young Matildas Squad

28/03/2006: The Qantas Young Matildas for the 2006 AFC Women’s Under 19 Championship next month in Malaysia has been announced:
Goalkeepers - Lydia Williams (ACT), Alison Logue (NNSW); Defenders - Clare Polkinghorne (QLD), Kim Carroll (QLD), Nicole Somi (ACT), Danielle Brogan (NSW), Grace Gill (ACT), Olivia Kennedy (NSW); Midfielders - Sally Shipard (NSW), Kylie Ledbrook (NSW), Collette McCallum (WA), Amy Jackson (VIC), Servet Uzunlar (NSW), Renee Cartwright (NSW), Caitlin Cooper (NSW), Vicki Balomenos (SA), Leah Blayney (NSW), Forwards - Jenna Tristram (NNSW), Sasha McDonnell (QLD), Leena Khamis (NSW)
The U19 Women's Championship is to be played in Malaysia on 8-18 April, 2006 and our girls play in Group B alongside China, Jordan and host-nation Malaysia. [ FFA more .... ] BOTN looks at the move to Asia [ Into Asia .... ]

International Football: Women's
Young Matildas Qualify From Group

08/03/2006: The Qantas Young Matildas are through to the 2006 AFC Women’s Under 19 Championship next month in Malaysia, after a comprehensive 6-0 win over Myanmar tonight. Earlier they commenced their FIFA U-20 Women’s World Championship campaign in confident style recording a convincing 6-2 victory over Thailand in Bangkok overnight. Queensland striker Sasha McDonnell scored twice, while Kim Carroll, Jenna Tristram, Caitlin Cooper and Leena Khamis all scored one goal each. The U19 Women's Championship is to be played in Malaysia on 8-18 April, 2006. [ Thailand by FFA .... ] [ Myanmar by FFA .... ] BOTN looks at the move to Asia [ Into Asia .... ]

International Football: Women's
Young Matildas Squad Named

28/02/2006: The Qantas Young Matildas has been whittled down to a 20-strong squad for next week's world championship preliminary qualifying tournament in Thailand. Australia will meet Myanmar and host nation Thailand with the winner of three team group to progress to the AFC u-20 Women's Championship to be played in Malaysia in April. [ FFA more .... ] BOTN looks at the move to Asia [ Into Asia .... ]

International Football: Men's
Bahrain 1 - Australia 3

22/02/2006: The Qantas Socceroos have defeated Bahrain 3-1 in their opening Asian Cup game. Coming from behind after a scrappy first half, goals by Thompson, Skoko, and a penalty by Elrich dashed Bahrain's early hopes. [ FFA Socceroos stats .... ] [ FFA Socceroos more .... ]

International Football: Men's U20
Young Socceroos Defeat Turkmenistan

22/02/2006: The Qantas Young Socceroos (U20s) have won their opening qualifying match for a place at the Asian Youth Championships, with a resounding 3-0 result against Turkmenistan this evening. They play Sri Lanka on Saturday. [ FFA Young Socceroos more .... ]

International Football: Women's U20
Young Matildas Win Series

17/02/2006: The Qantas Young Matildas (U20s) have won both matches against New Zealand in Canberra as the team continues preparations for next month’s Asian qualifying tournament in Singapore. The first half was scoreless in a match played in warm conditions at the Australian Institute of Sport. However second half goals from Jenna Tristram, Sasha McDonnell, Collette McCallum and Leena Khamis ensured the Australians ended winning 4-0 and 7-1 on aggregate. [ FFA Young Matildas more .... ]

International Football: Young Matildas
Australia defeat New Zealand

16/02/2006: The Qantas Young Matildas have commenced their final preparations for next month’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Championship qualifying tournament with a convincing 3-1 win over New Zealand in Canberra this afternoon. Victorian-based midfielder Amy Jackson starred with two superbly-taken goals in the opening 12 minutes of the match that was played at the Australian Institute of Sport. Leena Khamis ensured victory when she executed a well-placed volley over the goalkeeper with 13 minutes remaining. Sally Shippard has been appointed captain. [ FFA Young Matildas .... ] BOTN looks at the move to Asia [ Into Asia .... ]

International Football: Young Socceroos
Australian squad

16/02/2006: A 20-man Qantas Young Socceroo squad has been announced by coach Ange Postecoglou for next week's opening Asian qualifying matches in Sri Lanka for the 2007 FIFA World Youth Championship. Three Hyundai A-League players have been named in the squad.
The squad is: Tando Velaphi (gk), Mitchell Langerak (gk), Michael Marrone, Peter Eleftherakis, Matthew Spiranovic, Shaun Ontong, Jimmy Downey, Troy Hearfield, Greg King, Chris Grossman, Dario Vidosic, Foad Comandari, Evan Berger, Alex Vrteski (GK), Stephen O’dor, Bruce Djite (all AIS), Kaz Patafta (Benfica), David Williams (Qld Roar), Tarek Elrich (Newcastle Jets), Wade Oostendorp (Sydney FC), (Across the Waves); Stand-by players: Noel Bahnsen, Christopher Nunes, Joel Allwright (all AIS), Matthew Smith (Sutherland Sharks), Nick Crossley (gk) (Richmond), Goran Popovski (Sydney Olympic).
Australia will travel to Sri Lanka on the weekend where they meet Turkmenistan in Colombo on Wednesday 22 February, at 4pm (9.00pm AEDST), and the host-nation in the first stage of qualifying. The winner of the group will compete in the AFC U-20 Championship in India in October. [ FFA Young Matildas .... ]
BOTN looks at the move to Asia [ Into Asia .... ]

International Football: U17 Joeys
Australia Eliminated In Group Stage

11/02/2006: The Qantas Joeys (Australia U-17s) have finished second in its qualifying group and missed out on a place in the Asian Under 17 Championships later this year. In the groups final match, host nation Laos defeated Indonesia 5-0 and go ahead of Australia on goal difference after both teams finished level on 4 points. Recent criticism of youth development in this country is expected to intensify following this humiliating early exit, and the FFA will need to focus some of it's attention to the health of our production-line, and on coaching staff! [ FFA U17 .... ] BOTN looks at the move to Asia [ Into Asia .... ]

International Football: Mens
Australian Squad For Bahrain

10/02/2006: The Qantas Socceroos squad for the first Asian Cup qualifier in Bahrain on 22 February has been announced. The 18 are made up of: 8 A-League: Michael Beauchamp (CCM), Alex Brosque (QR), David Carney (SFC), Alvin Ceccoli (SFC), Spase Dilevski (QR), Jade North (NUJ), Michael Valkanis (AU) , Nick Ward (PG); 10 Overseas: Tony Vidmar; Ante Covic (gk), Ahmad Elrich, Brett Holman, Jon McKain, Scott McDonald, Michael Petkovic (gk), Josip Skoko, Michael Thwaite, Luke Wilkshire
[ FFA more .... ]
BOTN looks at the move to Asia [ Into Asia .... ]

International Football: U17 Joeys
Australia 3 - Indonesia 1

09/02/2006: The Qantas Joeys (Australia U-17s) have have defeated Indonesia 3-1 in Vientiane City, Laos, tonight and are now top of their qualifying group. They await the result of the Indonesia vs Laos game on Saturday to determine who qualifies. Fourteen teams have already confirmed their spots in the U-17 finals – Iraq, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Bangladesh, Nepal, Tajikistan, Iran, Myanmar, Vietnam, Japan, North Korea, defending champions China and hosts Singapore. The other remaining spot in the finals is being contested between Thailand and South Korea. [ FFA U17 .... ] BOTN looks at the move to Asia [ Into Asia .... ]

International Football: Women's U20
Young Matildas to Play NZ

09/02/2006: The Qantas Young Matildas (U20s) will play two matches against New Zealand in Canberra next week as the team continues preparations for next month’s Asian qualifying tournament in Singapore. The games are at the Australian Institute of Sport on Wednesday 15 February and Friday 17 February as part of a 5-day camp for the squad. [ FFA Young Matildas more .... ]

International Football: U17 Joey
Australia 0 - Laos 0

07/02/2006: The Qantas Joeys (Australia U-17s) have opened their campaign for the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Championship with a scoreless draw against host-nation Laos in Vientiane City overnight. Australia will complete their Group I commitments against Indonesia tomorrow requiring a good win if they are to guarantee topping the group and qualification for the AFC U-17 Championship to be held in Singapore in September. [ FFA U17 .... ] BOTN looks at the move to Asia [ Into Asia .... ]

International Football: U17 Joey
Australia 0 - Laos 0

07/02/2006: The Qantas Joeys (Australia U-17s) have opened their campaign for the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Championship with a scoreless draw against host-nation Laos in Vientiane City overnight. Australia will complete their Group I commitments against Indonesia tomorrow requiring a good win if they are to guarantee topping the group and qualification for the AFC U-17 Championship to be held in Singapore in September. [ FFA U17 .... ] BOTN looks at the move to Asia [ Into Asia .... ]

International: Australian Schools
Boys and Girls Tour Update

Australian Schoolgirls - a mixed-bag of results in their last three matches. On 25 January they scored a 2-0 win over Manor House School in Dublin through goals to Hart and Polias. The match was played against a spirited and willing opposition that included four Irish internationals. On Australia Day against the Republic of Ireland U18 squad the result was a loss - an early goal in the 7th minute as the Aussies took the match to their opponents looking for an equaliser. Late goals in the 89th and 90th minutes to the Irish team gave a final scoreline of 0-3, however this was not a true reflection on the game. The Aussies latest match was against a Midlands select team played at Lilleshall. Leading 1-0 thanks to Spirovski at half-time the tourists exerted their dominance in the second half scoring eight goals through four goals to Feuerriegel, Spirovski, Chapman, and Butt .
Australian Schoolboys - Scored two wins and a draw against some of the finest U18 players in the UK and Republic of Ireland during their last 3 tour internationals. A 1-0 win over the Republic of Ireland on Australia Day through David Houston (the Aussies dominated for long periods of play for their first tour win). Two days later Australia played England for the first time since 1988 and for a superb 2-2 draw against their best opposition. Goals to Ersan Gulum and (the equaliser) by Ben Spruce. A major loss when goalkeeper Ben Cheyne broke his collarbone in a collision with a team-mate and opposition striker. Ben will continue on tour. In cold conditions last night the Aussies scored their 2nd win when they played England Colleges at Telford Rangers. The winner came in the 80th minute with a superb 25-metre strike by Peter Kotsopoulos. [ More at ASSSA ....]

International Football: U20 Young Socceroos
Squad for Pre-Cup Camp

25/01/2006: The Qantas Young Socceroo squad that will go into camp tomorrow ahead of next month’s opening qualifying matches for the 2007 FIFA World Youth Championship. Coach Ange Postecoglou has selected a 27-man squad for the six day camp at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra.
The squad is: Tando Velaphi (GK), Michael Marrone, Noel Bahnsen, Peter Eleftherakis, Matthew Spiranovic, Shaun Ontong, Christopher Nunes, Jimmy Downey, Troy Hearfield, Greg King, Chris Grossman, Nikita Rukavytsya, Dario Vidosic, Foad Comandari, Evan Berger, Alex Vrteski (GK), Robbie Kruse, Joel Allwright, Stephen Odor, Bruce Djite (all AIS), Matthew Smith (Sutherland Sharks, NSW), David Williams (Queensland Roar), Tarek Elrich (Newcastle Jets), Wade Oostendorp (Sydney FC), Mitchell Langerak (GK) (Across the Waves, Bundaberg), Nick Crossley (GK) (Richmond, Victoria), Goran Popovski (Sydney Olympic).
At the conclusion of the camp a squad of 20 players will compete in the qualifiers in late February - Australia have been drawn in Group G with Turkmenistan and host-nation Sri Lanka. The winner of the group will compete in the AFC U-20 Championship in India later this year with the top four teams to qualify for the 2007 FIFA World Youth Championship in Canada. [ FFA U20 more .... ]
BOTN looks at the move to Asia [ Into Asia .... ]

International: Australian Schools
Boys and Girls Tour

Australian Schoolgirls 3 - Nth Ireland U18 0- Australian Schoolgirls continued their strong start to the tour with a 3-0 win over Northern Ireland U18 squad through two goals to Rollason and a late goal by Taylor. Australian Schoolgirls 3 v Bristol Academy 1 - The Australian Schoolgirls scored an emphatic 3-1 win over a commited Bristol Academy side in the first match played on tour. Adapting to the artificial surface quickly the Australian girls got into stride and camped in the Bristol half for long periods.
Australian Schoolboys 1 - Nth Ireland 2- The Boys led with a goal by Close, however the send-off of defender Wilkinson saw the Aussies play most of the match with 10 men. A dubious penalty saw the locals draw level prior to half time and a free-kick situation to score win. Australian Schoolboys 0 v Welsh Colleges 1 - In their first match of the 2006 tour the Australian Schoolboys found the wet, cold and windy conditions difficult to handle. With their first match against Yeovil cancelled due to the wet conditions in the London area this was the first hit-out under typical UK conditions. The first half saw the Australians have four chances on goals while their opponents scored with their only chance in the 40th minute when the defence failed to pick up a late runner from deep. [ More at ASSSA ....]

International Football: Asian Cup Draw
Australia in Group D

04/01/2006: Australia has been drawn in the tough preliminary Group D to play the 'middle eastern' trio of Bahrain, Kuwait, and Lebanon. The first game will be away in Bahrain on Wednesday 22 February, 2006. This area may assist in getting Euro based players on board for the games. [ Football Asia .... ] BOTN looks at the move to Asia [ Into Asia .... ]

International Football: U17 Asian Qualifiers
Train-On Squad Announced

23/12/2005: The new era of Asian football for Australia's national football teams commences in February this year in Laos, when our Men's U17 Joeys compete in the group qualifiers for the 2007 World Championship.
The training squad for the January 12-15 camp in Sydney is: Jonathan Reis, (ACT), Taylor Beaton (ACT), Paul Giannou (Victoria), Andrew Jerez (Victoria), Milos Lujic (Victoria), Rocky Visconte (South Australia), Michael Debono (South Australia), Philip Kirreh (South Australia), Michael McEntagert g/k (South Australia), Travis Andersen (South Australia), Nathan Papez (Queensland), Myles Carseldine (Queensland), Dillon Visser g/k (Queensland), James Brown (Queensland), Daniel Watson g/k (Queensland), Dean Bouzanis g/k (New South Wales), Aaron Mooy (New South Wales), Brodie Mooy (New South Wales), Jesse Pinto (New South Wales), Nathan Sherlock (New South Wales), James Raiti (New South Wales), George Strogylos (New South Wales), Nemanja Tomic (New South Wales), Brent McGrath (New South Wales); Stand-by - Joshua Birch (New South Wales), Ben Bronneberg (New South Wales), Nikolas Tsattalios (New South Wales).
The team will compete in Group I against Indonesia and the host nation Laos with all matches to be played in the Laotian capital of Vientiane City from 7 February. The winner of the group will progress to the final stage of the AFC U-17 Championship to be played in Singapore in September, 2006. [ FFA more .... ]

Club World Championship
Sydney 5th

16/12/2005: The Finalists of the FIFA Club World Championships, played in Japan, are Sao Paulo of Brasil playing Liverpool of England on Sunday (winning 1-0). Oceania's representative Sydney FC defeated Africa's Al Ahly of Egypt 2-1 to take 5th place in the tournament. An Australian team will have to qualify through Asia next time and this will not be at least until after the 2007 Asian Champions League, if the CWC continues to be held. [ FIFA more .... ]

Club World Championship
Al Ittihad and Saprissa Through

12/12/2005: The Semi-Finalists of the FIFA Club World Championships, being played in Japan, are known - with Al Ittihad of Saudi Arabia to play Sao Paulo of Brasil, and Deportivo Saprissa of Costa Rica to play Liverpool of England. Al Ittihad had a scintilating second half on Sunday night to defeat Al Ahly of Egypt 1-0, and the same scoreline applied tonight for Sapprissa over Sydney FC. Sydney had the better of the game but after an excellent dominant first half they allowed Balanos to score in the 47th minute and could not find the net themselves. Sydney now play Al Ahly for 5th place. [ SBS more .... ]

International Football: World Cup Draw
Australia in Group F

10/12/2005: Australia has been drawn in Group F to play Brazil, Croatia and Japan in the round-robin stage of the 2006 FIFA World Cup finals in Germany in June. In one of the best groups for the neutral football watcher the Socceroos have a big game against Brasil, and must likely beat both Japan and Croatia to qualify. We will meet Japan in Kaiserslautern on 13 June, Brasil in Munich on 18 June and Croatia in Stuttgart on 22 June. [ FFA more .... ]

International Football: Women's Friendly
Australia 0 - China 0

03/12/2005: At Aussie Stadium today in the second of a series of games between the visiting Chinese women's national team and the Australian women's team, the Matildas, dominated play but a scoreless draw was again the outcome between the 16th and 9th ranked nations in women's football. Corinthian reports from Sydney [ More .... ]

International Women's Friendly: Young Matildas
Australia U20 0 - China 0

01/12/2005: The Qantas Young Matildas (Australian Women's U20s) have drawn 0-0 against the senior national team of China in a friendly match played today at the Mingara Recreation Club on the NSW Central Coast. [ FFA More .... ]

International Football: Women's Friendly
Australia 0 - China 0

25/11/2005: In the first of a series of games between the visiting Chinese women's national team and the Australian women's team, the Matildas, a draw was all that eventuated on Friday 25th November despite an exciting final 25 minutes from the Australians. Chris Dunkerley reports from Gosford. [ More .... ]



(Matildas - Photo: Corey Davis - sport@westnet.com.au)

Football: Women's Practice Game
Australia 3 - China 1

28/11/2005: Australia played with much more enterprise in this practice game (not an official international) at the Mingara sports complex at Tumbi Umbi (Central Coast NSW). They dominated the game but allowed China to threaten a few times. Chris Dunkerley reports from Tumbi Umbi. [ More .... ]

International Football: Men's WCQ 2nd leg
Australia 1 (4) - Uruguay 0 (2)

16/11/2005: 'Australia off to Germany' - The Australian men's national team have advanced to the Football World Cup in Germany next June, by defeating Uruguay 4-2 on penalties - after a 33rd minute goal by Marco Bresciano, and extra time failed to give a result! Alan Clark reports from the Sydney Olympic Stadium, aka the new sacred home of Australian football! [ More .... ]



(Aloisi's penalty - Photo: Nick Rappo - BOTN )
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