Category World Cup

World Cup: Australia v Chile – a Río beach tale

The scene for the match was not Cuiaba, in fact not even close. We had a screen, a beach and around 3000 Chilean fans surrounding us. To start the day a sit down at a beach kiosk on Copacabana with a caipirinha and a swim followed a breakfast at our hotel. A half hour walk […]

World Cup: Australia travel with 27-man squad

The Socceroos arrived in South America with a 27-man squad and will play their final pre-tournament match against Croatia in Salvador, Brazil before their opening encounter with Chile in Cuiaba on 13 June. With three on-field players and one goal keeper to be trimmed it is a competition for places for the 23-man official World Cup […]

World Cup: Socceroos still a work in progress but showed promise in the farewell game

The farewell match in Sydney was an entertaining affair in front of 50,459 fans but only a 1-1 draw the result. Record scorer in green and gold Tim Cahill led out the Australian team in Mile Jedinak’s absence in an overall positive and exciting performance after only one week in camp for the Aussie team. […]