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  • Years of work to make sure ball has little bearing on World Cup

    14 June 2018 6:05 AM 12

    Tim Cahill may be the veteran of the Socceroos at the ripe old age of 38 but he's a babe in the woods compared to the oldest player in the tournament, Egypt's skipper Essam el-Hadary. The 150-cap goalkeeper will make history as not only oldest player in the finals but the oldest player to ever take part in the tournament. At 45, he will overtake Colombian

  • Bloodlines: Snitzel extends reign as king of the stallions

    14 June 2018 6:00 AM 11

    Just one group1 event remains for the 2017-18 Australian racing season and the Chris Waller stable, aided by a huge contribution from wonder mare Winx, has produced another amazing 12 months. A total of 69 group1 races were programmed in the 12 months beginning August 1, 2017, finishing on Saturday week with the running of the group1 Tattersall’s Tiara

  • Arzani sticks by Nike despite the company withdrawing boots to Iran

    13 June 2018 11:01 PM 16

    Socceroos' starlet Daniel Arzani will continue to honour his contract with Nike despite the sports manufacturer refusing to supply Iranian players with football boots for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The American company withdrew its supply of football gear to the Iranian players and the Iran national team, adhering to president Donald Trump's trade

  • Fans name Optus Stadium as AFL's best venue, Fyfe as league's MVP

    13 June 2018 10:25 PM 10

    This time last year, Simpson had the league's second-worst approval rating, narrowly ahead of Gold Coast's Rodney Eade, who was later soon sacked. Just 51 per cent of Fremantle fans were satisfied with coach Ross Lyon, who has endured his own season from hell after a sexual harrassment claim from five years ago was revealed in the media recently

  • FFA will use lessons from US bid as it seeks to host Women's World Cup

    13 June 2018 10:06 PM 10

    Australia voted for the successful combined bid of the United States, Canada and Mexico which will host the 2026 World Cup jointly following the decision of the FIFA Congress in Moscow to award the three nations the competition. The United bid saw off the challenge of Morocco by 134 votes to 65 with one federation failing to cast a vote. Such was the calibre

  • Snap happy: Personal touches make Socceroos feel at home in Russia

    13 June 2018 11:32 AM 9

    Kazan: They might be nearly 14,000 kilometres away but the Socceroos have been made to feel at home at their training base in Kazan. Tailored sleeping arrangements and a reminder of their loved ones have provided the personal touch for Bert van Marwijk’s squad ahead of their formidable World Cup opener against star-studded Group C favourites France

  • Why France first up could be a blessing in disguise for Socceroos

    13 June 2018 10:18 AM 11

    Their other two victories came when they beat England 2-1 at the 2004 Euros, with both of France's goals coming in added time. Zinedine Zidane leveled in the 91st minute before scoring a penalty for the winner in the 93rd. France also beat Romania 2-1 at the 2016 Euros on home soil after Dimitri Payet scored an 89th-minute winner. France failed to score

  • This is my yard: Ben Edwards set to return to the cage

    13 June 2018 5:39 AM 10

    Hex matchmaker Luke Vella told Edwards he is happy to put him on every show until the UFC calls, so the Canberran has mapped out a plan. Line 'em up, he'll knock 'em down. "The Guvner" of Canberra is going to rule this town. "[Vella] said ‘what about June in Melbourne, July in Perth or September somewhere else?’ I said ‘I’d love to go back to Perth but if you can find someone

  • Skye Nicolson walking into the Hornet's nest

    13 June 2018 12:23 AM 14

    "The Olympics have always been the big goal for me, so Tokyo 2020 is my next big goal," Nicolson said. "Then we’ll sit down and look at what I want to do next after that. Definitely not [turning professional] in the next year and a half to two years, but after that it’s definitely something we’ll be looking into. "I’ve still got plenty on, I’m boxing

  • Teammates back Cahill to join elite World Cup club

    12 June 2018 12:17 PM 11

    And the boots he plans to wear in Russia will serve as a constant reminder of the challenge he faces. They will carry five soccer balls as details on the ankle of his boot to remind him of the goals he has already scored as well as commemorating his children, sons Kyah, Shae and Cruz and daughter Sienna, whose names are also etched on the shoes