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20 June 2018 6:34 AM How the Socceroos can beat Denmark

Samara, Russia: The Socceroos need to keep their nerve, stick to their game plan and improvise at the right moments if they are to beat Denmark and give themselves a major chance to progress to the World Cup's round of 16, says goalkeeper Mat Ryan. And Glasgow Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic could have a crucial role to play as Australia seek to break down what is sure to be a stubborn 5

19 June 2018 10:00 AM Wanted man: Sainsbury attracted big offers after half hour against France

The 26-year-old has attracted preliminary offers from two clubs in England and three on the European continent, one of which is bound to play in the 2018-19 UEFA Champions League, according to his agent Tony Rallis. One club that has been in discussions with Sainsbury and his representative for several weeks announced they would be interested in signing 7

19 June 2018 7:38 AM Socceroos will be trained to the minute for Danes

A two-hour difference in kick-off times has led to significant changes in preparation as the meticulous Socceroos tailor everything from meal times to training sessions around the Denmark match. The second group match pits the Socceroos against the Danes at 3pm in Samara, two hours later than their kick-off against France, and coach Bert van Marwijk 7

18 June 2018 12:06 PM Jedinak leads from the front with nerves of steel

He doesn't say a lot, he just gets on with it. Aggressive, hard, committed and determined, his first intervention in the game against France was a thumping header in the second minute when he outmuscled Paul Pogba, letting the Frenchman know in no uncertain terms that if he wanted to invade Jedinak's territory he was going to be in for a battle. More than anything 7

17 June 2018 4:03 AM Optus working on World Cup woes after another patchy night

Optus staff are working around the clock to stop their World Cup stream from continually dropping out after some customers complained of patchy coverage for a second time on Saturday night and Sunday morning. The telco was met with a deluge of complaints on Friday night when subscribers' streams dropped out during the Egypt v Uruguay match, which was only broadcast 10

15 June 2018 1:04 PM France skipper predicting 'battle' against Socceroos'

"This is an official match, it’s going to be a much higher intensity, the teams are going to fight,it’s going to be a battle, we’ve studied the Australians and it’s going to be a very difficult game," Lloris said through an interpretator. "It’s going to be a battle, we're going to be present int he duals and w’ere also going to add a technical aspect 13

15 June 2018 8:43 AM Haas boosts Tour de France hopes with second podium

Canberra's Nathan Haas continues to stake a claim for Katusha-Alpecin's Tour De France team with his second podium of the nine-day Tour de Suisse. Haas finished 10 seconds behind stage six winner Soren Kragh Andersen - from Michael Matthews' Team Sunweb - on Friday, to go with his third-placed finish on stage two. Australia's Richie Porte extended his overall 12

14 June 2018 10:09 AM Cahill's 'priceless' chance to join the immortals of the game in Russia

Cahill says he is not looking past Australia’s opener in Kazan. Asked whether he would retire from international football, or from the game itself after the tournament, he was adamant that nothing except the game against France mattered at this point in his World Cup preparations. Cahill said he had no regrets about walking out from A-League club Melbourne 13

14 June 2018 7:39 AM Nabbout in the box seat to spearhead Australia's attack against France

However, it's not just the Dutchman who has publicly recognised the threat of Nabbout, but France coach Didier Deschamps. The former World Cup-winning captain singled out the strength and aggression of Nabbout as one of Australia's main attacking weapons, despite likely not knowing anything about the forward just three months ago. "To be recognised by him is pretty 12

13 June 2018 11:32 AM Snap happy: Personal touches make Socceroos feel at home in Russia

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 9