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19 June 2018 2:57 PM England triumphs despite flurry of flying insects

In Australia, we're used to seeing flocks of seagulls in the outfield at Tests, or play stop at Melbourne Park while a player gets rid of a cricket, but swarms of insects? That's what England and Tunisia's footballers had to put up with during their World Cup game. Players from both sides had no choice but to use repellent to keep the seasonal bugs - believed 6

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 8:33 AM Sainsbury looks to World Cup to boost career progression

"Whatever comes of it, so be it – but it's a nice place to put yourself out there in the shop window." Sainsbury's contract is with Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning. But he is currently on loan to Swiss side Grasshoppers, having previously spent time on loan in Italy with Serie A giants Inter Milan. More than anything he would like to go to a strong 7

16 June 2018 11:39 AM Morgan's miracle Hail Mary rams Woden home

Morgan's kick capped a big afternoon for the forward. He also scored the try that sparked their second-half fightback for his first ever win over Tuggeranong. "I'm not allowed to kick, I don't have my kicking licence. I just saw that one on the fly and thought I'd go with it. Nothing else to lose," he said. "I saw [Taws] out of the corner of my eye the play before 11

13 June 2018 12:23 AM Skye Nicolson walking into the Hornet's nest

"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 14

11 June 2018 11:18 PM Belgium play down Hazard injury fears

The injury to Hazard overshadowed what was a positive evening for Belgium before heading off to Russia. Romelu Lukaku was the star of the show, highlighting what a threat he will be to England when they meet in what should be a Group G decider on June 28. The Manchester United man scored two and made one as Belgium came from behind to beat their Central 10

11 June 2018 12:48 PM Socceroos stars say venue, training camp leaves no room for excuses

"Its all in the same facility, in the same complex, the meeting rooms, training facilities, its all on our doorsteps. "It makes it easier, you literally just get changed and walk out on the training pitch rather than spend half an hour travelling...its nice and chilled rather than 4.30pm here, then 5pm train ... We can work in our own time. You have got our rooms 9

11 June 2018 8:55 AM Socceroos set up base camp in Kazan as Cup preparations intensify

The time for talking, training, preparation and assessment is almost done with the Socceroos now having touched down in Kazan for the opening game in the World Cup against France on Saturday. The team landed late on Sunday night, Australian time, and were scheduled to do a public training session at their home from home in Kazan at Trudovyne Rezeny 11

9 June 2018 11:53 PM Daniel Arzani to rescue as Socceroos struggle to beat Hungary

Budapest: The hype surrounding Daniel Arzani appears to have been justified. With his first touches of the ball after coming on as a substitute, the highly rated teenager scored his first international goal and played a pivotal role in Australia's second as the Socceroos sealed a shaky 2-1 win over Hungary. A solo run, a long-range strike and a hint of generous 9