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14 October 2018 4:20 AM Socceroos scapegoat Kruse focused on teammates and goals

It was never the criticism on social media that Robbie Kruse cared about, it was that of his teammates and coaches. The Socceroos winger was the target of abuse by online trolls during Australia's 2018 World Cup campaign but has received nothing but support from his peers for his performances. Speaking for the first time since the tournament, Kruse says he paid little 14

12 October 2018 3:57 AM Forward ho: Arnie's attacking outlook keeps Milligan on board

The direction of the Socceroos under Graham Arnold has convinced Mark Milligan to postpone his international retirement and remain with the national team at least up until the 2019 Asian Cup. The veteran defender was weighing up whether to call time on his decorated international career following the 2018 World Cup in Russia but was convinced not to after 13

5 October 2018 2:01 AM Victory's Deng gets first Socceroo call-up

But it also marks the returns of forwards Tom Rogic and Matthew Leckie, who had a break after the World Cup and didn't take part in the Turkey gathering. Scots-born Boyle – who is a teammate of Socceroos Mark Milligan and Jamie Maclaren at Hibernian in Scotland – is yet to receive clearance to play for Australia. But he has expressed his desire to do so with Australia 8

22 September 2018 5:52 AM ASADA outline fears over WADA backflip

"There is a side to this where we all want to see Russian athletes compete but if you don’t hold systemic doping issues to account, athletes won’t have confidence. "The roadmap WADA initially [used] ensured Russia were going to be held account to has been changed. I understand that has probably been done with a view to trying to find a way forward 14

19 August 2018 1:52 PM Socceroo Mark Milligan heading to Scottish Premier League

Socceroos defender Mark Milligan has signed a two-year deal with Scottish club Hibernian, subject to securing a work permit. The former Melbourne Victory captain, 33, impressed in his three matches for Australia at last month's World Cup in Russia. He has played 71 times for the Socceroos. "I know it's a big club with an exciting young squad, and I hope to be able to add to that with my experience 20

17 July 2018 2:16 AM Mbappe's World Cup winnings going to charity: report

According to Sports Illustrated, 19-year-old soccer phenom Kylian Mbappe earned about $US22,500 for each of France's seven World Cup matches, plus a bonus of around $US350,000 after Les Bleus won the title with a 4-2 victory over Croatia. In total, he'll take in more than $US500,000 for his highly successful month in Russia. But he apparently won't be keeping 14

13 July 2018 10:00 AM No quarter given in clash of the cobble stones, Cup and centre court

Unstuck: Chris Froome was broken by the famed cobbles of Roubaix in 2014, which is where Le Tour reaches this weekend. Unusually, the Tour de France carnival rolls into Roubaix tomorrow. A stage of almost 160 kilometres, including 22 kilometres of dangerous, rutted pave. Underlining the pivotal nature of this ninth stage of Le Tour, while Christopher 32

13 July 2018 7:59 AM Croatia's heroes unite country split by scandal as nation dares to believe

“Malo nas je al' nas ima, nije vazno srusit cemo snove svima.” (There’s a small number of us, but there is us. It’s not important, we’ll smash the dreams of others) Zagreb: In the hours leading up to Croatia’s semi-final match against England on Wednesday night, the chorus of Boris Novkovic’s iconic Croatian rock ballad echoed around Zagreb. Before the match 29

13 July 2018 2:03 AM FIFA accuse 'small group' of Socceroos fans of homophobic chant

"Assuming the reports are correct, FFA does not condone homophobia or any antisocial behaviour. It is also important to note that reports indicate this was four people who were allegedly doing something unacceptable ... there were more than six thousand Australian fans in the stadium," an FFA spokesman said. FFA were on Friday making every effort to speak 24

8 July 2018 10:56 PM England main beneficiaries of set-piece goal glut

Overall, 42 percent of goals in the World Cup have come from set plays or penalties, beating the previous record of 36 percent from the 1998 World Cup and smashing the portion of goals from these situations in 2014 (27 percent), 2010 (24 percent), 2002 (29 percent) and 1994 (33 percent). This trend has powered the rise of teams that traditionally do not do well in World 24