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19 November 2018 7:50 AM Lebanese community unites behind Cedars ahead of historic clash

After spending 18 years in the cross-faith Lebanese military, Wehbe moved to Sydney in 2008, joining a community that is among the oldest and most continuous migrant groups in Australia. The Lebanese began arriving in Australia during the 1880s, some 60 years before Lebanon was an independent country. Before Redfern had the Rabbitohs, the local Maronite 37

16 November 2018 5:20 AM Poor pitch sees international switched from Ballymore to QSAC

The Taeguk Warriors have been training at Perry Park in the lead-up to Saturday's match against the Socceroos at Suncorp Stadium, which is expected to attract a crowd of up to 40,000 people. It would be fair to say South Korea v Uzbekistan would not bother the turnstyles quite so much, but with about 2500 Korean fans in town for their match against the Socceroos 33

13 November 2018 5:14 AM Milligan says squad culture can fill Socceroos leadership void

"We're all very aware that a leadership gap has been left with Mile and Timmy. Everybody is able to step up and fill that role. It's more about creating and keeping that culture going forward. When Arnie (coach Graham Arnold) is ready to make a decision, he'll do so." Milligan considered retirement after the World Cup but has no regrets about fulfilling 16

9 November 2018 11:08 AM City win ugly, bounce back from Sydney humiliation

Frenchman Florin Berenguer had his most productive game for City so far, but still has room for improvement, while Lachie Wales and McGree showed why Joyce has given those two youngsters so much responsibility. Kearyn Baccus, meanwhile, continues to surprise in the middle of the park. Luke Brattan and Anthony Caceras were dropped from the squad with no suggestion 11

8 November 2018 12:52 AM Goodwin gets Socceroos call-up, but only as a train-on player

There are no other real surprises in Arnold's squad announcement. The only faces missing from the 25-man squad he took to Kuwait are injured duo Daniel Arzani and Brad Jones, PEC Zwolle youngster Denis Genreau, striker Apostolos Giannou and Deng, who is there but not in the squad proper. Jamie Maclaren, however, is back in the mix after returning to full fitness 19

6 November 2018 4:47 AM Ballymore to host Asian Cup warm-up match between South Korea and Uzbekistan

The match will coincide with the Socceroos’ match against Lebanon in Sydney, which would be Tim Cahill’s farewell to international football. Football Federation Australia chief executive David Gallop said the FFA had helped facilitate the international match, which would serve as a warm-up for the 2019 Asian Cup to be held in the United Arab Emirates 17

31 October 2018 11:42 AM Goodwin wants to kick down Socceroos door after superb FFA Cup display

Craig Goodwin has his foot in the door for Socceroos selection – but Adelaide United's FFA Cup hero intends to kick it down by dominating the A-League and leaving coach Graham Arnold with no choice but to take him to the Asian Cup. Goodwin partied long into the night with his Reds teammates after Tuesday night's 2-1 win over Sydney FC. He had only two or three 14

31 October 2018 7:13 AM Elvis Kamsoba a fitting winner of inaugural Michael Cockerill Medal

Kamsoba, now 22, is part of a generation of African-born players who are transforming the face of Australian football. He used to play in African tournaments in Adelaide against newly-minted Socceroos Awer Mabil and Thomas Deng. "I know a lot of guys who have what it takes, they just need a chance at the next level," Kamsoba said. "If they train every 9

30 October 2018 11:18 AM Goodwin conjures magical double to sink Sky Blues in FFA Cup final

Goodwin had the chance to sign for Sydney in the off-season but instead returned to Adelaide, where he won the 2016 A-League grand final before a two-season stint in the Netherlands. The 26-year-old is now in his prime and could give the Socceroos an extra dimension at January's Asian Cup with his crafty left foot and his set-piece nous. The contest 11

28 October 2018 10:54 AM Victory suffer cruel loss after Perth snatch late winner

The visitors were two goals ahead within 25 minutes thanks to Chianese and Andy Keogh, with Victory pulling one back via a Terry Antonis outside-of-the-box bullet moments after the second half got underway. Glory, with new coach Tony Popovic at helm, probably deserved the three points on the balance of the match, but Victory came close to escaping with a result 9