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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 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

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

18 June 2018 6:07 AM Le Mans: Matt Campbell wins on debut at the world’s biggest race

“Matt was on the radio and he was just really calm and knew what he had to do. He just had this look in his eye and I was like 'this guy is the real deal'. These are young stars emerging and we are a part of it. Star appeal: Dempsey Proton Racing team manager and actor Patrick Dempsey after Matt Campbell's win at Le Mans. “I’m lost for words. Everyone 9

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 9:00 AM Full steam ahead for Merchant Navy at Ascot

“We are very happy with Rhododendron. The plan is to go to the mile race on day one at Royal Ascot, and there is no problems with her stepping back up to a mile and a quarter when needed,” O’Brien said. “If we go to the Cox Plate, we have to go with a very good horse and she would definitely be on the list for that. “ Sioux Nation won a group 1 last year and we are looking 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

15 June 2018 7:26 AM Silverware on the line in double-edged Capital Football final

United centre back Jack Green reiterated the excitement of his coach about playing against FC as they are a "traditionally strong side" who started the season well. "It is not every year you get to play in a grand final, we have got a lot of young boys and a mix of experience players as well, we are all very excited for the grand final," Green said. With an "inevitable" 12

14 June 2018 10:03 AM Handling expectation the next challenge for Swifts, says coach

Sunday's clash against the Lightning is part of a run of six games out of seven being played by the Swifts in the Harbour City in the middle stretch of their Super Netball schedule, prior to the last three rounds of competition, which are all away from home. A trip to Brisbane to take on the Queensland Firebirds next week precedes a run of three straight 11

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