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Mooy can play at a higher level, says Socceroos boss Van Marwijk

Bert van Marwijk is often reluctant to single players out for praise but he believes Aaron Mooy could reach a bigger Premier League club.<p>Aaron Mooy has the ability to play at a bigger Premier League club than Huddersfield Town, according to his national team boss Bert van Marwijk.<p>The Australia …

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Great Dane Eriksen to be key against Australia

SAMARA, Russia (Reuters) - If Australia are to have any hope of beating Denmark in their World Cup clash on Thursday they will have to shackle Christian Eriksen, who acts as their architect and executioner.<p>The Tottenham Hotspur playmaker has become so pivotal for Denmark that his moments of …

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The Latest: FIFA ‘extremely satisfied’ with referee standard

MOSCOW (AP) The Latest on Wednesday at the World Cup (all times local):<p>5:15 p.m.<p>Striker Luis Suarez will play his 100th game for Uruguay in the World …

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FIFA World Cup 2018 Predictions: Who will win today’s Denmark vs Australia match?

FIFA World Cup 2018 Predictions: Who will win today’s Denmark vs Australia match?<p>Getty Images<p>Christian Eriksen will be the key man for the …

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A World Cup advert gone wrong for Burger King

Cape Town - To what lengths will you go to get a lifetime supply of free Whoppers from Burger King and bank £35 000 (around R630 000) in cash?<p>In an …

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Messi dogged by Ronaldo, history as Argentina meets Croatia

MOSCOW (AP) — Lionel Messi is going to have a hard time keeping up with Cristiano Ronaldo at this year's World Cup.<p>The Argentina great had a penalty kick saved during his team's tournament-opening 1-1 draw with Iceland. At 31, this could be Messi's last World Cup, and Thursday's match against …

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Schmeichel says Denmark do not fear Australian fans

Kasper Schmeichel said Denmark would not be fazed by the number of Australian fans supporting their team in a “tough” World Cup clash in Samara as …

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Socceroos need Cahill ‘fear factor’, says great Dane

The one-time Middlesbrough marksman believes the veteran striker carries a “fear factor” which should be utilized to the full in Australia’s …

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Australia’s mature-age rookie quartet hold the keys to a World Cup resurgence

THEY are the mature-age Socceroos debutants who, for various reasons were spectators in 2014.<p>But Ange Postecoglou’s radical overhaul of the squad …

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World Cup: The key trends from the first week, and what they mean for the Socceroos

After every World Cup, FIFA produces a technical report which offers an in-depth look at the tactics and innovations that teams have implemented …

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The key Socceroos questions ahead of Denmark showdown

Socceroos coach Bert van Marwijk has a number of questions to wrestle with as he considers how to keep Australia's World Cup flame flickering.<p>There …

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World Cup heartbreak for brave Socceroos

THE Socceroos have suffered World Cup heartbreak in Kazan, defeated 2-1 by France and twice the victims of football’s use of technology.<p>Going a goal …

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Day 32 Wrap

<b>The Socceroos' tournament fate will go on the line against Denmark tonight, but there was a relaxed atmosphere among the players as Bert van</b> …

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World Cup 2018

• SOCCER NEWS<br>• BEST OF<br>• FIRE / MLS<br>• WORLD CUP 2018<br>• TICKETS<br>• LIGUE 1<br>• SERIE A<br>• BUNDESLIGA<br>• CHAMPIONS<br>• EUROPA<p>Salah disappoints as Egypt crushed by Russia<p>Three weeks and three days after Sergio Ramos twisted and slammed Egypt's best World Cup hope into the grass, Mohamed Salah returned. He won a penalty, and scored it, …

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Bosnich urges Socceroos to play Cahill, start Arzani

Mark Bosnich believes a slight alteration in personnel will benefit Australia tomorrow night.<p>The Socceroos face Denmark in a must-win Group C clash …

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Vukovic: We know we have the whole nation behind us

The former Mariners custodian was touched when he received well wishes from children at his old stomping ground on the Central Coast.<p>The 33-year-old …

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How the Socceroos can beat Denmark

Breaking down the Danes and securing three points is now the pressing task.<p>''There are all little statistics and patterns which happen , strikers …

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Meet the Aussie who helped Eriksen ignite

David Magrone, Tottenham Hotspur’s former chief European scout, first recommended the playmaker long before then Spurs coach Andre Villas-Boas …

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Andrea Pirlo Exclusive: The trait that makes Socceroos ‘really really hard to play’

WHEN the Socceroos returned from a 32-year World Cup exile in 2006, their astounding fairy tale run was ended in the Round of 16 by an Italy side who …

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World Cup 2018: complete guide to all 736 players | Football | The Guardian

Russia<p>Jump to another team<p>The hosts are under pressure to perform but they are one of the lowest-ranked teams at the World Cup and the squad has been depleted by injuries. Read a tactical analysis here.<p>Star player <br>Igor Akinfeev<p>Strengths<p>Russia have a clear gameplan and have benefited from a switch …

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Socceroos midfielder Massimo Luongo in serious contention to start against Denmark

ON an August day in 2013 Tottenham announced the signing of Danish star Christian Eriksen - the man who poses such a threat to the Socceroos on …

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The key tactical battleground in Australia’s crucial match against Denmark

Australia defended very well for long periods against France, frustrating the European giants with a well-organised defensive block.This has become …

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Smith: Beware the dangerous Danes

The Socceroos need a win or at least a draw when they tackle the Danes on June 21 to progress to the next stage.<p>Denmark opened its World Cup campaign …

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Aussie spy McGrath tips Socceroos to shock Denmark

Intimately familiar with the strengths and weaknesses of Danish Dynamite, McGrath has played with against a swathe of the squad they took to …

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Hublot Finds a Friend in Socceroos Star Tim Cahill

Hublot is supporting the Socceroos 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign by taking on Aussie football legend Tim Cahill as a new brand ambassador.<p>Tim Cahill, …

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Socceroos eye Danish mirror at World Cup

Bert van Marwijk's men believe Denmark are a mirror-image of themselves in terms of game style: physical, pragmatic, team-orientated.<p>"They are quite …

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Iran’s win a win for Asia

As far as opening games go, it may not have been as bad (at least where the score is concerned) as their 8-0 loss to Germany in 2002, but Saudi …

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World Cup 2018: Denmark vs Australia – Lineups, Preview & Prediction

13:00 BST, Thursday 21st June, Samara Arena (Samara), ITV<p>Though far from pretty and perhaps undeserving, Denmark earned a valuable three points with …

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Soccer: France looking for answers after narrow Australia escape

KAZAN, Russia (Reuters) - A stodgy first performance against a gutsy Australia was enough to take France top of their group at the World Cup, but Didier Deschamps' side showed little to give tournament heavyweights like Brazil anything to worry about.<p>Les Bleus instead head into their next clash, …

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Did you know this about the World Cup's 32 teams?

Group A<p><b>Russia</b> - Opponents of Russia's national side might face two identical players: the “terrible” identical twins Aleksei and Anton Miranchuk who have been playing together in the national squad since autumn 2017. The family traces its origins back to the Cossacks, independent horsemen forces …

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