Australia's World Cup

Australia's World Cup

'Aussies have reason to feel aggrieved after Grosso dive'

AUSTRALIA may be out of the World Cup but it's the Aussies who deserve to take all the credit from their clash with Italy.

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Poll's display 'was worst in history of the World Cup'

THE former World Cup referee Clive Thomas has labelled Graham Poll's performance in Australia's draw with Croatia as one of the worst in the history of the tournament.

Ref Poll books player three times as Kewell puts Aussies through

THE English referee, Graham Poll may have blown his chances of taking any further part in the 2006 World Cup after appearing to show Croatia's Josip Simunic three yellow cards before sending him off during the 2-2 draw with Australia in Stuttgart last night.

Aussies all out for a victory

AUSTRALIA coach Guus Hiddink will again tell his team to attack as they aim for the win or draw against Croatia tonight which will book their passage to the last 16 of the World Cup.

Zico aims to do the impossible for Japan against native Brazil

BRAZIL manager Carlos Alberto Parreira admits tonight's game against Japan is little more than a run-out for his players - but insists the match that follows will shape the favourites' World Cup destiny.

Patriot game unites Croatia with Australia on field and off

NATIONAL allegiances will be put to the ultimate test when Australia play Croatia at the World Cup tomorrow.

Kewell cleared for Aussies

HARRY KEWELL has been cleared to play for Australia in their Group F decider against Croatia on Thursday.

Kewell left in a sweat for final group game by FIFA probe

HARRY KEWELL could miss Australia's final group match after being charged by FIFA with insulting referee Markus Merk following the 2-0 defeat by Brazil.

Uninspiring Brazil edge through

BRAZIL 2 Adriano (49), Fred (89)

Misfits of 1974 were Australia's pioneers

THE consequences of Australia's first march to the World Cup finals were many, and varied. They included Gerd Muller's West Germany shirt from the 1974 finals ending up on a wall in Dundee, and a boot - belonging to former Airdrie midfielder Jimmy Mackay, who scored the special goal that got Australia there - remaining perched on a plinth in the Australian Museum of Sport at Melbourne Cricket Ground to this day.

Parreira to keep faith with Ronaldo

BRAZIL coach Carlos Alberto Parreira will keep faith with striker Ronaldo and his side's attacking style against Australia on Sunday despite the reigning champions' less-than-convincing 1-0 victory over Croatia in Berlin last night.

Angry Aussies attack Japan

AUSTRALIA'S coach Guus Hiddink has hit back at accusations that his team is too physical.

World Cup shorts

Aussie snub

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