Australia's World Cup
Australia's World Cup
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
NATIONAL allegiances will be put to the ultimate test when Australia play Croatia at the World Cup tomorrow.
HARRY KEWELL has been cleared to play for Australia in their Group F decider against Croatia on Thursday.
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.
BRAZIL 2 Adriano (49), Fred (89)
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.
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.
AUSTRALIA'S coach Guus Hiddink has hit back at accusations that his team is too physical.
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