Australia - World Cup 2010
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AUSTRALIA captain Lucas Neill has vowed to fight to the end to keep his country's World Cup dream alive.
MARKO Pantelic missed a glorious late chance to send Serbia into the World Cup second round tonight.
AUSTRALIA'S Harry Kewell will only serve a one-match ban for being shown a red card for a handball against Ghana.
GHANA may top Group D while Australia have almost no chance of going beyond it, but it was the Antipodeans who emerged with the real credit from this encounter in the Royal Bafokeng Stadium yesterday.
TEN-man Australia kept their slim hopes of qualifying for the next round of the World Cup alive after a dogged second-half display earned them a point against Ghana in Rustenburg.
PIM Verbeek insists he has had more difficult weeks with Australia during his two-and-a-half years in charge and is confident of a strong reaction from his players when they come up against Ghana in their vital World Cup encounter today.
TIM Cahill will discover today whether he is to receive a one or two-match ban for his red card against Germany.
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AN tearful Tim Cahill has described his red card in Australia's 4-0 defeat to Germany as the saddest moment of his career.
GERMANY got their World Cup campaign off to a scintillating start with a dominant display against ten-man Australia in Durban.
AUSTRALIA have declared themselves up for a tough challenge against former champions Germany on Sunday – despite key players having niggling injuries.
AUSTRALIA reserve goalkeeper Brad Jones has been granted leave from the World Cup camp because of a family illness.
AUSTRALIA'S World Cup squad are unhappy about the quality of the training pitch they will move to ahead of their first Group D match and are considering using a new ground.
Kick off: 7.30pm (GMT)
Date: 23 JUNE 2010
Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit (ITV)
Kick off: 3pm (GMT)
Date: 19 JUNE 2010
Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace, Rustenburg
Kick off: 7.30pm (GMT)
Date: 13 JUNE 2010
Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban
After the success of 2006 under Guus Hiddink, Australia are expected to struggle in a tough group this time round, and Fulham's veteran keeper Mark Schwarzer will need to be at his best to keep the Socceroos' scorelines down. They also tend to over-rely on Everton's Tim Cahill at the other end.
SCOTT McDonald is one of three players axed from Australia's World Cup squad.