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Fourteen of the 16 slots for the Knockout Stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cups Finals have been filled. In Group A, Uruguay is through after winning all three of its Group matches. Could we swap them for the Socceroos? The will play Portugal. Russia was somewhat of a surprise finished second in the group

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The question apparently directed toward Jordan de Goey is will he give up the rising Collingwood Magpies for the mediocre North Melbourne Kangaroos in exchange for a five year deal worth $5 million. Fairfax Media reports that this is the lure being dangled in front of de Goey, who is playing out his current arrangement

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While we prepare to endure a dead rubber State of Origin match is Brisbane, we had a practice run when we saw the 0 – 0 draw foisted upon the patrons by France and Denmark. Both are through to the knockout stage and took the pitch for an entirely ceremonial 90 minutes of dribbling and

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In the future, near and distant, or at least for the duration of our memories, we will try to write nothing by praise when the subject turns to Adelaide football manger Brett Burton, who in speaking of us and those of our ilk said, “Maybe in 1998 you might have (gotten away with things) but

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Sooner or later, the ball has to find the net, does it not? The Socceroos have earned plenty of chances and they looked to be the much better side in the 1 – 1 draw with Denmark, but Coach Bert van Marwijk needs to find the player to provide some scoring if the Australians are

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It would have taken the gold medal in the 10m platform competition at the Olympic Games. We are speaking of the dive by Cristiano Ronaldo. He scored the decider in Portugal’s 1 – 0 win that sent Morocco to the exits. His header in the fourth minute was all that was necessary. It was his

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That nice round number of 500 was dangling right there in front of the Poms, but they had to settle for 481 in demonstrating that things will get rougher than a South African Test ball before they get smoother for the Australian cricketers. England beat Australia by 242 runs, a disgraceful outcome by any measure,

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Denmark have a secret weapon in their bag when they face off against the Socceroos. Their assistant coach, Jon Dahl Tomasson used to play under Australian Coach Bert van Marwijk in the early years of the century. “I know the trainer, I know the coach,’’ Tomasson said before Denmark trained in the Russian coastal city

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We thought the pickings were slim in Round 13 of the Toyota 2018 Premiership competition, until we had a look at Round 14 upcoming. One third of the league will sit idle for Round 14. Only five top-eight clubs will see action this weekend coming. The West Coast Eagles will play host to the Essendon

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Round 1 of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals has shown that in football, anything is possible. For starters, there was the side that entered the tournament after barely squeezing in during the qualifying stages, ranked 36th in the world, almost derailing the number seven squad. For those who don’t follow or care for football,

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