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Socceroos Lose 2-0 To Japan In Crucial FIFA World Cup Qualifier - Huffington Post Australia

The Socceroos have been dealt a knock against Japan in Saitama on Thursday night, after losing 2-0 in a crucial FIFA World Cup Qualifying match that could decide whether Australia heads to Russia in 2018. Beating Japan on any occasion, let alone on its ...and more »

World Cup fate out of Socceroos' hands after 2-0 loss to Japan hurts chances of automatic qualification - ABC Online

Automatic World Cup qualification is now out of Australia's hands after Japan claimed a 2-0 win in Tokyo. A win would have sealed a spot at Russia 2018 for Australia, but victory ensured it was Japan and not the visitors who left with a ticket booked ...and more »

Socceroos' World Cup campaign out of their hands - SBS - The World Game

ANALYSIS: The rollercoaster of emotions that has been part and parcel of the Socceroos' 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign shows no sign of abating. By. Philip Micallef. 31 Aug 2017 - 11:14 PM UPDATED 31 Aug 2017 - 11:14 PM. Going into the second last match ...and more »

Japan secures spot in sixth consecutive World Cup - The Japan Times

SAITAMA – Takuma Asano and Yosuke Ideguchi scored in each half to book Japan's place at the 2018 World Cup with a 2-0 win over Australia on Thursday. Japan went into the game at Saitama Stadium knowing that it would qualify for a sixth straight World ...and more »

What the Socceroos need to keep their World Cup dream alive - The Sydney Morning Herald

Ninety minutes in Melbourne, next Tuesday night at a packed and raucous AAMI Park when Australia tries to rekindle their World Cup dream against a Thailand team that has nothing to play for save pride. SHARE; Share on Facebook SHARE · Share on Twitter ...and more »

Australia's World Cup hopes cop big hit - The Australian

Australia's hopes of qualifying for the World Cup finals are on a knife edge after the Socceroos were beaten 2-0 by Japan in Saitama. The Socceroos were outplayed by a superb Japanese side that rarely looked in trouble. Japan scored in each half to ...and more »

Socceroos' World Cup dream on the brink after crashing to Japan - The Sydney Morning Herald

Australia's World Cup dream hangs by a thread after the Socceroos went down 2-0 in Tokyo to a Japanese side that booked their place in Russia thanks to their victory in front of a packed and passionate home crowd. The Socceroos now must beat Thailand ...and more »

Live scores: Japan vs Australia, World Cup qualifier - The Sydney Morning Herald

Socceroos can score an automatic berth for the World Cup with a win over Japan. Any other result will have them walking the World Cup tightrope. Huge moment: Creative midfielder Tom Rogic. Photo: Paul Rovere. Live updates. Sort posts by. Newest, Oldest ...and more »

Smith's rustiness a real worry for Socceroos - SBS - The World Game

Ange Postecoglou says he will wear the blame for any selection errors but an unwanted statistic shows why Brad Smith's position in the Socceroos team should be under threat. Source: AAP. 1 Sep 2017 - 4:47 PM UPDATED 1 Sep 2017 - 4:47 PM. Smith was ...and more »

Socceroos have no other option: be brave, bold and go for goal - The Sydney Morning Herald

If ever there was a moment to seize the day, make a huge statement and defy the odds, it is at hand. SHARE; Share on Facebook SHARE · Share on Twitter TWEET; Link. Lacklustre: It was a disappointing night for the Socceroos in Tokyo. Photo: AAP ...and more »