"We had possession but not effective possession": Australia's WC hopes hang in balance - InDaily

Ange Postecoglou admits the Socceroos were their own worst enemy in last night's 2-0 defeat to Japan, a fitting result for a crucial World Cup qualifier he says they didn't deserve to win. Vince Rugari. Friday September 01, 2017 Japan's Yosuke Ideguchi ...

Soccer: Japan qualifies for World Cup, Syria still has a chance - The Mainichi

Japan's caption Makoto Hasebe, right, and teammate celebrate after winning over Australia in their World Cup Group B qualifying soccer match in Saitama, Japan, on Aug. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiayma). SAITAMA, Japan (AP) -- Japan will be playing at ...

Socceroos v Japan analysis, reaction and highlights after 2-0 defeat in Saitama - Fox Sports

TOKYO, Japan -- WITH the biggest prize of all on offer, the Socceroos weren't good enough. For all the rhetoric about finding solutions to problems, moving the ball quickly and exploiting the creative talents in the side, Australia were presented with ...

Troisi blames 'kink' in Socceroos chain - Wide World of Sports

A "kink in the chain" brought the Socceroos' game plan undone in their 2-0 World Cup qualifying loss to Japan, according to James Troisi. The defeat means Australia could face two gruelling home-and-away play-offs in October and November to make it to ...

Australia v Japan: Ange Postecoglou press conference, Socceroos World Cup highlights, analysis - Fox Sports

TOKYO -- ANGE Postecoglou admits Australia simply couldn't get a foothold of the game in central areas, but remained defiant as the country's World Cup qualifying hopes go on the line on Tuesday night. The green and gold have to win by a big margin in ...