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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 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 »

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 »

Tim Cahill could captain Socceroos against Japan with World Cup qualification on the line - The Sydney Morning Herald

TOKYO: Tim Cahill's Socceroos renaissance looks set to continue with a starting role in Saitama if striker Tomi Juric is ruled out of the World Cup qualifier against Japan. The evergreen 37-year-old notched his 100th cap in last month's Confederations ...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 »

Ange Postecoglou: Tom Rogic, Aaron Mooy can click for Socceroos - The Sydney Morning Herald

Tom Rogic and Aaron Mooy are capable of bringing their best club form to the Socceroos at the same time – but coach Ange Postecoglou has warned it's easier said than done. The midfield pair have made cracking starts to the new season with Celtic and ...and more »

World Cup qualification: Socceroos did not deserve to beat Japan, says Ange Postecoglou - ABC Online

Ange Postecoglou admits the Socceroos were their own worst enemy in Thursday night's 2-0 defeat to Japan, a fitting result for a match he says they did not deserve to win. Australia conceded a goal late in each half at Saitama Stadium, and now need to ...and more »

Japan trounce Socceroos to make World Cup 2018 - TRT World

The Samurai Blue sealed a sixth straight appearance at the Football World Cup with an emphatic 2-0 win over the Australians. Australia's Tomi Juric attempts to the kick the ball as Japan's Shoji Gen, (R), is held away during their World Cup Group B ...and more »

World Cup: Japan beats Australia to qualify for Russia 2018 - CNN

(CNN) With one ferocious sweep of his right foot, Yusuke Ideguchi booked Japan's place at the World Cup in Russia next year. Cutting in from the left, the 21-year-old curled a rasping shot into the top corner to ensure the "Samurai Blue" qualified for ...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 »