Graham Arnold to remain Socceroos head coach through 2026 World Cup

Graham Arnold will continue as head coach of the Socceroos, after signing a contract extension that will last until the end of the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Key points: Graham Arnold will remain as head coach until the end of the 2026 men’s World Cup, which will take place in the US, Canada and Mexico His … Read more

The moment of kindness that set Socceroo Awer Mabil on his path to 2023 Young Australian Of The Year

When Awer Mabil was a boy, growing up in the northern suburbs of Adelaide, he got word that a grassroots football clinic was being organised by a couple of Adelaide United players at a community club about 20 minutes’ drive from his house in Hillbank. Mabil had never met a professional player before, but had been kicking … Read more

A-League Men fails to capitalise on Socceroos’ World Cup run

Late last year, in scenes reminiscent of the most exciting football crowds in Europe and South America, tens of thousands of people packed into city squares, stadiums, and public parks around Australia to cheer on the Socceroos’ historic World Cup campaign in Qatar. For many of the country’s footballing faithful, the huge crowds that flocked to … Read more

2023 Women’s World Cup, A-Leagues reform, and Football For Good: New Year’s Resolutions for the Australian game

The start of a new year always prompts reflections and meditations on the past 12 months, and if there’s any sport in Australia that needs to do some soul-searching as it kicks off one of the most important years in its life, it’s football. Having ended 2022 on an impossibly sour note, the game now finds itself needing … Read more

Remembering Pelé’s trip to Australia with Santos in 1972 — and the Socceroo who stopped him

As football’s first global superstar, Pelé played the game just about everywhere a person could play it. While he remained with Brazilian club Santos FC for almost his entire career — with the nation even declaring him a national treasure to prevent him from leaving — he and his side travelled the world, raking in a small … Read more

Socceroos to reach decade-high FIFA ranking after Qatar World Cup

The Socceroos, whose World Cup heroics gave Australian football an injection of hope before the violence at AAMI Park knocked it back, are set to reach their highest point in the FIFA men’s world rankings in more than a decade. Key points: The Socceroos are set to jump 11 places, from 38th to 27th in … Read more