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

Kookaburras lose to Germany in dying seconds of hockey World Cup semi-final

Australia’s hockey men will have to wait until next year’s Olympics for a chance to climb back to the summit after the most agonising of World Cup exits for the Kookaburras in India.  Key points: The Kookaburras led Germany 3-2 with two and half minutes left on the clock The Germans then scored twice to … Read more

Temporary tax on short-term accommodations to help fund Vancouver FIFA World Cup 2026

The City of Vancouver will be the first to use a “new tool” to help cover the costs of hosting FIFA World Cup 2026 matches, according to the province. In the fall of 2022, the province said the city requested a temporary increase to the Municipal and Reginal District Tax (MRDT)  on “short-term accommodations” to … Read more

What Earnie Stewart and Brian McBride’s departures mean for USMNT’s coach search and more

U.S. Soccer sporting director Earnie Stewart and U.S. men’s national team general manager Brian McBride are leaving their positions, the federation announced on Thursday. Their departures mean that U.S. Soccer now has vacancies at its three most important roles relating to the men’s team: sporting director, GM and head coach. Anthony Hudson is currently coaching … 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

Australia through to Hockey World Cup quarter-finals after 9-2 demolition of South Africa

Australia remains undefeated and is in the quarter-finals at the Hockey World Cup in India after recording a 9-2 win against South Africa.  Key points: Australia will face either Malaysia or Spain in the quarter-final after defeating South Africa The number one ranked Kookaburras are chasing their fourth World Cup title Blake Govers scored his 123rd goal in … Read more

Australia through to Hockey World Cup semi-finals after 9-2 demolition of South Africa

Australia remains undefeated and is in the quarter-finals at the Hockey World Cup in India after recording a 9-2 win against South Africa.  Key points: Australia will face either Malaysia or Spain in the semi-final after defeating South Africa The number one ranked Kookaburras are chasing their fourth World Cup title Blake Govers scored his 123rd goal in … Read more

Ellyse Perry declares Australia won’t take Pakistan lightly in white-ball series

Australian all-rounder Ellyse Perry says she does not expect Pakistan to be a pushover in the upcoming ODI and T20I series, despite her side’s status as world champions in both white-ball formats. Key points: Australia and Pakistan will play six white-ball matches The back-to-back series will serve as Australia’s final warm-up before the T20 World Cup … Read more

Jess Jonassen credits attitude for Australia’s World Cup success

Jess Jonassen says a desire to always improve is why the Australian women’s cricket team are world champions in both white-ball formats. Key points: Australia holds both the women’s ODI and T20 World Cup titles Jess Jonassen says the Australians are never satisfied Australia plays Pakistan in ODI and T20 series starting Monday Australia won … Read more