Soccer

Tue 19 Jun 2018

World Cup team’s mid-air emergency

World Cup team’s mid-air emergency

A PLANE carrying a team from the World Cup was forced to make an emergency landing after catching fire.

Kane double helps England save face against Tunisia

Kane double helps England save face against Tunisia

CAPTAIN Harry Kane came to the rescue with two goals, the second a dramatic injury-time winner, as England began their World Cup Group G campaign with a stuttering...

Historic farce haunts World Cup

Historic farce haunts World Cup

JUST a handful of days into the World Cup and a debacle the likes of which we’ve never seen before is being painfully exposed.

Croatian star sent home in huge WC dummy spit

Croatian star sent home in huge WC dummy spit

AFTER refusing to come on as a substitute against Nigeria, a Croatian star has been sent home from the World Cup.

Mon 18 Jun 2018

SBS to take control of World Cup coverage

SBS to take control of World Cup coverage

BREAKING: SBS is set to take charge of World Cup broadcasting in Australia for the next 48 hours as the besieged Optus Sport tries to fix the streaming issues that...

Jedinak: Never take anything for granted

Jedinak: Never take anything for granted

THE stakes are high for Australia’s clash with Denmark and Mile Jedinak says no one is a certainty with Bert van Marwijk tipped to opt for more attack.

Optus’ World Cup ‘nuclear option’

Optus’ World Cup ‘nuclear option’

IF THE World Cup streaming issues persist, Optus or maybe even the government, are going to have to do something drastic.

German panic, Neymar’s unwanted record

German panic, Neymar’s unwanted record

WC Snapshot: Five of the top six nations in the FIFA rankings have played, and none has won. Meanwhile, Neymar makes return to the World Cup playing field.

Real reason behind Optus World Cup fail

Real reason behind Optus World Cup fail

OPTUS has become public enemy number one with sports fans across Australia with its poor World Cup coverage. But it’s not entirely to blame.

Socceroos skipper says penalty fiasco finished

Socceroos skipper says penalty fiasco finished

SOCCEROOS captain Mile Jedinak has called on his team to move on from the VAR fiasco that marred their loss to France as Denmark loom large.

World Cup: Karl savages hopeless Optus

World Cup: Karl savages hopeless Optus

AUSTRALIA’S World Cup broadcasting service Optus Sport offered a landmark apology, but the issues persist and fans aren’t happy.

Sun 17 Jun 2018

Frustrated Leckie lashes ‘diving’ French

Frustrated Leckie lashes ‘diving’ French

SOCCEROOS winger Mathew Leckie has taken aim at France's gamesmanship after Australia's heartbreaking loss to France, insisting it's a bad look for football.

‘Lucky’ Danes aim to crush Socceroos’ dreams

‘Lucky’ Danes aim to crush Socceroos’ dreams

DENMARK can bury Australia’s World Cup campaign with a victory over the Socceroos and the Danes insist they can overcome a ‘lucky’ first-up win to do so.

WC Wrap: Even superstars have the occasional off day

WC Wrap: Even superstars have the occasional off day

PENALTIES, own goals, VAR controversy and superstar struggles - day three of the 2018 World Cup had a bit of everything. Here are the best bits.

Danes make wasteful Peru pay heavy price

Danes make wasteful Peru pay heavy price

DENMARK have put the pressure on the Socceroos to come up with wins in their remaining group games after Yussuf Poulsen scored winner against Peru.

Socceroos coach: ‘He didn’t know’

Socceroos coach: ‘He didn’t know’

BERT van Marwijk has remarkably accused the referee of being unsure about the penalty that cost Australia victory against France.

Blue murder: Aussies cry foul over Cup controversy

Blue murder: Aussies cry foul over Cup controversy

SOCCEROOS stars have vented over a controversial moment that robbed them of any hope of bagging a point against France.

Sat 16 Jun 2018

World Cup viewing from Australia in limbo

World Cup viewing from Australia in limbo

WORLD Cup fans in Australia fear they will continue to miss tournament matches amid an outcry over streaming issues with Optus Sport — the exclusive broadcaster for...

France wary of ‘quality’ Socceroos

France wary of ‘quality’ Socceroos

France enter their opening World Cup encounter against the Socceroos as the red-hot favourite, but their coach doesn’t like the tag

'I'll cheer loud enough they'll hear me in Russia'

'I'll cheer loud enough they'll hear me in Russia'

The Rose family will be happy to lose sleep cheering on the Socceroos during the FIFA World Cup.

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