FIFA World Cup
11 May 2013 Alex Brosque admits Australia must exorcise the ghost of Oman when it takes on Japan next month as he battles to be fit for the crucial 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier.
7 May 2013 Central Coast young gun Trent Sainsbury says Tim Cahill's declaration that inexperience in the Socceroos squad has left the side with an uphill battle to Brazil will fuel the team's next generation to succeed.
7 May 2013 Defender Jade North admits the Socceroos have their backs against the wall as they eye a World Cup berth but says it's Asian heavyweight Japan who'll be fearful heading into the sides’ key clash next month.
5 May 2013 Comeback striker Josh Kennedy has warned that Japan will not take its foot off the accelerator to Brazil when it faces Australia next month – even though it has all but qualified for the FIFA 2014 World Cup.
28 Apr 2013 The Maracana has reopened after nearly three years of renovation, with construction workers getting the first glimpse of the stadium which will host the 2014 FIFA World Cup final and the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2016 Olympics.