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Craig Foster

As SBS's chief football analyst, Craig provides expert opinion and unrivalled insight. He has also represented the Socceroos and played abroad. Follow @Craig_Foster on Twitter.

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Adam Goodes shouldn't retire, he should play on and continue to agitate for a change in attitudes. He has a platform, a profile and a responsibility to his people.
Adam Goodes would be celebrated in football. But it is far better for indigenous rights that he is not in our game. Let me explain. WATCH SBS's Awaken special: Adam Goodes - a good man stands up   READ NITV's Racism or other: what's with ...
Ahead of the immensely exciting flood of high profile matches featuring globally recognised clubs in coming weeks, let's take a look at how important these matches are and the challenges they create.
Cut through. That’s what Real Madrid provides, alongside Roma and Manchester City. The opportunity to engage a broader audience and showcase the game in a down period prior to the new A-League season. My view has always been that visiting...
Australia's two senior national teams were in action over the past three days and while one has obvious work to do, the other is once again capturing the attention and affection of an increasingly appreciative nation.
It's happened again. Australia has fallen in love with our Matildas thanks to all of the qualities we love about them, and which make them formidable. Their collective spirit, togetherness, ability, determination and aggressive approach. T...
Sunday's grand final will be a match-up between two of the best teams the A-League has ever seen, and while the game may well deserve a bigger stadium, those fans lucky enough to get a ticket to AAMI Park are in for a special treat.
The showpiece contest in the showpiece event, played in front of a fraction of the potential crowd. It will still be a brilliant occasion, but the stadium fiasco is a great shame. Nevertheless, we move on and take important lessons away. T...
Football Federation Australia has meted out a punishment to Perth Glory that compromises fairness for the interests of the governing body's commercial partners and the game is all the poorer for it.
The Perth Glory affair has escalated to a very dangerous place after the head of the A-League, Damien de Bohun, admitted its commercial partnerships with betting agencies influenced their decision not to strip Perth of all points. For a b...
Australia's international against FYR Macedonia in Skopje is a great example that, in order to make an educated assessment, you simply have to watch a football game yourself.
Media reports just won't do, since everyone has a different interpretation of the way a game should be played, of what happened, and of what the overall impression is. Despite the game being called dour, my assessment is very, very positiv...
The Socceroos are starting to match their physical qualities with a style of play and a willingness to work hard for each other rarely seen in national teams, and the effects were there for all to admire against Germany.
The Germany test was a very interesting match in which Australia continued the approach from the Asian Cup with considerable success against the world champion. The game should have been won, and it was great to see the buzz around the co...
If ever there was a strong case for more government funding for major football tournaments and the game itself, it was made last night by those 23 warriors dressed in gold who delivered Australia its first major men's football trophy in emphatic...
1. Congratulations to Ange Postecoglou and the Socceroos players. They did what was asked and in a manner Australia is justifiably proud of. Korea Republic brought something extra out of the team, which is what finals are about. If we cou...
Rather than entering some fabled danger zone when they went 2-0 up against UAE, the Socceroos showed the fruits of a tournament in which they have gone from strength to strength. The lead put Ange Postecoglou's team into a position of strength in...
It was a job well done by Australia. The 2015 Asian Cup has played out perfectly for both finalists to prepare for what will be an extraordinary occasion for Australian sport on Saturday. With two World Cup nations - Iran and Japan - crash...
Ange Postecoglou's Socceroos are playing the type of football we want to see and growing in belief with each 2015 Asian Cup outing.
Two matches in to the Socceroos' 2015 Asian Cup campaign, Ange Postecoglou gets full marks. The Oman performance was outstanding and shows the team is ready for Korea Republic and beyond. There is a long way to go and it is worth remember...