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Brazil are well-placed to become world champions for a record sixth time at Russia 2018, according to Opta's World Cup Predictor.

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Germany will begin their World Cup defence against Mexico after Friday's draw in Moscow threw together Spain and Portugal in the pick of the group-stage matches...
Romelu Lukaku became Belgium's outright record goalscorer as he scored in an uninspired 1-0 friendly win over Japan in Bruges on Wednesday (AEDT).
Tite brought Neymar to tears with a passionate defence of Brazil's star player during a news conference after his side's 3-1 victory over Japan in France.
A stunning strike from Marcelo was the highlight of Brazil's comfortable 3-1 victory over Japan at Stade Pierre-Mauroy.
The Asian Football Confederation has launched an investigation into possible breaches of regulations during Tuesday's final round of qualifying matches for the...
Australia must settle for a play-off tie with Syria after Saudi Arabia beat Japan 1-0 to snatch a place in the World Cup group stage.

Australia's intent is world class -...

Ange believes winning against Japan away is a chance to show the rest of the...

Cahill deserves respect - Postecoglou

Ange believes that Tim Cahill's records and actions in international...

Postecoglou expects a tight contest against...

Ange admits he has high respect for the Japanese team and expects nothing less...

Final mix zone - Maya Yoshida

Latest News

The Socceroos head into their crunch qualifier with Thailand at Melbourne's AAMI Park knowing that whatever the result, they face an anxious wait afterwards.
Japan's players had to scramble to training in taxis ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia after their team bus failed to show up at their hotel.
Japan captain Makoto Hasebe has withdrawn from the team's final 2018 World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia in Jeddah on Tuesday, the Japan Football Association...
Aaron Mooy's magic would have helped Australia break down a stubborn Japan, according to midfielder Massimo Luongo.
There was no more disappointed man than stand-in Australian captain Mark Milligan after Thursday night’s 2-0 World Cup qualifying defeat to Japan – but he is...
Mat Ryan is facing huge battles on both fronts after the Socceroos' disappointment in Japan and Brighton and Hove Albion's recruitment of new goalkeeper Tim Krul.
Japan is likely to field an experimental side against Saudi Arabia, hinted Japanese defender Maya Yoshida, who called coach Vahid Halilhodžić a "weirdo" capable...
A "kink in the chain" brought the Socceroos' game plan undone in their 2-0 World Cup qualifying loss to Japan, according to James Troisi.
Ange Postecoglou admits the Socceroos were their own worst enemy in Thursday night's 2-0 defeat to Japan, a fitting result for a match he says they didn't deserve...
The Socceroos need goals galore from next week's clash against Thailand to keep their direct World Cup qualification hopes alive.
ANALYSIS: The rollercoaster of emotions that has been part and parcel of the Socceroos' 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign shows no sign of abating.
Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has selected Robbie Kruse to start up front, while Aaron Mooy is out of tonight's crucial 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Japan.
Mathew Leckie is dying to know what it feels like to be in a winning Socceroos dressing room after clinching a World Cup spot.
For a team on the brink of qualifying for the World Cup, it seems incredibly unusual that Japan would be under any sort of extra pressure to perform.
Besieged Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic says he knows the Socceroos inside out, calling for his side to play like "eleven samurai" in Thursday's must-win 2018 FIFA...
What's at stake for Australia and Japan in Thursday's crucial 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier at Saitama Stadium.
Ange Postecoglou has plenty to think about as he prepares to select his Socceroos team for Thursday's crucial 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Japan.
Striker Tomi Juric hasn't trained with the Socceroos all week but coach Ange Postecoglou expects he will be right to face Japan in their World Cup qualifier.
Socceroos defender Alex Gersbach is playing a guessing game in an intense tussle with close pal Brad Smith for the hotly contested left wingback spot heading into...
Australia coach Ange Postecoglou has plenty to mull over as he considers his selection options for Thursday's crucial 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Japan.

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