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Socceroos' World Cup plans confirmed as Graham Arnold praises 'mental' Jason Cummings

The Socceroos' 2-0 win over New Zealand on Sunday will be the last time the side plays before the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, coach Graham Arnold has confirmed. A new-look team that featured six debutants started poorly at Eden Park before a much improved second-half saw the Socceroos claim consecutive victories over the All Whites.
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Pressure builds on Graham Arnold as Socceroos slump to Saudi Arabia defeat

In the end, it really should have surprised no one that Graham Arnold constructed his own reality in the build-up to the Socceroos 1-0 loss to Saudi Arabia. “I’ve been around the national team now for 40 years and I’ve never known a game to be a dead rubber,” he declared. “It’s more about going out against this team that’s qualified for a World Cup and showing our worth, and giving an opportunity for these players to step up and for them to push for a position in the playoff squad.”

Speculation 'part of the job' for Socceroos coach Graham Arnold

Under-fire Socceroos coach Graham Arnold insists he’s “fine” heading into a World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia which may be his last match in the position. Speculation is rife Football Australia is considering firing Arnold after Tuesday’s (Wednesday AEDT) game in Jeddah with hopes of automatic qualification for this year’s World Cup in Qatar dashed after a 2-0 home loss to Japan last week.

Tom Rogic, Kye Rowles ruled out for Socceroos, Graham Arnold fined

Australia have been handed a further blow ahead of crunch World Cup qualifiers against Japan and Saudi Arabia with playmaker Tom Rogic ruled out of both matches after suffering an ankle injury for Scottish club Celtic. Uncapped defender Kye Rowles has also been ruled out of the qualifiers after testing...

Socceroos coach Graham Arnold fined $25k for breaching Covid-19 rules

Socceroos coach Graham Arnold has been fined by Football Australia after breaching NSW self-isolation protocols, just days before Australia’s crucial World Cup qualifier against Japan. Arnold, who tested positive to Covid-19 last Thursday for the second time in the past eight weeks, acknowledged he breached his isolation terms when...