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Australia’s squad for next month’s AFC U-23 Championship in Thailand was announced today ahead of the team’s departure for a brief pre-tournament training camp in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

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Australia’s preparations for the forthcoming AFC U-23 Championship in Thailand continued in Kuala Lumpur on Friday, with the green and gold drawing 1-1 with Korea Republic in a friendly match played in Malaysia’s capital.

 

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Reno Piscopo scored a stunning free kick but a late Iraq equaliser ensured Australia U-23's national team opened their AFC U-23 Championship campaign with a 1-1 draw.

Graham Arnold's side were on course to open their Group A account with three points after Wellington Phoenix starlet Piscopo opened the scoring with a remarkable long-range effort just over the hour mark.

 

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Australia’s U-23 men’s national football team recorded their first win at the AFC U-23 Championship Thailand 2020 on Saturday evening, producing a spirited display in steamy conditions to defeat Thailand 2-1 at the iconic Rajamangala Stadium.

In front of over 22,000 vociferous supporters in Bangkok, the green and gold came from a goal down to defeat the competition’s hosts, with Perth Glory FC marksman Nicholas D’Agostino showing his class to fire an important brace for his nation.

 

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Newcastle Jets have fired Ernie Merrick after the club's poor start to the Hyundai A-League campaign.

 

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Westfield Matildas Head Coach Ante Milicic today announced Australia’s 20-player squad for the nation’s forthcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualification matches to be played in Wuhan, China.

 

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Australia’s U-23 men’s national football team secured a place in the quarter finals of the AFC U-23 Championship Thailand 2020 on Tuesday after drawing 1-1 with Bahrain at the Thammasat Stadium to top Group A of the tournament.

 

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Melbourne Victory have fired Marco Kurz as head coach after only 13 Hyundai A-League matches in charge.

The 2017/18 Champions appointed the former Adelaide United boss seven months ago to succeed departing club stalwart Kevin Muscat, who spent six seasons in the Victory dugout.

Assistant Carlos Salvachua has been promoted to the role of head coach for the rest of the season and his first match in charge will be the Original Rivalry clash against Kurz’s former club Adelaide at Coopers Stadium on Friday, 17 January.

 

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Australia’s U-23 men’s national football team qualified for the semi-finals of the AFC U-23 Championship for the first time on Saturday, defeating Syria 1-0 at the iconic Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok after extra time.

With the score locked at 0-0 at the end of 90 minutes, the match entered extra time in stifling conditions, and it was Adelaide United attacker Al Hassan Toure’s strike in the 101st minute of the contest that ultimately separated the two nations on the scoreboard.

One of the most boring games I've ever watched. Even Australia's best player for these Championship's was below par.

https://www.socceroos.com.au/news/australia-u-23s-reach-afc-u-23-championship-semi-finals
 

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Referee Kate Jacewicz broke down barriers when she blew her whistle to kick-off Melbourne City’s match against Newcastle Jets at AAMI Park.
Saturday, 18 January 2020 will be etched in history as a watershed moment – the first time a Hyundai A-League match was officiated by a women.

 

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Markus Babbel has been dismissed as Western Sydney Wanderers head coach.

The German was shown the exit door the morning after the 1-0 home defeat against Perth Glory after Western Sydney had collected only four points from their last 10 matches.

 

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Graham Arnold says his Australian U-23 side have achieved nothing yet, with qualification for this year’s Olympic Games are mere by-product of the overall goal of becoming Asian champions.

The young Aussies take on Korea Republic in the semi final of the AFC U-23 Championship on Thursday morning (AEDT) knowing victory will book their spot at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.