Socceroos/A-League/FFA Cup/Asian Champions League

CrazyMatt

Jaws
Joined
Jul 31, 2010
Messages
23,535
Reaction score
3,322
Location
Colyton, Sydney
The second round of the Asian 2026 World Cup Qualifiers/2027 Asian Cup qualifiers have been drawn:

Australia’s been drawn in Group I with Palestine, Lebanon and either Maldives/Bangladesh.

None of these teams should give us too many issues, away games can always be dicey, but really, we should be going through to the next round undefeated.

Venues arent confirmed yet but here’s the schedule:

Thursday November 16 - home to either Maldives or Bangladesh
Tuesday November 21 - away to Palestine
Thursday March 21 - home to Lebanon
Tuesday March 26 - away to Lebanon
Thursday June 6 - away to either Maldives it Bangladesh
Tuesday June 11 - home to Palestine.

Top 2 of the group go through to the next round of qualifying.
 

CrazyMatt

Jaws
Joined
Jul 31, 2010
Messages
23,535
Reaction score
3,322
Location
Colyton, Sydney
Matildas midfielder Kyra Cooney-Cross is being linked with a move to Chelsea. Currently plays for Hammarby IF in Sweden.
 

HaroldBishop

Megalodon
Joined
Mar 8, 2012
Messages
56,115
Reaction score
9,191
Location
Sydney
Matildas midfielder Kyra Cooney-Cross is being linked with a move to Chelsea. Currently plays for Hammarby IF in Sweden.
Yeah saw that, would be huge. Thought she was very impressive in the Cup.

Watched a doco on ABC a few years ago with my son following six aspiring 15 year old girl soccer players. She was one of them.
 

HaroldBishop

Megalodon
Joined
Mar 8, 2012
Messages
56,115
Reaction score
9,191
Location
Sydney
Hold up, Man United might have swooped in instead. Apparently she’s having a medical at Carrington.
The more girls we get playing in the big leagues, the better.

Looking forward to the Olympic qualifiers in October. Shame they're being in played in Shitsville.
 

CrazyMatt

Jaws
Joined
Jul 31, 2010
Messages
23,535
Reaction score
3,322
Location
Colyton, Sydney
The more girls we get playing in the big leagues, the better.

Looking forward to the Olympic qualifiers in October. Shame they're being in played in Shitsville.

I never thought I’d see the day an Australian player was at the centre of a tug of war between Chelsea and Man United. Male or female.
 

Flanno

Jaws
Joined
Mar 10, 2013
Messages
5,170
Reaction score
1,370
I never thought I’d see the day an Australian player was at the centre of a tug of war between Chelsea and Man United. Male or female.
Back in the day Harry Kewell was subject of interest between Utd & Liverpool
 

CrazyMatt

Jaws
Joined
Jul 31, 2010
Messages
23,535
Reaction score
3,322
Location
Colyton, Sydney
Looks like Auckland are finalising they’re reveal to become the 13th A-League team. Looks like they’ll be known as the Auckland Aces.

Canberra almost certain to be the 14th.
 

CrazyMatt

Jaws
Joined
Jul 31, 2010
Messages
23,535
Reaction score
3,322
Location
Colyton, Sydney
PENALTY FOR AUSTRALIA! Riley McGree brought down in the box!

Martin Boyle to take it……

HE DRILLS IT HOME!!!

2-0 AUSTRALIA LEAD MEXICO!!!
 

CrazyMatt

Jaws
Joined
Jul 31, 2010
Messages
23,535
Reaction score
3,322
Location
Colyton, Sydney
Soft penalty for Mexico, they’re second of the game. They missed their first earlier, but they’ve scored this one. 2-1.
 

CrazyMatt

Jaws
Joined
Jul 31, 2010
Messages
23,535
Reaction score
3,322
Location
Colyton, Sydney
Defensive mistake from Souttar and Ryan. Mexico draw level 2-2. Thats annoying, they were both playing very well up until that point.
 

CrazyMatt

Jaws
Joined
Jul 31, 2010
Messages
23,535
Reaction score
3,322
Location
Colyton, Sydney
The astro turf claims its first victim. Jackson Irvine looks to have badly hurt his ankle. Thats a shame, he was probably best on ground for us.
 

CrazyMatt

Jaws
Joined
Jul 31, 2010
Messages
23,535
Reaction score
3,322
Location
Colyton, Sydney
Full time. Australia 2 Mexico 2.

On the surface, a draw against world number 12 Mexico in Arlington is a good result, but can’t help but feel really disappointed after blowing a 2 goal lead.
 

HaroldBishop

Megalodon
Joined
Mar 8, 2012
Messages
56,115
Reaction score
9,191
Location
Sydney
A few Aussies here, doubt we've had this many nominees before? Great to see.

The nominees​

The Best FIFA Women’s Player:
Aitana Bonmatí (Spain); Linda Caicedo (Colombia); Rachel Daly (England); Kadidiatou Diani (France); Caitlin Foord (Australia); Mary Fowler (Australia); Alex Greenwood (England); Jennifer Hermoso (Spain); Lindsey Horan (USA); Amanda Ilestedt (Sweden); Lauren James (England); Sam Kerr (Australia); Mapi Leon (Spain); Hinata Miyazawa (Japan); Salma Paralluelo (Spain); Keira Walsh (England).

The Best FIFA Men’s Player:
Julian Alvarez (Argentina); Marcelo Brozovic (Croatia); Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium); İlkay Gundogan (Germany); Erling Haaland (Norway); Rodri (Spain); Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (Georgia); Kylian Mbappe (France); Lionel Messi (Argentina); Victor Osimhen (Nigeria); Declan Rice (England); Bernardo Silva (Portugal).

The Best FIFA Women’s Coach:
Peter Gerhardsson (Sweden): Jonatan Giraldez (Spain); Tony Gustavsson (Sweden); Emma Hayes (England); Sarina Wiegman (Netherlands).

The Best FIFA Men’s Coach:
Pep Guardiola (Spain); Simone Inzaghi (Italy); Ange Postecoglou (Australia); Luciano Spalletti (Italy); Xavi (Spain).

The Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper:
Mackenzie Arnold (Australia); Ann-Katrin Berger (Germany); Catalina Coll (Spain); Mary Earps (England); Christiane Endler (Chile); Zecira Musovic (Sweden); Sandra Panos Garcia-Villamil (Spain).

The Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper:
Yassine Bounou (Morocco); Thibaut Courtois (Belgium); Ederson (Brazil); André Onana (Cameroon); Marc-André ter Stegen (Germany).
 
Top