Australia progressed to the Asian Cup Round of 16 courtesy of a second-place finish in Group B, but did so in less than convincing fashion by narrowly defeating Syria 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Despite having pressure put on them by a Syrian team that needed a win to finish second in the group themselves, the Socceroos found just enough grit to get the job done, which will please coach Graham Arnold ahead of the more difficult contests.
The performances -- and goalscoring -- of Awer Mabil and...
For a long time Chris Ikonomidis has been a highly rated prospect in Australian football -- now it seems the 23-year-old is delivering on that potential.
A stellar first half of the A-League season with Perth Glory thrust Ikonomidis into Socceroos contention, with the winger banging in six goals in nine appearances for Tony Popovic's side.
After earning his spot in Graham Arnold's 23-man squad for the Asian Cup, Ikonomidis scored his first international goal in a pre-tournament friendly against...
For a team tipped to struggle for goals, Australia's strikers showed their worth against Palestine in Dubai on Friday.
While Andrew Nabbout has yet to feature in the Socceroos two group matches, both Jamie Maclaren and Apostolos Giannou were on the scoresheet in the 3-0 Asian Cup victory.
With Tomi Juric overlooked by coach Graham Arnold, Martin Boyle ruled out pre-tournament with injury and Mat Leckie still recovering from a torn hamstring, Australia's options up front looked slim heading into...