Australia makes three changes
Australia has made three changes for this afternoon’s (morning AEST) Round of 16 match against Italy in Kaiserslautern. Mark Schwarzer, Marco Bresciano and Luke Wilkshire come into the side.
Australia has made three changes for this afternoon-s (morning AEST) Round of 16 match against Italy in Kaiserslautern.
Apart from yesterday-s announcement that Mark Schwarzer would be back between the sticks at the expense of Zeljko Kalac, Socceroos coach Guus Hiddink has included Bristol City midfielder Luke Wilkshire for the suspended Brett Emerton, while Marco Bresciano comes in for injured Harry Kewell.
Both Emerton and Kewell are big losses, with Emerton-s energy and running a feature in the first three games, while Kewell was starting to get into form with a solid 90-minute performance that included the all-important equalising goal that got Australia through to the last 16.
Italy will be without Alessandro Nesta, with Marco Materazzi his likely replacement.
Aussies Abroad: Vukovic’s Genk beaten in battle of Belgium’s top two
Danny Vukovic’s Genk remain well clear on top of the table despite falling to a rare defeat in Belgium against Club Brugge overnight. In a meeting of the competition’s top two at the Jan Breydel Stadion, Genk were beaten the fired-up home side, going down 3-1. There was lit
Aussies Abroad: Ryan’s Brighton through to Quarter-Finals while Milligan, Giannou pick up strong results
There were a handful of Caltex Socceroos in action on Sunday morning (AEDT) while some key figures were rested as their clubs negotiated cup ties. Firstly to Europe where Mark Milligan played a full 90 at the heart of Hibernian’s midfield as they welcomed new manager Danny Hec
Aussies Abroad: Luongo gallant in Watford defeat
Caltex Socceroos midfielder Massimo Luongo can turn his attention to the EFLChampionship after QPR crashed out of the FA Cup on Saturday morning (AEDT). The 26-year-old played the full 90 minutes in QPR’s 1-0 loss to Watford at Loftus Road, in a tight game where each side cou
When to watch your Caltex Socceroos this weekend
There's FA Cup action on the cards for two Australians this weekend as another prepares for a massive top-of-the-table encounter. Multiple players are involved in matches with major title ramifications, while Mark Milligan has a new manager to impress in Scotland. Read on t