Viduka Future Clearer In The Next Week
The future of Australian striker Mark Viduka should be clearer in the next week, with newspaper reports stating that a deal with Middlesbrough is imminent.
The future of Australian striker Mark Viduka should be clearer in the next week, with newspaper reports stating that a deal with Middlesbrough is imminent. Viduka, has been a prime target for Boro for the last six months, and are desperate to sign a striker that can score over 15 goals a season. It was reported that Viduka, currently holidaying in Croatia, will take a significant weekly pay cut but will receive a substantial sign-on fee as part of the deal. Meanwhile Qantas Socceroo goalkeeper Zeljko Kalac and his Perugia team face an uphill battle to stay in the Italian Serie A, after losing the promotion/relegation play-off against Fiorentina. Fiorentina won the match 1-0 thanks to an early goal and go back to Florence, hoping to claim their place back in the Serie A, after they were forced to close down operations after relegation at the end of the 2001/02 season. After one season in the Serie C2 as Florentia Viola, they won promotion to the expanded Serie B and finished in sixth spot to win its spot in the play-off against Perugia. Perugia must win the second leg on Sunday by two goals if it-s going to retain its place in the Serie A. It is rumoured that if Fiorentina is promoted to the Serie A, Qantas Socceroo midfielder Vince Grella could well find himself moving to the club from nearby Empoli, who has already been relegated to the Serie B next season.
‘An amazing story’: Patrice Evra leads social media tributes to Mabil, Deng debuts
There was a lot to like about the Caltex Socceroos win over Kuwait on Tuesday (AEDT) but arguably the biggest highlight was the international debuts of youngsters Awer Mabil and Thomas Deng. The pair were both second-half substitutes and combined on the right flanks, with Mabi
Stats review: Breaking down the Caltex Socceroos win over Kuwait
The Caltex Socceroos made a blistering start to the Graham Arnold era on Tuesday morning (AEDT) with their emphatic 4-0 win over Kuwait. The performance and result not only made a big statement of what this Australian team is set to deliver under their new boss, but also snapp
Opposition watch: Korea Republic stays unbeaten despite surrendering lead
Korea Republic’s unbeaten run has continued ahead of next month’s friendly against the Caltex Socceroos after a draw with Panama on Wednesday morning (AEDT). After last week’s impressive 2-1 win over Uruguay in Seoul, the Koreans were held to a 2-2 draw by the Central American
AFC U-19 Championship preview: Young Socceroos on the hunt for FIFA U-20 World Cup qualification
Some of Asia’s future football stars will gather in Kuala Lumpur as the AFC U-19 Championship kicks off on Thursday. And our Young Socceroos are out to show the world they mean business. A place at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland next year is at stake for Ante Milicic and