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.
Statement: Optus' FIFA World Cup™ coverage
Like all football fans in Australia, FFA has been very disappointed by the technical problems which have so affected the FIFA World Cup coverage by Optus. Optus’ broadcasting agreement is with FIFA not FFA, but FFA is receiving regular updates from both Optus and SBS to see wh
Opponent Watch: Denmark midfielder ruled out of FIFA World Cup™
France have played out a difficult training game against an Under-19 club opponent while Denmark have seen one of their key midfielders ruled out of the tournament with an injury. Plus the latest on Peru in this edition of Opponent Watch. DAY 29 WRAP: France game dissected
Revealed: What Jedinak said to Socceroos teammates after loss
Socceroos skipper Mile Jedinak has explained what he said to teammates in a huddle following the narrow 2-1 loss to France at the FIFA World Cup™. Jedinak, who scored Australia’s goal from the penalty spot, was picked in midfield alongside Aaron Mooy and the duo produced a ste
The star a nation is built around: Denmark's key men
Denmark is the next name on the Socceroos’ list as they head to Samara for the second Group C fixture on Thursday night (AEST) – you can catch it at 10pm AEST on SBS and Optus Sport. Ranked 12th in the world, Denmark finished second in their qualifying group behind Poland and