A sprinkler ruined Trent Sainsbury's World Cup dream two years ago, and the Socceroos defender is hoping for a much smoother run to football's showpiece event this time around.
The 24-year-old has joined his fellow Socceroos in Perth before Thursday night's World Cup qualifier against Iraq at nib Stadium.
He was considered a World Cup bolter for Brazil in 2014, but then he broke his kneecap after landing on a sprinkler while making his debut for PEC Zwolle in the Dutch top flight.
The injury was...
PEC Zwolle have signed AC Milan youngster Hachim Mastour on a season-long loan.
The 18-year-old spent last season on loan to Spanish side Malaga, making one solitary appearance for them, and will now look to gain first-team experience at the Dutch club.
PEC Zwolle technical director Gerard Nijkamp was thrilled to secure the services of the Morocco international.
"With Hachim, we get a talented player in the group, who needs a platform to develop further," he told the club's official website.
Tottenham came from behind to take a 2-1 win in the first leg of their Europa League qualifying play-off against AEL Limassol.
The hosts took a 14th minute lead through Adrian Sardinero and it held until 16 minutes from time, when Roberto Soldado levelled for the Londoners.
Harry Kane then struck the winner with 10 minutes to go.
Hull slipped to a 1-0 defeat away to Lokeren after Allan McGregor's mistake gifted Hans Vanaken an easy goal.
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PEC Zwolle stunned Ajax for the second time in as many cup finals as Stefan Nijland fired the Bluefingers to a 1-0 victory in the Dutch Super Cup at the Amsterdam ArenA.
The preseason encounter was a rematch of April's KNVB Cup final in which Zwolle inflicted a shock 5-1 hammering on Frank de Boer's Eredivisie winners in Rotterdam.
Ajax were out for revenge, but they would instead be thwarted in that quest and embarrassed in their own stadium.
After getting away from defender Mike van der Hoorn in...