Celtic's rising star Tom Rogic will be encouraged to take his game to the next level when Australia coach Ange Postecoglou throws him into action in upcoming AFC World Cup qualifiers against Bangladesh and Tajikistan.
The talented 22-year-old has long been touted as the next star playmaker for the national team. But after earning nine caps since his debut in 2012, injuries have stalled the former Central Coast Mariners midfielder's career -- causing him to miss the 2014 World Cup and 2015 Asian...
Australia midfielder James Troisi, who scored the extra time winner in January's AFC Asian Cup final, has signed for Jeddah-based Ittihad FC in the Saudi Premier League.
The 27-year-old attacker, who was previously with Serie A club Juventus, was left out of the Socceroos' squad for two upcoming 2018 World Cup qualifiers so he could sort out his club future.
Troisi will join former AC Milan player Sulley Muntari at Ittihad FC, who are three-time Asian champions and have won the Saudi league on eight...
Bayer Leverkusen have loaned Australian forward Robbie Kruse to their Bundesliga rivals Stuttgart until the end of the season.
The 26-year-old will wear the number nine shirt, which only became available when Vedad Ibisevic left for Hertha Berlin on Sunday.
The move occurred just before Leverkusen announced a deal for Manchester United striker Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez.
Goalkeeper Mat Ryan will miss Australia's next two AFC World Cup qualifiers after suffering a knee injury in Valencia's 1-1 draw with Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday night.
Ryan's place in the squad will be taken by Adelaide United veteran Eugene Galekovic.
The Socceroos face Bangladesh in Perth on Thursday before an away match against Tajikistan on Sep. 8.
"It's a blow for Mat to miss these games but he picked up a knock in Spain overnight and with the travel distance and the lateness of his club...