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Aussies abroad: Caltex Socceroo’s stunning winner

Caltex Socceroo Tom Rogic has scored another stunning goal to guide Celtic to a 1-0 win in the Scottish Premiership overnight.

Rogic produced a moment of magic midway through the first half to sink Aberdeen as the Hoops went nine points clear at the top of the SPL.

Swooping on a loose ball just outside the box, Rogic took one touch with his right foot before hitting a half-volley with the outside of his left foot which rocketed into the corner of the net.

 


A-League consider second New Zealand team

A-League boss Greg O’Rourke says plans for expanding the competition could include a second New Zealand team – less than a year after Wellington Phoenix had to battle for a licence extension.


Albert Roca leads Bengaluru FC to first-ever AFC Cup Final

With Bengaluru FC becoming the first club in Indian history to enter the AFC Cup final, head coach Albert Roca was very satisfied with achievement.

Bengaluru FC defeated Malaysian champions Johor Darul Ta’zim 3-1 in the AFC Cup semi-finals on Thursday.

“It’s a great day. Perhaps today we can say that India is not just a cricket country anymore. Because there is a football shift and that’s something important and we are happy for that. Everyone is involved, not just us, but all teams in India, so it’s very important,” he remarked.


Apostolos Giannou recalled to Socceroos for Saudi Arabia and Japan games

Striker Apostolos Giannou has been brought into the Socceroos squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers against Saudi Arabia (6 October) and Japan on Tuesday 11 October.

The Melbourne-born Giannou will join the likes of Tim Cahill, Tomi Juric, Robbie Kruse and Mathew Leckie in the Caltex Socceroos attack for the two important clashes in Jeddah and then Docklands Stadium in his hometown of Melbourne.


Ariel Rodriguez becomes first Bangkok Glass player to score 20 goals a season

Costa Rican forward Ariel Rodriguez Araya became the first Bangkok Glass FC player to score more than 20 goals a season after his solitary strike secured Saturday’s 1-0 victory at Sukhothai FC that lifted the Rabbits to third spot in Thai League table.

The 26-year-old has enjoyed a profitable campaign in his first season at the 2014 FA Cup winners since singing from Deportivo Saprissa in his native country as he repays much of his transfer fee by racking up 21 goals so far in all competitions.


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