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Socceroos qualify for 2014 World Cup

A trademark header from forgotten striker Josh Kennedy has booked Australia’s ticket to next year’s World Cup in Brazil after a vital 1-0 win over Iraq at a packed ANZ Stadium on Tuesday night.

Needing a win to assure a spot at a third straight World Cup, the Socceroos looked like blowing their chance as the stubborn visitors held firm for more than 82 minutes.

But in his first Socceroos appearance in 19 months, Kennedy came off the bench to nod home Mark Bresciano’s cross seven minutes from time to send the crowd of 80,532 into delirium.


Josep Gombau named as new Reds boss

Former FC Barcelona academy mentor Josep Gombau has been appointed as Head Coach by Adelaide United coach for the next two seasons.

The Spanish-born Gombau will begin with the Reds in July once his commitments with Hong Kong first division champions Kitchee SC are concluded with his current assistant Pau Marti who will be joining the coaching staff alongside current Reds assistant Michael Valkanis.


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