Australia and US oppose UN move for independent inquiry into Gaza violence | World news

Australia has aligned with the United States as one of only two countries to vote against an independent investigation into the recent killing of 60 Palestinians in Gaza. The United Nations human rights council held a special meeting on Friday night to discuss the “deteriorating human rights situation in the …

Greyhound Racing NSW charges trainer with unauthorised export of 120 dogs | World news

One of NSW’s top greyhound trainers has been charged with the unauthorised export of 120 racing dogs to China and Macau. Greyhound Racing NSW charged Michael Abbott with sending the registered dogs in breach of the state’s rules designed to prevent the export of dogs to places with inadequate animal …

World Cup: Australia’s Group C rivals France leave out some stars, but still name a strong squad

World Cup: Australia’s Group C rivals France leave out some stars, but still name a strong squad

Updated May 18, 2018 13:31:41 Photo: Antoine Griezmann will be leading the line for France at the World Cup finals. (Reuters: Christian Hartmann) Australia’s most difficult opponent at the upcoming World Cup, France, has named a provisional 23-man squad with several big names missing, but plenty of quality to challenge …

2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia; France coach Didier Deschamps; Socceroos star Tom Rogic

2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia; France coach Didier Deschamps; Socceroos star Tom Rogic

MANCHESTER United forward Anthony Martial and Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette have both been left out of France’s World Cup squad. The Premier League pair were not in the 23-man group announced by coach Didier Deschamps to face Australia in their first match on June 16. Instead they were included on …

FIFA World Cup 2018: Tim Cahill’s Socceroos selection triggers conspiracy theory after Jamie Maclaren snub – FIFA World Cup – Russia 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018: Tim Cahill’s Socceroos selection triggers conspiracy theory after Jamie Maclaren snub – FIFA World Cup – Russia 2018

Posted May 18, 2018 04:49:05 Photo: Conspiracy theories have started to bubble up surrounding Tim Cahill’s World Cup selection over Jamie Maclaren. (AAP: Brendan Esposito) In keeping with the Socceroos oddly detached and discordant World Cup build-up, instead of a farewell game we got a Tim Cahill-themed petrol station. The …

Argentina’s Football Federation embarrassed by World Cup manual on how to seduce Russian women – FIFA World Cup – Russia 2018

Argentina’s Football Federation embarrassed by World Cup manual on how to seduce Russian women – FIFA World Cup – Russia 2018

Posted May 17, 2018 06:57:40 Photo: Argentina’s FA says it erroneously printed part of its manual for media heading to the World Cup on how to seduce Russian women. (Reuters: Maxim Shemetov) Argentina’s Football Federation is trying to contain an embarrassing scandal after it handed out a manual that includes …

World Cup Journeys: Harry Kane is England’s great hope, but can he erase 52 years of hurt? – FIFA World Cup – Russia 2018

World Cup Journeys: Harry Kane is England’s great hope, but can he erase 52 years of hurt? – FIFA World Cup – Russia 2018

Posted May 17, 2018 04:43:57 Photo: Harry Kane has proven himself in the Premier League, but the World Cup is another level entirely. (ABC News: Tim Madden) Harry Kane is the sort of footballer the modern game is supposed to have left behind. External Link: Harry Kane is not your …

Ray Wilson, English World Cup winner, dies aged 83

Ray Wilson, English World Cup winner, dies aged 83

Updated May 17, 2018 00:35:39 England’s 1966 World Cup winning defender Ray Wilson has died aged 83. Wilson’s former club Huddersfield announced his death on Wednesday. The northern English team said Wilson, who played for the club for most of his career, continued to attend matches despite being diagnosed with …

Russia prepares massive security operation for World Cup, Socceroos fans warned to behave

Russia prepares massive security operation for World Cup, Socceroos fans warned to behave

Posted May 16, 2018 07:08:59 Photo: Officers with shields and body armour are common place at soccer events in eastern Europe. (Reuters: Tatyana Makeyeva) Related Story: Why Tim Cahill is still key to the Socceroos’ World Cup campaign Any Australian fans who behave badly at the World Cup in Russia …

Tim Cahill still worth his Socceroos World Cup place, even if Jamie Maclaren was hard done by

Tim Cahill still worth his Socceroos World Cup place, even if Jamie Maclaren was hard done by

By Steve Wilson Posted May 15, 2018 15:54:53 Photo: Australia’s Tim Cahill remains on course to appear at a fourth straight World Cup Finals. (AAP: David Moir) Related Story: Maclaren misses out as Socceroos’ World Cup squad cut to 26 Related Story: Meet Bert Van Marwijk: The Dutch pragmatist taking …