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Australia expecting 'very difficult' Iraq match in Perth - Brad Smith

Brad Smith
Brad Smith is in line to win his 10th cap for Australia against Iraq.

New Bournemouth signing Brad Smith says no one in the Australian camp is playing down the threat of Iraq in Thursday night's World Cup qualifier.

Not when the prize is so great, and the margin for error so fine.

The Socceroos are assembling in Perth before Thursday night's clash, which begins the final group stage on the long road to Russia.

Alex Gersbach will complete the 23-man squad when he arrives on Tuesday night, with fellow left-back Smith predicting a "very difficult" challenge.

"Once he's...

Experienced Socceroos squad named for Iraq, U.A.E. World Cup qualifiers

Head coach Ange Postecoglou sits down with ESPN FC's Jason Dasey to discuss the future of Australia's national football team.
Apostolos Giannou & Tim Cahill
Apostolos Giannou, left, and Tim Cahill, right, have both been included in Ange Postecoglou's latest Australia squad.

Tim Cahill is the only Australian-based player to feature in the Socceroos squad for two World Cup qualifiers next month.

The newly-signed Melbourne City striker leads an experienced group of 23 players named by coach Ange Postecoglou on Wednesday to take on Iraq in Perth on Sept. 1 and the United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi five days later.

Football Federation Australia called the squad a "full strength" line-up, despite the absence locally-based Asian Cup winners Alex Wilkinson, James Troisi and...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

2016 Olympics men's football preview

The Olympic football tournament is almost set to kick off in Rio de Janeiro. Here is a preview of all 16 teams.

GROUP A

BRAZIL: The Brazilians are red-hot favourites to at last win the only title they are lacking, both because of the depleted competition and because they are taking it so seriously. For many Brazilians, the men's football tournament will be the most important part of the Games. Moreover, after years of disappointment, Brazil need something special to bring the fans back onside.

MANAGER:...

 By John Duerden

South Korea, Japan and Iraq look to Olympics to erase World Cup agony

The last time Asia went to Brazil its four representatives failed to win a single game between them. The 2016 Olympics should be a happier hunting ground than the 2014 World Cup. But then it couldn't be any worse.

All three Asian teams -- South Korea, Japan and Iraq -- preparing for the men's football tournament at the Olympics have finished in the last four of the competition in the past. The continent would love to have such a record at the World Cup.

Asia likes the Olympics; it is a big deal...