Australia soccer coach Holger Osieck named the following 26-man squad for next month’s 2014 World Cup qualifying matches against Japan, Jordan and Iraq:
Australia midfielder Brett Holman reached an agreement to join Aston Villa from AZ Alkmaar at the end of the season, the Premier League team said.
Australia recovered from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Oman in a soccer World Cup qualifier last night.
West Bromwich Albion tied 1-1 at local rival Aston Villa in soccer’s Premier League yesterday, denied a first away win of the season by a Darren Bent goal after 80 minutes.
Bradford City upset Arsenal 3-2 in a penalty shootout to reach the semifinals of English soccer’s League Cup for the first time.
The Netherlands yesterday became the first team to qualify for the round of 16 at the World Cup with a 1-0 win over Japan and Denmark’s 2-1 victory over Cameroon.
The U.S. scored a last-gasp goal to advance to the round of 16 at the World Cup in South Africa, where it will be joined by England, Germany and Ghana after yesterday’s games.
Manchester United came from behind to move into first placee in English soccer’s Premier League and deny Queens Park Ranger its first win of the season.
Australia head coach Holger Osieck named the following 22-man squad for the Oct. 16 soccer World Cup qualifying match against Iraq in Doha, Qatar:
Athletic Bilbao rallied to beat Schalke 4-2 in their Europa League quarterfinal opener, as Atletico Madrid, AZ Alkmaar and Sporting Lisbon also won.