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June 25, 2010
Posted by Paddy Higgs on 06/25/2010

A Round of 16 place might have eluded it, but Australia still finished its World Cup campaign on a bright note, according to Paddy Higgs.

June 20, 2010
Posted by Paddy Higgs on 06/20/2010

Australia's battling performance against Ghana went some way to restoring the faith of a nation. As Paddy Higgs writes, there is much still to be gained from South Africa 2010.

June 14, 2010
Posted by Paddy Higgs on 06/14/2010

The manner of the Socceroos' 4-0 defeat to Germany has left their fans crestfallen but, as Paddy Higgs writes, it has not come totally unexpected.

June 10, 2010
Posted by Paddy Higgs on 06/10/2010

Dutch legend John van't Schip tells Paddy Higgs what it's like to have ringside seats to the World Cup circus, and warns that Australia should not be written off.

June 3, 2010
Posted by Paddy Higgs on 06/03/2010

Tim Cahill was one player to grab his chance as the Socceroos surprised many at the 2006 World Cup. Paddy Higgs discusses who Australia's wild cards could be in South Africa.

May 26, 2010
Posted by Paddy Higgs on 05/26/2010

The Socceroos' unconvincing 2-1 win over New Zealand could be an omen of things to come in South Africa, as Paddy Higgs writes.

May 12, 2010
Posted by Paddy Higgs on 05/12/2010

Australia has named a preliminary 31-man squad for the World Cup but intrigue still surrounds the make-up of the team ahead of the final cut, writes Paddy Higgs .

May 5, 2010
Posted by Paddy Higgs on 05/05/2010

Just days out from naming Australia's initial World Cup squad, Paddy Higgs believes Pim Verbeek has a far tougher task on his hands than predecessor Guus Hiddink four years ago.


Paddy Higgs is a sports journalist and editor in Melbourne, Australia. He has contributed to a range of football magazines and websites, having followed the Socceroos from their years of World Cup heartbreak to the side's coming of age in 2006 and its bid to become an Asian powerhouse.

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