Australia’s captain Mile Jedinak lifts the Asian Cup. (Photograph: Reuters/ Jason Reed)

An extra-time winner from James Troisi lifted Australia to a dramatic win over South Korea and a landmark Asian Cup victory.The match proved to be a t(...)

Australia’s Tim Cahill celebrates his goal during their Asian Cup quarter-final soccer match against China at the Brisbane Stadium in Brisbane. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

Tim Cahill has taken his international goal tally to 39, the most by any Australian. In an age when many players are torn between the loyalties to the(...)

Australia’s Tim Cahill fires home a left-footed volley in the World Cup Group B clash against the Netherlands at  Beira Rio stadium in Porto Alegre. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Netherlands 3 Australia 2Louis van Gaal had complained beforehand about his view from the dugout but for much of this extraordinary game the Dutch man(...)

Australian player Tim Cahill (front) and teammates during a training session at earlier this week. Photograph: EPA

If Australia’s World Cup warm-up against Ecuador in London in March is anything to go by, their opening Group B clash with Chile at the Pantanal Arena(...)

Australia’s Tim Cahill holds the hopes of a nation on his shoulders.  Photograph: Jason Reed / Reuters

Manager: Ange Postecoglou Best finish: Second Round (2006) World Cup record: P 13, W 2, D 3, L 8 History By far the most inexperien(...)