Topic archives: world cup soccer

Media waltz right past Matildas, showering loser Socceroos with love

Media waltz right past Matildas, showering loser Socceroos with love

June 30, 2015 5

The Matildas have consistently outperformed the Socceroos -- but you wouldn't know it from the pitiful media coverage they get, writes freelance journalist Brihony Tulloch.

Comparing artichokes to wet lettuces

July 11, 2014 1

Crikey readers have their say on soccer, Tasmania's next governor and other issues of the day.

In defence of soccer

July 10, 2014 1

Crikey readers talk anti-Semitism and why Bernard Keane knows nothing about soccer.

Sorry (yawn), boss, but there’s sport to watch

Sorry (yawn), boss, but there’s sport to watch

July 7, 2014 3

The World Cup, Wimbledon and soon the Commonwealth Games have Australian sport fans up at all hours. Are we losing anything apart from sleep? Freelance writer (and avid World Cup watcher) Hari Raj reports.

From murder to match-fixing: top controversies in World Cup history

From murder to match-fixing: top controversies in World Cup history

June 26, 2014 1

Think Luis Suarez flashing his pearly whites is bad? Crikey intern Rachel Clayton looks back at some of the mayhem on and off the pitch at previous World Cups.

World Cup: the upside to three straight losses

World Cup: the upside to three straight losses

June 24, 2014 9

Australia lost all of its World Cup matches and is on the plane home -- but Aussie freelance writer Django Merope Synge, who's in Rio for the tournament, has drunk the Kool Aid and sees the positives.

In Cuiaba, Australia’s field of dreams, they’re sick of the Cup already

In Cuiaba, Australia’s field of dreams, they’re sick of the Cup already

April 2, 2014 2

The World Cup starts in just a few months. But Dan Moss, an Australian freelance journalist in Cuiaba, says Brazil is nowhere near ready to host the showcase of the world game.

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: everyone’s watching the soccer

June 19, 2013

The Iraq v Australian World Cup qualifier was the big winner of the night, and in further good news Celebrity Apprentice continues to fade away.

Despite the game’s popularity, fans give soccer the big A (League)

September 6, 2010 20

In Australia, soccer is the only football code listed in the top 10 sports ... but participation is not translating into paying interest in the A-League, writes Crikey reader Graham Hand.

join Crikey’s quarter finals open thread

July 2, 2010

So it’s quarter final time and don’t we have some wonderful matches to look forward to! So much quality football. So much need for caffeine and dexamphetamines.