Some 20,000 fans watched Manchester United in an open training session in Sydney ahead of tomorrow’s pre-season friendly against the A-League All Stars.
Robin Van Persie and goalkeeper David De Gea both trained with the squad after joining the pre-season tour in Australia following their extended time off. Both players are likely to play some part in tomorrow’s match. read more »
For a striker few people outside Australia have heard of, being a genuine world record for scoring in international football is quite something. But Melbourne’s Victory’s Archie Thompson has just notched his second, 11 years after first entering the record books.
Thompson’s hat-trick for Australia against Guam this week, completed in just on 5 minutes after coming on in the second half, appears to be the fastest ever by a substitute in an officially recognised international football match. The feat came in the Socceroos’ 9-0 win over Guam in the East Asian Cup. read more »