Mat Ryan was the shootout hero as the Socceroos beat Uzbekistan 4-2 on penalties to reach the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019™ Quarter Finals following a tense 0-0 draw after 120 minutes in Al Ain.
The Socceroos have started their AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 campaign with a defeat, going down to Jordan 1-0 at the Hazza bin Zayed Stadium on Sunday night.
November was a time for awards, retirements, tributes and excitement for the future, with some impressive results coming from debuting, returning and veteran Olympic sports.
April 2018 saw over 6,600 athletes and officials from 71 teams flock to Australian shores for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
The strength of women’s sport has emerged with two-time paddling Olympian Jessica Fox and double paratriathlon World Cup event winner Lauren Parker taking out the top gongs at the NSW Sport Awards.
The 2018 awards season continues, with several more Olympians and Olympic sports recognised ahead of the NSW Champions of Sport Ceremony, to take place on November 27.
While Australian sporting fans were treated to the Socceroos, the Diving Grand Prix and the Golf Aus Open on home soil this weekend, the Hockeyroos and female boxers having been donning the green and gold with pride on the international stage.
After a rough start to the two-match Australia vs Chile International Series where the Matildas suffered a 2-3 loss in Penrith over the weekend, the Aussie side have come firing back, defeating La Roja 5-0 to raise the series trophy in Newcastle on Tuesday.
The AIS have launched a public vote to determine the ABC Sport Personality of the Year and Best Sporting Moment of the past 12 months, with several Olympic stars earning their way into the mix.