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Socceroos set for era-defining Confederations Cup campaign in Russia

Cameroon v Chile - FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 - Group B

On the outskirts of subtropical Sochi, the Australian national team look nonchalant while running through final preparations ahead of their opening game of the 2017 Fifa Confederations Cup. As the cloud-covered sun dips towards an azure Black Sea, there are no visible signs that the pressure of forthcoming clashes with Germany, Cameroon and Chile weighs on the 23-man squad.

Barclays - Qatar and Oz news

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The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority has re-opened its investigation into Barclays' 2008 emergency fundraising from Qatar despite issuing a fine in the case four years ago, as charging decisions from a parallel criminal case are set to be announced imminently, according to a person familiar with the probe.

Massimo Luongo: the Socceroos star doing it for himself at QPR

Queens Park Rangers' Massimo Luongo in action with Norwich City's Alexander Tettey

The Championship may be the fourth most-watched league in Europe, but received wisdom is that, for a footballer’s international future, it’s a black hole. The Premier League, or at least one of Europe’s premier leagues, is thought of as the place to be in order to further one’s ambitions. But for QPR midfielder Massimo Luongo, that’s not necessarily the case.

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Cameroon v Chile - FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 - Group B

Socceroos set for era-defining Confederations Cup campaign in Russia

On the outskirts of subtropical Sochi, the Australian national team look nonchalant while running through final preparations ahead of their opening game of the 2017 Fifa Confederations Cup. As the cloud-covered sun dips towards an azure Black Sea, there are no visible signs that the pressure of forthcoming clashes with Germany, Cameroon and Chile weighs on the 23-man squad.