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plural noun
the Australian men's national soccer team
Word Origin
from soccer + (kangar)oo
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  • Expect plenty of cuts to his gorgeous girlfriend, Sarah Brandner, while her sweetheart takes on the socceroos.

  • In Group D, Australia and Serbia got the chop, with the socceroos just missing out because of their poor goal differential.

  • Australia 2-1 Serbia For a few moments, the socceroos saw a glimmer of hope as they went up 2-0.

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