Lucas Neill: big Socceroos boots to fill

March 24, 2013
By Doug Conway
Lucas Neill has been a Socceroo for almost half of his lifetime, and a fixture for a decade.

Small wonder his teammates will find it strange without him against Oman on Tuesday.

"Lucas has always been there," said fellow defender Jade North, often a partner in central defence with the 35-year-old veteran, who debuted in 1996.

"He is a very cool head at the back, a very experienced player who is respected throughout the team.

"So this is a game where he ...

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