Sebastian Hassett

Sebastian Hassett

Sebastian Hassett is a football reporter with The Sydney Morning Herald.

Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic says players weighed down by workload

Sebastian Hassett The run of matches that has taken the Western Sydney Wanderers all over the country is a challenge the players are slowly coming to terms with, coach Tony Popovic says.

Western Sydney squanderers still chasing win after goalless draw with Central Coast Mariners


Sebastian Hassett There are times when football fans defend scoreless draws as an integral part of the game's charm, a result boasting its own idiosyncratic charm and meaning. This was not one of those occasions.

Austrian captain Marc Janko turns back on Brazil match to play for Sydney FC

Sebastian Hassett Sydney FC marquee Marc Janko has pulled out of the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to captain his native Austria against Brazil, declaring he'd rather come back to the A-League for Saturday night's...

Tony Popovic promises Nikita Rukavytsya and Romeo Castelen are ready to fire for Wanderers

Romeo Castelen.

Sebastian Hassett While the Western Sydney Wanderers may have begun the A-League season with four straight losses, coach Tony Popovic believes his fans are "in are for a treat" when striker Nikita Rukavytsya and...

TV funding too important for A-League to take FIFA breaks, says FFA

Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold.

Sebastian Hassett The widespread desire to have the A-League break for international FIFA dates has officially been shut down.

A-League: Five things we learnt

Sebastian Hassett dinkus Dinkus

Sebastian Hassett The Wanderers won't be holding the Premiers Plate this season.

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Sydney FC v Melbourne Victory: The lowdown

Use the space: Corey Gameiro and Milos Dimitrijevic will hope to take advantage of any space afforded to them in midfield.

Sebastian Hassett How Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory line up for Saturday's clash.

FFA boss Frank Lowy says Australia's World Cup bid was clean

Clean bid: FFA chairman Frank Lowy

Sebastian Hassett Australia says its failed bid to host football's 2022 World Cup was clean, denying it tried bribes with taxpayers' money and other corrupt tactics.

Perth Glory's Youssouf Hersi ready to face former side Western Sydney Wanderers

New threads: Hersi playing for Perth Glory

Sebastian Hassett While Perth Glory’s Youssouf Hersi admits it will be ‘‘weird’’ to come up against the club which made his name in Australian football, the 32-year old says it...

FIFA's Garcia Report: Key questions answered

(FILES) This file picture taken on July 27, 2012 shows Michael J Garcia (C), Chairman of the investigatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee, and Hans-Joachim Eckert (R), Chairman of the adjudicatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee posing for photographers after a press conference at FIFA headquarters in Zurich. FIFA's probe into the controversial bidding race for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups was thrown into turmoil on November 13, 2014 after its own investigator Michael Garcia complained that a summary of his report released by Hans-Joachim Eckert  misrepresented his conclusions. Eckert, chairman of the adjudicatory chamber of FIFA's independent ethics committee, had revealed that the investigation had not yielded evidence of corruption and there would be no re-vote on awarding the tournaments to Qatar and Russia.

Sebastian Hassett FIFA's Garcia Report: Key questions answered

Australia's World Cup bid team violated bidding and ethics rules

Sepp Blatter

Sebastian Hassett The official FIFA report into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups has slammed Australia’s bid for attempting to win favour with certain members of the FIFA executive committee.

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FFA rule Sydney FC's Terry Antonis out of Big Blue

Terry Antonis, left, trains with Sydney FC while skipper Alex Brosque, centre, leaves the pitch after suffering an injury.

Sebastian Hassett Sydney FC's hopes of having Terry Antonis made available for Saturday night's Big Blue have been quashed.

Can Wanderers shake off their ACL hangover?

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 10:  Ante Covic of the Wanderers holds the AFC Championship Trophy during the celebration for Western Sydney Wanderers AFC champions league success at Parramatta Centenary Square on November 10, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)Click to play video

Sebastian Hassett Asian Champions Western Sydney Wanderers experience some teething problems in the A-League, as the 'club versus country' debate heats up.

Western Sydney Wanderers players avoid looking at A-League table, says Shannon Cole

Sebastian Hassett Western Sydney Wanderers defender Shannon Cole says his teammates are refusing to look at the A-League table, saying it gives a false impression of where the team is at in relation to the rest of the...

Archie Thompson in doubt as Melbourne Victory selection crisis worsens

Blow: Archie Thompson has been in impressive form of late.

Sebastian Hassett The selection drama that has plunged Melbourne Victory into chaos ahead of Saturday night's Big Blue threatens to get even worse.

Time for A-League to finally embrace FIFA dates, says Graham Arnold

Sebastian Hassett Following an unprecedented amount of withdrawals this weekend, Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold says the A-League has no choice but to follow the international standard of resting for dedicated FIFA...

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A-League: Five things we learned over the weekend

Moss gathers no points: Mariners coach Phil Moss after Sunday's home defeat to Perth.

Sebastian Hassett Mariners afloat on troubled waters, Gombau's Reds proving themselves the pass masters of the league, and the globe-trotting Wanderers need to concentrate on the home front.

Sydney FC can improve more than Adelaide United and Melbourne Victory: Graham Arnold

Sebastian Hassett While Adelaide United and Sydney FC's epic arm wrestle on Friday night has been hailed as the tightest match of the season so far, Sky Blues' coach Graham Arnold reckons his side has more improvement...

Tony Popovic not panicking despite Western Sydney Wanderers' third straight loss to start the A-League season

Ante Covic

Sebastian Hassett The Western Sydney Wanderers might sit stone cold last on the A-League table after losing their third straight match to start the season but coach Tony Popovic says there's no reason to panic.

Sydney FC go top after surviving 0-0 A-League draw with Adelaide United

Disbelief: Sebastian Ryall (left) and Nikola Petkovic react to Sydney FC's disallowed goal.

Sebastian Hassett Battered from pillar to post by a rampant Adelaide United, Sydney FC will board their plane home on Saturday morning with the hardest-earned point they’ll pick up this season.

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