A League

Del Piero close to call on A-League future

Ben McKay Sydney FC coach Frank Farina expects Alessandro Del Piero to make a decision shortly on whether he remains in the A-League.

A-League finals: Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC

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Scott Spits It's time for the A-League finals. Glamour clubs Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC clash in an elimination final.

Soccer

Pablo Contreras likely to miss ACL Korea game

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat is likely to rest veteran Chilean defender Pablo Contreras and leave him out of the travelling party that will fly to Seoul on Sunday as his team faces its...

Football

Mariners v Adelaide 2nd copy

Dominic Bossi Central Coast Mariners have booked a date with their rivals Western Sydney Wanderers after striker Bernie Ibini slammed an emphatic winner against a fiery Adelaide United side.

With a single goal against Adelaide, Mariners keep finals hopes alive

A lone Bernie Ibini goal was enough to seal victory for the Central Coast in their elimination final against Adelaide on Saturday, keeping their A-League title defence on track.

Football

Central Coast Mariners edge Adelaide United to book semi-final place

Winner: Central Coast's Bernie Ibini celebrates his goal that would prove decisive against Adelaide United.

Dominc Bossi Central Coast Mariners have booked a date with their rivals Western Sydney Wanderers after striker Bernie Ibini slammed an emphatic winner against a fiery Adelaide United side.

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Football

A-League All-Stars: Josep Gombau says his style has won fans over

Sebastian Hassett Josep Gombau believes his style of coaching has struck a chord with the Australian football public after being voted to take change of the A-League All Stars against Juventus in August.

Soccer

Adrian Leijer backs Melbourne Victory to go all the way to A-League grand final

Adrian Leijer during a training session on Tuesday.

A run of ordinary results has not sapped belief in the Melbourne Victory squad that they can achieve the extraordinary this season.

Football

Graham Arnold back on A-League radar after walking away from Vegalta Sendai

Graham Arnold after last year's A-League Grand Final triumph with the Mariners.

Dominic Bossi Graham Arnold has parted from Japanese club Vegalta Sendai by mutual consent following a winless start to the J-League season.

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Football

A-League head Damien de Bohun says no plans to synchronise final rounds in future

Dominic Bossi All five games of the final round of the A-League season this weekend will have an impact on the make-up of the top six but Football Federation Australia has ruled out the possibility of...

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Soccer

A-League Round 27 preview

Sydney FC marquee player Alessandro Del Piero may be playing his last home game for the club this weekend.

The playoffs line-up will be settled by these final round matches.

Football

A-League star Alessandro Del Piero has farewell put on hold as Sydney FC contract talks are delayed

Del Piero scores from the spot against the Phoenix in round 26.

Dominic Bossi Alessandro Del Piero may not be farewelled in a Sky Blues jersey after the Italian star and the club decided to delay talks of a possible contract extension until the off-season

Football

Tony Popovic says Western Sydney in good place for A-League finals

Youssouf Hersi celebrates after scoring the match-winning goal for the Wanderers against Melbourne Heart at AAMI Park.

Sebastian Hassett After succesful comebacks in the past two rounds, Tony Popovic believes his Western Sydney Wanderers have found the mental toughness to land this year’s title.

Football

A-League analysis: Why Wanderer Ante Covic's a keeper

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Michael Cockerill Western Sydney Wanderers have Ante Covic to thank for securing a coveted top-two finish, which delivers a home final and a week off.

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Football

Frank Farina eyes A-League glory for Sydney FC

Bullish: Sydney FC coach Frank Farina is daring to dream of a Sky Blues grand final victory.

Sebastian Hassett With a spot in the finals now theirs to lose, Sydney FC coach Frank Farina says his side is capable of generating the momentum that could take it all the way to the grand final.

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Football

Western Sydney Wanderers primed for A-League finals demolition, says coach Tony Popovic

Angela Habashy They're among the A-League's lowest scoring teams this season but Western Sydney coach Tony Popovic feels his side is primed to deliver the goals needed to demolish whoever they face in the finals.

Soccer

A-League preview: week 26

This week, Victory heads to Newcastle to take on the Jets and Heart travels to Adelaide.

Football

Dimitri Petratos a rising star in A-League with Brisbane Roar

Dimitri Petratos

Sebastian Hassett Football agent Tony Rallis remembers pitching Dimitri Petratos to several A-League clubs, only to hear the same answer over and again.

Wellington Phoenix's A-League season all but ashes

Cold hard common sense says Wellington Phoenix's A-League season is over, any chance of it making playoffs lost in a welter of injuries, suspensions and five-goal losses.

Football

John Aloisi's brother is one to watch, but FFA and A-League are looking the other way

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Michael Cockerill Let's talk about the "other" Aloisi - Ross. John's older brother, the player who didn't convert the winning penalty to end 32 years of World Cup heartache, the one whose playing career was good...