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Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Football

Japan's likely Asian Cup quarter-final in Canberra moved to Sydney to suit TV broadcasters

Lee Gaskin The Asian Cup quarter-final in Canberra likely to feature Japan has been switched to Sydney.

Canberra plays major part in 2015 Asian Cup

The AFC Asian Cup will see ten different countries play in Canberra.

Lee Gaskin Canberra will be front and centre during the biggest sporting event in Asia next year.

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Canberra to host 2015 Asian Cup games

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Lee Gaskin Canberra will host six games and a quarter-final of the 2015 Asian Cup, but that won't include a visit from the Socceroos.

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Asian Cup to have an early test drive

Lee Gaskin Capital Football will use next month's Kanga Cup to test various aspects of Canberra's involvement in the 2015 Asian Cup.

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Matildas goalkeeper Lydia Williams suffers knee injury in the US

Injury blow: Lydia Williams.

Lee Gaskin Canberra United goalkeeper Lydia Williams suffered a knee injury while playing in the US on Sunday.

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Australian World Cup referee Ben Williams' brush with Lionel Messi

Canberra referee Ben Williams impressed at the World Cup.

Lee Gaskin Ben Williams hopes his performances on the game's biggest stage inspire future generations of referees.

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Ned Zelic backs Tom Rogic to shine for Socceroos at the World Cup

Tom Rogic, ahead of Wednesday's Socceroos selection for the World Cup.

Lee Gaskin Former Socceroos captain Ned Zelic believes Tom Rogic can showcase his amazing skills on football's biggest stage and be Australia's X-factor at the World Cup.

Canberra Olympic remaining calm despite slow start in Canberra National Premier League

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Lee Gaskin Canberra Olympic coach Frank Cachia insists it's not time to hit the panic button despite the reigning grand final winners making a sluggish start to its title defence.

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Injured Ashleigh Sykes not a happy camper for Matildas

Sport.  W-League Canberra United vs Brisbane Roar at McKellar Park.  Canberra United player Ashleigh Sykes chases after a loose ball during the Semi Final match.  15 February 2014. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan

Lee Gaskin Canberra United's Ashleigh Sykes has been ruled out of a Matildas selection camp with concussion.

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Canberra United loss in W-League spurs on Michelle Heyman with Matildas

Lee Gaskin Canberra United striker Michelle Heyman has all the motivation she needs for her busy international schedule.

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Canberra United rewards defenders for impressive season

Lee Gaskin Canberra United custodian Lydia Williams has won the club's player of the year award.

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Matildas star Sally Shipard calls time on her magnificent football career

Sally Shipard with Ellie Brush during  her Canberra United career.

Lee Gaskin Sally Shipard packed a lot into her career for someone forced to retire so young.

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Canberra referee Ben Williams gets call-up to World Cup in Brazil

Lee Gaskin Ben Williams was on his honeymoon in Europe during the last World Cup and watched the final from Spain.

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Rogic bangs down door to national team

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 15:  Tom Rogic of Australia and the Central Coast Mariners shares a joke with fellow players during a Nike and FFA media announcement at Carriageworks on October 15, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images) Tom Rogic headshot

Lee Gaskin Socceroos bolter Tom Rogic is keeping his feet on the ground and refusing to dream of featuring in the 2014 World Cup.

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Socceroos debut whets appetite for Canberran

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Lee Gaskin Tom Rogic returns to Australia with his national claims enhanced, while fellow Canberran Carl Valeri faces an injury-enforced stint on the sidelines.

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FFA warns Beckham could cost the big one

FILE - 20 NOVEMBER 2012: David Beckham has announced he will quit the American Major League Soccer team LA Galaxy in December 2012. COMMERCE CITY, CO - APRIL 21:  David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy looks on as he warms up prior to facing the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on April 21, 2012 in Commerce City, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin David Beckham's profile would be a coup for the A-League, but winning a championship with the English star would be difficult, Football Federation Australia technical director Han Berger says.

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Klimkova's waiting game

Jitka Klimkova

Lee Gaskin Canberra United mentor Jitka Klimkova has her fingers crossed that she receives a Christmas present money can't buy - the job as coach of the Matildas.

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Klimkova overlooked for Matildas

Jitka Klimkova

Lee Gaskin Canberra United is eager to extend coach Jitka Klimkova's contract, after she missed out on the Matildas role.

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Canberra has the X-factor: Gallop

FILE - AUGUST 21, 2012: Former NRL CEO David Gallop is expected to be appointed as the new chief executive of Football Federation Australia. Gallop who was CEO of the NRL for 10 years will replace Ben Buckley, who has been boss of the FFA for the past six years.
 SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 05:  David Gallop speaks to the media at the announcement of his resignation as ARLC CEO at Rugby League Central on June 5, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Canberra's inclusion in the A-League would give the competition an ''X-factor'', FFA chief David Gallop says.

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Canberra still chasing Socceroos for celebrations

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Lee Gaskin Canberra has missed out on hosting the Socceroos at the 2015 Asian Cup, but Capital Football hasn't given up hope Australia's men's team will be a late addition to the city's Centenary Celebrations.