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Abidal victim of Twitter cancer hoax

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Matt Bungard Former Barcelona star Eric Abidal was the victim of an ugly Twitter rumour on Friday, as ‘news’ spread that the footballer’s cancer had returned and he was retiring from football.

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Sydney FC v Wellington Phoenix

Vital clash: Sydney must overcome the Wellington Phoenix this weekend to keep on track for a semi-final berth.

Shane Brady Live coverage of Sydney FC v Wellington Phoenix in Round 26 of the A-League

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A-League finals: Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC

Alessandro Del Piero

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

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Former Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova dies aged 45

Tim Hanlon Former Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has died aged 45 following a battle with cancer that forced him to stand down at the end of last season, the club announced on Friday.

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Ray Baartz reflective over stolen opportunity

James Gardiner RAY Baartz admits there are times when he thinks ‘‘what if’’.

Matt McKay ready for wild ride in A-League decider

Phil Lutton A-League grand finals at Suncorp Stadium haven't proven to be for the faint of heart. With history firmly in mind, Roar midfielder Matt McKay says his side is ready for anything against the...

Western Sydney Wanderers fans make pilgrimage to Brisbane showdown

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 03: Wanderers fans show their support during the FFA A-League Grand Final Live Site at Suncorp Stadium on May 3, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Heath Gilmore Every plane, train and automobile heading north to Brisbane on Saturday appeared to be carrying members of the red and black army, and their fervent hopes.

One-two punch drives Roar into history

Jubilation: Brisbane Roar celebrate Henrique's match-winner against the Wanderers.

Phil Lutton Brisbane's predictably thrilling leap into A-League history was conjured by a German mastermind and signed off by one of the league's oddest one-two punches; a reverent, softly-spoken Brazilian and a...

Besart Berisha rolls out greatest hits in Roar swansong

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 04: Besart Berisha of the Roar thanks fans as he goes up to receive his Grand Final winners medal the 2014 A-League Grand Final match between the Brisbane Roar and the Western Sydney Wanderers at Suncorp Stadium on May 4, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton Besart Berisha's final game for the Roar was a neat little polaroid of his three-year, 75-game career in the orange shirt.

'Handful' of arrests but police praise A-League grand final crowds

More than 51,000 fans watched the A-League final at Suncorp Stadium.

Kristian Silva Police have praised spectators who attended Sunday's A-League grand final, saying there were only "a handful" of arrests made for minor offences.

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A-League grand final shows how far we've come

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Craig Foster Last week’s grand final was a stupendous occasion. To stand pitchside in the last half hour, with both sets of supporters heaving up and down as one, fighting for supremacy off field as much as on,...

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Live A-League: Western Sydney FC v Sydney FC

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Ash Grey Bragging rights will be on the line as NSW rivals Western Sydney FC and Sydney FC clash in a local derby at Parramatta Stadium on Saturday night.

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Live A-League: Melbourne Victory v Western Sydney Wanderers

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Teo Pellizzeri Melbourne Victory and Western Sydney clash in this southern city for the second time in a matter of weeks. There was trouble last time but both teams came away with one point each.

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Live A-League: Sydney FC v Central Coast Mariners

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Alex Nicholson Sydney FC have fallen out of the top six for the first time in months. Can they bounce back against the Mariners?

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Live A-League: Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC

Teo Pellizzeri Track our live coverage for this clash between the two glamour clubs of the A-League.

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Central Coast Mariners undefeated in Menpora Cup

A-League premiers Central Coast Mariners kept their unbeaten record at the 2013 Menpora Cup intact with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Malaysia's under-23 side Harimau Muda in Bandung on Sunday.

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Tanoski to push case for start in A-League

Lee Gaskin Valeri medallist Hristjan Tanoski wants to press his claims for an A-League contract.

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New coach has eyes on the finals

Lee Gaskin New Canberra United coach Liesbeth Migchelsen says reputations will count for nothing in her squad.

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Questions on his future are 'out of order', says Osieck

Socceroos coach Holger Osieck

David Sygall Questions about his future as Socceroos coach have been rebuked by Holger Osieck as ''a little bit out of order'', despite the national team's slide down the international rankings and recent heavy...

Mark Schwarzer left out of Socceroos squad

Mark Schwarzer.

Socceroos coach Holger Osieck has not included goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer in a 24-man squad for friendlies against France and Canada.

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