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Live A-League: Western Sydney FC v Sydney FC


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.


Ono wanders in determined to shine

The Western Sydney Wanderers FC latest signing Shinji Ono arriving at Sydney airport

Sebastian Hassett THE A-League's newest boom recruit, Western Sydney Wanderers' marquee Shinji Ono, arrived in Sydney yesterday and promised to give ''everything'' to make the club a success.


How the A-League clubs shape up


The 2012-13 A-League season is upon us, so we run through each team’s prospects.


Sydney FC axe football director as Petratos leaves club for Malaysia

Soccer .  Melbourne Victory coach  Ernie Merrick  [r] and gary Cole promoting Victory match vs Argentina club Boca Juniors at El Gaucho Restaurant.  .   25th  May 2010  . THE AGE SPORT . Picture Vince Caligiuri .

Dominic Bossi Sydney FC wielded the axe on football director Gary Cole on Monday after the club's goalless draw with Melbourne Heart.

Last-gasp win in Hong Kong has Socceroos off to rocky start

Brett Emerton

Angela Habashy HONG KONG: With little time to recover from their unconvincing win over Hong Kong, it might be a case of survival of the fittest as the Socceroos prepare to face their toughest East Asia Cup...


Socceroos draw with North Korea

Angela Habashy HONG KONG: Australia's hopes of qualifying for next year's East Asian Cup hang in the balance after drawing 1-1 with North Korea in the tournament's marquee match at Hong Kong Stadium on Wednesday...


Corinthians defeat Chelsea to take Club World Cup title

Corinthians' goalkeeper Cassio and teammate Chicao (centre) scramble to stop a shot from Chelsea's Gary Cahill of Britain's Chelsea (second left).

Paolo Guerrero gets the only goal of final as Brazil team records second win in competition.


Wearing the red and black sets Ono's star rising again

Shinji Ono

IT SEEMS impossible to fathom now, but the Western Sydney Wanderers went within a whisker of never calling Shinji Ono one of their own.


Popovic poised to gamble on injured trio

Shinji Ono.

Sebastian Hassett Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic is set to make the biggest selection gamble of his short managerial career by starting Jerome Polenz, Aaron Mooy and Mark Bridge in Sunday's A-League grand...


Mariners prepare for Lippi service

Michael McGlinchey

Sebastian Hassett Fresh from the euphoria of finally breaking through for their first A-League grand final win after four attempts, the Central Coast Mariners are on the cusp of more history - and a showdown against...

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Mariners to face full-strength Kashiwa

Michael McGlinchey

Sebastian Hassett Central Coast Mariners' hopes of Kashiwa Reysol fielding a weakened side in Tuesday's Asian Champions League clash have been dashed with the Japanese side pulling a shock and bringing out their best...


Champion Central Coast live to fight another day despite hefty home loss

Australia's Central Coast Mariners player Patrick Zwaanswijk (L) competes for the ball with Hirofumi Watanabe from Japan's Kashiwa Reysol during their AFC Champions League match at the Central Coast Stadium in Gosford April 30, 2013.    REUTERS/David Gray     (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER)

Sebastian Hassett The history keeps coming for the Central Coast Mariners, who booked their place in the knockout stages of the Asian Champions League on Tuesday night despite losing 3-0 to Kashiwa Reysol at...

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Del Piero caught in All Stars tug-of-war

Alessandro Del Piero

Sebastian Hassett A three-way showdown is looming between Football Federation Australia, Sydney FC and Alessandro Del Piero over the star forward's availability for the match between the A-League All Stars and...

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Blue Samurai cockiness could give Socceroos chance of upset

Shinji Kagawa

Sebastian Hassett TOKYO: The headline on this week's El Golazo, one of Japan's football-only newspapers, summed up the mood of an expectant people: "One Blue Month".

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Kennedy right at home playing in land of the rising sun

Joshua Kennedy of the Socceroos

Sebastian Hassett Having spent the past four years in Japan, there could be few more fitting places for Josh Kennedy to make his return to the international arena than in the most daunting venue in Japanese football.


Plenty of air up there for Kennedy and Cahill to share

Brett Holman and Josh Kennedy

Sebastian Hassett There's a school of thought in Australian football – gaining more and more momentum – that Josh Kennedy and Tim Cahill can't play in the same team.

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Osieck says Socceroos came close to quitting cup over broken promises

Holger Osieck

Sebastian Hassett The Socceroos very nearly pulled out of the East Asian Cup after several Asian-based clubs refused to release their Australian players for the tournament.

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Osieck has eye on future at cup

Holger Osieck

Michael Lynch Socceroos coach Holger Osieck is trapped between a rock and a hard place as his side prepares to take on Japan in their second match of the East Asian Cup.


Sky Blues ready to give Del Piero lots of space

Alessandro Del Piero

Dominic Bossi Alessandro Del Piero will be deployed as a lone centre forward next season but Sydney FC coach Frank Farina does not expect he will struggle to adapt to the less familiar role.

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Neill gets on rivals' inside track

Lucas Neill

Daniel Lane It could be a scene from a spy thriller: Socceroos captain Lucas Neill sits in a bullet train headed full speed towards Tokyo and, after playing in his first two matches for J1 League team Omiya...