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Serie A call up for Canberra's Carl Valeri

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 02:  Carl Valeri of the Socceroos kicks during the Asian Qualifying 2014 FIFA World Cup match between the Australian Socceroos and Thailand at Suncorp Stadium on September 2, 2011 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Carl Valeri will fulfill his life-long dream of playing in one of the world’s premier leagues after securing a promotion to the Serie A.

Football

Former Palermo captain Miccoli linked with Melbourne Victory

Fabrizio Miccoli

Sebastian Hassett The extraordinary success of Alessandro Del Piero's move to Sydney FC may be the catalyst for another Italian icon, Fabrizio Miccoli, to join the A-League.

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Del Piero to face former club on Sydney FC tour

Alessandro Del Piero

Sebastian Hassett Alessandro Del Piero will take his final club to meet his first club next month after helping Sydney FC to arrange a friendly against Calcio Padova.

Football

Suarez flies in to play but his future at Liverpool is grey

Luis Suarez

While Manchester United spent last week in Sydney fending off questions about their disgruntled England striker, Wayne Rooney, Liverpool face more of the same about their star striker Luis Suarez in...

Wanderers' rising star switches to Phoenix

Reece Caira

Australian under-20 international Reece Caira is leaving Western Sydney Wanderers for more playing opportunities with the Wellington Phoenix.

A-League

Farina hopes to strike gold on Sydney's Italian jaunt

Alessandro Del Piero

Dominic Bossi Sydney FC will fly out for their six-game, three-week trip to Italy on Friday, and coach Frank Farina hopes to return with the perfect souvenir - a new striker.

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Champions League draw: Bayern to face City, stiff test awaits Arsenal

Messi (L) and FC Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery.

Andy Scott Reigning European champions Bayern Munich were paired with Manchester City for this season's Champions League group stage, while the draw was particularly unkind for Arsenal and Celtic.

Football

Struggles over for Sky Blues, says Del Piero

2013-14 A-League Season Launch. Alessandro Del Piero from Sydney FC. SPORT photo: Marco Del Grande 8 October, 2013

Dominic Bossi Never Again. With those two words, Alessandro Del Piero pledged that Sydney FC would finally return to the summit of Australian football after spending the past three seasons in the doldrums of the...

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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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We can exploit Japan jitters: Neill

Lucas Neill

Sebastian Hassett The Socceroos' psychological hold on Japan could provide the groundwork for a shock result in Tuesday's World Cup qualifier in Saitama, according to captain Lucas Neill.

Football

Mourinho confirmed as Chelsea manager

Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has been appointed as Chelsea manager for a second time, the Premier League club confirmed on Monday.

A-League

Terry Antonis' move to Parma given green light

Antonis

Dominic Bossi Sydney FC have allowed Terry Antonis to make his dream move to Parma after accepting the Italian club's offer to pay the $300,000 transfer fee in three instalments.

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Valeri sleepless over Cup dream

Lee Gaskin Carl Valeri will be Australia's No.1 fan for the next two weeks, writes Lee Gaskin.

Captain happy to hand Del Piero armband

Del Piero

Sebastian Hassett Football: Alessandro Del Piero hasn’t even arrived in Australia yet but the new Sydney FC signing could be in line to take on the captain’s armband this season.

Soccer

Del Piero loves feeling the pressure

Alessandro Del Piero

Sebastian Hassett No player in any domestic football code will know the weight of expectation on Alessandro Del Piero's shoulders when he makes his debut for Sydney FC next month, but the $4 million man wouldn't have...

Winning way gives Del Piero broad shoulders

Alessandro Del Piero

Sebastian Hassett NO PLAYER in any domestic football code will know the weight of expectation on Alessandro Del Piero's shoulders when he makes his debut for Sydney FC next month, but the $4 million man wouldn't have...

Soccer

Osieck calls for Neill to step up

Socceroos skipper Lucas Neill, right, during Australia's most recent World Cup qualifying match against Jordan.

Tom Wald Socceroos skipper Lucas Neill has received a far from glowing endorsement from coach Holger Osieck before Australia's World Cup qualifier against Iraq in Doha.

A-League

Number's up on 'milestone' but Del Piero is greater than the sum

Alessandro Del Piero

Sebastian Hassett JUST as it seemed Alessandro Del Piero was set to celebrate his 800th professional game, it turns out the Sydney FC star has even more staying power than we thought.

Football

Grella calls time on career

Vince Grella.

Michael Lynch Former Socceroo Vince Grella’s bid to make a comeback through the A-League is over, the midfielder announcing his retirement from the game on Monday afternoon.

Balotelli says bye to bad press and weather

New AC Milan player, Italian striker Mario Balotelli

Justin Davis MILAN: AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli hit out at the English media, weather and food, but had kind words for former club Manchester City as he was officially unveiled at the San Siro on Friday.