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She's 'good looking': FIFA boss accused of sexism after comment on Australian candidate

Megan Levy FIFA president Sepp Blatter has called Australia's candidate for a new woman's place on the executive committee "good and good looking" in an address to the Asian Football Confederation.

Australian on FIFA committee backs tough stance on racism

Lunch With Moya Dodd.

Michael Lynch The first Australian appointed to the FIFA executive committee, Moya Dodd, has pledged to work for inclusiveness in the world game, says the much criticised organisation is working towards cleaning...

Football

Spain breaks FIFA record in Confederations Cup annihilation

Fernando Torres.

Spain broke the record for the biggest margin of victory at the final phase of a FIFA tournament by crushing minnows Tahiti 10-0 at the Confederations Cup in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday.

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Football

Frank Lowy demands FIFA to compensate for 2022 World Cup time shift

Frank Lowy.

Michael Lynch FFA chief Frank Lowy has demanded that FIFA pay back the $43 million worth of Australian taxpayer dollars wasted in the futile World Cup bid.

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Australia won't be compensated: FIFA

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FIFA has rebuffed Football Federation Australia's call for compensation over its failed $43 million World Cup bid, amid speculation the 2022 event will be moved to winter in Qatar.

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FIFA bid process hit by new revelations

Fairfax Art and Design. For News 04-12-2010.Australia looses 2022 World Cup bid.Deflated soccer ball with map of Australia on it.

Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker THE $10 million in taxpayer dollars that Australia's soccer federation spent on its World Cup bid book's creation and promotion was paid without an open tender process and was more than twice the...

FIFA takes step closer to goal-line technology

Soccer chiefs edged closer to bringing in goal-line technology after the idea was approved in principle by the sport's law-makers yesterday.

Football

Australia had chance to speak up but leaders were silent

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Craig Foster Football has the global leadership it deserves and, as such, it is little use wailing if FIFA ultimately leaves Australia without compensation and having to watch the 2022 World Cup between trips to...

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Matildas beaten by US

Abby Wambach Laura Alleway.

The Matildas have been outclassed 4-0 by the United States in a women's soccer friendly international in Texas.

Live: Brisbane Roar v Melbourne Heart: A-League 2013 round 4

Besart Berisha.

Kristian Silva Can Brisbane return to the top of the ladder with a win over Melbourne Heart? Join us live from Suncorp Stadium.

Football

SBS awaits decision on timing of World Cup

David Sygall Australia's World Cup broadcast rights holder, SBS, says it has not yet held negotiations with FIFA over possible compensation if the schedule for the 2022 tournament is changed.

Football

'I'm no ball hog' says Messi

Lionel Messi.

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi says he is not a ball hog in an interview published Tuesday, a day after he picked up a Golden Boot award for scoring 50 goals last season.

Football

Worst miss ever? Brazilian Neymar shows how not to take a penalty

Neymar

You've seen one of the best goals in the world. Now, watch one of the worst penalty misses of all time.

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Trigger-happy Abramovich alienates the Chelsea faithful, again

Roman Abramovich

Henry Winter Those of a cynical persuasion claim that there is no room for sentiment in the modern game, that Roman Abramovich simply applies usual rules of owner-manager engagement in so callously dismissing...

Soccer

Messi, Ronaldo, Iniesta up for award

Sao Paulo Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Andres Iniesta have been shortlisted for this year's Ballon d'Or.

Teen footballers charged as linesman beaten to death

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Richard Nieuwenhuizen was doing what he loved: watching his son play football and helping out his local club by running the touchline as a volunteer linesman.

East Asian Cup adds spice to busy year

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch The Socceroos will be working overtime between March and July next year when they play four World Cup qualifiers and four matches in the East Asian Cup finals in South Korea.

Football

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.

Ronaldo and Iniesta are greats, but Messi's outrageous skill puts him in a league of his own

Lionel Messi

Paul Hayward Lionel Messi is monopolising the world-player-of-the-year title the way his feet dominate the ball. The little maestro's magnetism has kept the prize in his possession for a fourth consecutive year.

Drogba still our player, says Shanghai

Shanghai Shenhua's Didier Drogba

Star striker Didier Drogba's Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua have expressed outrage over his move to Turkish side Galatasaray, saying it breaches his current contract and he is still their player.