Injuries force Farina's hand: 16-year-old set for senior duty

New signing Joel Griffiths wit Sydney FC Coach Frank Farina at the press conference to announce his joining Sydney FC one day before the clubs sydney derby against the Western Sydney Wanderers.Photography brendan Espositosmh,14th December,2012

Dominic Bossi SYDNEY FC coach Frank Farina is set to hand 16-year-old defender Aaron Calver his first A-League start after the club's injury crisis further depleted their back line.

Live A-League: Melbourne Victory v Adelaide United

Archibald Thompson

Teo Pellizzeri It's a fascinating match-up between the third and fourth placed teams on the ladder. Both clubs - with a fierce historical rivalry - have 7-6-6 records as the end of the A-League regular season...


Live A-League coverage: Sydney FC v Western Sydney Wanderers


Phil Mitchell Join Phil Mitchell for full, live coverage of the Sydney derby, live from Allianz Stadium.

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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.


Live A-League coverage: Melbourne Heart v Sydney FC

A-League Live dinkus

Teo Pellizzeri The situation is getting desperate for winless Melbourne Heart. They are lodged at the bottom of the A-League ladder with just two points from five matches. On Friday night they host Sydney FC.

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Ozil proves a weapon of precision for Arsenal

Mesut Oezil

Luke Edwards Even with a stomach bug, Mesut Ozil did enough on his Arsenal debut against Sunderland to send a shiver of fear through the rest of the Premier League.


Canberra refuses to look back as defence kicks off

Canberra United head coach Jitka Klimkova accepts the jerseys of three players unable to attend the Canberra United W-League season launch at Dickson Tradies.

Fleta Page Canberra United is playing down talk of winning back-to-back W-League championships.


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.


Del Piero won't be risked as Sky Blues hope for green light

Alessandro Del-piero

Dominic Bossi ALESSANDRO Del Piero will be given every opportunity to prove his fitness for the game against the Central Coast Mariners but Sydney FC coach Ian Crook says he will not risk starting his marquee man...


Sydney blame themselves for Crook's shock resignation

Pascal Bosschaart

Dominic Bossi SYDNEY FC players are struggling to come to terms with the shock resignation of coach Ian Crook and believe they must take their share of the blame for the club's poor start to the season.


Socceroos debut whets appetite for Canberran


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.


Japan takes its toll on Canberra United squad

Ariane Hingst

Fleta Page Canberra United received the ''kick up the bum'' it needed at the International Women's Club Championship in Japan and is ready to take on W-League powerhouse Sydney FC, a side boasting ex-United...

Yorke says All Stars will have to bring their A game

Dwight Yorke

Michael Chammas AS MUCH as Dwight Yorke wanted to, he couldn't lie about how far out of their depth the A-League All Stars will be when they go head-to-head with football giants Manchester United on July 20.


Sydney FC's marquee man needs protection

Del Piero

SYDNEY FC drawcard Alessandro Del Piero needs better protection from referees or he will continue to miss A-League games, his coach Frank Farina says.


Thunder and lightning play havoc with United

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 05:  Canberra United players huddle before the round 11 W-League match between Canberra United and the Western Sydney Wanderers at McKellar Park on January 5, 2013 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Blyth/Getty Images)

Fleta Page Canberra United will have to wait until Tuesday for a chance to break back into the top four, with weather twice delaying the match against the Western Sydney Wanderers before an electrical storm...


ACT claims double crown

Sport:  2013 FFA Futsal National Championships Grand Final, ACT vs Victoria .  ACT players celebrate winning the Grand Final at the AIS Arena. 11th January 2013. Photo by Jeffrey Chan of The Canberra Times.

David Polkinghorne Canberra now has the undisputed kings and queens of Australian futsal after both our men's and women's teams were victorious in the finals of the national championships at the AIS on Friday.

Blue skies for Sydney FC as finals beckon

Kathryn Wicks Sydney FC scrape into W-League finals with 3-2 win over crosstown rivals.


United strives to keep Klimkova

Jitka Klimkova

Fleta Page Canberra United is looking to retain coach Jitka Klimkova as a top priority for next season, as well as recruiting international players to bolster their line-up.


Taking the high road to Scotland

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

Chris Wilson The deal is complete, he's finally in Glasgow with Scottish giant Celtic, but Canberra soccer sensation Tom Rogic says he remains committed to representing Australia at every opportunity as he aims...

Teetotaller Bridge finds new reserves

Mark Bridge

David Sygall MARK BRIDGE will enter Sunday's clash with Adelaide United boosted by the sense that his self-imposed alcohol ban this season has brought him to the physical peak of his career.