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Matildas coach resigns for US job

Matildas head coach Tom Sermanni has resigned to take up the same job with the United States women's national soccer team.

Round-ball game cashes in on TV deal

Roy Masters dinkus

Roy Masters Television's love of live sport has another happy union to announce as Football Federation Australia is set to trumpet a four-year $160 million broadcasting rights deal with Fox Sports and SBS,...


Gallop hails waking giant as boom TV deal looms

FFA Chairman Frank Lowy and FFA CEO David Gallop.

Dominic Bossi, Robert Dillon FOOTBALL FEDERATION Australia is set to unveil a new TV deal on Monday that will deliver an expected $160 million over four years, more than double the value of the previous broadcast rights.

Look for next deal to make loud statement

Sebastian Hassett

Sebastian Hassett For those more attuned to the big two codes, Football Federation Australia's new television rights deal - $40 million a season until 2016 - might not seem immediately impressive, especially when you...

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Changing times but still sitting pretty after 100 days in hot seat


Sebastian Hassett DAVID GALLOP didn't like the look of the offices at Football Federation Australia headquarters when he first arrived. Although plush and new, they lacked something.


The best 39 cents Football Federation Australia ever spent

Andrew Webster

Andrew Webster Less than half an hour before kick-off on Saturday night, none of the VIP guests in the Millennium Room dared speak as football royalty was asked for an assessment of the round-ball game in Australia.


David Gallop appointed new FFA boss


Michael Cockerill Former NRL boss David Gallop is the new chief executive of Football Federation Australia.

A-League's marquee trio ready to go


Liam Fitzgibbon The A-League's star marquee signings have declared themselves ready for action and are confident of figuring in the opening round of matches this weekend.

Canberra in frame for marquee Socceroos friendly

Canberra in frame for marquee Socceroos friendly

The ACT Government is in negotiations for the Socceroos to play a friendly in Canberra in 2013 as part of the city's centenary celebrations.

Our pay paved the way, give us a say

Paul Mulvey Perth Glory backer Tony Sage says club owners must have more say in how the A-League operates, but is wary of letting the ''animals run the zoo''.


Slavich all but concedes defeat for Canberra's A-League bid

Chris Dutton Canberra A-League organisers have all but given up on their $4 million bid to join the competition and will start refunding foundation memberships as soon as the FFA confirms they will not be...

Brisbane to host Socceroos in June

Australia's Lucas Neill and Tadanari Lee of Japan challenge for the ball last year in Doha.

Football Federation Australia boss Ben Buckley has confirmed Brisbane will host the Socceroos' 2014 World Cup qualifier against Japan on June 12.


New Sydney A-League team to be announced

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 08:  Ben Buckley looks on during a Women's FIFA World Cup football countdown event at The Westin on December 8, 2010 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Don Arnold/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Ben Buckley

Michael Cockerill A new A-League team based in western Sydney is set be announced, it has been reported.

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Buckley says second Sydney team will succeed

AAP Football Federation Australia chief executive Ben Buckley has insisted the new western Sydney A-League team can succeed despite the loss of three clubs in six years.


No argument - the A-League is in crisis

Football Federation Australia (FFA) chairman Frank Lowy (R) and FFA chief executive officer Ben Buckley (L), announce the termination of the licence of A-League team Gold Coast United, in Sydney on February 29, 2012.  The FFA said Gold Coast United would be kicked out of the A-League from next season after a furious row with the club's owner, billionaire mining magnate Clive Palmer. The decision followed a recent outburst when Palmer labelled the league

Michael Cockerill Five months ago Frank Lowy told the world Football Federation Australia was no longer a "bank". Last week he agreed to underwrite a new team from western Sydney, and today he has another unpalatable...

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Canberra's blessing in disguise

Chris Wilson Phew, Canberra's dodged that bullet.

Binding contract can't be broken, Buckley says

FFA chief executive Ben Buckley has warned billionaire Nathan Tinkler's Hunter Sports Group it is breaching a binding contract by walking away from the Newcastle Jets A-League club.

Socceroos confirmed for Canberra

The Socceroos are expected to unleash their big guns for next month's friendly against Malaysia at Canberra Stadium.

ACT could miss out on Kewell

Harry Kewell and Brett Emerton's A-League clubs won't pressure Football Federation Australia into allowing the Socceroos stars to bypass next month's international in Canberra.


Tinkler confirms decision to quit A-League


Nathan Tinkler has confirmed he will hand back the A-League licence for the Newcastle Jets to the Football Federation Australia.