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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 A-League coverage: Melbourne Heart v Sydney FC

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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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Live A-League: Sydney FC v Central Coast Mariners

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Alex Nicholson Sydney FC have fallen out of the top six for the first time in months. Can they bounce back against the Mariners?

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Nikolai gets a chance to star

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 25:  Nikolai Topor-Stanley poses during the A-League All Stars jersey launch at Carriageworks on June 25, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton A-League All Star Nikolai Topor-Stanley has not given up on his dream of playing at the World Cup next year.

Live: A-League All Stars v Manchester United

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Dominic Bossi Join Dominic Bossi as one of the world's great football clubs warm up for the Premier League season with a clash with the stars of the A-League. Match stats

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Match with Les Blues to clash with A-League start

In line to miss the opening round: Archie Thompson.

Dominic Bossi The Socceroos are bound for Paris after securing a friendly match against France in October, but a scheduling clash could see a host of star players miss the start of the upcoming A-League season.

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Alessandro Del Piero to captain Sydney FC

Sydney FC captain Alessandro Del Piero

A-League marquee superstar Alessandro Del Piero will captain Sydney FC in his second season in Australia.

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England want to play Socceroos, report says

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Sebastian Hassett England are reportedly keen to play Australia in a friendly next month - provided the Three Lions have already qualified for the World Cup in Brazil.

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Emerton pins future on more central role

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Sebastian Hassett Sydney FC marquee Brett Emerton wants to reinvent himself as a central midfielder in a bid to boost his output for the Sky Blues and restore his hopes of going to the 2014 World Cup.

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Heat on winless Man Utd, says Emerton

Brett Emerton

Dominic Bossi A-League All Stars captain Brett Emerton has begun playing mind games with Manchester United by placing the pressure on the English Premier League champions to clinch their first win of the new...

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The lowdown: road to Brazil

Socceroos celebrate qualifying for Brazil.

Now Australia have navigated the qualifiers, the countdown to Rio can begin in earnest.

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Osieck sticks with Socceroos old guard

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - JUNE 01:  Manager / Head trainer,  Holger Osieck looks on during the Australian Socceroos Training Session at Parken Stadium on June 1, 2012 in Copenhagen, Denmark.  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Sebastian Hassett Australia's coach Holger Osieck has shied away from picking a host of new names for the friendly against Scotland in Edinburgh - but has still decided not to call up Tim Cahill and Harry Kewell.

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In Del Piero, football's moment has arrived

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Sebastian Hassett IF NO other lesson has been learned from the past week in football, let this be the one: Australians are hungry for the round ball. As hungry as any other code this country has to offer.

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Captain happy to hand Del Piero armband

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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.

Socceroos showing their age

Liam Fitzgibbon They're copping it for relying too much on older players, but veteran midfielder Brett Emerton believes the Socceroos' experience will prove crucial in reaching the 2014 World Cup.

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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...

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Del Piero keeps on kicking goals

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Richard Hinds Les Murray was at Sydney FC training. Which, under normal circumstances, would be like the Pope popping into a suburban parish to watch the local priest conduct holy communion.

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How the A-League clubs shape up

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

Stars have aligned, so let the good times roll

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Sebastian Hassett IN TRUTH, last A-League season was meant to be the most eagerly awaited of all. Harry Kewell had landed at Melbourne Victory, Brett Emerton had signed with Sydney FC and domestic football hadn't...