Teams

Futsal

ACT teams plan for strong show

Fleta Page The 2013 Futsal Nationals kick off on Monday afternoon with the ACT men and women looking to go one step further than last year, when both lost the grand final to the NSW Thunder.

A-League

Wanderers rewriting the rule book on debut teams

Wanderers

Darren Walton Already the talk of the A-League, the Western Sydney Wanderers are on course to achieve a footballing feat never seen before in Australia.

World Cup chaos as teams field ineligible players

Ethiopia admitted on Tuesday to fielding an ineligible player in World Cup qualifying after officials "forgot" he wasn't allowed to play, and it could pay for the mistake by losing its place in the...

Football

Former Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova dies aged 45

Tim Hanlon Former Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has died aged 45 following a battle with cancer that forced him to stand down at the end of last season, the club announced on Friday.

Football

Giggs is the right man to turn United around

Next in line: interim Manchester United manager Ryan Giggs, right, speaks with his predecessor David Moyes.

Michael Owen Every top manager in the world will be linked with the Manchester United job over the next few weeks, but it could be the most obvious choice is already in place: Ryan Giggs.

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Football

Ray Baartz reflective over stolen opportunity

James Gardiner RAY Baartz admits there are times when he thinks ‘‘what if’’.

Matt McKay ready for wild ride in A-League decider

Phil Lutton A-League grand finals at Suncorp Stadium haven't proven to be for the faint of heart. With history firmly in mind, Roar midfielder Matt McKay says his side is ready for anything against the...

Western Sydney Wanderers fans make pilgrimage to Brisbane showdown

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 03: Wanderers fans show their support during the FFA A-League Grand Final Live Site at Suncorp Stadium on May 3, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Heath Gilmore Every plane, train and automobile heading north to Brisbane on Saturday appeared to be carrying members of the red and black army, and their fervent hopes.

One-two punch drives Roar into history

Jubilation: Brisbane Roar celebrate Henrique's match-winner against the Wanderers.

Phil Lutton Brisbane's predictably thrilling leap into A-League history was conjured by a German mastermind and signed off by one of the league's oddest one-two punches; a reverent, softly-spoken Brazilian and a...

'Handful' of arrests but police praise A-League grand final crowds

More than 51,000 fans watched the A-League final at Suncorp Stadium.

Kristian Silva Police have praised spectators who attended Sunday's A-League grand final, saying there were only "a handful" of arrests made for minor offences.

Football

Abidal victim of Twitter cancer hoax

Abidal

Matt Bungard Former Barcelona star Eric Abidal was the victim of an ugly Twitter rumour on Friday, as ‘news’ spread that the footballer’s cancer had returned and he was retiring from football.

Football

Sydney FC v Wellington Phoenix

Vital clash: Sydney must overcome the Wellington Phoenix this weekend to keep on track for a semi-final berth.

Shane Brady Live coverage of Sydney FC v Wellington Phoenix in Round 26 of the A-League

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A-League finals: Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC

Alessandro Del Piero

Scott Spits It's time for the A-League finals. Glamour clubs Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC clash in an elimination final.

Football

Pellegrini enjoys calm before derby mayhem

Wayne Rooney

Mark Ogden Manuel Pellegrini has been able to wander freely through Manchester this week, sharing jokes with blues and reds, as he prepares for his first derby.

Football

New coach has eyes on the finals

Lee Gaskin New Canberra United coach Liesbeth Migchelsen says reputations will count for nothing in her squad.

Football

Questions on his future are 'out of order', says Osieck

Socceroos coach Holger Osieck

David Sygall Questions about his future as Socceroos coach have been rebuked by Holger Osieck as ''a little bit out of order'', despite the national team's slide down the international rankings and recent heavy...

Mark Schwarzer left out of Socceroos squad

Mark Schwarzer.

Socceroos coach Holger Osieck has not included goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer in a 24-man squad for friendlies against France and Canada.

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Football

Manchester United manager David Moyes ready for the school of hard knocks

David Moyes

Henry Winter David Moyes believes Manchester United may suffer more defeats like the 4-1 thrashing by Manchester City and that he will continue "to take the punches" as he changes a team in "transition".

Football

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez set for return against Manchester United

Luis Suarez

Fans will welcome back Suarez but there is sure to be more trouble ahead, writes Chris Bascombe

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Football

Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur breeze through League Cup ties

Juan Mata

Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur breezed into the League Cup fourth round on Tuesday, while Sunderland began life without Paolo Di Canio by beating Peterborough United.