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Canberra stars hoping to shine

David Polkinghorne The 2013-2014 A-League season has three very different meanings for its three Canberrans, writes David Polkinghorne.

A-League

The Italian's job: Del Piero ready to get Sky Blues back on track

Sebastian Hassett

Sebastian Hassett Alessandro Del Piero turns 38 on Friday - but the only present he wants is for Sydney FC to claim all three points in Saturday's ''Big Blue'' against Melbourne Victory.

City stares at second early exit from Champions League

Chris Wright Manchester City's first tilt at Champions League glory ended in a heartbreaking group stage exit a year ago from a tough group - though the club then went on to lift the English Premier League crown.

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.

Football

Balotelli joins AC Milan from Man City

Balotelli

Mario Balotelli's chequered career at Manchester City is set to come to an end, with the English champions agreeing to sell the temperamental Italian striker to AC Milan for a reported 20 million...

Soccer

A career like Rogic is young hopeful's goal

SPORT - Young Canberra soccer player Vuk Vucic takes part in a Nike Football Camp held at the AIS Soccer Fields. Bruce. Canberra                                                                                                                                                                               31st January  2013.                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times

David Polkinghorne Tom Rogic's rags to riches story is already inspiring the next generation of Canberra soccer stars, including Vuk Vucic, who hopes to follow the now Celtic player into the world of professional...

Balotelli says bye to bad press and weather

New AC Milan player, Italian striker Mario Balotelli

Justin Davis MILAN: AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli hit out at the English media, weather and food, but had kind words for former club Manchester City as he was officially unveiled at the San Siro on Friday.

Football

Bale shines for Spurs, Liverpool slump

Gareth Bale of Spurs.

Gareth Bale struck two magical free-kicks as Tottenham edged Lyon 2-1 in the Europa League last-32 on Thursday, but Liverpool's hopes were on a knife-edge after a 2-0 defeat at Zenit St Petersburg in...

Football

Arsenal need a hero like Vieira

Henry Winter

Henry Winter Arsene Wenger has brought in graceful ball-users but insufficient gritty winners. They've lost that winning feeling.

Football

AC Milan stun Barcelona in Champions League

AC Milan's Kevin-Prince Boateng, left, celebrates with teammate Philippe Mexes, of France, after scoring during their?Champions League round of 16, first leg soccer match, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Felice Calabro')

Barcelona’s hopes of winning the Champions League for the fourth time in eight seasons are hanging by a thread after a 2-0 defeat to AC Milan on Wednesday, while Galatasaray and Schalke played out an...

Football

Bale bright spot in British clubs' night of gloom in Europe

Gareth Bale.

Gareth Bale boosted his sky-rocketing profile with one of the goals which helped Tottenham shock Inter Milan 3-0 on Thursday and help lift Britain's European gloom.

Football

Lewandowski hits four as Dortmund rout Real

Robert Lewandowski.

Ryland James Poland striker Robert Lewandowski netted all four goals in Borussia Dortmund's 4-1 win over Real Madrid in Wednesday's Champions League semi-final, first-leg to strengthen the possibility of an...

Football

Ferguson ends his reign at Manchester United

Sir Alex Ferguson.

Sebastian Hassett After 26 years, 13 English Premier League titles, five FA Cups, four League Cups and three major European trophies, it's over for Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United.

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Soccer

Serie A call up for Canberra's Carl Valeri

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 02:  Carl Valeri of the Socceroos kicks during the Asian Qualifying 2014 FIFA World Cup match between the Australian Socceroos and Thailand at Suncorp Stadium on September 2, 2011 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Carl Valeri will fulfill his life-long dream of playing in one of the world’s premier leagues after securing a promotion to the Serie A.

Football

Blue Samurai cockiness could give Socceroos chance of upset

Shinji Kagawa

Sebastian Hassett TOKYO: The headline on this week's El Golazo, one of Japan's football-only newspapers, summed up the mood of an expectant people: "One Blue Month".

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We can exploit Japan jitters: Neill

Lucas Neill

Sebastian Hassett The Socceroos' psychological hold on Japan could provide the groundwork for a shock result in Tuesday's World Cup qualifier in Saitama, according to captain Lucas Neill.

Football

Mourinho confirmed as Chelsea manager

Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has been appointed as Chelsea manager for a second time, the Premier League club confirmed on Monday.

Football

Valeri sleepless over Cup dream

Lee Gaskin Carl Valeri will be Australia's No.1 fan for the next two weeks, writes Lee Gaskin.

Football

Mourinho now 'The Happy One'

Jason Burt Rarely did Jose Mourinho stray from his study in humility on Monday but for fans seeking one emphatic assurance, it came.

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Real Madrid cool on Bale, Manchester United remain in picture

Gareth Bale

Pete Jenson and Mark Ogden Real Madrid's interest in Gareth Bale appears to be cooling after head coach Carlo Ancelotti told club president Florentino Perez that he did not consider the Tottenham player integral to his plans...