Simon Haydon RIO DE JANEIRO: The first test of Brazil's ability to host the World Cup and Olympic Games in the next three years is now under way, as the eight-nation Confederations Cup tournament kicks off.
Former Canberra FC and O'Connor Knights forward Kofi Danning believes Australia's under-23 squad has the quality and motivation to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games.
The wound of missing out on Olympic qualification is still ''raw'' for Canberra United midfielder Sally Shipard.
Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory have nailed down a marquee signing for the season, confirming on Sunday what has been the subject of rumour all week – that Chilean international defender Pablo Contreras will be...
Sebastian Hassett The momentum generated by Australia’s qualification for the 2014 World Cup and the upcoming sold-out friendlies involving Manchester United and Liverpool can be captured and transferred to the...
Richard Hinds David Gallop's move to the A-League coincided with its best and brightest season.
Ilya Gridneff Popular sports media consultant and former Fairfax Media sports editor Rod Allen has been found dead at the bottom of a cliff on Cockatoo Island after celebrating at a former colleague's 50th...
Football megastar David Beckham announced on Thursday that he is to retire after a glittering 20-year playing career in which he became one of the most widely recognised figures in world sport.
Kathryn Wicks Moya Dodd stands to be the first Australian elected to the FIFA executive committee this week.
Chris Dutton Michelle Heyman is using the pain of losing her cousing as the inspiration to chase her World Cup dream.
Sebastian Hassett Someone clearly forgot to give Robbie Kruse the script. As the poster boy-in-waiting for Australia's next World Cup campaign, he should be wholly inoffensive and politically correct.
Dominic Bossi Vladimir Petrovic is the only coach to have beaten Australia in a World Cup qualifier at ANZ Stadium, and the Iraq boss boasted on Monday that he doesn't know how to lose to the Socceroos.
The Matildas will have stars Kyah Simon and Emily van Egmond back in their line-up when they take on the US in California next month.
David Polkinghorne Canberra United's star striker Michelle Heyman wants a few days on her own before she decides her W-League future.
Sebastian Hassett THE A-League's newest boom recruit, Western Sydney Wanderers' marquee Shinji Ono, arrived in Sydney yesterday and promised to give ''everything'' to make the club a success.
David Polkinghorne The only familiar things waiting for Canberra United recruit Ariane Hingst in Newcastle are some friends and the beaches.
Fleta Page Canberra United's players have the chance to earn more money from two matches in Japan than they did in becoming undefeated champions in last year's W-League.
Sebastian Hassett FOURTEEN years after they last graced Australian shores, Manchester United are set to make their next visit to Sydney, with a friendly match scheduled for July 20 at ANZ Stadium.
Lee Gaskin Ellie Brush doesn't take a backward step on the field, even when the tenacious Canberra United defender is going toe-to-toe with the men.
Australia's Matildas will play matches against New Zealand and Japan as they begin to rebuild following their failure to qualify for the London Olympic Games.