SEBASTIAN HASSETT 8:35pm The dream season for the Western Sydney Wanderer is at last within reach, according to coach Tony Popovic.
SEBASTIAN HASSETT 6:17pm Etihad Stadium might be a cauldron of vitriol for Sydney FC on Friday night but for defender Sebastian Ryall, the venue only hosts a stream of happy memories.
Sebastian Hassett 4:20pm The stand-off between players and coach Hesterine de Reus for control of the Australian women’s football team was ended abruptly on Thursday afternoon when the Dutchwoman was sacked.
MICHAEL LYNCH 6:36pm There’s always two sides to a fixture pile-up.
9:26pm Cardiff City have demanded the Premier League annul their 3-0 loss to Crystal Palace over allegations of cheating.
7:40am Manchester City's Premier League title hopes are dealt a crushing blow.
7:47am Dutch winger Arjen Robben was the inspiration as Bayern Munich crushed second division Kaiserslautern 5-1.
7:47am Gareth Bale raced clear to score a stunning late winner as Real Madrid beat arch-rivals Barcelona 2-1.
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DOMINIC BOSSI 6:13pm It could well be Alessandro Del Piero's final game in Sky Blue and Sydney fans will be hoping he's saved his best for last.
soccer 6:42pm Manchester City has slipped further out of Premier League title contention after it was held to a 2-2 draw by bottom side Sunderland on Wednesday night.
Angela Habashy 4:23pm Central Coast coach Phil Moss says his side's gutting 1-0 defeat to FC Seoul will only serve to make his side stronger for Saturday clash with Adelaide.
2:48pm Adelaide United have extended the contract of coach Josep Gombau by two years.
Ben McKay 3:55pm Hesterine de Reus' divisive 15-month tenure as Matildas coach has been ended by FFA chief executive David Gallop.
2:03am Footballers with English Premier League club Manchester City are the highest-paid athletes in global sport.
Pete Smith The Central Coast Mariners have lost 1-0, via an injury-time own goal, to FC Seoul in the Asian Champions League.
SEBASTIAN HASSETT With their Australian brethren storming through the cream of Asian football in the previous 24 hours, the pressure was on the Central Coast Mariners to make it a memorable hat-trick on the continent.
DOMINIC BOSSI Outgoing Football Federation of Australia technical director Han Berger will join Sydney FC as a board member and director following the completion of his commitments with the Socceroos at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Ben McKay A meeting between the two traditional A-League powers Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC on Good Friday could grab centre stage for the round ball code.
JESSE HOGAN Melbourne Victory has not abandoned hopes Adrian Leijer will be fit for Friday night's A-League elimination final against Sydney FC after he was cleared of a serious injury.
DOMINIC BOSSI Melbourne Victory's midweek match against Guangzhou Evergrande has benefited their preparations for Friday's A-League finals match against Sydney FC.
Angela Habashy Sydney FC coach Frank Farina says he won't let the constant scrutiny over his job affect him or his side as the battle for a spot in the semis.
Arsene Wenger believes Olivier Giroud's decisive contribution to Arsenal's vital 3-1 win over West Ham is a sign the France striker is back to his best.
PARIS, April 15 AFP - Two-time French Cup winners Rennes reached the final of this season's competition with a nervy 3-2 win over Ligue 2 side Angers on Tuesday.
Poland striker Robert Lewandowski hit his 100th goal for Borussia Dortmund to book their place in next month's German Cup final
Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has ruled veterans Francesco Totti, Luca Toni and Antonio Di Natale out of his World Cup squad for Brazil.
Tickets for nearly two-thirds of World Cup matches have sold out within hours of FIFA opening the final online sales phase.
Arsenal came from behind to keep their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League alive.
Ben McKay After prevailing 2-0 against Asian Champions League title-holders Guangzhou Evergrande, Melbourne Victory must focus on their A-League final.
MICHAEL LYNCH Manchester United started life as Newton Heath and played in yellow and green. More Norwich City than one of the game's powerhouses.
Pete Smith The Wanderers are refusing to rest on their laurels and say they are determined to win their final ACL group match.
Real Madrid top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo will miss Wednesday's King's Cup final against Barcelona after failing to recover from knee and thigh muscle problems, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Tuesday.
JESSE HOGAN Elated Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat has hailed the two-nil defeat of Asian club champion Guangzhou Evergrande on Tuesday night as a momentous achievement for the club - and great preparation for its looming A-League elimination final against Sydney FC.
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure will be out of action for two weeks due to a muscle injury, manager Manuel Pellegrini said, ruling the Ivorian out of Wednesday's home Premier League game against bottom club Sunderland.
Second-half goals from Mark Bridge and substitute Brendan Santalab lifted Western Sydney Wanderers to a crucial 2-0 AFC Champions League win over Korean powerhouse Ulsan Hyundai.
Pete Smith The Western Sydney Wanderers have moved to the top of Group H after a 2-0 Asian Champions League win over top Korean outfit Ulsan Hyundai.
JESSE HOGAN The most pivotal week of Melbourne Victory's season began in magnificent fashion, with Nathan Coe's inspired goalkeeping triggering a stirring defeat of reigning Asian club champion Guangzhou on Tuesday.
Socceroos legend Mark Schwarzer will become the sixth recipient of the Alex Tobin Medal joining the likes of Frank Farina, Mark Viduka and Johnny Warren.
Ben McKay Melbourne Victory have prevailed 2-0 over Guangzhou Evergrande in Kevin Muscat's best win as manager.
Ben McKay Melbourne Heart and Sydney FC are on a collision course over the Heart's proposed A-League switch from red and white stripes to sky blue shirts.
Manchester United started life as Newton Heath and played in yellow and green. More Norwich City than one of the game's powerhouses.
Steven Gerrard is four games away from winning his first Premier League title with Liverpool and it would be absolutely fitting for him to finally achieve it this season.
The default image of Patrick Vieira is that of a snarling, combative and physically imposing figure.