Latest football news

Socceroos stunned by Jordan as World Cup hopes suffer a blow

Dominic Bossi 6:36 AM   The more things change, the more they stay the same at least that's what Australia discovered after slumping to a lacklustre defeat away to a nation emerging as their bogey team.

Blatter ban: What does it mean?

The FIFA logo.

SAM BORDEN 9:47 AM   All the answers to your questions about the suspension of FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

He said what now? A Klopp selection

Juergen Klopp.

8:58 AM   New Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp, who joined the club on Thursday, is rarely lost for words. Emotional and witty, the German has made waves with some of his comments. Here is a selection.

Liverpool appoint charismatic Klopp as manager

Juergen Klopp

8:06 AM   Liverpool named former Borussia Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp as manager on Thursday with the club posting photos of him signing his contract on their official Twitter account.

Luongo struggles in unusual team selection

Happier days: Luongo in action during the 2015 Asian Cup Final.

Dominic Bossi 6:36 AM   Socceroos star Massimo Luongo has questioned his effectiveness in the unusual position of right wing following the shock loss to Jordan

Wanderers destroyer a late call-up

Brisbane Roar coach John Aloisi

David Sygall 11:45 PM   He took full toll of Western Sydney's defensive mistakes. But he wasn't even supposed to be playing.

Wanderers pay for defensive horrors against Roar

Moment of joy: Mitch Nichols celebrates his goal.

David Sygall 10:42 PM   A new look side, same old result for Western Sydney in their season opener.

Blatter faces 90 day suspension from FIFA

Under investigation: Sepp Blatter.

10:27 PM   FIFA president Sepp Blatter faces an imminent 90 day suspension from football if the governing body's ethics judge backs a prosecutor's recommendation.

Scary time for A-League defenders: Berisha is back, better than ever

Better than ever: Besart Berisha of Victory at training on Thursday.

Michael Lynch 8:59 PM   Besart Berisha is, by common consent, the A-League's top striker.¬†

Paartalu promises higher energy, more fluent City

Happy with club's infrastructure: Erik Paartalu of Melbourne City.

Michael Lynch 8:42 PM   The sun shines down on Melbourne City's pristine pitches at the well-appointed City Football Academy, the new multimillion-dollar training ground into which the Manchester City-owned club moved midway through last A-League season.

Cleaning our defensive mess will spur Sydney FC's title tilt: Arnold

Graham Arnold

Sebastian Hassett 7:15 PM   Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold has no doubt his side can go one step better and claim this year's A-League title but admits they'll have to remove the "untidy" elements from their game, namely in defence.

AAMI Park to host FFA Cup semi

Melbourne Victory beat Adelaide United on their way to the FFA Cup semis.

6:31 PM   Hume City's home FFA Cup semi-final against Melbourne Victory will be played at AAMI Park - not Etihad Stadium, as the Victorian state-league outfit had previously announced.

Sydney FC welcome new stadium but don't want to be homeless

Home patch: Sydney FC chairman Scott Barlow at Allianz Stadium.

Sebastian Hassett 5:58 PM   While the largest-drawing tenant at Allianz Stadium, Sydney FC, are excited about the prospect of a new 55,000-seat stadium being built at Moore Park, they have "real concerns about the possibility of being displaced" during the venue's construction.

Comments 1

After success in India, Bencherifa has eyes on Malaysian national job

Family man: Moroccan coach Karim Bencherifa with his kids, Rania and Adam in Singapore.

Jason Dasey 5:51 PM   Former S.League head coach Karim Bencherifa hails from Morocco and had his greatest managerial in India, but as the second season of the India Super League gets underway, the 47-year-old has returned to Singapore for family reasons, and has been linked to high profile national jobs in South-east Asia.

Victory eye title defence and more

Victory coach Kevin Muscat.

5:25 PM   Melbourne Victory won't be afraid to reach for the stars as they prepare to kick off their A-League title defence.

How Australia became heroes of Jordan

FIFA vice-president Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein.

Dominic Bossi 4:44 PM   The Socceroos were greeted by an armed personnel vehicle, they will front a frosty reception in the stadium and their fans charged 1600 per-cent of original ticket costs but Australia are the guests of honour in Jordan.

Furore after Socceroos' fans pay $100 for a $6 ticket

Tough conditions: Socceroos fans in Jordan are facing a 1600% price rise and have been warned to conceal their support for the team.

Dominic Bossi 1:13 PM   Australian fans told not to wear national colours at World Cup qualifier despite paying 16-times the price of admission.

Comments 31

Aloisi has grown since Heart days: Slater

John Aloisi will oversea his first A-League match as Brisbane Roar coach against the Western Sydney Wanderers.

Robbie Slater backs new mentor to shine in second senior coaching stint.

Popovic: he can build, but can he renovate?

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 06:  Tony Popovic coach of the Wanderers, poses during the 2015/16 A-League season launch at the Telstra Customer Insight Centre on October 6, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Andrew Webster   The Wanderers coach opens up on the eve of the A-League season.

Comments 2

Sydney FC youngster Jacob Tratt hoping to crack spot in squad for opening week of A-League season

High hopes: Jacob Tratt is hoping to make his mark in the A-League with Sydney FC.

Andrew Parkinson   Former¬†Sutherland Sharks defender Jacob Tratt admits he is living his dream but it hasn't been an easy ride for the 21-year-old.

Socceroos eager to secure high-profile friendly in Australia

Global outlook: Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou wants his side tested by the best.

Dominic Bossi   Six years since the Dutch came to Australia, Socceroos fans have been crying out for a blockbuster friendly. Could they be set for one next year?

The lowdown: Wanderers v Roar

Sebastian Hassett dinkus Dinkus

Sebastian Hassett   Western Sydney Wanderers v Brisbane Roar - The lowdown.

Comments 1

A-League 2015-2016: A preview to season 11

A-League logo.

A club-by-club guide to season 11 of the A-League. Can anyone knock Melbourne Victory off top spot?

Matildas get back to work ahead of Olympic qualifiers

The Matildas have a friendly match with an ACTAS boys team at the AIS. Ashleigh Sykes (3) in action.

Lee Gaskin   The Matildas have put aside their pay dispute with Football Federation Australia and returned as a squad for the first time in four months with the goal of ending a 12-year Olympic Games drought.

Don't write us off, say Wanderers

Western Sydney Wanderers captain Nikolai Topor-Stanley.

Lee Gaskin   Western Sydney Wanderers captain Nikolai Topor-Stanley says critics can write his side off as A-League championship contenders at their own peril.

Is this the saddest selfie ever?

The moment after fading football star Ronaldinho crashed his car into a ditch.

Jamie Marcuson   Is this the saddest selfie ever? Brazil football legend Ronaldinho was found teary-eyed on a Brazilian street after crashing his car earlier this week. Yet such is the adoration his fans have for him, a passer-by couldn't help but snap a selfie with the former FIFA World Player of the Year.

No Victory compromise in pursuit of Cup, League and Champions League

Backing up: Melbourne Victory are well placed to defend their A-League title.

Michael Lynch   Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat and the club's management are determined that the A-League champions will not fall between two stools, as so many have done before them, when they compete in the Asian Champions League and the A-League over the next 12 months.

Socceroo says A-League better pathway than UK

James Meredith

Dominic Bossi   It took 11 years playing in England for James Meredith to get noticed by the national team and if he had his time again, he would have played in the A-League.

Juric biding his time behind Cahill in Socceroos' pecking order

Biding his time: Tomi Juric.

Dominic Bossi   Tomi Juric knows time is on his side in the battle with Tim Cahill for Socceroos' starting spot.

Melbourne Victory crack 25,000 members

Membership record: Melbourne Victory.

Melbourne Victory have become the first A-League club to surpass 25,000 members.