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Saba accuses Lippi of trying to fight him

DOMINIC BOSSI 5:52pm Western Sydney Wanderers midfielder Vitor Saba accused Guangzhou Evergrande coach Marcello Lippi of trying to  fight him outside of the changerooms of Pirtek Stadium.

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Malky Mackay's Premier League managerial career in doubt following 'racist' text messages

Former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay was a frontrunner for the vacant Crystal Palace job.

Ben Rumsby 9:00am Malky Mackay launched a desperate bid to salvage his career in football last night (Thursday) after admitting sending racist text messages during his time as Cardiff City manager.

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A-League club Newcastle Jets for sale

8:40am The A-League's Newcastle Jets will be sold by the Hunter Sports Group, owned by mining magnate Nathan Tinkler.

Newcastle Jets for sale says Hunter Sports Group

Newcastle Jets

Matt Carr 8:29am The Newcastle Jets are on the market, the Hunter Sports Group has announced. 

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Central Coast Mariners win Mike McGlinchey ruling, but the fight is not over

Future still uncertain: Mike McGlinchey.

DOMINIC BOSSI 11:07pm Mike McGlinchey has been officially ruled to be contracted to Central Coast Mariners but the saga is showing no signs of ending after the Australian players' union vowed to appeal the decision to secure his transfer to Wellington Phoenix. 

McGlinchey's A-League future in doubt

8:49pm Wellington Phoenix are assessing their legal options after an arbitrator's ruling that Michael McGlinchey is contracted to Central Coast in the A-League.

Wanderers set for feisty affair in China

Angela Habashy 5:21pm After the drama-filled scenes of the Wanderers 1-0 win over Guangzhou Evergrande, teh stage is now set for one intriguing second instalment.

Melbourne Victory midfielder Carl Valeri returns to Ange Postecoglou's Socceroos squad

Carl Valeri is back in the Socceroos' fold.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE 4:49pm Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou says Carl Valeri is in the frame for the Asian Cup.

Ange Postecoglou recalls young and fringe players to give Socceroos depth before 2015 Asian Cup

Juric

DOMINIC BOSSI 5:43pm Australia coach Ange Postecoglou has made strengthening the national player pool his No.1 priority before the 2015 Asian Cup on home soil. This begins with the recall of a number of youth, fringe and uncapped players to the national team for upcoming friendlies against Belgium and Saudi Arabia in Europe.

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou names Canberra's Carl Valeri for upcoming friendlies

Canberra's Carl Valeri has been named in the Socceroos squad for upcoming friendlies.

11:33am The Melbourne Victory midfielder has chance to earn Asian Cup berth.

Brad Smith chooses Socceroos over England

Angela Habashy 3:32pm Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou says Brad Smith, who has played for England at junior level, didn't need persuading to commit to Australia.

Socceroos' injuries open the door for new and fringe players ahead of Asian Cup

“From our perspective these games are a chance to expose some young players to international football and hopefully create some depth in areas we’re light on

4:36pm Injuries plague Ange Postecoglou's squad selection as the door opens for new and fringe players to cement spots.

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Liverpool may take plunge with Mario Balotelli

Undisputed talent: Mario Balotelli in action for Italy during the World Cup in Brazil.

John Percy Liverpool's increasing desperation for a proven international forward has led them to explore the possibility of a surprise move for Mario Balotelli.

FIFA upholds Barcelona transfer ban

Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi exchange words at the Nou Camp this week.

Barcelona will be barred from signing any players in 2015 after FIFA rejected the club's appeal against a one-year ban for breaching rules over the transfer of youngsters.

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Melbourne Victory set sights on winning FFA Cup

Scott Galloway of Melbourne Victory.

Melbourne Victory have set their eyes on winning the inaugural FFA Cup following a solid 2-0 win over Western Australia's Bayswater City.

Zenit, Porto close in on Champions League group stage with away wins

Aab Aalborg of Denmark's Rasmus Thelander (C) fights for the ball between APOEL Nicosia of Cyprus's Marios Antoniades and Tomas De Vincenti (R)

Zenit St Petersburg and Porto both put a foot in the Champions League group stage with 1-0 away wins in the first leg of their respective playoff ties on Wednesday.

Victory set sights on winning FFA Cup

Chris Pike Melbourne Victory have set their sights on winning the inaugural FFA Cup following a 2-0 win over WA's Bayswater City at WA Athletics Stadium.

Victory's attack delivers 2-0 FFA Cup win

Chris Pike The Melbourne Victory's attacking trio of Besart Berisha, Archie Thompson and Kosta Barbarouses helped deliver a 2-0 FFA Cup win over Bayswater City.

Guangzhou Evergrande coach Marcello Lippi erupts following ACL defeat to Western Sydney Wanderers

Marcello Lippi has to be held back after his side received their second red card.

DOMINIC BOSSI Guangzhou Evergrande coach Marcello Lippi sensationally stormed out of a media conference following their shock 1-0 loss to Western Sydney Wadnerers but not before unleashing a heated rant directed at the referee and Wanderers' Vitor Saba and Daniel Mullen. 

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Melbourne Knights lodge complaint to Human Rights Commision against Football Federation Australia

Melbourne Knights

DOMINIC BOSSI Football Federation Australia will have to explain its controversial national club identity policy to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission following the lodging of two complaints relating to about the banning of a Melbourne Knights' shirt sponsorship deal with an ethnic a community club for an FFA Cup match.

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Lippi tirade overshadows Wanderers win

Angela Habashy Western Sydney have beaten Guangzhou Evergrande 1-0 in their Asian Champions League quarter-final in a match overshadowed by an angry Marcello Lippi.

Mariners boss backs W'gong A-League side

Central Coast have beaten South Coast Wolves 1-0 to reach the FFA Cup last 16 and Mariners coach Phil Moss has backed an A-League team in Wollongong.

Western Sydney Wanderers one step closer to Asian Champions League semi-finals with 1-0 win over Guangzhou Evergrande

Wanderers 1 Guangzhou 0.

DOMINIC BOSSI Western Sydney Wanderers have one hand on a ticket to the semi-finals of the Asian Champions League after stunning reigning champions Guangzhou Evergrande in the first leg in Parramatta.

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Socceroo Leckie's injury worry in Germany

Socceroo Mathew Leckie faces a stint on the sidelines for his German club due to an abdominal injury.

Arsene Wenger blasts referee after Arsenal's scoreless draw with Besiktas

Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger acknowledged his side's 0-0 draw with Besiktas in a Champions League playoff in Istanbul on Tuesday was a fair result for a "difficult" game but blasted the performance of the referee.

New Brazil boss Dunga cuts several World Cup players

Neymar (L) and Dani Alves with Barcelona.

New Brazil manager Dunga has left out several big names from the World Cup, including Fred and Paulinho, in his first squad for next month's friendlies against Colombia and Ecuador.

15-year-old Norwegian to play UAE friendly

Martin Odegaard in action in Drammen, Norway.

A 15-year-old has been selected by Norway for their upcoming friendly against the United Arab Emirates on August 27, making him the youngest ever player to be called into the squad.

Ten man Arsenal hold Besiktas in Champions League play-off

Welsh wizard: Aaron Ramsey leads Besiktas defenders on a run.

Arsenal have survived the test of a raucous Istanbul crowd and a hugely-energised Besiktas side to leave Turkey with a goalless draw and their hopes intact of advancing to the Champions League group stage.

Dominant Roar want FFA Cup home fixture

Men in black: Brisbane Roar made light work of their FFA Cup clash with Stirling Lions.

Chris Pike Brisbane Roar coach Mike Mulvey hopes his side's crushing 4-0 victory over the Sterling Lions will be the last of their road games in the inaugural FFA Cup.

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Dominant Roar want FFA Cup home fixture

Chris Pike Brisbane Roar coach Mike Mulvey wants the A-League's defending champions to be rewarded with a home fixture for their next FFA Cup clash.

Brisbane Roar advance in FFA Cup, Hakoah Sydney City beaten

Men in black: Brisbane Roar made light work of their FFA Cup clash with Stirling Lions.

Chris Pike A-League champions Brisbane Roar have become the first A-League club to blow away a lower-level opponent in the FFA Cup with a 4-0 round of 32 win over the Stirling Lions on Tuesday night.

Roar thump WA locals 4-0 in FFA Cup

Chris Pike Defending A-League champions Brisbane have thumped WA State League club the Stirling Lions 4-0 in the round of 32 of the FFA Cup.

Luis Suarez was 'very depressed' after biting incident

Luis Suarez talks to the media in Barcelona on Tuesday.

Controversial striker says he was "very depressed" after the World Cup biting incident that led to him being initially banned from all soccer activities for four months.

Suarez pledges he won't bite again

New Barcelona signing Luis Suarez has vowed he won't bite again after his World Cup scandal and subsequent transfer from Liverpool.

Luis Suarez all smiles at Barcelona

Luis Suarez greets teammate Lionel Messi during the team presentation at Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona on Monday.

The most infamous molars in soccer were in glistening evidence in Barcelona on Monday night. But this time Luis Suarez wasn't biting, he was smiling.

Cesc Fabregas orchestrates victory on his Chelsea debut

Burnley's Michael Duff (L) challenges Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas during the English Premier League match in northern England on Monday.

HENRY WINTER Cesc Fabregas returned in style to English soccer, orchestrating victory on his Chelsea debut, showing the range of passing and vision formerly enjoyed by Arsenal.

Evergrande biggest test yet: Popovic

Angela Habashy Western Sydney coach Tony Popovic has rated facing Asian giants Guangzhou Evergrande as the biggest test he has faced at the Wanderers.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger facing test in Champions League qualifier against Besiktas

Let's get down to business: Two decades in charge hasn't dampened Arsene Wenger's enthusiasm.

Jeremy Wilson As Arsene Wenger prepared to sign a new contract that would take him into a third decade at Arsenal, he was asked what remaining ambition he still had after 1,012 games and now 6,532 days as the club's manager.

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Western Sydney Wanderers ready for the ACL challenge against Marcello Lippi's Guangzhou Evergrande

World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi will take Guangzhou Evergrande into the quarter-final of the Asian Champions League.

LUCY CORMACK The World Cup-winning coach of one of Asia’s most powerful football clubs has called the Western Sydney Wanderers a “much stronger team” than its Melbourne rivals.

Oman calls on Canberra to support side at Asian Cup

Delegates from Asian Cup teams: Oman Board member Saeed Baqaweer, Korean representative Ilki Park, Japan team administrator Naoki Tsumura and UAE coach Hassan Al Abdooli examining the Canberra Stadium surface.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE Oman hopes basing itself at the Australian Institute of Sport will see its success rub off on it and the nation wants Canberra to adopt it as its Asian Cup team.



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The beautiful game: Hakoah Sydney City East and Palm Beach Sharks clash in FFA Cup

Images from the Hakoah Sydney City East against Palm Beach Sharks FFA Cup match at Hensley Athletic Field on August 19th.

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