Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold has declined to confirm marquees Bobo and Filip Holosko will play FFA Cup final conquerors Melbourne City, instead appearing to issue the pair a challenge to lift their game.
Leighton Baines' late penalty has caught Manchester United cold as Everton secured a morale-boosting 1-1 draw from a match punctuated by controversy.
Nothing is as ugly as when friends fall out. Confidences held, secrets shared, dreams forged together and ambitions held in unison suddenly all seem worthless when friendship turns to indifference at best, or enmity at worst.
Sydney FC have corrected a slight wobble in their A-League season with a 2-0 defeat of depleted battlers Newcastle.
Big events equals FIFA tournaments. That's what Australian football badly needs to re-engage with the world, but just as importantly to revitalise a domestic market which requires more than just the A-League and the occasional Socceroos blockbuster to embrace.
ADELAIDE, Dec 4 AAP - Adelaide United recruit Henrique scored two screamers as the Reds climbed from the bottom of the A-League table with a 2-0 win against Wellington.
Socceroos star Tom Rogic's stocks continue to soar after he scored another blistering match-winner.
Defending champions Melbourne City have secured their position at the top of the W-League ladder with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Brisbane at AJ Kelly Field.
Melbourne City have come through the biggest week of their six-year history having earned their first ever trophy and in second spot on the A-League ladder, but coach John van 't Schip knows there will be no resting on their laurels.
Nico Martinez was frustrated by the work-rate required of him on the training ground when he arrived at Western Sydney. Today he credits that as the reason why he's lighting up the A-League.
Sergio Ramos stepped up once more for Real Madrid in a major match, scoring in the 90th minute to secure a 1-1 draw in the Clasico at Camp Nou on Saturday.
Chelsea came from behind to secure a 3-1 win at Manchester City and forge further clear at the top of the Premier League.
The war of words between Melbourne City coach John van 't Schip and his Brisbane Roar counterpart John Aloisi erupted following their 1-1 draw.
Western Sydney Wanderers move back into the finals bracket after sealing a 4-1 rout of Central Coast Mariners despite playing the final third with 10 men.
Canberra United launched a late charge to beat Adelaide on Saturday night, but had to settle for a 2-2 draw in their W-League clash.
Melbourne City and Brisbane Roar is fast becoming one of the biggest grudge matches in the A-League, and Saturday night's edgy, ill-tempered draw between the teams added another chapter in a rivalry that is becoming characterised by its niggle and spite.
Bruno Fornaroli, the Melbourne City skipper, and Besart Berisha, the Melbourne Victory talisman, are both lauded, particularly in the Victorian capital, for their striking prowess.
It's not called the silly season for nothing, and here's how silly it can get: Everton manager Ronald Koeman this week had to redecorate his Christmas tree after fans complained he had dressed it in too much Liverpool red.
Australian goalkeeper Mat Ryan is poised to leave Spanish giants Valencia in the upcoming January transfer window after being reportedly offered a loan deal to join La Liga club Osasuna for the remainder of the season.
It's not all doom and gloom, despite what some of their more vociferous fans may think.
Sydney FC star Milos Ninkovic turned down an opportunity to make a shock return to the Serbian national team, choosing to focus on his club career in the A-League instead of reaching another World Cup.
Kevin Muscat could only shake his head in disbelief and marvel at the lack of justice soccer sometimes delivers after his Melbourne Victory side mustered 20 shots to 2 but could only draw 1-1 with Perth Glory.
A former Chelsea player has said he was paid £50,000 ($A85,000) by the club not to go public with allegations that he was sexually abused by its former chief scout.
Dozens of hearses carrying the coffins of those killed when a plane flying Brazil's Chapecoense football team crashed in Colombia left Medellin for the airport on Friday.
Sometimes you do everything in your power to win but it just doesn't happen.
John Aloisi has officially ruled Brisbane Roar out of the running for the signature of Irish star Robbie Keane.
An Australian has been named the best footballer in Asia after Matildas' star Caitlin Foord was crowned the AFC Women's Player of the Year for 2016 at the annual awards ceremony in Abu Dhabi.
Canberra United fans will have to wait until the new year to see the green machine play a W-League game in the capital.
Zdenek Zeman, Sven Goran Eriksson and Terry Venables taught him about how to play but it required a local Australian to convince Paul Okon that it was possible here.
The chances of Robbie Keane playing in the A-League were dealt a major blow on Friday after the Republic of Ireland striker priced himself well beyond the reach of one club.