DOMINIC BOSSI Western Sydney Wanderers have issued a hands-off warning to Newcastle Jets regarding an approach for their star winger Youssouf Hersi.
SEBASTIAN HASSETT The barnstorming success of Shinji Ono has pricked the ears of one of Japanese football's other big names, Naohiro Takahara, who wants a move to the A-League.
SEBASTIAN HASSETT The Western Sydney Wanderers might be wading into unchartered waters in the Asian Champions League, but chairman Lyall Gorman says they are ideally prepared for success.
Football's ruling body FIFA has dismissed conspiracy theories around the 2014 World Cup draw, saying there was no manipulation at last week's event in Brazil.
DOMINIC BOSSI Melbourne Heart may be languishing at the bottom of the A-League table but Sydney FC are wary that the return of their captain Harry Kewell could have an immediate impact.
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9:24am Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal into the Champions League last 16.
Paris Holder Bayern Munich's record run of 10 successive Champions League wins ends.
LEE GASKIN They're travelling nearly 13,000 kilometres before the next home game, but Canberra United aren't complaining.
11:22am MANCHESTER, England: Manchester United drew a line beneath recent back-to-back home defeats by overcoming Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 at Old Trafford on Tuesday to secure top spot in Champions League Group A.
11:24am Bayer Leverkusen into last 16 of the Champions League thanks to a 1-0 away win.
Manchester City fought back from two goals down to earn a 3-2 win at Bayern Munich on Tuesday and break the holders' record 10-match Champions League winning streak.
It should come as no surprise that Jose Mourinho does not rate his Chelsea side among the favourites to win the Champions League, given his fears over the club's dummies.
Jose Mourinho says Bayern have the stability to take the title again.
Croatia's Mario Mandzukic and Australian-born Joe Simunic could face World Cup match bans as governing soccer body FIFA consider disciplinary cases against the pair.
MICHAEL LYNCH What makes a sport mainstream? Is it the number of people who go to grounds to watch it? The number who play it?
Sevilla boss quits after jail sentence
SEBASTIAN HASSETT Croatian believes Australian clubs should learn from clubs that are also limited by funds
Martyn Ziegler And Sam Lister The UK's Football Association says soccer match-fixing is not a "big issue" following the arrest of six people.
Franck Ribery has been elected French Footballer of the Year for the third time, according to France Football magazine.
Central Coast Mariners have been handed a brutal draw for next year’s Asian Champions League, the defending A-League title holders pooled with reigning J-League premiers Sanfrecce Hiroshima and Korea’s 2013 ACL runners up FC Seoul.
The Central Coast Mariners have a tough Asian Champions League assignment, Western Sydney Wanderers appearing to enjoy a better draw.
MICHAEL LYNCH When a sport's key moments seep into the national consciousness, it's on its way.
Brazil addresses doubts about its ability to stage a trouble-free World Cup.
Iranians react to World Cup draw with social media attack on Argentine superstar.
MUNICH: Coach Pep Guardiola has demanded holders Bayern Munich finish the Champions League's group phase with the perfect record of six wins by seeing off Manchester City at home.
Manager David Moyes admits what the world suspects.
Premier League leaders will face arch rivals in pick of next month's FA Cup third-round ties.
MICHAEL LYNCH As a player, Kevin Muscat might have been fiery - a byword for toughness.
ROBERT DILLON In-form Jets winger Nathan Burns is content to let the two clubs sharing his services decide whether he stayed in Newcastle for the rest of the season.
The 2014 World Cup draw that grouped Iran with heavyweights Argentina has provoked thousands of Iranians to trash the Facebook page of Argentine superstar Lionel Messi.
Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has lashed out again at retired Old Trafford manager Alex Ferguson in a ITV4 documentary set to be aired on Tuesday.
Lionel Messi, Franck Ribery and Cristiano Ronaldo shortlisted for this year's Ballon d'Or.
MICHAEL LYNCH Newcastle Jets find a new route to goal and a way to win against Melbourne Victory.
MICHAEL CHAMMAS Football Federation Australia is preparing for a possible all Sydney A-League grand final, booking out ANZ Stadium to host the potential blockbuster on May 4.
Brazil's organisational reputation, already under fire in the run-up to the World Cup, suffered another blow Sunday when three spectators were seriously hurt in violent clashes at a league match.