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Wanderers the biggest losers in weight stakes

DOMINIC BOSSI Western Sydney Wanderers might still be searching for full match fitness as they prepare for the club's "biggest game ever" but the players have never been in better physical shape and most are at their lowest weight.

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Wanderers just a win away from ACL final

Angela Habashy 5:39pm Western Sydney are one win away from the Asian Champions League final and coach Tony Popovic says he doesn't care when they score so long as they do.

Young Socceroos filled with A-League stars

Young Socceroos coach Paul Okon.

5:34pm Young Socceroos coach turns to the A-League's crop of rising stars to help fill his squad for next month's AFC under-19 championship.

FC Seoul coach wants to make up for last year's 'mistakes'

SEBASTIAN HASSETT 6:41pm On the eve of their must-win clash Asian Champions League clash with the Western Sydney Wanderers, FC Seoul coach Choi Yong-Soo admits it was he made a mistake that cost the team last season's title - and he desperately wants to atone this season.

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David Villa likely to play in A-League's opening round

David Villa poses during an event to unveil the Major League Soccer (MLS) new logo in New York on September 18. Melbourne City says Villa is available for selection for the A-League opener on October 11.

MICHAEL LYNCH 7:22pm Spanish superstar David Villa will be available for selection for Melbourne City's round-one clash with Sydney FC.

Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat makes do as call-ups hit home

On the move: Scott Galloway is one of three Victory players who will take part in the under-19 Asian Cup.

MICHAEL LYNCH 5:22pm Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat will have to fill a minimum of three positional holes in the opening rounds of the A-League season as three players will be on international duty.

FC Seoul v WS Wanderers

SEBASTIAN HASSETT 4:15pm All the info you need for the Wanderers' AFC Champions League Semi-Final Second Leg v FC Seoul

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David Villa's guest stint with Melbourne City could be extended

2:46pm Melbourne City's Spanish recruit David Villa will arrive in Australia early next week, just days before the A-League season kicks off.

Tim Cahill among top 10 best-paid MLS players

Tim Cahill is the eighth-highest paid player in Major League Soccer.

11:47am Australia's Tim Cahill is the eighth highest-paid player in Major League Soccer, earning an annual salary of $US3.63 million.

Sarota itching to prove worth in A-League

Ed Jackson 11:19am After four largely frustrating years in the Netherlands, Adam Sarota says his loan back to Brisbane is all about showing what he can do on a regular basis.

Villa to arrive before A-League season

10:04am Melbourne City recruit David Villa will arrive in Australia next week, and will begin training immediately ahead of the A-League season opener.

David Villa to play in Melbourne City's Sydney opener as club confirms arrival

David Villa.

MICHAEL LYNCH 10:16am Spanish superstar David Villa will be available for selection for Melbourne City's round one clash with Sydney FC after the club confirmed on Tuesday morning that the World Cup winning striker would arrive in Australia in time for the start of the A-League season.

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Wanderers' Juric, Santalab ready to fire

Angela Habashy Tomi Juric and Brendon Santalab are ready to fire Western Sydney Wanderers into the Asian Champions League final.

Bentleigh Greens' long wait for answer on progression to FFA Cup semi-final

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MICHAEL LYNCH National Premier League giant killers Bentleigh Greens will have to wait a month to see if they can make the semi-finals of the FFA Cup after being given a date of October 29 for their quarter-final clash with one of the other remaining non A-League teams in the draw, Adelaide City.

David Villa cutting it fine ahead of Melbourne City A-League debut

Late arrival: David Villa won’t join City until the eve of its opener.

MICHAEL LYNCH Melbourne City's marquee guest signing David Villa is undoubtedly a world class player - but he's leaving it late if he wants to learn his new team's tactical plans ahead of the season opener on Saturday week.

FFA rules out mediation with Melbourne Knights over complaint to Human Rights Commission

Melbourne Knights

DOMINIC BOSSI Melbourne Knights' legal challenge of the Football Federation of Australia's controversial National Club Identity Policy has taken another turn after the FFA refused to enter mediation with the Victorian club and warned the club will be banned from sanctioned competitions if they do not comply with the policy.

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Berahino brace sends Burnley bottom of EPL

West Bromwich Albion's Belgian defender Sebastien Pocognoli (R) is challenged by Burnley's English defender Kieran Trippier

Burundi-born striker Saido Berahino's double has inspired West Bromwich Albion to a 4-0 victory that sent promoted Burnley to the foot of the Premier League table.

Juventus, Roma set Serie A pace

Juventus and Roma underlined their title credentials days before Champions League meetings with Atletico and Manchester City respectively as Inter and AC Milan lost precious points in Italy's Serie A.

Relentless Marseille continue win streak

Marseille's French midfielder Romain Alessandrini, right, challenges for the ball with Saint-Etienne's French defender Jonathan Brison.

Marseille have made it six wins on the bounce, beating Saint-Etienne 2-1 at the Stade Velodrome to end the weekend two points clear at the top of French soccer's Ligue 1.

Misery continues for Burnley as Saido Berahino fires double for West Brom

Saido Berahino celebrates scoring West Brom's third goal against Burnley at The Hawthorns on Sunday.

Toby Davis Things are looking up for West Bromwich Albion as two goals from Saido Berahino helped them record back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time in 12 months with a 4-0 victory over promoted Burnley on Sunday.

Lucy Zelic and Sally Shipard say women's soccer World Cup on synthetic pitches discriminatory

Former Matildas midfielder Sally Shipard and SBS television presenter Lucy Zelic at Floriade promoting the Asian Cup.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE Canberra soccer identities say FIFA's decision to play women's World Cup on synthetic pitches is discriminatory.

Man United's Louis van Gaal sidesteps captaincy question after Wayne Rooney sent off

Referee Lee Mason banishes Wayne Rooney for hacking down Stewart Downing.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal refused to discuss Wayne Rooney's suitability to captain the team after the England forward was sent off against West Ham United.

Melbourne Victory take down Canberra United 4-2 in W-League clash

Michelle Heyman

DAVID POLKINGHORNE Canberra coach says penalty against them harsh, but sloppy defending and poor finishing reason for loss.

Victory's new signing Fahid Ben Khalfallah goals for draw with Sydney FC

Crucial goal: Fahid Ben Khalfallah.

LIAM MANNIX A goal from new Tunisian signing Fahid Ben Khalfallah was enough to earn Melbourne Victory a 1-1 draw in a surprisingly spiteful pre-season match against Sydney FC on Sunday in Tasmania.

Wanderers must break Korean streak to reach Asian Champions League destiny

Against the odds: The Wanderers held on for a draw despite having a severely weakened squad.

SEBASTIAN HASSETT Western Sydney Wanderers might be favourites with the bookmakers to win their Asian Champions League semi-final this Wednesday but they will have to break one of Asian football's longest streaks to advance to the final.

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Diego Costa gives Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho cause for concern

Chelsea's Diego Costa.

Jose Mourinho admits Diego Costa runs the risk of breaking down if the injury-plagued Chelsea striker is pushed too hard.

Mile Jedinak scores in Crystal Palace win

Australia's Mile Jedinak.

Australia's Mile Jedinak helped Crystal Palace secure its first home win of the season as the midfielder netted the decisive goal in a 2-0 win over Leicester.

Bayern Munich increases Bundesliga lead

Bayern's David Alaba celebrates after scoring.

Reigning champion Bayern Munich extended its lead atop the Bundesliga on Saturday after winning at FC Cologne.

Carlos Tevez keeps Juventus top of Serie A

Argentine striker Carlos Tevez.

Defending champions maintain their narrow advantage over Roma at the top of Serie A with a 3-0 win at Atalanta.

Neymar, Lionel Messi fire Barcelona rout, Ronaldo stays hot

Lionel Messi.

Tim Hanlon Neymar scored a hat-trick and Lionel Messi got two goals as Barcelona enjoyed a resounding 6-0 victory over Granada on Saturday to continue to set the pace at the top of La Liga.

Wayne Rooney sent off for Manchester United as Chelsea march on

Wayne Rooney

Martyn Herman Spoils were shared in two huge Premier League derbies, Chelsea's cracking start continued with a 3-0 win over Aston Villa and Wayne Rooney produced a Jekyll and Hyde display in a nervy Manchester United victory on Saturday.

Western Sydney Wanderers keeper Ante Covic raising his game for new A-League season

Reinventing himself: Wanderers keeper Ante Covic is hoping to take his game to the next level.

DOMINIC BOSSI When it comes to the men between the posts, there is a school of thought that a good goalkeeper should be judged on the saves he does not have to make rather than the ones he does.

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Footballer Christopher Samba charged for reacting to racism

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Congolese defender Christopher Samba faces a possible ban for his response to racist abuse in the Russian Premier League.

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Chelsea's Jose Mourinho accuses City's Manuel Pellegrini of "killing" referee Clattenburg

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho reopened his spat with Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini on Friday by accusing the Chilean of hypocrisy and saying he had "killed" referee Mark Clattenburg with comments he made earlier this month.

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Louis van Gaal: I will end defenders' injury nightmare

Louis van Gaal

Mark Ogden Louis van Gaal claims that Manchester United's injury-prone defenders will overcome their recurring fitness nightmare by following the same path which led to Arjen Robben reviving his faltering career at Bayern Munich.

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FIFA keep World Cup corruption report under wraps

Sepp Blatter has changed his mind about staying on as FIFA chief.

Graham Dunbar Under pressure from FIFA's independent prosecutor to unlock the secrecy that surrounds a World Cup bidding corruption probe, Sepp Blatter shut down that populist move Friday.

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FIFA to survey women's World Cup turf

Daniella Matar Players to file court action against FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association over artificial turf for the Women's World Cup.

Sepp Blatter to seek a fifth term as FIFA boss

Sepp Blatter has changed his mind about staying on as FIFA chief.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter confirms he will stand for a fifth term in charge of world soccer in an election in May next year.

Wanderers can win ACL, says Vidmar

Angela Habashy Aurelio Vidmar, who took Adelaide United to the ACL grand final in 2008, says Western Sydney have what it takes to win the competition.

Pedj Bojic on track to get back to his best

Fit again: Sydney FC defender Pedj Bojic.

SEBASTIAN HASSETT Sydney FC defender Pedj Bojic believes he's put his debilitating back injury behind him and claims he'll be a much-improved player this season as he links up with former coach, Graham Arnold.

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Given a free hand, David Gallop tackles his FFA role with zest

There was something presidential about FFA chief executive David Gallop's "State of the Game" address in Sydney on Thursday, a US-style declaration of national goals achieved and those still to be kicked.

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Hyundai A - 2013-14 - All Rounds

Round 1
Fri, 11 OctTimes shown AEDT
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CCM 1 vs WST 1 Report Stats
VIC 0 vs MEC 0 Report Stats
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WEL 1 vs BRI 2 Report Stats
ADE 3 vs PER 1 Report Stats
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ADE 2 vs VIC 2 Report Stats
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MEC 2 vs CCM 2 Report Stats
BRI 4 vs SYD 0 Report Stats
Sun, 20 OctTimes shown AEDT
NEW 0 vs PER 0 Report Stats
WST 1 vs WEL 1 Report Stats
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Round 3
Fri, 25 OctTimes shown AEDT
VIC 1 vs BRI 0 Report Stats
Sat, 26 OctTimes shown AEDT
CCM 1 vs ADE 0 Report Stats
SYD 0 vs WST 2 Report Stats
Sun, 27 OctTimes shown AEDT
WEL 0 vs NEW 0 Report Stats
PER 1 vs MEC 0 Report Stats
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Round 4
Fri, 01 NovTimes shown AEDT
WST 2 vs ADE 1 Report Stats
Sat, 02 NovTimes shown AEDT
PER 1 vs SYD 0 Report Stats
NEW 2 vs CCM 2 Report Stats
Sun, 03 NovTimes shown AEDT
BRI 3 vs MEC 0 Report Stats
Mon, 04 NovTimes shown AEDT
VIC 3 vs WEL 2 Report Stats
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Round 5
Fri, 08 NovTimes shown AEDT
MEC 0 vs WST 1 Report Stats
Sat, 09 NovTimes shown AEDT
WEL 1 vs PER 1 Report Stats
ADE 1 vs NEW 2 Report Stats
SYD 3 vs VIC 2 Report Stats
Sun, 10 NovTimes shown AEDT
CCM 0 vs BRI 1 Report Stats
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Round 6
Fri, 15 NovTimes shown AEDT
MEC 0 vs SYD 2 Report Stats
Sat, 16 NovTimes shown AEDT
PER 1 vs ADE 1 Report Stats
WST 1 vs VIC 0 Report Stats
Sun, 17 NovTimes shown AEDT
NEW 2 vs BRI 1 Report Stats
Thu, 19 DecTimes shown AEDT
CCM 1 vs WEL 0 Report Stats
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Round 7
Fri, 22 NovTimes shown AEDT
BRI 3 vs WST 1 Report Stats
Sat, 23 NovTimes shown AEDT
SYD 2 vs WEL 1 Report Stats
VIC 3 vs ADE 0 Report Stats
PER 1 vs CCM 2 Report Stats
Sun, 24 NovTimes shown AEDT
NEW 3 vs MEC 1 Report Stats
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Round 8
Fri, 29 NovTimes shown AEDT
CCM 0 vs VIC 0 Report Stats
Sat, 30 NovTimes shown AEDT
BRI 1 vs PER 0 Report Stats
SYD 2 vs NEW 0 Report Stats
Sun, 01 DecTimes shown AEDT
WEL 0 vs WST 0 Report Stats
MEC 3 vs ADE 3 Report Stats
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Round 9
Fri, 06 DecTimes shown AEDT
ADE 1 vs BRI 2 Report Stats
PER 4 vs WEL 2 Report Stats
Sat, 07 DecTimes shown AEDT
WST 1 vs MEC 1 Report Stats
CCM 1 vs SYD 0 Report Stats
Sun, 08 DecTimes shown AEDT
VIC 1 vs NEW 2 Report Stats
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Round 10
Fri, 13 DecTimes shown AEDT
VIC 2 vs PER 0 Report Stats
Sat, 14 DecTimes shown AEDT
WEL 1 vs BRI 2 Report Stats
ADE 4 vs CCM 0 Report Stats
NEW 0 vs WST 1 Report Stats
Sun, 15 DecTimes shown AEDT
SYD 2 vs MEC 1 Report Stats
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Round 11
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BRI 0 vs NEW 2 Report Stats
Sat, 21 DecTimes shown AEDT
MEC 1 vs VIC 3 Report Stats
Sun, 22 DecTimes shown AEDT
WEL 1 vs SYD 0 Report Stats
PER 0 vs ADE 0 Report Stats
Mon, 23 DecTimes shown AEDT
WST 2 vs CCM 0 Report Stats
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Round 12
Thu, 26 DecTimes shown AEDT
SYD 2 vs BRI 5 Report Stats
Fri, 27 DecTimes shown AEDT
MEC 0 vs WEL 1 Report Stats
Sat, 28 DecTimes shown AEDT
VIC 1 vs WST 1 Report Stats
Sun, 29 DecTimes shown AEDT
ADE 1 vs NEW 0 Stats
Tue, 31 DecTimes shown AEDT
CCM 2 vs PER 1 Stats
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Round 13
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WST 1 vs WEL 3 Report Stats
Fri, 03 JanTimes shown AEDT
ADE 2 vs SYD 2 Report Stats
Sat, 04 JanTimes shown AEDT
NEW 0 vs PER 1 Report Stats
VIC 0 vs BRI 3 Report Stats
Sun, 05 JanTimes shown AEDT
CCM 0 vs MEC 0 Report Stats
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Round 14
Fri, 10 JanTimes shown AEDT
NEW 1 vs VIC 1 Report Stats
PER 3 vs MEC 0 Report Stats
Sat, 11 JanTimes shown AEDT
BRI 1 vs ADE 2 Report Stats
WST 1 vs SYD 0 Report Stats
Sun, 12 JanTimes shown AEDT
WEL 1 vs CCM 1 Report Stats
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Round 15
Fri, 17 JanTimes shown AEDT
MEC 3 vs NEW 1 Report Stats
PER 0 vs BRI 0 Report Stats
Sat, 18 JanTimes shown AEDT
WEL 5 vs VIC 0 Report Stats
SYD 0 vs CCM 1 Report Stats
Sun, 19 JanTimes shown AEDT
ADE 1 vs WST 0 Report Stats
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Round 16
Fri, 24 JanTimes shown AEDT
BRI 2 vs WEL 1 Report Stats
Sat, 25 JanTimes shown AEDT
ADE 2 vs MEC 2 Report Stats
CCM 3 vs NEW 0 Report Stats
Sun, 26 JanTimes shown AEDT
VIC 0 vs SYD 5 Report Stats
WST 3 vs PER 1 Report Stats
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Round 17
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MEC 2 vs SYD 1 Report Stats
PER 1 vs VIC 1 Report Stats
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WEL 2 vs ADE 1 Report Stats
NEW 2 vs WST 2 Report Stats
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BRI 2 vs CCM 1 Report Stats
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Round 18
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WST 1 vs BRI 1 Report Stats
Sat, 08 FebTimes shown AEDT
CCM 1 vs VIC 3 Report Stats
SYD 0 vs ADE 3 Report Stats
Sun, 09 FebTimes shown AEDT
MEC 2 vs PER 1 Report Report Stats
NEW 2 vs WEL 3 Report Stats
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Round 19
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VIC 3 vs WST 1 Stats
Fri, 14 FebTimes shown AEDT
ADE 2 vs CCM 0 Report Stats
Sat, 15 FebTimes shown AEDT
SYD 2 vs PER 1 Report Stats
Sun, 16 FebTimes shown AEDT
WEL 0 vs MEC 5 Stats
BRI 0 vs NEW 1 Report Stats
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Round 20
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CCM 1 vs WEL 4 Report Stats
Sat, 22 FebTimes shown AEDT
NEW 0 vs SYD 2 Report Stats
VIC 4 vs ADE 3 Report Stats
PER 0 vs WST 2 Report Stats
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MEC 1 vs BRI 0 Stats
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ADE 5 vs WEL 1 Report Stats
Fri, 28 FebTimes shown AEDT
BRI 3 vs PER 1 Report Stats
Sat, 01 MarTimes shown AEDT
CCM 2 vs SYD 1 Report Stats
MEC 4 vs VIC 0 Report Stats
Sun, 02 MarTimes shown AEDT
WST 0 vs NEW 2 Report Stats
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Round 22
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BRI 2 vs ADE 1 Report Stats
Fri, 07 MarTimes shown AEDT
VIC 3 vs CCM 1 Report Stats
Sat, 08 MarTimes shown AEDT
NEW 1 vs MEC 0 Report Stats
SYD 3 vs WST 1 Report Stats
Sun, 09 MarTimes shown AEDT
WEL 1 vs PER 1 Report Stats
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Round 23
Fri, 14 MarTimes shown AEDT
SYD 1 vs BRI 1 Report Stats
Sat, 15 MarTimes shown AEDT
WST 0 vs ADE 0 Report Stats
CCM 3 vs NEW 1 Report Stats
PER 1 vs VIC 2 Report Stats
Sun, 16 MarTimes shown AEDT
MEC 2 vs WEL 2 Report Stats
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Round 24
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ADE 3 vs SYD 1 Report Stats
Sat, 22 MarTimes shown AEDT
NEW 5 vs WEL 0 Report Stats
BRI 1 vs VIC 0 Report Stats
Sun, 23 MarTimes shown AEDT
MEC 1 vs CCM 2 Report Stats
WST 3 vs PER 0 Report Stats
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Round 25
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BRI 2 vs MEC 1 Report Stats
Sat, 29 MarTimes shown AEDT
WEL 0 vs ADE 1 Report Stats
CCM 2 vs WST 1 Report Stats
VIC 1 vs SYD 1 Report Stats
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Thu, 30 JanTimes shown AEDT
SYD 4 vs WEL 1 Report Stats
Fri, 04 AprTimes shown AEDT
ADE 2 vs MEC 2 Report Stats
PER 3 vs CCM 1 Report Stats
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NEW 2 vs VIC 2 Report Report Stats
WST 1 vs BRI 1 Report Stats
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NEW 2 vs ADE 0 Report Stats
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WEL 1 vs VIC 4 Report Stats
MEC 2 vs WST 3 Report Stats
BRI 0 vs CCM 2 Report Stats
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SYD 2 vs PER 1 Report Stats
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Round 28
Fri, 18 AprTimes shown AEST
VIC 2 vs SYD 1 Report Stats
Sat, 19 AprTimes shown AEST
CCM 1 vs ADE 0 Report Stats
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Round 29
Sat, 26 AprTimes shown AEST
WST 2 vs CCM 0 Report Stats
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BRI 1 vs VIC 0 Report Stats
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Round 30
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BRI 2 vs WST 1 Report Stats
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Hyundai A - 2013-14 Ladder
Overall standings
Team P W D L +/- Pts
Brisbane Roar FC 27 16 4 7 18 52
Western Sydney FC 27 11 9 7 5 42
Central Coast Mariners FC 27 12 6 9 -3 42
Melbourne Victory FC 27 11 8 8 -1 41
Sydney FC 27 12 3 12 2 39
Adelaide United FC 27 10 8 9 9 38
Newcastle Jets FC 27 10 6 11 0 36
Perth Glory FC 27 7 7 13 -9 28
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