Brisbane Roar came from behind to claim a 2-1 victory over Adelaide United on Friday night courtesy of a double to striker Besart Berisha.
Perth Glory winger Sidnei scored a brace to lift his side to a 4-2 win over A-League strugglers Wellington Phoenix at nib Stadium on Friday night.
DOMINIC BOSSI There's plenty of history between two of Sydney FC's stars.
SEBASTIAN HASSETT Western Sydney Wanderers have been given a major boost before Saturday night's clash with Melbourne Heart, with Shinji Ono and Youssouf Hersi both passed fit to play.
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4:15pm The Socceroos have nothing to fear despite drawing a nightmare group at next year's World Cup, says midfielder Tommy Oar.
CRAIG FOSTER 3:34pm What a wonderful draw. An opportunity not just to compete against the world's very finest but, moreover, a boost to our football system in many other ways.
2:00pm Spain's coach Vicente Del Bosque says that the Socceroos are not necessarily the 'worst team' in their group for next year's World Cup in Brazil.
Brad Elborough 12:15pm Before Friday's clash against Wellington, Perth winger Sidnei Sciola promised his coach that he'd score a goal.
MICHAEL LYNCH 11:56am On paper it's a daunting task, but Melbourne Victory's captain and its coach are both excited at the prospect of the Socceroos giving some of the world game's best teams a bloody nose.
11:09am Netherlands winger admits he is struggling with painful knee injury and finds even the simplest tasks difficult.
DOMINIC BOSSI 9:23am The integrity of the World Cup draw process have been brought into question after Argentinian media reported that two journalists were informed of the outcome of Argentina's selection by the chief executive of the local organising committee.
Ben McKay 10:45am AAMI Park will play host to the A-League's top two scorers as James Troisi's Melbourne Victory play Adam Taggart's Newcastle Jets.
Christian Mammone 8:57am Brisbane Roar coach Mike Mulvey says his side deserve to be at the top of the A-League after their strong season continued with a 2-1 win over Adelaide.
8:45am Friday’s draw in Costa do Sauipe for the World Cup group stages in Brazil next year threw up a number of mouth-watering ties to get the tournament underway.
8:20am Reigning champions Spain will begin their defence of the World Cup with a rematch of the 2010 final against the Netherlands, while England were paired with Italy in Friday's draw.
SEBASTIAN HASSETT 11:14am It is the draw that could very easily turn Australia's World Cup dream into a nightmare.
MICHAEL LYNCH 7:36am Given the strength of the opposition it probably wouldn't have mattered whether Australia was careful in what it wished for or not.
Angela Habashy 11:57am Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has embraced the challenge of facing reigning world champions Spain, The Netherlands and Chile at the World Cup.
4:59am Socceroos will face 2010 finalists Spain and Netherlands, as well as Chile, in next year's World Cup.
MICHAEL LYNCH Matthew Spiranovic's A-League excellence puts a World Cup berth within reach.
DEAN JONES Do batsmen still have the appetite to go 'big' when they get the chance?
SEBASTIAN HASSETT Hunting his fifth - yes, you read right - win in a row, Farina must be brimming with confidence.
SEBASTIAN HASSETT Hersi managed 25 minutes against Wellington last week, and should be fit to start against the Heart in his preferred right-midfield position.
We're no easybeats. That's the message coach Ange Postecoglou wants the Socceroos to deliver at next year's World Cup, regardless of who they're pitted against.
If Socceroos skipper Lucas Neill is without a club come March, he'll be risking his World Cup spot.
CHRIS DUTTON Craig Moore has warned Canberra duo Tom Rogic and Carl Valeri a lack of game time could harm their World Cup hopes.
CHRIS DUTTON FFA is banking on expert eyes to help it discover a new generation of soccer talent for the Socceroos.
Matt Bungard Join us live as we find out Australia's fate and all the groups for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Justin Chadwick 9:10am Wellington Phoenix were woeful for much of their 4-2 loss to Perth Glory, but coach Ernie Merrick says it won't take much to turn their fortunes around.
Justin Chadwick 12:00am Perth Glory came from 2-1 down to secure a thrilling victory over Wellington Phoenix, thanks mostly to a brace from Brazilian winger Sidnei.
Chris Bascombe 11:40pm David Moyes has become embroiled in a controversy over an alleged remark about Everton supporters.
Christian Mammone 10:27pm Brisbane Roar have beaten Adelaide United 2-1 in Friday night's A-League clash thanks to a double from striker Besart Berisha.
We're no easybeats. That's the message coach Ange Postecoglou wants the Socceroos to deliver at next year's World Cup.
ADAM COOPER Australia's ringleader in a soccer match-fixing syndicate has pleaded guilty and two players who helped throw games have been convicted and fined for their involvement in the sting
Angela Habashy Regardless of who Australia face at the World Cup, coach Ange Postecoglou says they'll be out to prove their recent results mean nothing.
World football chief Sepp Blatter described Nelson Mandela as one of the "greatest humanists of our time" after the former South African president passed away.
Socceroos midfielder Mark Bresciano wants sport's highest court to overturn his four-month ban by FIFA, even though the appeal case could cost him a place at the World Cup.
Brad Elborough Perth Glory has been forced to look towards their youth team in an attempt to get their season back on track.
As the 32 teams qualified for next year's World Cup prepared to learn their fate in Friday's draw, FIFA said Thursday the champions of the 2014 tournament will claim $US35 million ($38.86 million).
FIFA says tickets for the final and the opening match of the 2014 World Cup will not be available to fans when a new sales phase opens after Friday's draw in Brazil.
The Hair Dryer: Harry Kewell's place in the A-League is under the microscope.
Young Socceroos player Hagi Gligor test drives the Brazuca.
Australia's golden generation has pretty much run its race.
The queries are always the same. What do you do now when there isn't a game until March?