Competitions

Maradona will not coach at Asian Cup says Palestine Football Association

Maradona's sideline antics were a highlight of the 2010 World Cup.

Australians hopes of seeing Diego Maradona in the dugout in the 2015 Asian Cup have been dealt a blow after Palestine's football association denied any contact with the Argentinian legend.

Atletico Madrid talisman Arda sinks Juventus

Atletico Madrid's Croatian forward Mario Mandzukic (centre) vies with Juventus' defender Leonardo Bonucci.

Bearded talisman Arda Turan reignited Atletico Madrid's Champions League campaign.

Arsenal demolishes Galatasaray with Danny Welbeck treble

Arsenal's Danny Welbeck  scores past Galatasaray's goalkeeper Fernando Muslera.

Danny Welbeck's hat-trick in a 4-1 thrashing of a feeble Galatasaray side helped ignite Arsenal's Champions League in a lop-sided Group D clash.

Leverkusen eases past Benfica 3-1 to bounce back

Bayer Leverkusen outclassed former European champions Benfica 3-1 to earn their first points in the Champions League.

Markus Rosenberg double gives Malmo 2-0 win over Olympiakos

Jubilant scenes at the Swedbank Stadium as Malmo beat Olympiakos in the first Champions League group stage match to be played on Swedish soil in 14 years.

Cristiano Ronaldo leads Real Madrid comeback

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo (left) vies with Ludogorets midfielder Svetoslav Dyakov.

Cristiano Ronaldo helped Champions League holders Real Madrid survive an early scare in Bulgaria.

Adrian Ramos double drives Dortmund to 3-0 win over Anderlecht

Dortmund players hug Adrian Ramos (centre) after he scored against Anderlecht.

Substitute scored twice as a weakened Borussia Dortmund beat Belgian champions Anderlecht 3-0.

Basel stuns sloppy Liverpool to claim another English scalp

FC Basel's Taulant Xhaka (left) fights for the ball with Liverpool's Lazar Markovic.

Swiss champions claimed another English Premier League scalp when they took advantage of a sloppy and lethargic Liverpool.

UEFA will not recognise Crimean clubs in Russian competitions

Football

UEFA will not recognise any matches played by Crimean clubs under the auspices of the Russian Football Union (RFS), European soccer's ruling body said on Friday.

Jubilant Tony Popovic urges Western Sydney Wanderers to make Asian history

Wanderers celebrate.

Sebastian Hassett Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic has hailed making the Asian Champions League final as the biggest milestone in the club's history - and he believes he has the players to clinch the...

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Brilliant Wanderers book their place in Asian Champions League final

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 01:  Mateo Poljak of the Wanderers celebrates scoring a goal during the Asian Champions League semi final leg 2 match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and FC Seoul at Pirtek Stadium on October 1, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Zak Kaczmarek/Getty Images)

Sebastian Hassett Of all the remarkable milestones achieved by the Western Sydney Wanderers in their two short years of existence, Wednesday night's 2-0 semi final win over FC Seoul must surely rank as their biggest.

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Ange Postecoglou says Socceroos are not so arrogant they expect easy success at Asian Cup

Spying: Ange Postecoglou has been keeping a close watch on his Asian competitors.

Sebastian Hassett Ange Postecoglou says the team can’t be 'arrogant' and take their progression for granted.

Women's World Cup to be played on turf, FIFA insists

The Matildas' Emily Van Egmond battles Japanese legend Homare Sawa during the Asian Cup final in 2014.

Steve Keating Next year's women's World Cup in Canada will be played on artificial turf despite threats of legal action from several top international players, an unmoved FIFA executive said after touring one of...

Arsenal signs Olivier Giroud to new EPL deal

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said Tuesday that a new contract for French striker Olivier Giroud was a "done" deal.

We knew Barcelona were fragile at the back, says PSG coach Laurent Blanc

Julien Pretot Barcelona had not conceded a goal this season but Paris St Germain were convinced the Spanish side, who lost 3-2 in the Champions League at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday, were vulnerable at the...

PSG stun Barcelona with Champions League win in front of all-star cast

PSG

Julien Pretot Paris St Germain made light of the absent Zlatan Ibrahimovic and a sub-standard start to the season to claim a 3-2 Champions League victory over Barcelona on Tuesday.

Evergreen Totti secures point for Roma in deserved draw at Manchester City

Francesco Totti

Francesco Totti became the oldest scorer in European club competition history when he netted after 24 minutes to give AS Roma a 1-1 draw at Manchester City in their Champions League Group E match at...

Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal reach first Asian Champions League final

Al Ain

Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal are through to their first Asian Champions League (ACL) final, despite losing the away leg of their last-four encounter against Al Ain of the United Arab Emirates 2-1 on...

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

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

Michael Lynch Spanish superstar David Villa will be available for selection for Melbourne City's round-one clash with Sydney FC.

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

FC Seoul coach Choi Yong-soo.

Sebastian Hassett 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...