Competitions

Sydney FC score 3-1 win over Sydney United in keenly-contested FFA Cup clash

Sebastian Hassett It's been more than decade since Edensor Park was rocking like this. For one night only, the old days – the glory days – felt like they'd never left.

Football

Tuggeranong United proposes to maintain FFA Cup momentum with pre-season tournament

Melbourne Victory's Carl Valeri at Canberra Airport on Monday.

Chris Dutton Could seeing Socceroos star Carl Valeri playing in Canberra become a regular fixture?

Football

Youth United coach to continue push for National Youth League license

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Jon Tuxworth Youth United playing Sydney FC another chance for side to show NYL credentials.

UEFA will not recognise Crimean clubs in Russian competitions

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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.

FIFA executive member Theo Zwanziger says 2022 Qatar World Cup will not go ahead

Theo Zwanziger says conditions in Qatar are too oppressive to hold the World Cup.

Qatar will not host the World Cup in 2022, according to Theo Zwanziger, the German member on the executive committee of world football's governing body FIFA.

Sydney FC to lose Bernie Ibini to Socceroos for start of A-League season

Club versus country: Sydney FC recruit Bernie Ibini.

Dominic Bossi Bernie Ibini is set to make his Socceroos debut in next month's friendlies in the Middle East but his selection will spark a row between club and country as Sydney FC are furious about having to go...

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Qatar will not host World Cup: FIFA Executive Committee member Theo Zwanziger

The 2022 World Cup will not be held in Qatar because of the scorching temperatures in the Middle East country, FIFA Executive Committee member Theo Zwanziger said on Monday.

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Alen Stajcic appointed Matildas coach

Matildas coach Alen Stajcic.

Dominic Bossi Alen Stajcic is the new coach of the Matildas after being appointed by the Football Federation of Australia to guide the national women's team through to the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.

Peter Triantis and Chris Triantis go head to head in FFA Cup clash

Peter Triantis.

Dominic Bossi Almost everything Peter Triantis has learned from the game he credits as having come from his older brother, Chris.

Football

Canberra United striker Michelle Heyman backs Alen Stajcic's appointment as Matildas coach

Michelle Heyman.

David Polkinghorne Canberra United striker wants the Matildas No.9 jersey - and the W-League's golden boot.

Manuel Pellegrini blasts Chelsea calling the Blues a 'small' team

Graham Chase Manuel Pellegrini blasted Chelsea as a "small" team and predicted more to come from Frank Lampard who scored against his former club in a tense 1-1 Premier League draw.

Alen Stajcic named Matildas coach

Matildas coach Alen Stajcic.

Alen Stajcic has been appointed head coach of the Matildas, Football Federation Australia announced on Monday.

Lionel Messi and Neymar score in Barcelona thrashing of Levante

Lionel Messi.

Kieran Canning Barcelona overcame a missed penalty from Lionel Messi to return to the top of La Liga with a 5-0 win away to 10-man Levante on Sunday.

Alessandro Florenzi booked for hugging grandmother as Roma win again

AS Roma striker Alessandro Florenzi was booked for running into the stands to hug his 82-year-old grandmother after scoring in their 2-0 win over Cagliari in Serie A on Sunday.

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ARU chief Bill Pulver floats plan for retired rugby star Pat McCabe to become a referee

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David Polkinghorne Will retired Wallaby Pat McCabe step into a new career as a rugby union referee?

Football

Striker Stephanie Ochs propels Canberra United past Adelaide United 1-0 in W-League clash

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 21:  Michelle Heyman of Canberra competes for the ball during the round two W-League match between Adelaide United and Canberra United at Adelaide Shores Football Centre on September 21, 2014 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne Proves difference against Adelaide United.

Sydney FC ready to create the next generation of Socceroos

Looking to the future: after luring some of the world's biggest players to the A-League, Sydney FC now want to focus on developing the next Harry Kewell or Tim Cahill.

Sebastian Hassett For all the positive headlines and publicity that Sydney FC might have enjoyed in the A-League's first decade, very little of it has been to do with the development of Australian players.

Arsenal's quickfire treble stuns Villa

Julian Guyer Arsenal stopped Aston Villa going top of the Premier League courtesy of a 3-0 win on Saturday with the much-criticised Mesut Ozil on target.

Liverpool dealt 3-1 shock by West Ham United

Wall of defence: Mario Balotelli smashes a shot into West Ham players during Liverpool's 3-1 defeat at Upton Park.

Julian Guyer Liverpool suffered a surprise 3-1 loss away to West Ham on Saturday as fresh questions were raised about whether they have the defence required to win the Premier League.

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Mortiz Stoppelkamp scores 80-metre goal in Bundesliga

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Paderborn midfielder Moritz Stoppelkamp scored a "once in a lifetime" 80-metre goal on Saturday which helped his team stay top in Germany.