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Fernando Torres ends his Chelsea ordeal with AC Milan move

Jason Burt, Oliver Brown Fernando Torres has agreed a two-year deal to join AC Milan and finally end one of the most disastrous moves in Premier League history.

'Critics don't bother me, I am one of the world's best': Arsenal playmaker Mesut Özil

Mesut Özil

Henry Winter Mesut Özil possesses a talent to be cherished. From Wembley to Maracana, he has enjoyed a summer to be celebrated, winning the FA Cup with Arsenal and the World Cup with Germany.

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.

Graham Arnold says Sydney FC are the A-League's biggest and best club

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Michael Cockerill Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold believes he's at the biggest and best club in the A-League.

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Central Coast Mariners re-sign coach Phil Moss on three-year deal

Thumbs up: Mariners coach Phil Moss has signed a three-year contract extension.

Dominic Bossi Central Coast Mariners have made two long-term commitments to their football department by re-signing coach Phil Moss for three years while unveiling the A-League's first scouting network

Mark Bresciano summoned by Socceroos

Veteran playmaker Mark Bresciano will replace injured Sydney FC midfielder Terry Antonis for friendlies against Belgium and Saudi Arabia.

Real Madrid challenge for Liverpool in Champions League

Christiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid have drawn alongside Liverpool in the Champions League group stage.

Champions Real Madrid will play five-time former winners Liverpool while fellow Spanish giants Barcelona plucked big-spending Paris Saint-Germain as the Champions League group stage draw was made in...

Socceroos again turn to Mark Bresciano to replace Terry Antonis

Old hand: Mark Bresciano.

Steve Larkin Ageing playmaker Mark Bresciano has been summoned into the Socceroos squad in the clearest signal yet he wants to extend his career into next year's Asian Cup.

Western Sydney Wanderers lose Tomi Juric for ACL semi after taunting crowd

Carded: Tomi Juric after scoring his penalty against Guangzhou Evergrande.

Dominic Bossi Western Sydney Wanderers will be without striker Tomi Juric for their Asian Champions League semi-final against FCC Seoul due to suspension.

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Alessandro Del Piero to sign for Indian Super League side Delhi Dynamos

From the A-League to the ISL: Alessandro Del Piero.

Italian World Cup winner and former Sydney FC player Alessandro Del Piero was set to be unveiled as the Indian Super League's (ISL) latest marquee signing on Thursday as organisers spoke of sparking...

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Western Sydney Wanderers well prepared for hostile Chinese fans

Victorious in defeat: Tomi Juric celebrates his goal against Guangzhou Evergrande.

Dominic Bossi Western Sydney Wanderers were prepared to face the brunt of Guangzhou's fury on Wednesday night so much so they had already hired a second bus to remain on standby in the event their first was...

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers must treat Mario Balotelli as an adult

Liverpool's new signings Mario Balotelli (R) and Adam Lallana (L) watch on during the loss to Manchester City earlier this week.

Paul Hayward The way this is going, social services are going to meet on Merseyside to discuss the Mario Balotelli conundrum.

Record signing Angel di Maria ready to return Manchester United's swagger

Bringing fresh hope: Angel di Maria.

Henry Winter Far from being a luxury signing, the arrival of Di Maria should be applauded here, writes Henry Winter.

Manchester United sign Angel Di Maria in record British deal

Angel Di Maria celebrates scoring against Switzerland during the World Cup.

LONDON, Aug 26 AFP - Manchester United have signed Argentina midfielder Angel di Maria from Real Madrid for a British record transfer fee of STG59.7 million ($A108.

Celtic out of Champions League after loss to NK Maribor

Celtic's Efe Ambrose reacts to a missed opportunity.

Celtic's second attempt at qualifying for the group stages of the Champions League ended in failure as a Marcos Tavares goal handed NK Maribor a 1-0 win to earn the Slovenian side a 2-1 aggregate win...

Manchester United move 'never my wish': Angel di Maria

Angel di Maria

Argentine midfielder Angel di Maria has claimed he never asked to leave Real Madrid after sealing his British transfer record move to Manchester United.

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Carl Valeri's homecoming against Tuggeranong United will be special, says former Socceroo Craig Moore

Carl Valeri will take on his junior club, Tuggeranong United, in the FFA Cup.

Nathan Beuman Former Socceroos captain Craig Moore said Canberra fans would be torn about who to cheer in the FFA Cup.

Football Federation Australia bans live streaming of FFA Cup matches

Online sensations: Live streaming of Sydney FC's clash with Melbourne City attracted significant interest on the internet.

Dominic Bossi Football Federation Australia will prohibit clubs from streaming FFA Cup games online regardless of whether their respective matches will be broadcast live or on delay on the pay TV network.

Arsenal qualify for Champions League after narrow win

Alexis Sanchez (L) celebrates with team mate Jack Wilshere

Alexis Sanchez's first Arsenal goal earned his side a nervy 1-0 victory over Besiktas on Wednesday that saw them squeeze into the Champions League for the 17th consecutive season.

Olivier Giroud out for up to four months for Arsenal

French striker Olivier Giroud

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud will be out for up to four months after undergoing surgery to repair a broken tibia, manager Arsene Wenger revealed.