A League

Del Piero close to call on A-League future

Ben McKay Sydney FC coach Frank Farina expects Alessandro Del Piero to make a decision shortly on whether he remains in the A-League.

A-League finals: Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC

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Scott Spits It's time for the A-League finals. Glamour clubs Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC clash in an elimination final.


Graham Arnold back on A-League radar after walking away from Vegalta Sendai

Graham Arnold after last year's A-League Grand Final triumph with the Mariners.

Dominic Bossi Graham Arnold has parted from Japanese club Vegalta Sendai by mutual consent following a winless start to the J-League season.

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A-League head Damien de Bohun says no plans to synchronise final rounds in future

Dominic Bossi All five games of the final round of the A-League season this weekend will have an impact on the make-up of the top six but Football Federation Australia has ruled out the possibility of...

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A-League Round 27 preview

Sydney FC marquee player Alessandro Del Piero may be playing his last home game for the club this weekend.

The playoffs line-up will be settled by these final round matches.


A-League star Alessandro Del Piero has farewell put on hold as Sydney FC contract talks are delayed

Del Piero scores from the spot against the Phoenix in round 26.

Dominic Bossi Alessandro Del Piero may not be farewelled in a Sky Blues jersey after the Italian star and the club decided to delay talks of a possible contract extension until the off-season


Tony Popovic says Western Sydney in good place for A-League finals

Youssouf Hersi celebrates after scoring the match-winning goal for the Wanderers against Melbourne Heart at AAMI Park.

Sebastian Hassett After succesful comebacks in the past two rounds, Tony Popovic believes his Western Sydney Wanderers have found the mental toughness to land this year’s title.


A-League analysis: Why Wanderer Ante Covic's a keeper

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Michael Cockerill Western Sydney Wanderers have Ante Covic to thank for securing a coveted top-two finish, which delivers a home final and a week off.

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Frank Farina eyes A-League glory for Sydney FC

Bullish: Sydney FC coach Frank Farina is daring to dream of a Sky Blues grand final victory.

Sebastian Hassett With a spot in the finals now theirs to lose, Sydney FC coach Frank Farina says his side is capable of generating the momentum that could take it all the way to the grand final.

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Western Sydney Wanderers primed for A-League finals demolition, says coach Tony Popovic

Angela Habashy They're among the A-League's lowest scoring teams this season but Western Sydney coach Tony Popovic feels his side is primed to deliver the goals needed to demolish whoever they face in the finals.


A-League All-Stars: Josep Gombau says his style has won fans over

Sebastian Hassett Josep Gombau believes his style of coaching has struck a chord with the Australian football public after being voted to take change of the A-League All Stars against Juventus in August.


Adrian Leijer backs Melbourne Victory to go all the way to A-League grand final

Adrian Leijer during a training session on Tuesday.

A run of ordinary results has not sapped belief in the Melbourne Victory squad that they can achieve the extraordinary this season.


A-League preview: week 26

This week, Victory heads to Newcastle to take on the Jets and Heart travels to Adelaide.


Dimitri Petratos a rising star in A-League with Brisbane Roar

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Sebastian Hassett Football agent Tony Rallis remembers pitching Dimitri Petratos to several A-League clubs, only to hear the same answer over and again.

Wellington Phoenix's A-League season all but ashes

Cold hard common sense says Wellington Phoenix's A-League season is over, any chance of it making playoffs lost in a welter of injuries, suspensions and five-goal losses.


John Aloisi's brother is one to watch, but FFA and A-League are looking the other way

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Michael Cockerill Let's talk about the "other" Aloisi - Ross. John's older brother, the player who didn't convert the winning penalty to end 32 years of World Cup heartache, the one whose playing career was good...


Race to A-League finals shrouded in uncertainty

Brisbane Roar fans have reason to cheer: their team is the only one that has ensured a semi-final spot.

Dominic Bossi Eight of the 10 A-League clubs can still dream of lifting the coveted ring on May 4 with just two games left to play in the regular season but the lack of clarity among the contenders hasn't prompted...


Alessandro Del Piero warns Sydney FC teammates not to get cocky before A-League finals

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Sebastian Hassett Sydney FC might be within touching distance of the finals but Alessandro Del Piero doesn’t want his teammates to be lulled into a false sense of security.


Trifiro brothers' A-League dream could have a twist

Sibling rivalry: Jason Trifiro of the Wanderers.

Dominic Bossi Brothers Jason and Glen Trifiro were almost inseparable throughout the course of their long and arduous road to professional football but on Saturday night the two will be forced to square off...

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Tom Rogic: From A-League to Zizou

World at his feet: Tom Rogic.

Sebastian Hassett In a little over two months, the hopes and dreams of a nation will fall on the exquisitely talented shoulders of Tom Rogic.

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