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Matildas playing a game in which no one wins

Kathryn Wicks Why the Matildas' revolt over coach Hesterine de Reus is a bad idea.

Soccer

Japan ready to take over Qatar's 2022 World Cup

Japanese fans cheer prior to the World Cup group E soccer match

Japan is ready to hold the 2022 World Cup if FIFA strips Qatar of hosting rights over corruption allegations, the country's football chief says.

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What would have happened with our World Cup bid if we hadn't tried ...

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch The surprise is not that Australia had to find bribes - or development money, for those with rather more delicate tastes - to try to promote its case to host the 2022 World Cup, but that it did so...

Soccer

Australia is still the perfect host for soccer's 2022 World Cup

Shining lights: Tom Rogic and Tim Cahill.

Henry Winter FIFA’s greed gave Qatar the World Cup in a decision that shames all involved, writes Henry Winter.

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Afghanistan would give the Asian Cup a great story to tell

Michael Cockerill dinkus

Michael Cockerill One name will be missing from the draw for the 2015 Asian Cup when the shape of Australia's biggest-ever football event finally becomes clear at a lavish ceremony at the Sydney Opera House on...

Football

Brazil, FIFA resolve finance row over Socceroos' World Cup venue

An agreement had been reached in a finance dispute that had threatened another of the Socceroo's venues for the World Cup in Brazil, FIFA said on Thursday.

Football

Brazil to deploy 100,000 security army for Cup

At least 100,000 security personnel will be deployed across Brazil for the World Cup as organisers seek to prevent a repeat of violence that rocked the country last year, an official has said.

Soccer

Top soccer player Sally Shipard continues to fight an eating disorder

Peter Hanlon For most of Sally Shipard's stellar career, she has been haunted by an insidious disease.

W-League star Sally Shipard opens up about battle with eating disorder

Sally Shipard

David Sygall By the pool at the team hotel before the Matildas' opening match of the 2004 Olympics, 16-year-old Sally Shipard admitted to a teammate something she did not understand then and still struggles to...

Football

England women’s captain Casey Stoney declares she is gay

Football

The captain of the England women’s football team, Casey Stoney has, for the first time, spoken publicly about being gay.

Soccer

Tim Cahill embarks on soul journey

Tim Cahill wears Shoreditch, London Suits

Daniel Lane Had it not been for his ability on the soccer pitch, it's quite possible Tim Cahill could be among those sweating for a chance to shine on Broadway.

Football

Tim Cahill: All the world game's a stage

Tim Cahill

Daniel Lane He may have abandoned his plans to become an actor, but Tim Cahill has never stopped dreaming big.

Football

Russia, Georgia end football gripe ahead of Sochi Olympics

Michel Platini

Russia and Georgia have ended their football spat, dating back to a brief war in 2008, by agreeing to play each other.

Football

Inside the big top: Sydney FC's marquee men ... and their wish list

Juninho

Sebastian Hassett From Yorke to Del Piero, the Sky Blues have had some of the world's biggest stars on their books.

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Pablo Contreras to hang up boots at end of A-League season with Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory training , Pablo Contreras
Photo Pat Scala The Age
Thursday the 10th of October 2013

Sebastian Hassett Melbourne Victory marquee Pablo Contreras has confirmed in an interview with a Chilean radio station that he will retire at the end of the year.

Soccer

Melbourne Victory's Chilean international Pablo Contreras to retire at the end of the season

Sebastian Hassett Contreras joined Victory with a view to stabilising defences, but has had a mixed campaign.

Soccer

Minister expects Australia's World Cup venue to be ready

Construction delays on its stadium created doubts.

Heather Garriock struggles to realise her Rio dream

Heather Garriock

David Sygall There was a silver lining for Heather Garriock after the Matildas missed qualification for the London Olympics in late 2011.

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World Cup riot force to beef up security in Brazil

Riot police

Brazil has created a special riot force to help police control demonstrations expected during the World Cup later this year.

Soccer

Brazil prepared too late for Cup: Blatter

Sepp Blatter

Brazil's continuing struggles to keep their World Cup organisation on schedule are a consequence of starting preparations too late, FIFA president says.