Russia and Georgia have ended their football spat, dating back to a brief war in 2008, by agreeing to play each other.
Michael Lynch Australia is facing the ignominy of failing to qualify a soccer team for the Olympics for the first time in 28 years.
Liam FitzGibbon Harry Kewell says it would be a "dream" to represent Australia at the Beijing Olympics but he needs to sort out his club future first.
Soccer's world governing body FIFA has overturned a decision by Football Federation Australia that allowed goalkeeper Danny Vukovic to play at the Olympics.
Central Coast Mariners goalkeeper Danny Vukovic will be eligible to play at the Olympics.
By Liam FitzGibbon Fulham defender Adrian Leijer says the prospect of figuring in the Socceroos' 2010 World Cup campaign is helping to drive Australia's under 23 players.
Michael Koziol Australia's elite disabled football team, the Pararoos, have been stripped of its entire $175,000 in Commonwealth funding.
Michael Lynch Alex Wilkinson could fairly be described as the accidental Socceroo, although some, less kindly, have suggested the closest parallel for the former Central Coast Mariners defender and his rapid rise...
Perth Glory stalwarts Scott Miller and Gareth Naven have been shown the door after a review of the club's coaching structure and football department.
Martin Flanagan The World Cup is fascinating, frightening and exciting all at once. This has to be the biggest show on earth – ever.
Lee Gaskin Sally Shipard packed a lot into her career for someone forced to retire so young.
Sebastian Hassett New Matildas coach Alen Stajcic believes his side can put the dramas of the past few months behind it to put in a bold showing at this month's Asian Cup in Vietnam.
Carlos Salcido was a surprise inclusion in Mexico's 23-man squad for next month's World Cup named by coach Miguel Herrera.
unknown Members of a special unit set up for the tournament and the 2016 Olympics in Rio have been given 200 sets of the 10 kg "RoboCop" protective equipment, which is flame resistant to up to 219°F.
Ryan Giggs has called time on his remarkable 23-year, trophy-laden Manchester United career to commit himself to his new role as assistant to manager Louis van Gaal, who was confirmed as the...
Lee Gaskin Canberra will be front and centre during the biggest sporting event in Asia next year.
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.
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...
Kathryn Wicks Why the Matildas' revolt over coach Hesterine de Reus is a bad idea.
Dominic Bossi Six years ago, Kim Seung-yong couldn't walk down the streets of Seoul without being mobbed by adoring fans.