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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.

Soccer

Olyroos could fail to qualify for Olympics

Olyroo Mate Dugandzic.

Michael Lynch Australia is facing the ignominy of failing to qualify a soccer team for the Olympics for the first time in 28 years.

Kewell puts club future before Olympics

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.

FIFA bar Vukovic from Olympics

Soccer's world governing body FIFA has overturned a decision by Football Federation Australia that allowed goalkeeper Danny Vukovic to play at the Olympics.

Vukovic eligible to play at Olympics

Central Coast Mariners goalkeeper Danny Vukovic will be eligible to play at the Olympics.

Beijing Olympics 'key for 2010 Cup'

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.

Football

Matildas playing a game in which no one wins

Kathryn Wicks dinkus

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

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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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Soccer

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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Football

Afghanistan would give the Asian Cup a great story to tell

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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

Olyroos coach Aurelio Vidmar returns serve at A-League coaches

Aurelio Vidmar

Dominic Bossi Olyroos coach Aurelio Vidmar says the Asian Under-22 Championship is an invaluable learning curve for his players as he hit back at criticism from A-League coaches who have lost players to the...

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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