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Glory hosts Spanish side for friendly clash

Brad Elborough Perth Glory hosts Spanish football club Malaga in a friendly on Sunday, but the La Liga side appears to be in Australia on business.

The Socceroos' generation next still in under-12s

Liam Mannix The first generation of the new, improved Socceroos are just finishing primary school.

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Joachim Loew issues Germany soccer stars warning

Soccer fans wave German national flags during the screening of the Euro 2008 semi-final between Germany and Turkey at the 'fan mile' public viewing area in Berlin in this June 25, 2008 file photo. After six decades atoning for the crimes of the Nazis, Germans are rediscovering a sense of patriotism and are no longer ashamed to wave their flag and sing the national anthem. The nation startled itself during the 2006 soccer World Cup tournament, when millions of people painted flags on their faces, wearing red, gold and black hats and chanting the national anthem.

BERLIN Joachim Loew has issued his Germany stars with a World Cup warning for their friendly against Chile by insisting he will only pick his Brazil 2014 squad on current form.

Jets assistant issues ACL challenge

Ian McCullough Newcastle assistant coach Mark Jones has challenged the Jets players to show they are good enough to play in the upcoming Asian Champions League campaign.

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Daniel Barac ready to reignite his soccer career with Canberra Olympic

Kyle Papworth A brief taste of A-League action left him "stale" and disenchanted with soccer, but Canberra Olympic star Daniel Barac wants to rediscover his passion in the capital.

Real Madrid unveil World Cup star James Rodriguez

The Golden Boot winner is heading to Real Madrid.

Gabriel Rubio-Giron Colombia's World Cup revelation James Rodriguez was unveiled as Real Madrid's latest headline signing in front of tens of thousands of fans at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday.

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Western Sydney Wanderers defender Matthew Spiranovic battles for A-League fitness

Fitness cloud: Western Sydney's Matthew Spiranovic.

Michael Lynch Western Sydney Wanderers centre back Matthew Spiranovic, a key man for the Socceroos in the World Cup, is battling to be fit for the start of the new A-League season in October.

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Western Sydney Wanderers' passionate supporters helped convince Dutch star Romeo Castelen to move

Romeo Castelen

Former Dutch international Romeo Castelen has signed a two-year deal with Western Sydney.

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Sepp Blatter wants to see Luis Suarez back

Sepp Blatter is keen to see controversial Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez back in action.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter says he hopes to see Luis Suarez back in action soon.

Lionel Messi: World Cup Golden Ball award meant 'nothing'

Little consolation: Messi was less than thrilled with his Golden Ball award.

Jeremy Wilson and Henry Winter Rio de Janeiro: Lionel Messi last night (Monday) revealed the full depth of his anger and devastation at failing to crown his career by winning Sunday’s World Cup final amid a bizarre row about...

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Australia needs to set itself for long haul

Tim Cahill was one of the key players for the Socceroos in Brazil.

Michael Lynch Sitting in the Maracana watching the two best international teams in the world it was impossible not to muse, at least momentarily, on how far Australia still has to go.

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Lydia Williams won't let knee injury keep her down in race for World Cup

Injury blow: Canberra United keeper Lydia Williams.

Fleta Page Matildas keeper Lydia Williams is determined to recover in time for the women’s World Cup next June.

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Australian World Cup referee Ben Williams' brush with Lionel Messi

Canberra referee Ben Williams impressed at the World Cup.

Lee Gaskin Ben Williams hopes his performances on the game's biggest stage inspire future generations of referees.

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Sydney FC using games against EPL clubs Newcastle United and West Ham United as selection trials

New Sky Blue: Sydney FC's new signing Shane Smeltz.

Tom Decent Incoming Sydney FC head coach Graham Arnold says he will use "novelty" matches against Newcastle United and West Ham United in New Zealand next week as mini selection trials to formulate his new...

Canberra FC coach Andy Bernal to shake up club's culture

Canberra FC's Alex Oloriegbe and Cooma's Jordano Sanmartin.

Lee Gaskin Interim Canberra FC coach Andy Bernal is intent on changing the culture at the powerhouse club and is happy for players to leave if they don't buy into his system.

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Tim Cahill's price tag on the rise: Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold

Tim Cahill

Adrian Warren Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold ruefully acknowledges mooted target Tim Cahill's price tag has gone up and his stocks continue to soar following the Socceroos superstar's latest award.

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Canberra FC in hunt for league championship

Canberra FC striker Alex Oloriegbe.

Lee Gaskin Canberra FC remains in the hunt for the league championship after easily disposing of Woden Valley on Saturday.

Melbourne City earns draw with Oldham Athletic

Melbourne City

Melbourne City has earned a 1-1 draw with English third-tier side Oldham Athletic.

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Tuggeranong United slumps to fourth straight loss in Canberra National Premier League

Tuggeranong United goalkeeper Rowan Shepherd is on the ground after colliding with Canberra Olympic's Daniel Barac.

Lee Gaskin Tuggeranong United coach Steve Forshaw has put his squad on notice after 4-1 loss to Canberra Olympic.

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Socceroos crash but World Cup champions Germany top rankings

Slipping: The Socceroos have plummeted in the rankings after losing their three games at the World Cup.

Matt Bungard The Socceroos have plummeted 14 places to 76th in the latest rankings released by governing body FIFA.

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