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Arsenal qualify for Champions League after narrow win

Alexis Sanchez's first Arsenal goal earned his side a nervy 1-0 victory over Besiktas on Wednesday that saw them squeeze into the Champions League for the 17th consecutive season.

Centre back Cosmin Moti turns keeper to send Belgium's Ludogorets into Champions League

Cosmin Moti celebrates after one of his penalty saves.

Defender Cosmin Moti was forced into goal for a penalty shootout and made two saves to send Bulgarian club Ludogorets into the Champions League group stage for the first time at the expense of Steau...

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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.

Jason Davidson wins it for West Bromwich in League Cup

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Australian defender Jason Davidson provided the face-saving matchwinner for West Bromwich Albion as they prevailed 7-6 on penalties against Oxford to reach the third round of the League Cup.

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Carl Valeri's homecoming against Tuggeranong United will be special, says former Socceroo Craig Moore

Carl Valeri will take on his junior club, Tuggeranong United, in the FFA Cup.

Nathan Beuman Former Socceroos captain Craig Moore said Canberra fans would be torn about who to cheer in the FFA Cup.

Football Federation Australia bans live streaming of FFA Cup matches

Online sensations: Live streaming of Sydney FC's clash with Melbourne City attracted significant interest on the internet.

Dominic Bossi Football Federation Australia will prohibit clubs from streaming FFA Cup games online regardless of whether their respective matches will be broadcast live or on delay on the pay TV network.

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Canberra venues to benefit from upgrades to Asian Cup training venues

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Jon Tuxworth Next year's Asian Cup will leave a legacy for Canberra soccer after it was confirmed Deakin Stadium and McKellar Park will feature in $650,000 worth of upgrades to venues in all five host cities.

Manchester United sign Angel Di Maria in record British deal

Angel Di Maria celebrates scoring against Switzerland during the World Cup.

LONDON, Aug 26 AFP - Manchester United have signed Argentina midfielder Angel di Maria from Real Madrid for a British record transfer fee of STG59.7 million ($A108.

Western Sydney Wanderers ready for hostile atmosphere

Wild scenes: Marcello Lippi is restrained.

Angela Habashy Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic denies any heat in their do-or-die Asian Champions League (ACL) quarter-final against Guangzhou Evergrande will be fuelled by the controversy of their last...

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Nathan Tinkler says EPL clubs showing interest in Newcastle Jets

An English Premier League club has emerged as a possible buyer for the Newcastle Jets, the A-League franchise's owner Nathan Tinkler has revealed.

Dream match-up for FFA Cup round of 16

Ali Abbas celebrates after scoring against Melbourne City.

The FFA Cup has its dream draw, with Sydney United 58 pitted against A-League side Sydney FC.

Sydney FC to meet Sydney United in FFA Cup round of 16

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Dominic Bossi Sydney football fans have received a dream draw in the FFA Cup round of 16 as two giants of different eras have been drawn together with Sydney United hosting Sydney FC at Edensor Park

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Tuggeranong United to host Melbourne Victory and Socceroos midfielder Carl Valeri in FFA Cup

Tuggeranong players celebrate their penalty shootout win over South Hobart in the FFA Cup round of 32.

Lee Gaskin Tuggeranong United will have their wish when they host A-League powerhouse Melbourne Victory in the FFA Cup.

FFA Cup rekindles interest in the little teams, and it's only getting bigger

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Michael Cockerill What an unbridled success the FFA Cup has been.

English Premier League clubs among potential new owners for Newcastle Jets

On the market: Nathan Tinkler has sold the Newcastle Knights and now he is looking to offload the Newcastle Jets.

Dominic Bossi Newcastle United could be the next English Premier League club to purchase a controlling stake of an A-League side after Nathan Tinkler is understood to have approached their owner offering to sell...

UEFA will not recognise Crimean clubs in Russian competitions

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UEFA will not recognise any matches played by Crimean clubs under the auspices of the Russian Football Union (RFS), European soccer's ruling body said on Friday.

Pragmatic Michel Platini unlikely to enter FIFA presidency race

Mike Collett They play for high stakes in the casinos of Monte Carlo, but in the latest round of soccer politics UEFA president Michel Platini looks increasingly likely to stay away from the tables, preferring...

Central Coast Mariners face lockout over outstanding debts and ground fees

Dominic Bossi Central Coast Mariners’ use of their home ground may be in jeopardy just six weeks out from the start of the season because of outstanding bills of about $300,000 for unpaid loans and venue...

Guangzhou Evergrande's Marcello Lippi cops ban over ACL blow up

Western Sydney's chances of reaching the Asian Champions League semi-finals boosted with Marcello Lippi copping a sideline ban.