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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.

Luis Suarez's appeal to be fast-tracked by Court of Arbitration for Sport

The Court of Arbitration for Sport should rule on Luis Suarez's appeal against his suspension in mid-August.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has summoned Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez, currently serving a four-month ban from all soccer-related activities, to a hearing in Switzerland on August 8.

Football

Japan's likely Asian Cup quarter-final in Canberra moved to Sydney to suit TV broadcasters

Lee Gaskin The Asian Cup quarter-final in Canberra likely to feature Japan has been switched to Sydney.

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.

Tuggeranong focused on home, not FFA Cup

Tuggeranong junior Carl Valeri.

Kyle Papworth Former Tuggeranong junior Carl Valeri has his eye on a dream FFA Cup contest against his former club.

Flares take focus from on-field flair

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Fleta Page Football Federation Australia has promised to ban people found responsible for lighting flares at the match between Western Sydney Wanderers and Canberra FC on Wednesday night.

Football

Australian FFA Cup begins with plenty of goals

Pete Smith The FFA Cup commenced with a flurry of goals across Tuesday's four games with former national champions Sydney Olympic and Brisbane Strikers both securing come-from-behind wins.

Lowly South Springvale notches memorable FFA Cup win

The game-winning save by South Springvale goalkeeper Rani Dowisha.

David Manuca Victorian amateur football club South Springvale continues its dream run in the national FFA Cup.

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A-League side Western Sydney Wanderers win 1-0 against Canberra FC in pre-season friendly

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Lee Gaskin Western Sydney Wanderers downed Canberra FC 1-0 in a pre-season trial on Wednesday night.

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Sydney FC win over West Ham a big boost to players, says Alex Brosque

Booster: Alex Brosque scores for Sydney FC against West Ham.

Chris Boulous Sydney FC striker Alex Brosque said their 3-1 upset win over English Premier League club West Ham United will give the team - and himself - a huge dose of confidence heading into the new A League...

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Canberra FC has two players sent off in 4-1 Capital Football National Premier League loss to FFA Centre of Excellence

Canberra FC's Ian Graham received his marching orders after a second yellow card.

Lee Gaskin Canberra FC's title aspirations took a savage blow, with two players sent off in a costly 4-1 loss to FFA COE.

A-League

A-League: Perth Glory serious about FFA Cup

Brad Elborough Any doubts that Perth Glory is taking the inaugural FFA Cup seriously were dashed on Sunday with the way they went about their pre-season friendly against Spanish club Malaga CF.

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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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.

WA Soccer

Glory hosts Spanish side for friendly clash

Former Brisbane Roar attacking midfielder Mitch Nichols, 25, is a member of the Socceroo's squad and is on loan to Perth Glory for a season from Japanese J-League club, Cerezo Osaka.

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.

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NPL pacesetters the Cooma Tigers toy with Tuggeranong before finishing them off 3-0

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Kyle Papworth Tuggeranong United suffered a fifth straight Capital Football National Premier League loss, going down 3-0 to the top of the table Cooma Tigers at Kambah oval on Saturday.

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The Socceroos' generation next still in under-12s

Looking ahead: Young indigenous soccer players, from the John Moriarty Football team in the Northern Territory, at a Socceroos training session in Vitoria, Brazil, last month.

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

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FIFA suspends Nigeria from internationals

Nigeria out.

FIFA has suspended the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) with immediate effect over "government interference".

Brazil post mortems begin in earnest after World Cup thrashing

Devastated: Brazilian fans react on Rio's Copacabana beach.

Michael Lynch The morning after the evening  before and the sun rose in Belo Horizonte. But the city's image will never be the same, forever now inextricably linked with the biggest disaster in Brazilian...

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