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.


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: 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.


Melbourne Knights take final FFA Cup spot

Game winner: Shayan Alinejad.

Melbourne Knights have filled the last place in the inaugural FFA Cup, and a potential date with an A-League titan.

Draw released for inaugural FFA Cup

Both the Mariners and Wanderers will not face fellow A-League clubs in their opening matches.

Perth soccer clubs Bayswater City and Stirling Lions will host A-League opposition in the FFA Cup's round of 32.


Tuggeranong draw South Hobart in FFA Cup first round


Jon Tuxworth Tuggeranong United coach Steve Forshaw says the Football Federation Cup will give local players a rare chance to ''chase the dream'' and put themselves on the A-League radar. 

Canberra NPL: Belconnen United v FFA COE


Belconnen United proved too strong for the FFA Centre of Excellence in their Canberra NPL clash at the AIS on Sunday.


FFA finalises Western Sydney Wanderers sale

The FFA confirms the sale of the A-League licence for the Wanderers is complete.

Canberra NPL: Woden Valley FC v FFA COE

Sport.  National Premier League Woden Valley FC vs FFA COE at Kaleen Enclosed Oval.  FFA COE player Christian Verbi chases after a loose ball.   15 June 2014. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Woden Valley FC takes on FFA COE at Kaleen Enclosed Oval in the Canberra National Premier League on Sunday.


FFA cracks down on soccer hooligans

The A-League's most rowdy supporters will now be cordoned off into special designated areas in what looks to be a hooligan crackdown by the FFA.


Advent of FFA Cup gives Wolves of Wollongong new hope and inspiration

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Michael Cockerill As the mist descended on Melita Stadium, piercing the gloom came a cry we have not heard for what seems like an eternity. ''C'mon you Wolves, c'mon you Wolves.

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FFA did not tell federal police of $500,000 allegedly stolen by FIFA executive Jack Warner


Nick McKenzie and Richard Baker Australia's football federation has not called in the federal police to investigate a 2013 inquiry finding that allegedly corrupt FIFA executive Jack Warner stole $500,000 from the FFA.


FFA to charge A-League clubs $250,000 fee for tours by European giants

Money maker ... Liverpool's Luis Suarez in action against the Melbourne Victory.

John Stensholt Football Federation Australia has attracted the ire of A-League club owners by moving to impose a $250,000 sanction fee on any international friendly matches the clubs organise against famous...


FFA Cup will finally bring the romance of football to Australia

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Michael Cockerill Harry Gale has just fixed the tiles in my laundry. Jai Wadick is studying sports science at university. Kale Hopper is a high school teacher in Coffs Harbour. Cale Simmonds is a bank manager.

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FFA Cup allows minnows to play A-League's stars

FFA chief David Gallop with players Brett Emerton and Paul Reid.

Dominic Bossi Tournament will provide a definitive link between the grassroots level of the game up to the elite clubs.


Players Union joins FFA to investigate Abbas incident

Ali Abbas (right).

Dominic Bossi The A-League players' union will join forces with Football Federation of Australia to assist in the investigation of alleged racial abuse directed at Sydney FC player Ali Abbas during Saturday's...

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Apology would have averted FFA probe, says Farina

Ali Abbas

If Ali Abbas had received an apology there would be no need for the FFA's investigation into alleged racial vilification, says Sydney FC coach.


John Aloisi's brother is one to watch, but FFA and A-League are looking the other way

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Michael Cockerill Let's talk about the "other" Aloisi - Ross. John's older brother, the player who didn't convert the winning penalty to end 32 years of World Cup heartache, the one whose playing career was good...


Tom Sermanni's sacking a coincidence, FFA boss David Gallop says

FFA boss says Tom Sermanni's exit has no bearing on future of Australia coach Hesterine de Reus.