Socceroos' injuries open the door for new and fringe players ahead of Asian Cup

Injuries plague Ange Postecoglou's squad selection as the door opens for new and fringe players to cement spots.


Spate of A-League injuries prompts safety review of training grounds

A-League. Sydney FC vs Perth Glory. Allianz Stadium.
Alessandro Del Piero  in action
Saturday 15th February, 2014
Photos: Anthony Johnson

Dominic Bossi The A-League players' union will inspect club training grounds following a spike in injuries this season.


Sydney FC lead competition in injuries

Alessandro Del Piero

Dominic Bossi SYDNEY FC have suffered the highest number of injuries in the A-League this season. Their players have missed 92 games so far in the 2013-14 campaign.


Sydney FC coach Frank Farina expects changes to result in fewer injuries being reported to FFA

Aaron Calver

Dominic Bossi Sydney FC have changed the way they reveal injuries to Football Federation of Australia after claiming they had been too ''honest'' in the way injuries had been reported in the past.


Barcelona and Real Madrid hit by injuries

Lionel Messi

Cristiano Ronaldo can continue to boost his Ballon d'Or credentials as the Spanish league returns for the 13th round of games.


Victory injuries mount

Marcos Flores.

Michael Lynch Victory is having to do without three of its key players in at the most critical point of the year.

Injuries hurt Victory's Asian prospects

Melbourne Victory's upcoming Asian Champions League campaign has been struck a double blow, with Grant Brebner and Carlos Hernandez both sidelined by injury.

Injuries may decimate Roar midfield

The high-flying Roar have been brought back down to earth with key midfielders Danny Tiatto and Matt McKay in doubt for their A-League match against Wellington.

Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers to protect Raheem Sterling from burnout

Raheem Sterling is now being seen as the player to carry England into the next European Championships

Chris Bascombe Brendan Rodgers says he will protect Raheem Sterling from burnout to ensure his career is not curtailed in the manner of Michael Owen and Robbie Fowler.

Manchester United can overcome bad start, says Louis van Gaal

Louis Van Gaal

Mark Ogden Louis van Gaal claims he can mould Manchester United's newly assembled stars into title winners this season after insisting it would be "easy" to select his best XI from a squad of expensive signings.

Canberra United all smiles as it aims to take out the W-League championship

Canberra United players Holly Houston, left, hams it up next to Lori Lindsey, 2nd from left, during the Canberra United season launch at the University of Canberra.

Lee Gaskin Canberra United aiming to make up for the disappointment of last season and win the W-League championship.

Robbie Kruse completes long road back for Roos

Robbie Kruse.

A long and at times dark road to recovery will come to an end when Robbie Kruse makes his Socceroos return against Belgium.

Wayne Rooney 'ready to lead England'

Henry Winter Wayne Rooney believes he is ready to take on the responsibility of captaining England, and leading the national team out of a particularly bleak period even by their standards.

Cristiano Ronaldo interview: I want to break my records

Oliver Brown Real Madrid star puts World Cup misery behind him as he aims to raise goal-scoring bar even higher.

Ange Postecoglou's Socceroos look to mark their progress against Belgium

Australia's head coach Ange Postecoglou .

Michael Lynch Hindsight is always 20/20, so the World Cup, in retrospect, now looks like the easy part for Ange Postecoglou as he seeks to rebuild the Australian side and make it a major contender for Asian Cup...

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Angel Di Maria dazzles as Argentina crush Germany

Germany's forward Andre Schuerrle (R) vies with Argentina's midfielder Angel Di Maria.

A brilliant performance from Angel Di Maria spurred Argentina to a crushing 4-2 friendly win over world champions Germany.

England manager Roy Hodgson lets rip at critics

Under pressure: Roy Hodgson.

England manager Roy Hodgson lost his temper and swore during a briefing with journalists after being questioned about his side's lacklustre friendly victory over Norway.

Bailey Wright to make Socceroos debut

Defensive option: Bailey Wright.

Liam FitzGibbon World Cup bolter Bailey Wright will become the latest to audition for one of the Socceroos' most contentious roles when he makes his debut against Saudi Arabia.

Graham Arnold says Sydney FC are the A-League's biggest and best club

Michael Cockerill

Michael Cockerill Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold believes he's at the biggest and best club in the A-League.

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Players' union to inspect A-League clubs

The players' union will conduct inspections of every A-League club's facilities after a 30 per cent spike was recorded in the number of games missed through injury last season.