Injuries

Football

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

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

Football

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.

Football

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.

Soccer

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.

Soccer

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.

Soccer

Fixture pile-up is route to the fast lane for Melbourne Victory

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch There's always two sides to a fixture pile-up.

Football

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo to miss King's Cup final against Barcelona

Christiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo will miss Wednesday's King's Cup final against Barcelona after failing to recover from knee and thigh muscle problems, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Tuesday.

Arsenal rule out sacking Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger.

Jeremy Wilson Arsene Wenger will be permitted to decide his future even if Arsenal fail to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 17 years and go a ninth consecutive season without silverware.

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Western Sydney Wanderers set to stand tall in finals, says striker Tomi Juric

The equaliser: Tomi Juric celebrates a goal against Brisbane last Saturday.

Sebastian Hassett Western Sydney Wanderers striker Tomi Juric has confidently declared his team – and not Brisbane Roar – is the team to beat in this year’s finals series.

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Football

Harry Kewell to leave with aura dimmed but legend in place

Difficult return: Harry Kewell.

Sebastian Hassett When the whistle blows at full-time at AAMI Park on Saturday night, the career of the most talented player in the history of Australian soccer will be over.

Soccer

Victory travelling OK, says Muscat

Kevin Muscat

Roy Ward Some teams like to say they are stronger for the fall ... Kevin Muscat believes Melbourne Victory is stronger for its travels as it enters the most important A-League game of its season.

Football

Richard Garcia says Sydney Sky Blues won't change in do-or-die clash with Perth Glory

Winning mentality: Sydney FC attacking player Richard Garcia.

Dominic Bossi The fact a one-goal loss to Perth will still be enough to hand Sydney FC a spot in the A-League finals hasn't altered the mindset of the team, according to says star midfielder Richard Garcia.

Football

Bayern humbled at home by Dortmund

Jonas Hofmann.

Ryland James Four days after beating Real Madrid in the Champions League, Borussia Dortmund claimed a second major scalp with a convincing 3-0 Bundesliga win at Bayern Munich on Saturday.

Wellington Phoenix's A-League season all but ashes

Cold hard common sense says Wellington Phoenix's A-League season is over, any chance of it making playoffs lost in a welter of injuries, suspensions and five-goal losses.

Newcastle Jets won't find Glory easy in Perth

Soccer Angela Habashy One team is just clinging on to a finals spot and the other is desperate to avoid the wooden spoon.

Comeback not on the cards, says Wellington Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick

Cathy Walshe Cold hard commonsense says Wellington Phoenix's A-League season is over and any chance of making the play-offs lost in a welter of injuries, suspensions and five-goal losses.

Football

Swedish fans must take responsibility after death: Larsson

Former Sweden striker Henrik Larsson called on fans to take responsibility for combating hooliganism following the death of a supporter in his home town of Helsingborg on Sunday.

Football

Arsene Wenger admits he may quit Arsenal at end of season

Time may be up: Arsene Wenger's future at Arsenal depends on how his team finishes this season.

Marc Isaacs Arsene Wenger has said there is a possibility he may not be Arsenal manager next season.

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