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.

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.

Football

Tuggeranong United slumps to fourth straight loss in Canberra National Premier League

Tuggeranong United goalkeeper Rowan Shepherd is on the ground after colliding with Canberra Olympic's Daniel Barac.

Lee Gaskin Tuggeranong United coach Steve Forshaw has put his squad on notice after 4-1 loss to Canberra Olympic.

Football

Matildas goalkeeper Lydia Williams suffers knee injury in the US

Injury blow: Lydia Williams.

Lee Gaskin Canberra United goalkeeper Lydia Williams suffered a knee injury while playing in the US on Sunday.

Football

Injury woes plague underdogs Canberra FC before Federation Cup final

Belconnen United coach Dean Ugrinic and Canberra FC coach Ray Junna.

Fleta Page Canberra FC faces an uphill battle when it takes on the in-form Belconnen United in the Federation Cup final.

Football

Brendon Santalab puts race row behind him as he prepares for A-League grand final

Keeping calm: Brendon Santalab says he is relaxed before his first grand final.

Dominic Bossi Western Sydney Wanderers striker Brendon Santalab says he has given no thought to the race row that engulfed the A-League during the past few months and has put the turmoil of the lengthy process...

Soccer

Arsene Wenger frustrated by Arsenal's season

Arsene Wenger says a couple more wins at home could have made the difference

Arsene Wenger claims he will look back on the season as a missed opportunity even if Arsenal clinch a place in the Champions League this weekend.

Football

Chelsea may sell Oscar or Hazard

Uncertain future: Eden Hazard.

Jason Burt Jose Mourinho has told Oscar, Eden Hazard and Andre Schurrle that they must improve, with at least one of the expensive trio expected to leave the club this summer.

Why it is now or never for Liverpool

Luis Suarez

There are five very good reasons why the Anfield club could struggle to mount another title bid, writes Jason Burt.

Football

Matthew Spiranovic poised for plane seat to Brazil for World Cup

Matthew Spiranovic

Dominic Bossi First Brisbane, then Brazil for Western Sydney Wanderers defender Matthew Spiranovic, who is hoping to cap off a stellar season with a World Cup berth – but not before lifting the A-League crown in...

Football

Injury to Wanderers' Nikolai Topor-Stanley pivotal in A-League grand final

Sorely missed: Defender Nikolai Topor-Stanley left the field in the second half after suffering a leg injury.

Sebastian Hassett If big games turn on big moments, then the turning point of Sunday’s A-League grand final occurred when Western Sydney Wanderers’ defender Nikolai Topor-Stanley dived into a tackle midway...

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Soccer

Melbourne Victory loses Adama Traore to European dream

Bound for Europe: Adama Traore.

Melbourne Victory's most consistent defender of the past two seasons, Adama Traore, is leaving the A-League.

Football

Ange Postecoglou ends Lucas Neill's World Cup dream

Ange Postecoglou and Lucas Neill.

Sebastian Hassett After months of debate about Lucas Neill's future, Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has officially ruled the defender out of next month's World Cup.

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Soccer

Rio Ferdinand to leave Manchester United

Rio goes: Rio Ferdinand is leaving Manchester United after a distinguished career at Old Trafford

Rio Ferdinand confirmed on Monday that he will leave Manchester United.