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Football

Manchester City players top highest-paid list as UEFA penalties loom

Footballers with English Premier League club Manchester City are the highest-paid athletes in global sport.

Soccer

Out-gunned. Minnows stun Arsenal with win on penalties

Bradford City.

Arsenal suffered one of the most humiliating defeats in their history as League Two minnows Bradford City clinched a stunning triumph on penalties after a 1-1 draw in English soccer's League Cup...

Turkey beats Croatia on penalties

Turkey has beaten Croatia 3-1 on penalties after their nerve-tingling Euro 2008 quarter-final finished 1-1 following extra time.

Late goals clinch Sydney FC win over Melbourne City in FFA Cup

Party time: Melbourne City’s Nick Kalmar celebrates a goal against Sydney FC.

Jesse Hogan The pace of Corey Gameiro proved pivotal as Graham Arnold's stint at the helm of Sydney FC began with a 3:1 extra-time FFA Cup victory away to Melbourne City.

Western Sydney Wanderers suffer shock FFA Cup loss to Adelaide City

Shocked: Wanderers coach Tony Popovic.

Adelaide City set an early benchmark for FFA Cup upsets on Tuesday night with a shock 1-0 win over A-League giants Western Sydney Wanderers.

Sydney FC coach full of praise for youngster Corey Gameiro

Corey Gameiro (right) makes tracks for goal on Tuesday night.

Jesse Hogan New Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold says 21-year-old Corey Gameiro is on track to trump some of the club's highly rated strikers.

Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas is the EPL's signing of the summer

Cesc Fabregas

Matt Law The number on his back may be familiar, but the hairstyle has changed, the face is slightly more weathered, and the colour is certainly different for Cesc Fabregas.

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.

I can learn from Wenger, says Arsenal new boy Sanchez

Striker Alexis Sanchez starred for Chile at the World Cup.

New Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez has stressed the influence that manager Arsene Wenger had on his decision to join the FA Cup winners from Barcelona.

Ten things to take from the World Cup in Brazil 2014

Michael Lynch in Rio de Janeiro First of all, it is the people and the host community that make the tournament.

Lionel Messi: World Cup Golden Ball award meant 'nothing'

Little consolation: Messi was less than thrilled with his Golden Ball award.

Jeremy Wilson and Henry Winter Rio de Janeiro: Lionel Messi last night (Monday) revealed the full depth of his anger and devastation at failing to crown his career by winning Sunday’s World Cup final amid a bizarre row about...

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.

World Cup provides place in the spotlight for the right reasons

Hard to get past ... Costa Rica's goalkeeper Keylor Navas celebrates the victory over Italy.

Michael Lynch Who knew that Costa Rica had topped an alternative economics foundation's poll as the happiest place to live in the world twice in the past five years?

End of the beautiful game: why fans have fallen out of love with Brazil

Figure of fun: Brazil striker Fred.

Michael Lynch One of the interesting things about this World Cup is how little love in the there appears to be for Brazil outside their own country.

My World Cup memories from Johan Cruyff's total football to Fabio Grosso's untimely tumble

Michael Lynch, Cuiaba It seems to be a fact of life that the older you get, not only do your memories become more sepia tinted but your recall of facts and emotions is in inverse proportion to your age.

Football

Capital Football concerned at racial vilification

Red card.

Chris Wilson Capital Football has warned it will encourage victims of racial vilification to take their matters further.

It's a goalfest in the land of Jogo Bonito - let's hope it continues

Michael Lynch With 27 goals in its first eight matches, the Brazil World Cup is confounding expectations and making the dreamers smile.

Veteran Russian striker Kerzhakov rescues a point in opening game

Alexander Kerzhakov (left) rescued Russia in its first World Cup finals match since 2002, scoring three minutes after coming on as substitute to salvage a 1-1 draw against South Korea.

Soccer

Manchester United's cause not so hopeless after all

Manchester United's David Moyes.

English team's task in Champions League quarter-final looks a lot less daunting than it was when the draw was made.