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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.

AFL

Kevin Muscat pays tribute to players' self-belief

Victory coach Kevin Muscat and his Sydney FC counterpart Frank Farina shake hands before the A-League elimination final match on Friday.

Michael Lynch For Melbourne Victory boss Kevin Muscat, Gui Finkler's last minute goal to win their elimination final against Sydney FC was a vindication of his squad's self-belief and commitment, never better...

A-League finals: Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC

Alessandro Del Piero

Scott Spits It's time for the A-League finals. Glamour clubs Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC clash in an elimination final.

Football

Arsenal survive Cup semi scare against Wigan

Per Mertesacker

Mike Collett Arsenal rode their luck to beat holders Wigan Athletic 4-2 on penalties and reach the FA Cup final for the first time in nine years after their semi-final ended in a 1-1 draw after extra time at...

Soccer

FA Cup: Hull City tames Sheffield United

Hull City's Tom Huddlestone, centre,  celebrates after scoring.

London Hull City were given a fright as they had to come from behind twice to beat obstinate third tier side Sheffield United 5-3.

Soccer

Adelaide United earns late draw with Heart

Marcelo Carrusca of Adelaide gets away from Massimo Murdocca of Melbourne Heart.

Steve Larkin A last-minute equaliser allowed Adelaide United to pinch a 2-2 draw against Melbourne Heart on Friday night and climb to second on the A-League ladder.

Soccer

Sky Blues tighten grip on finals berth

Alessandro Del Piero of Sydney is held back by Luke Adams of the Phoenix during the A-League match on Sunday.

Sydney FC has tightened its grip on sixth spot in empathic style by beating Wellington 4-1 in an action-packed clash which featured two penalties, five goals and eight yellow cards.

Football

Liverpool return to top of Premier League with win over West Ham, rampaging Everton crush Arsenal to eye Champions League spot

Steven Gerrard

Steven Gerrard scored two penalties as Liverpool went back to the top of the Premier League with a 2-1 win at West Ham United to complete a Merseyside win-double over London clubs on Sunday.

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.

Soccer

Coaches see red as Victory-Sydney play out tense draw

Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat on the sidelines during Saturday's game against Sydney FC.

Michael Lynch Sydney FC coach Frank Farina and his Melbourne Victory counterpart Kevin Muscat were fuming with referee Jarred Gillett after calls for penalties were turned down at AAMI Park on Saturday night.

Soccer

Williams believes Heart still has momentum

David Williams celebrates after scoring against Wellington Phoenix.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Heart was the A-League’s form team and on an extraordinary roll that looked as though it could lead the club to an improbable finals berth.

Football

Chelsea hit Arsenal for six, Liverpool and City win

Toby Davis Chelsea ripped apart 10-man Premier League title rivals Arsenal in a 6-0 mauling on Saturday to ensure Arsene Wenger's 1000th game turned sour as Liverpool and Manchester City kept up the pressure...

Soccer

Inter Milan loses in last minute, Juve scrambles win

Atalanta's Giacomo Bonaventura (left) celebrates with Daniele Baselli after scoring against Inter.

Luckless Inter hits the woodwork four times and concedes last-minute goal in a 2-1 home defeat.

Soccer

Messi hat-trick sees Barcelona past Real Madrid in El Clasico

Lionel Messi

Ian Hawkey By the end of the Spanish league season, there remains a strong possibility the title will not end up at Real Madrid or Barcelona.

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Football

Harry Kewell's top five goals

Harry Kewelll

Dominic Bossi The retiring Socceroo's greatest hits.

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Soccer

Harry Kewell was the face of Australian football

Michael Lynch dinkus

Michael Lynch Heart skipper decides to call it a day after a stunning career mostly played at the highest levels of the game.

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Soccer

Socceroos can dare to dream in Asian Cup

Asian Cup draw

Michael Lynch While the World Cup will, naturally, be top of Ange Postecoglou's agenda for the next three months or so, the Asian Cup will be running quietly as a background theme.

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Soccer

Young Socceroos win much praise despite loss

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 05: Australia keeper Mitch Langerak is sent off  during the International Friendly match between Australia and Ecuador at The Den on March 05, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Julian Drape, London Tim Cahill has lauded the new-age Socceroos for producing top-quality soccer.