Michael Zullo

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Football's growing popularity in private schools another sign game is breaking down barriers

Michael Cockerill Adam d'Apuzzo and Matt McKay didn't figure among the votes for the best player in the A-League grand final, but they must have been mighty close.

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Who will make the Socceroos' World Cup squad?

Generation next: The Socceroos, likely to be led by Mile Jedinak (centre) in Brazil, will be virtually unrecognisable to previous World Cup squads.

Sebastian Hassett When Ange Postecoglou names his 30-man provisional squad for the World Cup next Wednesday, he will maintain the dreams of a select few and confirm the nightmares of many.

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Trent Sainsbury out for Socceroos as Bailey Wright juggles World Cup dream

Bailey Wright.

Sebastian Hassett The World Cup dreams of Trent Sainsbury are all but over while fellow defender Bailey Wright’s Brazil aspirations could hinge on the outcome of his English club’s push for promotion.

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Socceroos set for a wild ride in Brazil

Tim Cahill will lead the line once again for the Socceroos.

Sebastian Hassett While Socceroos boss Ange Postecoglou has picked a 30-man squad for next month's World Cup with an eye to the future, he is promising they are good enough to deliver a 'wild ride' in Brazil.

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Live A-League: Melbourne Victory v Adelaide United

Archibald Thompson

Teo Pellizzeri It's a fascinating match-up between the third and fourth placed teams on the ladder. Both clubs - with a fierce historical rivalry - have 7-6-6 records as the end of the A-League regular season...

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Central Coast Mariners v Adelaide United: The Lowdown

Clash of styles: The Mariners' direct approach comes up against Adelaide's tiki-taka revolution.

Sebastian Hassett Rarely do goalkeepers get much of the acclaim but it’s hard to fault either Liam Reddy or Eugene Galekovic on form this season.

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Mariners v Adelaide 2nd copy

Dominic Bossi Central Coast Mariners have booked a date with their rivals Western Sydney Wanderers after striker Bernie Ibini slammed an emphatic winner against a fiery Adelaide United side.

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Central Coast Mariners edge Adelaide United to book semi-final place

Winner: Central Coast's Bernie Ibini celebrates his goal that would prove decisive against Adelaide United.

Dominic Bossi Central Coast Mariners have booked a date with their rivals Western Sydney Wanderers after striker Bernie Ibini slammed an emphatic winner against a fiery Adelaide United side.

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Newcastle Jets prove too good for Adelaide United

Kew Jaliens

Steve Larkin Dutchman Kew Jaliens and Adam Taggart scored as the Newcastle Jets upset Adelaide United.

Soccer

Orlando Engelaar to steadily build influence for Heart

Michael Lynch Orlando Engelaar's presence might have been only a cameo on his return to action last weekend.

Adelaide United's Jordan Elsey stuns Brisbane Roar with late winner

Adelaide Coach Josep Gombau

Phil Lutton Teenager Jordan Elsey upstaged Brisbane's star striker Besart Berisha to snatch a dramatic 2-1 A-League win for Adelaide over the Roar on Saturday.

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Adelaide's Marcelo Carrusca too clever for Western Sydney Wanderers

Youssouf Hersi of the Wanderers contests the ball with Marcelo Carrusca of Adelaide United

Steve Larkin Marcelo Carrusca has scored as Adelaide United downed Western Sydney Wanderers 1-0 in Sunday's A-League match at Coopers Stadium.

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Marcelo Carrusca too clever for Western Sydney Wanderers

Sublime Argentine Marcelo Carrusca scored as Adelaide United climbed four rungs on the A-League ladder with a 1-0 triumph against Western Sydney Wanderers on Sunday.

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Newcastle Jets prove too good for Adelaide United

Kew Jaliens

Steve Larkin Dutchman Kew Jaliens and Adam Taggart scored as the Newcastle Jets upset Adelaide United.

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A-League round six preview

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Sebastian Hassett All the ins and outs with previews for round four of the A-League.

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Who's who in the new Socceroos

Michael Zullo.

Shane Brady Shane Brady examines the key stats for Ange Postecoglou's new-look Socceroos squad to face Costa Rica on Tuesday night. See how the new and old have been performing at club level.

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Melbourne Victory boss Kevin Muscat searches for an assistant coach

Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat watches Mark Milligan during training.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat has confirmed he is looking for a senior assistant coach.

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Muscat cool on Osiek as assistant

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat has confirmed he is looking for a senior assistant coach.

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Live A-League coverage: Melbourne Victory v Adelaide United

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Teo Pellizzeri Live coverage of the clash between old foes Melbourne Victory and Adelaide United FC from Etihad Stadium in Melbourne.

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Citizenship decision looming for Traore

Adama Traore.

Michael Lynch Socceroo boss' prayers for World Cup left back could be answered as soon as next month - courtesy of Australia's Immigration Department.