Teams

David Villa likely to play in A-League's opening round

Michael Lynch Spanish superstar David Villa will be available for selection for Melbourne City's round-one clash with Sydney FC.

Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat makes do as call-ups hit home

On the move: Scott Galloway is one of three Victory players who will take part in the under-19 Asian Cup.

Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat will have to fill a minimum of three positional holes in the opening rounds of the A-League season as three players will be on international duty.

FC Seoul to overcome last year's 'mistakes' before clash against Western Sydney Wanderers

Sebastian Hassett On the eve of their must-win clash Asian Champions League clash with the Western Sydney Wanderers, FC Seoul coach Choi Yong-Soo admits it was he made a mistake that cost the team last season's title...

David Villa's guest stint with Melbourne City could be extended

Melbourne City's Spanish recruit David Villa will arrive in Australia early next week, just days before the A-League season kicks off.

Young Socceroos filled with A-League stars

Young Socceroos coach turns to the A-League's crop of rising stars to help fill his squad for next month's AFC under-19 championship.

FC Seoul v WS Wanderers

Sebastian Hassett All the info you need for the Wanderers' AFC Champions League Semi-Final Second Leg v FC Seoul

FFA Cup rekindles interest in the little teams, and it's only getting bigger

Michael Cockerill

Michael Cockerill What an unbridled success the FFA Cup has been.

Quality not quantity the key for football's touring teams

Michael Cockerill It's easy to be cynical about the All-Stars game. It's better to be careful. While no one can honestly suggest Sunday night's showcase at Homebush Bay between the best of the A-League and Italian...

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Tim Cahill among top 10 best-paid MLS players

Australia's Tim Cahill is the eighth highest-paid player in Major League Soccer, earning an annual salary of $US3.63 million.

Football

Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain among nine European teams under fairplay scrutiny

Manchester CIty

Nine clubs remain at risk of punishment for over-spending under UEFA's financial fairplay rules, the European governing body announced Friday.

World Cup

It's raining goals at the Cup as teams feel the heat - and Postecoglou forecasts more

After each nation's opening game, there have been 49 goals in 16 matches.

Soccer

Socceroos have drawn Spain and other top teams in their World Cup group

See you in June: Ange Postecoglou and Spain's Vincente del Bosque.

Michael Lynch Even without facing Brazil, the challenge has been thrown down to the Socceroos.

Soccer

National teams must be prioritised over clubs

Ange Postecoglou.

Ange Postecoglou The opportunity to represent your country at any level is something every young player aspires to.

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Soccer

Socceroo Carl Valeri could switch teams in bid to make World Cup

Lee Gaskin Carl Valeri is on the verge of breathing life into his World Cup ambitions with a mid-season transfer.

Soccer

How the A-League teams are shaping up

A-League.

Michael Lynch Michael Lynch runs the rule over the clubs in 2013-14 and predicts that Victory coach Ange Postecoglou and his Adelaide counterpart Josep Gombau might be facing off in the finale.

Soccer

Weekend to savour for Melbourne teams

Melbourne Victory players celebrate with fans

Michael Lynch Strange to think, after Saturday night's barnstorming win over Sydney FC, that Victory was bottom of the league this time last week.

Soccer

Bale's injury rocks Spurs in mixed Europe night for English teams

Gareth Bale.

Andy Scott It was a mixed night for England's trio of contenders in the Europa League on Thursday, with Chelsea winning their quarter-final first leg while Tottenham Hotspur were held to a draw and Newcastle...

David Villa to play in Melbourne City's Sydney opener as club confirms arrival

Michael Lynch Spanish superstar David Villa will be available for selection for Melbourne City's round one clash with Sydney FC after the club confirmed on Tuesday morning that the World Cup winning striker would...

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A League duo avoid big teams in ACL draw

Ian McCullough Central Coast Mariners and Newcastle Jets managed to avoid the heavyweights of Asian football in their draws for the group stages of the Asian Champions League.

EPL clubs could mentor A-League teams

Shigemi Sato The EPL plans to help develop clubs in Asia - including Australia's Asian Champions League representatives, AFC president Mohammed bin Hammam said on Friday.