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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.

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.

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

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

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...

Football

Early start to the W-League season spells tough choices for Grace Gill

Gill in action for Canberra United.

Fleta Page Canberra United will play an A-League curtain-raiser in the coming season.

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.

Squad numbers for ACL teams may be hiked

Guy Hand Football Federation Australia is considering allowing extra players for A-League clubs competing in the Asian Champions League from next year.

Japanese teams set to dominate Asian Cup

Adelaide United's continental credentials will be put to the test on Wednesday when the Australian team meets J-League powerhouse Kashima Antlers.

A-League expands to 10 teams next season

The A-League will expand to a 10-team competition from next season, with Football Federation Australia confirming the entry of two new teams.

Unbeaten teams face off in Copa groups

Five match ups between unbeaten teams take place in the group stage of the Copa Libertadores this week, including one between Boca Juniors and Atlas.

New teams to test A-League's viability

By Philip Henderson, Jim Morton and Laine Clark The long-term viability of the A-League is set to be put to the test in six months with the competition poised to expand to 10 teams.

Glory keen to upset A-League's top teams

By Liam FitzGibbon Perth won't be in this year's A-League finals but skipper Simon Colosimo believes the Glory still have a big part to play in them.

Soccer

Frank Lampard Melbourne City decision pending

Frank Lampard celebrates a goal against West Ham United in 2013.

Chelsea's all-time top scorer Frank Lampard says it's unclear at this stage if he will play for the A-League's Melbourne City on loan this season.

Football

Canberra United signs sponsor, goalkeeper for new W-League season

Chantel Jones has signed with Canberra United for the upcoming W-League season.

Fleta Page Chantel Jones will replace injured goalkeeper Lydia Williams for Canberra United this season.

Soccer

Western Sydney Wanderers defender Matthew Spiranovic battles for A-League fitness

Fitness cloud: Western Sydney's Matthew Spiranovic.

Michael Lynch Western Sydney Wanderers centre back Matthew Spiranovic, a key man for the Socceroos in the World Cup, is battling to be fit for the start of the new A-League season in October.