Teams

Diego Maradona meets Pope Francis in Rome

Philip Pullella Pope Francis normally has no competition for attention when he is in a room but it was different on Monday when another larger-than-life Argentine - soccer great Diego Maradona - attended a papal...

Arsenal sign Danny Welbeck to long-term deal

Danny Welbeck gestures during a training session at Arsenal's training facility.

Arsenal confirmed they had signed England forward Danny Welbeck to a long-term deal from Premier League rivals Manchester United as the transfer window closed on Monday.

Manchester United the big spenders on deadline day

Red devilled: Manchester United have beaten out rivals to win the signature of Colombian striker Radamel Falcao.

Tom Williams Manchester United's mooted loan swoop for Monaco's Colombian striker Radamel Falcao and signing of Dutch defender Daley Blind was the headline news as the transfer deadline loomed closer for...

Falcao joins Daley Blind at Manchester United

Manchester United acquisition Daley Blind.

Manchester United confirmed they had signed Colombian striker Radamel Falcao on a one-year loan deal from Monaco after the transfer window closed on Monday.

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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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

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

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...

Manchester United swoop for Radamel Falcao - but is he the answer?

Heading to Manchester: Radamel Falcao.

With most Manchester United fans praying for much-needed defensive reinforcements, manager Louis van Gaal made a surprise deadline-day swoop for flamboyant Colombian striker Radamel Falcao on Monday.

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.