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Russia, Georgia end football gripe ahead of Sochi Olympics

Michel Platini

Russia and Georgia have ended their football spat, dating back to a brief war in 2008, by agreeing to play each other.

Soccer

Olyroos could fail to qualify for Olympics

Olyroo Mate Dugandzic.

Michael Lynch Australia is facing the ignominy of failing to qualify a soccer team for the Olympics for the first time in 28 years.

Kewell puts club future before Olympics

Liam FitzGibbon Harry Kewell says it would be a "dream" to represent Australia at the Beijing Olympics but he needs to sort out his club future first.

FIFA bar Vukovic from Olympics

Soccer's world governing body FIFA has overturned a decision by Football Federation Australia that allowed goalkeeper Danny Vukovic to play at the Olympics.

Vukovic eligible to play at Olympics

Central Coast Mariners goalkeeper Danny Vukovic will be eligible to play at the Olympics.

Beijing Olympics 'key for 2010 Cup'

By Liam FitzGibbon Fulham defender Adrian Leijer says the prospect of figuring in the Socceroos' 2010 World Cup campaign is helping to drive Australia's under 23 players.

Soccer

The Socceroos' generation next still in under-12s

Looking ahead: Young indigenous soccer players, from the John Moriarty Football team in the Northern Territory, at a Socceroos training session in Vitoria, Brazil, last month.

Liam Mannix The first generation of the new, improved Socceroos are just finishing primary school.

Paralympic football loses all of its funding

The Pararoos in action, 2012

Michael Koziol Australia's elite disabled football team, the Pararoos, have been stripped of its entire $175,000 in Commonwealth funding.

Alex Wilkinson: The Socceroo who slipped through the net

Michael Lynch Alex Wilkinson could fairly be described as the accidental Socceroo, although some, less kindly, have suggested the closest parallel for the former Central Coast Mariners defender and his rapid rise...

A-League

Perth Glory axe Scott Miller and Gareth Naven

Perth Glory stalwarts Scott Miller and Gareth Naven have been shown the door after a review of the club's coaching structure and football department.

World Cup

Fascinating, frightening, exciting ... and the biggest show on earth

Martin Flanagan The World Cup is fascinating, frightening and exciting all at once. This has to be the biggest show on earth – ever.

Football

Matildas star Sally Shipard calls time on her magnificent football career

Sally Shipard with Ellie Brush during  her Canberra United career.

Lee Gaskin Sally Shipard packed a lot into her career for someone forced to retire so young.

Football

New Matildas coach Alen Stajcic confident ahead of Asian Cup mission

Cut: W-League Goalkeeper of the Year Melissa Barbieri.

Sebastian Hassett New Matildas coach Alen Stajcic believes his side can put the dramas of the past few months behind it to put in a bold showing at this month's Asian Cup in Vietnam.

Soccer

Veteran Carlos Salcido earns surprise place in Mexico squad

Recalled ... Mexico's Carlos Salcido.

Carlos Salcido was a surprise inclusion in Mexico's 23-man squad for next month's World Cup named by coach Miguel Herrera.

Football

Brazil's new World Cup kit - stun gun and shin pads

unknown Members of a special unit set up for the tournament and the 2016 Olympics in Rio have been given 200 sets of the 10 kg "RoboCop" protective equipment, which is flame resistant to up to 219°F.

Ryan Giggs retires from playing to focus on coaching Manchester United

Giggs

Ryan Giggs has called time on his remarkable 23-year, trophy-laden Manchester United career to commit himself to his new role as assistant to manager Louis van Gaal, who was confirmed as the...

Canberra plays major part in 2015 Asian Cup

The AFC Asian Cup will see ten different countries play in Canberra.

Lee Gaskin Canberra will be front and centre during the biggest sporting event in Asia next year.

Football

Brazil, FIFA resolve finance row over Socceroos' World Cup venue

An agreement had been reached in a finance dispute that had threatened another of the Socceroo's venues for the World Cup in Brazil, FIFA said on Thursday.

Soccer

Australia is still the perfect host for soccer's 2022 World Cup

Shining lights: Tom Rogic and Tim Cahill.

Henry Winter FIFA’s greed gave Qatar the World Cup in a decision that shames all involved, writes Henry Winter.

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Football

Afghanistan would give the Asian Cup a great story to tell

Michael Cockerill dinkus

Michael Cockerill One name will be missing from the draw for the 2015 Asian Cup when the shape of Australia's biggest-ever football event finally becomes clear at a lavish ceremony at the Sydney Opera House on...