A matter of life and death for Mat Ryan

Daniel Lane 9:30 PM   Nobody opened Socceroos goalkeeper Mat Ryan's eyes to the value of life and simple joys quite like a 41-year-old Belgian named Lorenzo Schoonbaert.

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Risdon stunner lifts Glory to victory

Clash: Chris Harold and Yojiro Takahagi get physical.

12:28 AM   Western Sydney, the champions of Asia, remain second last in the A-League, and face a dogfight just to avoid the wooden spoon.

A-League is lifting standards across the board

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Craig Foster 10:03 PM   The A-League is developing beautifully from a tactical perspective, even if the lower tier is trailing, and is making an immense contribution to Australia's future.

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City edge Roar to put themselves in box seat 

Brisbane's Jack Hingert (left) is pressured by City's James Brown.

Michael Lynch 10:41 PM   Melbourne City took a giant step towards a finals berth when they edged out closest rivals Brisbane Roar 1-0 in a nervous game in front of 9561 fans at AAMI Park on Saturday night.

Cavalcade of stars in Victory team of decade

Archie Thompson and Kevin Muscat

Michael Lynch 12:46 AM   Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick will be doing everything in his power to beat Melbourne Victory on Easter Sunday and ensure that his current club makes history by winning its first ever Premiers Plate.

Seb Ryall targets Socceroos call-up 

150 club: Sydney FC's Sebastian Ryall.

Dominic Bossi 5:43 PM   Sydney FC defender Seb Ryall will reach a career milestone on Sunday when he plays Wellington Phoenix in his 150th A-League game and says his next goal is to make his international debut. 

Kane scores on debut in England win

Quick to get numbers on the board: England's Harry Kane celebrates scoring their fourth goal.

12:47 AM   Harry Kane scored on his debut less than two minutes after coming on as they brushed Lithuania aside 4-0 at Wembley on Friday to maintain their grip at the top of the Euro 2016 qualifying Group E standings.

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Game abandoned after flare hits keeper

Russia's goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev is taken away on a stretcher after being hit in the head with a flare.

2:22 AM   Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was hit by flare in the first minute of a Euro 2016 qualifier in Montenegro.

City coach says points all that mattered

The points are ours: Melbourne City players after they defeated the Roar on Saturday.

Michael Lynch 12:01 AM   Melbourne City struck early, and then failed to capitalise on their early breakthrough.

Boutique stadium needed: Roar chairman

Brisbane Roar have enjoyed good times at Suncorp Stadium over the years, but the club says it's not always appropriate to their needs.

Beth Newman 9:04 AM   Suncorp Stadium too big for some A-League matches, says Fong.

Do we still love the Socceroos?

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Michael Cockerill   Can Australia's World Cup campaign capitalise on Asian Cup success?

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Finkler brace seals Victory win

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 27:  Gui Finkler of the Victory celebrates his second goal with team mates during the round 23 A-League match between the Melbourne Victory and the Central Coast Mariners at AAMI Park on March 27, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Jason Phelan   Melbourne Victory consolidated their hold on second spot on the A-League table with a 2-1 win over Central Coast on Friday night.

Mourinho resuscitates Terry's Chelsea career

John Terry.

Two years after it looked like his Stamford Bridge career was on its last legs, John Terry has been given the vote of confidence he craved.

Finals loom for City, more expected next season

City man; Big things are expected of Robert Koren at Melbourne City.

Michael Lynch   Of the five foreign players on Melbourne City's books at present, only one _  marquee player Robert Koren _ is likely to be with the Manchester City owned subsidiary next season.

Brazil come from behind to down France

Brazil's Oscar (R) celebrates with team mates after scoring against France during their international friendly soccer match against France at the Stade de France, in Saint-Denis, near Paris, March 26, 2015. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Andy Scott   A fine finish from captain Neymar helped secure a come-from-behind 3-1 win for Brazil over France in a friendly in Paris on Thursday as they maintained their perfect record since the return as coach of Dunga.

Schoolgirl's vision for inclusion reaches FEVER pitch

Canberra's Claire Falls, 12, has become a campaigner for inclusive sport.

David Polkinghorne   She helped save the Pararoos, now Canberra schoolgirl Claire Falls wants to make soccer more inclusive.

Melbourne's blast from Antarctica? If only

Warming up: possible record temperatures recorded on the Antarctic Peninsula.

Peter Hannam   To call this week’s wintry chill across southern Australia a “burst from Antarctica” would be doing a disservice to parts of the frigid continent.

Roar coach cited for post-match outburst

Brisbane Roar coach Frans Thijssen has been cited by the FFA.

Beth Newman   The FFA has issued Roar coach Frans Thijssen with a "please explain'' after a post-match outburst on Sunday.

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Injury robs England of Tottenham's Rose

Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose.

Fullback Danny Rose became the fifth player to withdraw from England's squad for the Euro 2016 qualifier with Lithuania and the friendly against Italy next Tuesday due to injury.

Jedinak says draw was a missed chance to defeat champions

Mesut Oezil of Germany controls the ball as Mile Jedinak of Australia closes in.

Skipper Mile Jedinak wants his players to be dirty they didn’t beat the world champions

Muscat puts faith in youth and seasoned support

Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat watches Saturday's game.

Michael Lynch   Six players missing through international call-ups or injuries might give most coaches nightmares.

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