Partalu jumps up to give City bragging rights

Michael Lynch 9:45 PM   Erik Paartalu's dramatic last-minute header gives Melbourne City a 1-0 win over Melbourne Victory.

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An inglorious finale may be awaiting the Glory

Craig Foster dinkus Dinkus

Craig Foster 8:43 PM   If reports of persistent salary cap breaches are accurate, Perth Glory is stuffed.

Passion for fashion: Cahill's label not a fad

Tim Cahill.

Daniel Lane 10:00 PM   "I haven't had fun in my life. I've always worked. I have always been too responsible. But I don't know how to live any other way. I think that this discipline was also demanded of me by my work."

Grant goes from crock to consultant

Rhyan Grant

Michael Carayannis 8:35 PM   Rhyan Grant has become a sounding board for his injured teammates as he continues his comeback from a serious knee injury before Sydney FC’s vital clash against Wellington Phoenix.

Glory overcome tough week to down Mariners

Storm Roux of the Mariners and Sidnei Sciola of the Glory battle for the ball.

12:24 AM   Rising star Danny De Silva nailed a 25-yard wonder goal and Chris Harold scored a brace to lift Perth Glory to a 4-1 win over Central Coast in Saturday night's A-League clash at nib Stadium.

Rodgers reveals regret at losing Sanchez chase

Our goal: Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud (left) hugs Alexis Sanchez .

Mark Ogden 10:18 PM   Brendan Rodgers has revealed his "bitter disappointment" at failing to persuade Alexis Sanchez to reject Arsenal in favour of Liverpool.

In the FFA's headhunt, family ties are a bind

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch 4:45 PM   In an interview with the AFR earlier this month Westfield Corporation's co-chief executive ­Steven Lowy suggested he wasn't that interested in taking over as chairman of the FFA.

FIFA to release redacted report on corruption

Sepp Blatter.

Sam Borden 6:32 PM   FIFA said on Friday that it would release a redacted version of the full report compiled by Michael J.Garcia, the former chief investigator for the governing body of soccer's ethics committee.

FIFA sets March date for Qatar WC schedule

Soccer ball.

3:12 PM   FIFA hopes to finalise in March the dates for the 2022 Qatar World Cup, ending a debate over the Gulf state's searing summer heat which has dogged the tournament as much as allegations of corruption.

FFA wants answers from Glory over cap claims

"Focusing on football": Perth Glory boss Kenny Lowe was unmoved by reports of salary cap discrepancies at the club.

Dominic Bossi and Joe Gorman   THe FFA  have opened formal proceedings against Perth Glory's alleged salary cap breach that could impact their best-ever start to an A-League season.

FIFA to publish 'appropriate form' of report

Michael J Garcia, Chairman of the investigatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee.

Brian Homewood   FIFA's executive committee has unanimously agreed to allow the publication "in an appropriate form" of the report on the bidding process for the 2018/2022 World Cups.

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A-League: Melbourne City v Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory veteran Archie Thompson.

Daniel Cherny 9:40 PM   Melbourne City and Melbourne Victory clash in the now-traditional pre-Christmas derby.

Old friends become enemies in W-League grand final

Perth Glory's Bronwyn Studman will take on her former teammates on Sunday in the W-League grand final.

Lee Gaskin 6:00 PM   Former Canberra United duo Bronwyn Studman and MacKenzie Arnold out to help Perth Glory claim its first W-League championship.

United's magnificent seven aim for second title

Nicole Begg is one of seven survivors from United's 2011-12 championship.

Lee Gaskin 4:59 PM   Canberra United has the edge over minor premiers Perth Glory in grand final experience heading into Sunday's decider at NIB Stadium.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter's statement

"We have always been determined that the truth should be known."

World soccer's governing body FIFA on Friday agreed to allow the publication "in an appropriate form" of the report on the bidding process for the 2018/2022 World Cups.

Arnold looking for tough signings to combat physicality

Enforcer: Graham Arnold has decisions to make on recruits.

Dominic Bossi   Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold is looking to sign tougher, stronger and more physical players in the January transfer window as a result of the bruising nature of A-League football. 

Christmas truce in 1914 a story for the ages

Illustration: Jim Pavlidis

Martin Flanagan   It is now accepted that during the so-called Christmas truce of 1914 - when members of the British, German and French armies laid down their arms and socialised in no-man's land - games of soccer were played.

Move over Mascherano ... Broxy's at the back

Team favourite: Leigh Broxham is congratulated by teammates after a goal against Adelaide United.

Michael Lynch   In the Melbourne Victory dressing room these days Leigh Broxham goes by the nickname of "Mascherano".

Footballer fined $810k for traffic violations

In hot water: Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus has been fined $810,000 after repeatedly driving without a licence.

Germany and Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus fined $855k for repeatedly driving without a licence.

Bad boy Balotelli fined and banned

Not so super: Liverpool bad boy Mario Balotelli has been fined $50,000 and banned for one match after posting an offensive message on social media.

Liverpool star fined and banned for one match after posting offensive message on social media.

Liverpool and Spurs into League Cup semis

Raheem Sterling scored a brace for Liverpool in their quarter-final win over Bournemouth.

Raheem Sterling eased the pressure on under-fire manager Brendan Rodgers as Liverpool defeated Championship leaders Bournemouth 3-1 to book a League Cup semi-final with Chelsea.

Hamstring injury forces Nichols out of Socceroos' cup campaign

Melbourne Victory's Mitch Nichols.

The Asian Cup dream of Mitch Nichols is over, with the Perth Glory midfielder set to miss up to eight weeks with a torn hamstring.

Griffiths backs Jets to take off

Joel Griffiths

Robert Dillon   Acting skipper Joel Griffiths says Newcastle are capable of beating any team and can kick-start their belated bid for the A-League play-offs against Adelaide at Hunter Stadium on Friday night.

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