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Socceroos, Postecoglou win AFC Awards

Tom Decent 10:18 PM   Ange Postecoglou has been named Asian football's coach of the year, while the Socceroos were judged national team of the year after their historic Asian Cup win at the AFC Annual Awards in India last night.

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Sydney FC's Ali Abbas makes comeback after 12-months on the sideline

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 23:  Sydney FC coach, Graham Arnold and Ali Abbas address the media prior to a Sydney FC training session at Macquarie Field on October 23, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Fairfax Media) *** Local Caption *** Graham Arnold; Ali Abbas

Dominic Bossi 6:49 PM   Exactly 365 days after suffering a potential career-ending injury, Ali Abbas finally makes his comeback from injury for Sydney FC

Santalab declares Wanderers champions in the making

Breaking free: Brendan Santalab gets a clear look at the goal during the Wanderers' win over Central Coast.

Dominic Bossi 6:02 PM   Western Sydney Wanderers striker Brendon Santalab has boldly declared his side champions in the making having extended their winning streak to five in a row, beating Central Coast Mariners in testing circumstances. After narrowly avoiding the wooden spoon last season, the Wanderers are now second to league leaders Melbourne Victory on only goal difference and growing in confidence of winning an elusive A-League title.

Five things we learned from A-League, round 8

The Wanderers' 'active supporters' bay was empty during Sunday's match as supporters protested against the FFA's treatment of fans.

Dominic Bossi 4:51 PM   Five things we learned from the A-League, round 8.

Matildas move eyes from pay to Rio

Alen Stajcic has his eyes on Rio.

Daniel Cherny 2:27 PM   At last free from the clutches of the contract dispute that hogged headlines surrounding his team, Matildas coach Alen Stajcic says his team's eyes are focused squarely on a berth at next year's Rio Olympics.

Pourre named permanent Brisbane Roar CEO

Roar coach John Aloisi and Henrique celebrate an A-League win this year. The club has announced interim CEO David Pourre will fill the role on a permanent basis.

2:16 PM   Interim chief executive appointed to role permanently.

West Ham's wasteful finishing costly in draw with West Brom

Eyes on the prize: West Ham United's Manuel Lanzani and West Bromwich Albion's James McClean.

Andy Sims 1:13 PM   Slaven Bilic admitted West Ham's wasteful finishing cost them as they were pegged back by Rickie Lambert in a 1-1 draw against West Brom.

Arsenal EPL hopes suffer double-blow

Up it goes: Olivier Giroud and Gary O'Neil battle for the ball at Carrow Road.

Mark Bryans 1:06 PM   Arsenal's EPL title ambitions suffered a double-blow as a draw at Norwich was compounded by an injury to Alexis Sanchez.

Privacy watchdogs to investigate soccer fans' details leak

Protest: a thousand Wanderers fans left Central Coast Stadium in protest.

Markus Mannheim 11:21 AM   Soccer's governing body, police and a government agency to receive 'please explain' letters.

Klopp pleased Liverpool maintain momentum against Swansea

Mastermind: Jurgen Klopp.

Carl Markham 11:00 AM   Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was pleased his side's momentum was not blown off course as his side ground out a 1-0 win over Swansea.

Costa dropped but Chelsea still toothless in Spurs draw

Bore draw: Harry Kane looks dejected after missing a rarely-seen chance in Sunday's clash with Chelsea.

Ian Chadband 1:12 AM   Tottenham and Chelsea played out a dull 0-0 draw at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

Wanderers climb to top of the A-League

Western Sydney Wanderers celebrate after a goal by Mitch Nichols against Central Coast Mariners.

Dominic Bossi   After narrowly avoiding the wooden spoon last year, the Wanderers are now joint top of the league after fifth win in a row.

FFA to introduce appeals process for banned fans

The Wanderers' 'active supporters' bay was empty during Sunday's match as supporters protested against the FFA's treatment of fans.

Dominic Bossi   Governing body has vowed to finally open an appeals process for banned spectators after about 1000 Wanderers fans walked out of Sunday's game against Central Coast.

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Soccer circles in a spin about Melbourne visit of Brazilian superstar Kaka

Football circles are buzzing that Brazilian player Kaka is to visit Melbourne.

Michael Lynch   Brazilian soccer superstar Kaka is due to arrive in Melbourne for a flying visit next weekend.

Canberra United cruise to W-League win without Matildas stars

Canberra United's Ashleigh Sykes.

Chris Dutton   Canberra United showed no signs of weakness without their Matildas trio, beating the Wanderers 4-1 on Sunday.

Socceroos legend Marston dies, aged 89

Pioneer: Joe Marston with Socceroos star Bailey Wright in 2014.

Dominic Bossi   One of the founding fathers of football in Australia, Joe Marston, has passed away at the age of 89.

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Sydney's inner-city needs to embrace traditions

Michael Cockerill

Michael Cockerill   Football on the Pyrmont peninsula is poised for a comeback 87 years after it disappeared - a key plank in a "Spaces to Play" campaign aimed at securing desperately needed sporting space for inner Sydney.

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PSG notch emotional win in first home game since attacks

Emotional win: PSG's Zlatan Ibrahimovic wearing a jersey reading: "I am Paris" in memory of the victims of the Paris attacks, kicks the ball during the French League One clash between Paris Saint Germain and Troyes.

Paris St Germain register an emotional victory in their first home game since the November 13 terror attacks on their city.

Barca thump Sociedad in La Liga

Lionel Messi kisses his son Thiago before the game.

A Neymar double, a spectacular volley from Luis Suarez and a goal for Lionel Messi saw top of the table Barcelona's unstoppable strike force sweep aside Real Sociedad 4-0 in La Liga on Saturday.

Stanislas scores late as Bournemouth draw with Everton

Sliding on: Junior Stanislas celebrates scoring his team's second goal.

Declan Warrington   Eddie Howe refused to head straight into birthday celebrations despite Bournemouth's dramatic 3-3 draw with Everton providing fresh belief they can survive in the Premier League.

Sunderland still in relegation battle despite win over Stoke

Cautiously optimistic: Sunderland's manager Sam Allardyce.

Damian Spellman   Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce has warned his players they are still in a Barclays Premier League relegation battle despite collecting six points in as many days.

McClaren irate after Newcastle's loss to Palace

Good times: James McArthur celebrates scoring for Crystal Palace against Newcastle United at Selhurst Park.

Nick Purewal   Steve McClaren will haul his embattled Newcastle squad in for an extra training session on Sunday following their humiliating defeat at Crystal Palace.

Deeney scores decisive goal as Watford beat Aston Villa

Rejoice: Troy Deeney celebrates scoring his team's third goal.

Sean Taylor   Troy Deeney piled on the misery for his boyhood club Aston Villa with the decisive goal in Watford's 3-2 win at Villa Park.

Aguero injured as Manchester City smash Southampton

Ouch: Manchester City's Sergio Aguero at Etihad Stadium.

Andy Hampson   Manuel Pellegrini played down Sergio Aguero's latest injury after the striker limped out of Manchester City's defeat of Southampton.

Vardy sets EPL record in Manchester United draw

Milestone: Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Manchester United at The King Power Stadium.

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has set a new English Premier League record after scoring during his team's 1-1 draw with Manchester United.

Live: English Premier League Scores

Stunning brace: Memphis Depay.

Keep up to date with all the EPL scores from the overnight action.

Muscat unhappy at second-half fade-out

Victory coach Kevin Muscat urges his team on against Adelaide United.

Michael Lynch   Melbourne Victory may have stretched their A-League winning run to four with a regulation triumph over Adelaide United, but coach Kevin Muscat was far from happy with his team's second-half performance.

Melbourne Victory leap to top spot

Melbourne Victory fans stage a walkout during the A-League match against Adelaide United at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Michael Lynch   Melbourne Victory has leapt to the top of the A-League table with a comfortable 2-1 win over bottom of the table Adelaide United at Etihad Stadium.

Swallow bile and get some perspective

Craig Foster

Craig Foster   Football doesn't stand idly by any more, we fight for what's ours and what we have built, of which everyone is proud.

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