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Sydney FC out to create next generation of Socceroos

SEBASTIAN HASSETT For all the positive headlines and publicity that Sydney FC might have enjoyed in the A-League's first decade, very little of it has been to do with the development of Australian players.

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Qatar will not host World Cup: FIFA Executive Committee member Theo Zwanziger

9:56pm The 2022 World Cup will not be held in Qatar because of the scorching temperatures in the Middle East country, FIFA Executive Committee member Theo Zwanziger said on Monday.

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Peter Triantis and Chris Triantis go head to head in FFA Cup clash

Peter Triantis.

DOMINIC BOSSI 6:44pm Almost everything Peter Triantis has learned from the game he credits as having come from his older brother, Chris. He shares his stylish movement of the ball from the midfield, his work rate in defence, his professionali approach off the field and further polished those traits with a year's apprenticeship alongside his brother while at Sydney Olympic. Though, of all the traits passed down from Chris, Peter says it is the determination to win that stemmed from brutal backyard football that will make it easy to put aside brotherly love for 90 minutes in the FFA Cup. 

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FFA Cup match like A-League derby: Arnold

Pete Smith 5:58pm Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold is expecting an A-League quality showdown when his side play Sydney United in the FFA Cup.

Wanderers raring to go for ACL semi

Angela Habashy 5:38pm Western Sydney coach Tony Popovic has given his jet-setting players three days off to recharge and says they're raring to go for next week's ACL semi-final.

Canberra United striker Michelle Heyman backs Alen Stajcic's appointment as Matildas coach

Michelle Heyman.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE 4:46pm Canberra United striker wants the Matildas No.9 jersey - and the W-League's golden boot.

Sydney FC to lose Bernie Ibini to Socceroos for start of A-League season

Club versus country: Sydney FC recruit Bernie Ibini.

DOMINIC BOSSI 5:28pm Bernie Ibini is set to make his Socceroos debut in next month's friendlies in the Middle East but his selection will spark a row between club and country as Sydney FC are furious about having to go without their star forward for up to two A-League games.

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Manuel Pellegrini blasts Chelsea calling the Blues a 'small' team

Mourinho and Pellegrini

Graham Chase 12:16pm Manuel Pellegrini blasted Chelsea as a "small" team and predicted more to come from Frank Lampard who scored against his former club in a tense 1-1 Premier League draw.

Two's Kompany as gladiator Costa meets his match

A gladiador: Costa and Pablo Zabaleta face-off.

Paul Hayward 12:02pm As Frank Lampard hurts Chelsea the Blues' buccaneering striker Diego Costa again gets benefit of doubt from the officials.

Alen Stajcic named Matildas coach

Matildas coach Alen Stajcic.

11:16am Alen Stajcic has been appointed head coach of the Matildas, Football Federation Australia announced on Monday.

Mile Jedinak scores in Crystal Palace victory

Socceroo Mile Jedinak scored from the spot for Crystal Palace.

10:39am Socceroos skipper Mile Jedinak delivered from the penalty spot to help Crystal Palace drag itself from the bottom of the Premier League with a first win of the season.

Alen Stajcic appointed Matildas coach

Matildas coach Alen Stajcic.

DOMINIC BOSSI 11:19am Alen Stajcic is the new coach of the Matildas after being appointed by the Football Federation of Australia to guide the national women's team through to the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro. 

Alessandro Florenzi booked for hugging grandmother as Roma win again

Florenzi beats the challenge of Cagliari's Danilo Avelar to score.

8:01am AS Roma striker Alessandro Florenzi was booked for running into the stands to hug his 82-year-old grandmother after scoring in their 2-0 win over Cagliari in Serie A on Sunday.

Lionel Messi and Neymar score in Barcelona thrashing of Levante

Lionel Messi.

Kieran Canning 7:34am Barcelona overcame a missed penalty from Lionel Messi to return to the top of La Liga with a 5-0 win away to 10-man Levante on Sunday.

Lampard turns on Chelsea as Man Utd humbled by Leicester

Muted celebration: Frank Lampard scored against his former club.

7:07am Emotional Frank Lampard rescued a point for champions Manchester City against former club Chelsea on Sunday while Manchester United gave up a 3-1 lead to slump to a shock 5-3 defeat at Leicester.

Leicester fights back to beat Manchester United as Spurs lose

David Nugent (35) of Leicester City celebrates after scoring his team's second goal from the penalty spot against Manchester United on Sunday.

12:56am Promoted Leicester City, trailing 3-1 with 30 minutes to go, fights back to beat Manchester United 5-3.

Melbourne Victory has never had a player like Besart Berisha: Archie Thompson

Besart Berisha during the FFA Cup match between Tuggeranong United and Melbourne Victory in Canberra on September 16.

LIAM MANNIX Melbourne Victory fans have never seen a player like Besart Berisha, says Victory veteran Archie Thompson.

Liverpool dealt 3-1 shock by West Ham United

Wall of defence: Mario Balotelli smashes a shot into West Ham players during Liverpool's 3-1 defeat at Upton Park.

Julian Guyer Liverpool suffered a surprise 3-1 loss away to West Ham on Saturday as fresh questions were raised about whether they have the defence required to win the Premier League.

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Carlos Tevez strikes again as Juve beat toothless Milan

Goalscoring form: Carlos Tevez/

Juventus striker Carlos Tevez struck to give the Serie A champions a 1-0 win over AC Milan on Saturday, handing coach Massimiliano Allegri a winning return to San Siro where he was shown the door eight months ago.

Ronaldo nets treble as Real hit eight past sorry Deportivo

Ronaldo celebrates a goal against Deportivo Coruna.

Cristiano Ronaldo netted his 27th career hat-trick and Gareth Bale struck twice as Real Madrid bounced back in style from consecutive defeats with a thumping 8-2 La Liga win at Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday.

Mortiz Stoppelkamp scores 80-metre goal in Bundesliga

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Paderborn midfielder Moritz Stoppelkamp scored a "once in a lifetime" 80-metre goal on Saturday which helped his team stay top in Germany.

Arsenal scores three goals in four minutes to stun Villa

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil.

Julian Guyer Arsenal stopped Aston Villa going top of the Premier League courtesy of a 3-0 win on Saturday with the much-criticised Mesut Ozil on target.

Arsenal's quickfire treble stuns Villa

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil makes tracks for goal with Aston Villa's Gabriel Agbonlahor in hot pursuit.

Julian Guyer Arsenal stopped Aston Villa going top of the Premier League courtesy of a 3-0 win on Saturday with the much-criticised Mesut Ozil on target.

ARU chief Bill Pulver floats plan for retired rugby star Pat McCabe to become a referee

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DAVID POLKINGHORNE Will retired Wallaby Pat McCabe step into a new career as a rugby union referee?

Yaya Toure struggling with death of brother, says Manuel Pellegrini

Desire questioned: Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure.

Mark Ogden Manuel Pellegrini has defended Yaya Toure’s commitment to Manchester City and called for ‘‘support’’ from the club’s fans after claiming the midfielder is still coming to terms with the recent death of his brother.

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Cooma bows out in NPL quarter-final to Bonnyrigg White Eagles

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DAVID POLKINGHORNE Cooma technical director Hugo Jimenez thinks all Capital Football premier league clubs need to improve to become competitive in the National Premier League finals after it was they were flogged 6-1 by Sydney club Bonnyrigg White Eagles✓ at the AIS Track on Saturday.

Canberra United coach confident of improved W-League performance in Adelaide

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DAVID POLKINGHORNE Canberra United coach Liesbeth Migchelsen is confident they will avoid a repeat of last season's shock 2-0 defeat to Adelaide United.

Gyros and glory for soccer club run by women

Canteen boss Angela Argyropoulos.

LIAM MANNIX “I don’t want to sound sexist here, but you know what it’s like when women run things well,” Mary Orfanidis says wryly.

Rooney will always start for Manchester United, says van Gaal

Wayne Rooney, right, celebrates with Ander Herrera after scoring Manchester United's third goal against QPR.

Graham Chase Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has suggested Wayne Rooney has "privileges" as he prepares his side to travel to Leicester on Sunday.

Arsene Wenger warns critics to lay off Arsenal's German star Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil, front

Arsene Wenger insists Mesut Ozil doesn't deserve to be made the scapegoat for Arsenal's spluttering performances despite the German star's lacklustre efforts this season.

Louis van Gaal wants to bring Ronaldo back to Manchester United

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Mark Ogden Louis van Gaal has confirmed Manchester United's interest in bringing Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford.

England to host Euro 2020 final

Happy days: English Football Association Chairman Greg Dyke poses with the trophy.

England football chief Greg Dyke relishes the chance to host the final of the European football championship in 2020, when the tournament returns to the British Isles for the first time since 1996.

Western Sydney Wanderers stars courted on the back of Asian Champions League success

A player in demand: Wanderers striker Labinot Haliti.

SEBASTIAN HASSETT The brilliant Asian Champions League campaign of the Western Sydney Wanderers has sparked widespread interest from clubs across the confederation eager to prise away some of the squad's best players.

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Cooma confident of springing NPL upset over Sydney heavyweights Bonnyrigg

Cooma captain Goran Josifovski.

JON TUXWORTH Cooma Tigers captain insists semi-final meltdown hasn't dented belief in the squad.

Manchester City bid to keep Chelsea in check

Manchester City are winless in three matches in all competitions.

Tom Williams Stung by a last-minute defeat in the Champions League, Manchester City will attempt to make up ground in the Premier League title race when they host leaders Chelsea on Sunday.

Sydney FC recruit Bernie Ibini ready to take career in right direction after tough year

Lightning fast: Bernie Ibini has settled in well at Sydney FC.

SEBASTIAN HASSETT Bernie Ibini knows he could be chasing riches and fame elsewhere. He certainly has the talent to be on the recieving end of all the luxury that a footballer's life has to offer.

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Victory sign Tunisian international

Fahid Ben Khalfallah:

Experienced Tunisian international Fahid Ben Khalfallah has joined Melbourne Victory in on a one-year deal.

Broich urges Roar to move past Berisha

Ed Jackson Brisbane Roar star Thomas Broich admits he misses partner in crime Besart Berisha but says the A-League champions simply have to move on.

Victory sign Tunisian international

Melbourne Victory have signed experienced Tunisian international Fahid Ben Khalfallah on a one-year deal.



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Given a free hand, David Gallop tackles his FFA role with zest

There was something presidential about FFA chief executive David Gallop's "State of the Game" address in Sydney on Thursday, a US-style declaration of national goals achieved and those still to be kicked.

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Hyundai A - 2013-14 - All Rounds

Round 1
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ADE 2 vs VIC 2 Report Stats
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BRI 4 vs SYD 0 Report Stats
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VIC 1 vs BRI 0 Report Stats
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CCM 1 vs ADE 0 Report Stats
SYD 0 vs WST 2 Report Stats
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WEL 0 vs NEW 0 Report Stats
PER 1 vs MEC 0 Report Stats
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WST 2 vs ADE 1 Report Stats
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PER 1 vs SYD 0 Report Stats
NEW 2 vs CCM 2 Report Stats
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BRI 3 vs MEC 0 Report Stats
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Round 5
Fri, 08 NovTimes shown AEDT
MEC 0 vs WST 1 Report Stats
Sat, 09 NovTimes shown AEDT
WEL 1 vs PER 1 Report Stats
ADE 1 vs NEW 2 Report Stats
SYD 3 vs VIC 2 Report Stats
Sun, 10 NovTimes shown AEDT
CCM 0 vs BRI 1 Report Stats
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Round 6
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MEC 0 vs SYD 2 Report Stats
Sat, 16 NovTimes shown AEDT
PER 1 vs ADE 1 Report Stats
WST 1 vs VIC 0 Report Stats
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NEW 2 vs BRI 1 Report Stats
Thu, 19 DecTimes shown AEDT
CCM 1 vs WEL 0 Report Stats
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Round 7
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BRI 3 vs WST 1 Report Stats
Sat, 23 NovTimes shown AEDT
SYD 2 vs WEL 1 Report Stats
VIC 3 vs ADE 0 Report Stats
PER 1 vs CCM 2 Report Stats
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NEW 3 vs MEC 1 Report Stats
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CCM 0 vs VIC 0 Report Stats
Sat, 30 NovTimes shown AEDT
BRI 1 vs PER 0 Report Stats
SYD 2 vs NEW 0 Report Stats
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WEL 0 vs WST 0 Report Stats
MEC 3 vs ADE 3 Report Stats
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ADE 1 vs BRI 2 Report Stats
PER 4 vs WEL 2 Report Stats
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WST 1 vs MEC 1 Report Stats
CCM 1 vs SYD 0 Report Stats
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Round 10
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VIC 2 vs PER 0 Report Stats
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WEL 1 vs BRI 2 Report Stats
ADE 4 vs CCM 0 Report Stats
NEW 0 vs WST 1 Report Stats
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Round 11
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BRI 0 vs NEW 2 Report Stats
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MEC 1 vs VIC 3 Report Stats
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WEL 1 vs SYD 0 Report Stats
PER 0 vs ADE 0 Report Stats
Mon, 23 DecTimes shown AEDT
WST 2 vs CCM 0 Report Stats
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Round 12
Thu, 26 DecTimes shown AEDT
SYD 2 vs BRI 5 Report Stats
Fri, 27 DecTimes shown AEDT
MEC 0 vs WEL 1 Report Stats
Sat, 28 DecTimes shown AEDT
VIC 1 vs WST 1 Report Stats
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ADE 1 vs NEW 0 Stats
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Round 13
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WST 1 vs WEL 3 Report Stats
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ADE 2 vs SYD 2 Report Stats
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NEW 0 vs PER 1 Report Stats
VIC 0 vs BRI 3 Report Stats
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Round 14
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NEW 1 vs VIC 1 Report Stats
PER 3 vs MEC 0 Report Stats
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BRI 1 vs ADE 2 Report Stats
WST 1 vs SYD 0 Report Stats
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Round 15
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MEC 3 vs NEW 1 Report Stats
PER 0 vs BRI 0 Report Stats
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WEL 5 vs VIC 0 Report Stats
SYD 0 vs CCM 1 Report Stats
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BRI 2 vs WEL 1 Report Stats
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CCM 3 vs NEW 0 Report Stats
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VIC 0 vs SYD 5 Report Stats
WST 3 vs PER 1 Report Stats
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Round 17
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MEC 2 vs SYD 1 Report Stats
PER 1 vs VIC 1 Report Stats
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WST 1 vs BRI 1 Report Stats
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CCM 1 vs VIC 3 Report Stats
SYD 0 vs ADE 3 Report Stats
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MEC 2 vs PER 1 Report Report Stats
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VIC 3 vs WST 1 Stats
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ADE 2 vs CCM 0 Report Stats
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SYD 2 vs PER 1 Report Stats
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Round 20
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CCM 1 vs WEL 4 Report Stats
Sat, 22 FebTimes shown AEDT
NEW 0 vs SYD 2 Report Stats
VIC 4 vs ADE 3 Report Stats
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BRI 3 vs PER 1 Report Stats
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MEC 4 vs VIC 0 Report Stats
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BRI 2 vs ADE 1 Report Stats
Fri, 07 MarTimes shown AEDT
VIC 3 vs CCM 1 Report Stats
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SYD 3 vs WST 1 Report Stats
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SYD 1 vs BRI 1 Report Stats
Sat, 15 MarTimes shown AEDT
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PER 1 vs VIC 2 Report Stats
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ADE 3 vs SYD 1 Report Stats
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NEW 5 vs WEL 0 Report Stats
BRI 1 vs VIC 0 Report Stats
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CCM 2 vs WST 1 Report Stats
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VIC 2 vs SYD 1 Report Stats
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Round 29
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WST 2 vs CCM 0 Report Stats
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Hyundai A - 2013-14 Ladder
Overall standings
Team P W D L +/- Pts
Brisbane Roar FC 27 16 4 7 18 52
Western Sydney FC 27 11 9 7 5 42
Central Coast Mariners FC 27 12 6 9 -3 42
Melbourne Victory FC 27 11 8 8 -1 41
Sydney FC 27 12 3 12 2 39
Adelaide United FC 27 10 8 9 9 38
Newcastle Jets FC 27 10 6 11 0 36
Perth Glory FC 27 7 7 13 -9 28
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