EPL 2015-16 preview: The interactive guide

Sebastian Hassett   Who's in, who's out, who's going to finish where and what are the odds for all 20 teams lining up for the 2015-16 English Premier League season.

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Victory, City through to last 16 in FFA Cup

On the scoresheet:  Besart Berisha opened the scoring for Melbourne Victory.

Pete Smith 11:10 PM    Melbourne's two A-League clubs avoided potential FFA Cup major upsets by recording away wins on Tuesday, albeit in vastly contrasting fashion.

From Brisbane to Bangkok for Matt Smith

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Jason Dasey 11:44 AM   Former Brisbane Roar captain Matt Smith carves out a new career at high-flying Bangkok Glass FC in the Thai Premier League.

Unreal: Ronaldo's homeless man prank

Dazzling: Cristiano Ronaldo at the MCG last week.

12:05 PM   Cristiano Ronaldo has managed to prank Madrid town centre and in doing so made one young Real fan the happiest boy in Spain.

EPL transfer spending tops $1 billion

Manchester City's record $103m signing Raheem Sterling had a dream start on his City debut, scoring after just three minutes.

10:49 AM   Transfer spending in the English Premier League has reached STG500 million ($A1.07 billion) this summer, with four weeks still left to go until the window closes.

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Gungahlin concedes late goal to exit Cup

Harris Gaitatzis of Sydney Olympic FC and Shane Murray of Gungahlin United FC in action.

Lee Gaskin 10:19 PM   Canberra's involvement in the FFA Cup is over after Gungahlin United suffered a 1-0 loss to Sydney Olympic at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval on Tuesday night.

Dud deal that cost Man United $57 million

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 05:  Angel Di Maria of Manchester United celebrates scoring the first goal with Rafael (L) during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Everton at Old Trafford on October 5, 2014 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) Angel di Maria

Mark Ogden 6:00 PM   Argentine winger was never truly at home from the moment he arrived at Old Trafford.

Arsenal ace unloads on out-of-touch Keane

Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, right, scores a goal past Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta during the English Community Shield soccer match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium in London, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Jim White 5:33 PM   Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is adamant Arsenal's competitiveness is not being undermined by an obsession with selfies and washboard stomachs. Speaking after scoring the winning goal in Sunday's Community Shield, the England winger dismissed Roy Keane's criticism that this was as vain a bunch of players as he can remember.

'I don't give a f***': Ronaldo's FIFA rant

Cristiano Ronaldo walked out of the interview.

3:37 PM   An angry Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the world's two leading soccer players, has said he does not give a "f***" about the corruption crisis which has engulfed FIFA.

New Mariners strip slammed by fans

The Central Coast Mariners' new strip for the 2015/16 season.

Tom Decent 3:11 PM   Would you go out and buy this football strip?

Manchester United's shirt for women labelled sexist

His and hers: The V line is contrasting between the two shirts.

Danielle Rendina   The Red Devils were accused of sexism after it released a new women's shirt with a neckline far less modest than the men's version.

YouTube hit could become FFA Cup hit

Gungahlin United's Shane Murray at Gungahlin Oval ahead of their match against Sydney Olympic in the FFA Cup.

David Polkinghorne   Could the FFA Cup lay the foundations for Canberra A-League team?

Five times Roy Keane nailed it

Ipswich Town's new manager Roy Keane watches his team's Coca Cola Championship soccer match against Cardiff City at the Ninian stadium in Cardiff, Wales April 25, 2009.  REUTERS/Andrew Winning (BRITAIN SPORT SOCCER)

James Morrison   The former Man United hardman has already written off Arsenal's Premier League chances. Here are five other times he got it spot-on.

Sydney FC sign Simon

GOSFORD, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 10:  Matt Simon of the Mariners celebrates scoring a goal during the round 10 A-League match between the Central Coast Mariners and the Newcastle Jets at Bluetongue Stadium on December 10, 2011 in Gosford, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Sydney FC have bolstered their attacking options with the signature of former Central Coast striker Matt Simon.

Wenger hails rugged Arsenal, Mourinho impressed

Alex Oxlade Chamberlain celebrates after scoring the winning goal for Arsenal.

William Schomberg   Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger praised his team's uncharacteristically rugged display after they beat champions Chelsea 1-0 in the Community Shield on Sunday.

Arsenal obsessed with 'selfies and six-packs'

Forthright: Roy Keane in his Manchester United days.

Ciaran O Raghallaigh   Former Manchester United midfielder launches withering attack on Wenger's side - and takes a shot at Man City too

Celtic kick-off Scottish season with easy win

On target: Celtic's Leigh Griffiths, left, celebrates scoring with Scott Brown and Stuart Armstrong.

Scottish champions Celtic began the defence of their Premier League crown with a straightforward 2-0 home win over Ross County.

Could sponsor pressure for Asian tour help push United to Australia?

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Michael Lynch   Liverpool pulled 96,000 plus to the MCG when they played Melbourne Victory at the cavernous stadium in 2013.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho questions Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger ahead of Community Shield

It's started again: Jose Mourinho has taken his first shot at Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger ahead of the Community Shield.

Matt Law   Jose Mourinho admits he would question himself if he had a record like Arsene Wenger's against the Chelsea manager.

Canberra in running for Socceroos World Cup match

Canberra-raised Socceroo Tom Rogic.

Jon Tuxworth   Canberra has emerged as the frontrunner to host the Socceroos' World Cup qualifier against Kyrgyzstan.

Mariners relishing being A-League's paupers: Walmsley

Positive outlook: Tony Walmsley.

Sebastian Hassett   Most managers who've just seen their club pocket $1.5 million out of nowhere would be begging their chairman to loosen the purse strings - but Central Coast Mariners' boss Tony Walmsley won't be asking for a cent.

Brisbane Roar laundry man left high and dry

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 29:  Disgruntled laundry operator Dennis Beecraft who is angry with the Brisbane Roar over owed money on July 29, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Fairfax Media)

Beth Newman   While Brisbane Roar chairman Chris Fong said QRU's legal action against the club might hinder a sale, some of the club's lower-profile creditors are grateful for the action.

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Goodes 'unAustralian' says former Roar goalkeeper

Confusing tweet: Griffin McMaster apologised for any offence his tweets may have caused.

Cameron Atfield   Former Brisbane Roar goalkeeper Griffin McMaster has weighed into the Adam Goodes racism controversy by suggesting the dual Brownlow medallist and former Australian of the Year should be deported.

Michel Platini will run for FIFA president

Bid for the job: Michel Platini.

Michel Platini will run for FIFA president and plans to announce his intentions this week.

Roxburgh excited about England showdown

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Jason Dasey   England drawing Scotland in 2018 World Cup qualifying this week generated excitement all over the globe, including in the city of Kuala Lumpur, which Scottish football icon Andy Roxburgh now calls home.

Mexico coach fired after punch claim

Former Mexico head coach Miguel Herrera.

Mexican national team coach Miguel Herrera was fired Tuesday following a television reporter's claim that the man known as "El Piojo" punched him.

FIFA boss Sepp Blatter deserves the Nobel Prize, says Russian president Vladimir Putin

Old pals: Vladimir Putin lavished praise on embattled FIFA boss Sepp Blatter.

Vladimir Putin and Sepp Blatter just can't stop praising each other.

Milos Dimitrijevic re-signs for Sydney FC two months after walking out

He's back: After two months of fearing the worst, Sydney FC fans can delight in the knowledge Milos Dimitrijevic has signed a two-year deal with the Sky Blues.

Sebastian Hassett   Serbian midfielder Milos Dimtrijevic has completed a sensational about-face to re-sign with Sydney FC - barely months after leaving the club following the A-League grand final.

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Cahill wins it for Shenhua

Tim Cahill is in top form.

Tim Cahill has continued his prolific form with the only goal of the game as in-form Shanghai Shenhua defeated Henan Jianye 1-0 in their Super League clash.

Western Sydney Wanderers sign Italian striker Federico Piovaccari

Strike force: Federico Piovaccari during his loan spell with Steaua Bucuresti.

Sebastian Hassett   Western Sydney Wanderers have finally found their new marquee player, landing a 30-year old Italian striker with an impressive CV.

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Grand final scar the motivation that drives Vedran Janjetovic

Looking forward: Sydney FC's Vedran Janjetovic is keen to put last year's disappointment behind them.

Sebastian Hassett   Vedran Janjetovic had an excellent season for Sydney FC last year, establishing himself as an unchallenged first-choice goalkeeper. It should be a year he looks fondly upon, but it's how it ended that dominates his thinking.

World champions Germany get kind qualifying draw

Former Russian soccer player Aleksandr Kerzhakov assists with the draw.

World champions Germany avoided facing some of their strongest rivals when the draw for the European qualifying groups for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia was made on Saturday.

FIFA puts troubles aside at glitzy World Cup draw

Former German player Oliver Bierhoff at the draw.

Mike Collett   FIFA put its problems to one side and began the countdown to the 2018 World Cup finals on Saturday when Russian president Vladimir Putin and FIFA chief Sepp Blatter re-assured the nation the tournament would go ahead as planned.

FIFA as opulent as ever at World Cup draw

Russian President Vladimir Putin and FIFA President Sepp Blatter.

Brian Homewood   When it boils down to it, making a draw for a major soccer tournament involves little more than pulling balls out of plastic pots.

Oceania winners to face South American side in playoff

SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JULY 25:  The World Cup trophy is displayed at the Preliminary Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia at The Konstantin Palace on July 25, 2015 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.  (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)

The winners of the Oceania World Cup qualifying group will have to play the fifth-placed South American side to reach the finals in Russia.

US in group with Trinidad for World Cup qualifiers

The CONCACAF qualifying competition is the most complicated out of all of FIFA's six confederations.

Americans will begin their quest for an eighth straight World Cup appearance with Trinidad & Tobago likely to provide the toughest opposition in their first qualifying group.

Mexes scores stunning volley against Inter

AC Milan's Philippe Mexes (left) celebrates with his teammate Agustin Jose Mauri.

A breathtaking volley from central defender Philippe Mexes gave AC Milan a 1-0 win over rivals Inter in a pre-season friendly in Shenzhen, China on Saturday.

Fong takes to Twitter to address fan concerns

The last A-League grand final, between Brisbane Roar and the Western Sydney Wanderers,  attracted a crowd of 51,153 at Suncorp Stadium.

Beth Newman   Brisbane Roar chairman Chris Fong has been bullish about the club's future, taking to Twitter to talk up its sale prospects.

Panama upset US to finish third at Gold Cup

Teammates celebrate with Panama goalkeeper Luis Mejia.

Panama goalkeeper Luis Mejia made three consecutive saves during a penalty shootout for his team to stun the United States 2-1 and secure third place at the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Saturday in Chester, Pennsylvania.

Marquee men don't always deliver so be careful what you wish for

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Michael Lynch   There's nothing like an arresting statistic to grab your attention, so when I was monitoring my social media feed and an article from the Irish Times popped up about salaries in America's major League Soccer  it certainly piqued my interest.

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