9:52am Stuttering Premier League title defence suffers a massive blow as Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City all kick clear of the Red Devils.
10:19pm Sydney FC captain Alessandro Del Piero has been ruled out of his side's match against Central Coast on Saturday with a hamstring injury.
10:59pm Socceroos stalwart Mark Bresciano will put his spot at next year's World Cup at risk by appealing against a four-month suspension for an alleged illegal transfer.
Angela Habashy Socceroos skipper Lucas Neill is likely to be without a club again just six months out from the World Cup after returning to Australia from his Japanese side, citing family reasons.
SEBASTIAN HASSETT Melbourne Heart coach John Aloisi might be skating on thin ice but Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic says his friend does not deserve to be sacked.
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11:04am Socceroos winger scores 30 seconds into his first club start in two months.
Angela Habashy 10:24am Alessandro Del Piero's loss is Ranko Despotovic's gain, with Sydney's Serbian recruit to get his first A-League start against Central Coast on Saturday.
7:51am Six World Cup venues will now be delivered past FIFA�s deadline.
7:47am Brazilian legend says star's time playing in Europe could give the Selecao a boost.
Citing family reasons, Neill has returned to Australia from his Japanese side.
SEBASTIAN HASSETT Melbourne Heart coach John Aloisi might be skating on the thinnest of ice.
Melbourne Victory to play five straight games at its AAMI Park base this month.
DOMINIC BOSSI Ball for Brazilian cup released by sports manufacturer Adidas on Wednesday.
10:11pm Alessandro Del Piero won't play against Central Coast but hopes to be back the following weekend.
7:02pm Mark Bresciano's spot at the World Cup could be at risk after the Socceroos midfielder decided to appeal his four-month FIFA ban.
Angela Habashy 4:36pm Socceroos skipper Lucas Neill could be without a club just six months out from the World Cup after leaving his Japanese side.
Ben McKay 6:53pm Melbourne Victory can pack away their suitcases for the next month, with five straight matches at AAMI Park that could set up another A-League title tilt.
12:32pm Crystal Palace captain Mile Jedinak celebrated a new contract with a starring role in a rare win, lifting his side off the bottom of the English Premier League table with a 1-0 victory over West Ham.
Angela Habashy 2:34pm Heart's Andrea Migliorini scored two wonder-strikes against Adelaide on the weekend but Wanderers keeper Ante Covic says he's not worried.
Crystal Palace jump up the standings after beating West Ham.
Daniel Gilhooly Playmaker Carlos Hernandez has been ruled out of the A-League game against Perth Glory in a major blow for the Wellington Phoenix.
BERLIN: Socceroos goalkeeper Mitchell Langerak has enjoyed some much-needed time on the park in Borussia Dortmund's 2-0 German Cup win at Saarbrucken.
FIFA will be urged to implement time-outs during matches in Brazil next year.
FIFA announces the four pots for Saturday's World Cup draw.
Midfielder has proven popular since arriving at Selhurst Park in July 2011.
SEBASTIAN HASSETT Football Federation Australia chief executive believes nation should keep dreaming.
MICHAEL LYNCH Australia's golden generation has pretty much run its race.
Jeremy Wilson Roy Hodgson has revealed he is far more worried about the prospect of England playing in the tropical Amazon rainforest than the possibility of being grouped with Brazil, Spain or Argentina in Friday's World Cup draw.
Sta trains on Heart's rest day as he looks to gain an extra jump on his recovery
SEBASTIAN HASSETT Football Federation Australia chief executive David Gallop believes the nation should keep dreaming about making the knockout phase of next year's World Cup, even if they land in the ''group of death''.
Harry Kewell's place in the A League is under the microscope.
Young Socceroos player Hagi Gligor test drives the Brazuca.
Australia's golden generation has pretty much run its race.
The queries are always the same. What do you do now when there isn't a game until March?