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10:10 PM FIFA President Sepp Blatter and his possible successor, European soccer chief Michel Platini, have been provisionally suspended for 90 days, the ethics committee of football's governing body said on Thursday.
Sebastian Hassett 7:15 PM Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold has no doubt his side can go one step better and claim this year's A-League title but admits they'll have to remove the "untidy" elements from their game, namely in defence.
Michael Lynch 8:42 PM The sun shines down on Melbourne City's pristine pitches at the well-appointed City Football Academy, the new multimillion-dollar training ground into which the Manchester City-owned club moved midway through last A-League season.
Michael Lynch 8:59 PM Besart Berisha is, by common consent, the A-League's top striker.
Sebastian Hassett Football Federation Australia chief executive David Gallop has challenged Professional Football Australia to stop stalling on a collective bargaining agreement that threatens to overshadow the new campaign.
Michael Cockerill If you're looking for a reason to get excited about the new A-League season, check out Diego Castro.
Dominic Bossi Construction is taking place on the edge of the pitch but FFA has been assured Amman International Stadium is capable of staging World Cup qualifier.
Sebastian Hassett Barely has the ink dried on the respective immortality papers for Johnathan Thurston and those three-peating Hawks, but the A-League is back.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been charged by England's Football Association for accusing Premier League referees of being biased against his team.
Dominic Bossi 5:35 AM The more things change, the more they stay the same at least that's what Australia discovered after slumping to a lacklustre defeat away to a nation emerging as their bogey team.
10:27 PM FIFA president Sepp Blatter faces an imminent 90 day suspension from football if the governing body's ethics judge backs a prosecutor's recommendation.
6:31 PM Hume City's home FFA Cup semi-final against Melbourne Victory will be played at AAMI Park - not Etihad Stadium, as the Victorian state-league outfit had previously announced.
Sebastian Hassett 5:58 PM While the largest-drawing tenant at Allianz Stadium, Sydney FC, are excited about the prospect of a new 55,000-seat stadium being built at Moore Park, they have "real concerns about the possibility of being displaced" during the venue's construction.
Jason Dasey 5:51 PM Former S.League head coach Karim Bencherifa hails from Morocco and had his greatest managerial in India, but as the second season of the India Super League gets underway, the 47-year-old has returned to Singapore for family reasons, and has been linked to high profile national jobs in South-east Asia.
5:25 PM Melbourne Victory won't be afraid to reach for the stars as they prepare to kick off their A-League title defence.
Dominic Bossi 1:13 PM Australian fans told not to wear national colours at World Cup qualifier despite paying 16-times the price of admission.
9:09 AM Robbie Slater backs new mentor to shine in second senior coaching stint.
Andrew Parkinson Former Sutherland Sharks defender Jacob Tratt admits he is living his dream but it hasn't been an easy ride for the 21-year-old.
Dominic Bossi Six years since the Dutch came to Australia, Socceroos fans have been crying out for a blockbuster friendly. Could they be set for one next year?
A club-by-club guide to season 11 of the A-League. Can anyone knock Melbourne Victory off top spot?
Lee Gaskin The Matildas have put aside their pay dispute with Football Federation Australia and returned as a squad for the first time in four months with the goal of ending a 12-year Olympic Games drought.
Jamie Marcuson Is this the saddest selfie ever? Brazil football legend Ronaldinho was found teary-eyed on a Brazilian street after crashing his car earlier this week. Yet such is the adoration his fans have for him, a passer-by couldn't help but snap a selfie with the former FIFA World Player of the Year.
Michael Lynch Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat and the club's management are determined that the A-League champions will not fall between two stools, as so many have done before them, when they compete in the Asian Champions League and the A-League over the next 12 months.