DOMINIC BOSSI 6:00pm Melbourne Heart may not just play in a similar uniform as Manchester City next season, but could be wearing a near exact replica playing strip.
DOMINIC BOSSI 8:27pm Six years ago, Kim Seung-yong couldn't walk down the streets of Seoul without being mobbed by adoring fans.
Chris Bascombe 10:48am Brendan Rodgers has warned his players not to believe Manchester City's midweek slip-up has opened the door for Liverpool's coronation as Premier League champions.
SEBASTIAN HASSETT The dream season for the Western Sydney Wanderer is at last within reach, according to coach Tony Popovic.
8:18am Police in Thessaloniki have arrested a PAOK fan accused of dumping a crate of fish on the visiting Olympiakos bench, in a stunt that delayed a tense Greek Cup semi-final.
10:49am Troops patrolled the World Cup host city of Salvador on Thursday after a deadly orgy of violence triggered by a police strike less than two months before thousands of fans descend on the city..
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SEBASTIAN HASSETT 6:09pm Rarely do goalkeepers get much of the acclaim but it’s hard to fault either Liam Reddy or Eugene Galekovic on form this season. The pair have saved countless shots – and therefore points – for their sides
LEE GASKIN 8:13pm Capital Football boss Heather Reid fears sacking of Matildas coach will hold women back from key roles in the game.
Matt Law 12:27pm Arsene Wenger admits Mesut Ozil has struggled to live up to his club-record 42.5 million pound (A$76.48 million) price tag but backed him to be one of the players of next season once he has fully adapted to the Premier League.
9:26pm Cardiff City have demanded the Premier League annul their 3-0 loss to Crystal Palace over allegations of cheating.
SEBASTIAN HASSETT Etihad Stadium might be a cauldron of vitriol for Sydney FC on Friday night but for defender Sebastian Ryall, the venue only hosts a stream of happy memories.
DOMINIC BOSSI It could well be Alessandro Del Piero's final game in Sky Blue and Sydney fans will be hoping he's saved his best for last.
soccer Manchester City has slipped further out of Premier League title contention after it was held to a 2-2 draw by bottom side Sunderland on Wednesday night.
Angela Habashy Central Coast coach Phil Moss says his side's gutting 1-0 defeat to FC Seoul will only serve to make his side stronger for Saturday clash with Adelaide.
DOMINIC BOSSI It's almost irrelevant what happens in this finals series, the A-League has already had its flashpoint moment of the season.
Adelaide United have extended the contract of coach Josep Gombau by two years.
Sebastian Hassett The stand-off between players and coach Hesterine de Reus for control of the Australian women’s football team was ended abruptly on Thursday afternoon when the Dutchwoman was sacked as head coach.
MICHAEL LYNCH There's always two sides to a fixture pile-up.
Ben McKay Hesterine de Reus' divisive 15-month tenure as Matildas coach has been ended by FFA chief executive David Gallop.
Gareth Bale raced clear to score a stunning late winner as Real Madrid beat arch-rivals Barcelona 2-1.
Dutch winger Arjen Robben was the inspiration as Bayern Munich crushed second division Kaiserslautern 5-1.
Manchester City's Premier League title hopes are dealt a crushing blow.
Footballers with English Premier League club Manchester City are the highest-paid athletes in global sport.
Pete Smith The Central Coast Mariners have lost 1-0, via an injury-time own goal, to FC Seoul in the Asian Champions League.
SEBASTIAN HASSETT With their Australian brethren storming through the cream of Asian football in the previous 24 hours, the pressure was on the Central Coast Mariners to make it a memorable hat-trick on the continent.
DOMINIC BOSSI Outgoing Football Federation of Australia technical director Han Berger will join Sydney FC as a board member and director following the completion of his commitments with the Socceroos at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Ben McKay A meeting between the two traditional A-League powers Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC on Good Friday could grab centre stage for the round ball code.
JESSE HOGAN Melbourne Victory has not abandoned hopes Adrian Leijer will be fit for Friday night's A-League elimination final against Sydney FC after he was cleared of a serious injury.
DOMINIC BOSSI Melbourne Victory's midweek match against Guangzhou Evergrande has benefited their preparations for Friday's A-League finals match against Sydney FC.
Angela Habashy Sydney FC coach Frank Farina says he won't let the constant scrutiny over his job affect him or his side as the battle for a spot in the semis.
Arsene Wenger believes Olivier Giroud's decisive contribution to Arsenal's vital 3-1 win over West Ham is a sign the France striker is back to his best.
PARIS, April 15 AFP - Two-time French Cup winners Rennes reached the final of this season's competition with a nervy 3-2 win over Ligue 2 side Angers on Tuesday.
Poland striker Robert Lewandowski hit his 100th goal for Borussia Dortmund to book their place in next month's German Cup final
Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has ruled veterans Francesco Totti, Luca Toni and Antonio Di Natale out of his World Cup squad for Brazil.
Tickets for nearly two-thirds of World Cup matches have sold out within hours of FIFA opening the final online sales phase.
Arsenal came from behind to keep their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League alive.
Ben McKay After prevailing 2-0 against Asian Champions League title-holders Guangzhou Evergrande, Melbourne Victory must focus on their A-League final.
MICHAEL LYNCH Manchester United started life as Newton Heath and played in yellow and green. More Norwich City than one of the game's powerhouses.
Pete Smith The Wanderers are refusing to rest on their laurels and say they are determined to win their final ACL group match.
Manchester United started life as Newton Heath and played in yellow and green. More Norwich City than one of the game's powerhouses.
Steven Gerrard is four games away from winning his first Premier League title with Liverpool and it would be absolutely fitting for him to finally achieve it this season.
The default image of Patrick Vieira is that of a snarling, combative and physically imposing figure.