A-League round the Asian Cup final audition

Michael Lynch 4:05 PM   For aspiring A-League based Socceroos, this weekend's round represents the last chance to impress Australia boss Ange Postecoglou before the Asian Cup.

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Milligan suspension to force midfield reshuffle

Net gain: Leigh Broxham even bobs up to score.

Michael Lynch 11:40 PM   Melbourne Victory's Mr Fixit, Leigh Broxham, could be asked to prove his versatility once again this season by stepping into midfield for the derby clash against Melbourne City.

Wanderers lose again at Club World Cup

Heads up: Western Sydney Wanderers' Daniel Alessi and ES Setif's Mohamed Benyettou jump for the ball.

Liam FitzGibbon   Western Sydney's frustrating Club World Cup campaign has ended with a loss on penalties to African champions ES Setif of Algeria in the playoff for fifth place.

Gallop eyes FFA Cup expansion

Adelaide United won the inaugural FFA Cup.

12:39 PM   A Super Cup style contest pitting the FFA Cup and A-League champions is a possibility to open the 2015/16 season after the success of the first Cup competition.

Jets set to take flight against Reds: Griffith

"I think we can beat any team in the competition if we put our minds to it": Joel Griffiths.

Robert Dillon 9:36 PM   Acting skipper Joel Griffiths says the Newcastle Jets are capable of beating any team and plan to kick-start their belated bid for the A-League play-offs against Adelaide at Hunter Stadium.

Fowler listed as flat-sharing in cap report

Questions arise: Robbie Fowler's living arrangements while with the Glory are under scrutiny.

Dominic Bossi   More payment discrepencies in Perth Glory's salary cap drama have emerged with reports listing former marquee Robbie Fowler as sharing a small city apartment with another teammate for one eason. 

FIFPro want look at Wanderers flood game

Dampener: Matthew Sprianovic and Brendan Hammill try to stop Hugo Pavone.

The international players' union wants FIFA to investigate why the Club World Cup match involving Western Sydney was played on a potentially dangerous rain-soaked field in Morocco.

Wayne Rooney: We can win the league

WAYNE ROONEY: "We have shown a great resilience this season. Some of the games haven't gone the way we would like but we are winning them and that is a great quality to have."

Captain says Man United can challenge for the title after recovering from their worst start to a Premier League season.

Documents show Glory payments outside cap

Perth Glory are alleged to have broken the FFA's strict salary cap guidelines.

Dominic Bossi and Joe Gorman   Perth Glory are alleged to have subverted the A-League salary cap for up to three consecutive seasons by failing to declare payments, gifts and service agreements.

Cirio strike earns Adelaide inaugural FFA Cup

Sergio Cirio

Ben Mckay   Adelaide United are the first club to be etched on the FFA Cup after a 1-0 win over 10-man Perth Glory in the inaugural final.

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Victory skipper Milligan out for three games

Mark Milligan has been found to be guilty of serious foul play.

Michael Lynch   Mark Milligan has been suspended for three games after the A-League's match review panel deemed him guilty of serious foul play after he elbowed Sydney midfielder Terry Antonis..

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Javier Aguirre will coach Japan at Asian Cup despite fixing case

Javier Aguirre

11:34 AM   Javier Aguirre will remain coach of Japan at next month's Asian Cup despite being named in a match-fixing case in Spain.

Footballer fined $810k for traffic violations

In hot water: Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus has been fined $810,000 after repeatedly driving without a licence.

9:51 AM   Germany and Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus fined $855k for repeatedly driving without a licence.

Bad boy Balotelli fined and banned

Not so super: Liverpool bad boy Mario Balotelli has been fined $50,000 and banned for one match after posting an offensive message on social media.

9:48 AM   Liverpool star fined and banned for one match after posting offensive message on social media.

Liverpool and Spurs into League Cup semis

Raheem Sterling scored a brace for Liverpool in their quarter-final win over Bournemouth.

12:44 AM   Raheem Sterling eased the pressure on under-fire manager Brendan Rodgers as Liverpool defeated Championship leaders Bournemouth 3-1 to book a League Cup semi-final with Chelsea.

Hamstring injury forces Nichols out of Socceroos' cup campaign

Melbourne Victory's Mitch Nichols.

12:37 AM   The Asian Cup dream of Mitch Nichols is over, with the Perth Glory midfielder set to miss up to eight weeks with a torn hamstring.

Griffiths backs Jets to take off

Joel Griffiths

Robert Dillon 10:36 PM   Acting skipper Joel Griffiths says Newcastle are capable of beating any team and can kick-start their belated bid for the A-League play-offs against Adelaide at Hunter Stadium on Friday night.

City v Victory glamour clash in pre-Christmas A-League round

Michael Lynch 3:11 PM   It has been a pretty miserable season so far for City.

FIFA crisis deepens as Garcia resigns

Ben Rumsby 2:02 PM   The credibility of FIFA's World Cup corruption inquiry is in tatters after its chief investigator quit in protest at attempts to suppress his findings.

Sydney FC captain Alex Brosque calls on team to rally against adversity

Everyone has to share the load: Sydney FC captain Alex Brosque

Matthew Elkerton    Sydney FC star Alex Brosque says that the team will need to step up together as a leadership group in the absence of some of their biggest stars.

Organisers move to allay Asian Cup security fears

AFC general-secretary Alex Soosay.

Asian Cup boss Michael Brown has reassured international visitors heading to Australia for January's tournament they'll be kept safe in the wake of Sydney's deadly cafe siege.

Cahill puts legacy before A-League pay-day

Back in town: Socceroos star Tim Cahill in Redfern on Wednesday.

Daniel Lane   Socceroos superstar Tim Cahill says when – or if – he joins the A-League, Football Federation Australia will need a plan in place to ensure his presence is more than an exercise in commercialism.

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Victory accept Milligan's A-League ban

Mark Milligan has been suspended for three games for collecting Terry Antonis with his elbow.

Victory will accept captain Mark Milligan's three-game A League suspension for his clash with Sydney FC's Terry Antonis.

Pedro scores treble as Barca crush Huesca in Copa del Rey

Pedro celebrates a goal.

Pedro hit a first-half hat-trick as Barcelona cruised into the last 16 of the Copa del Rey with a 8-1 second leg demolition of lower league Huesca at the Camp Nou.

Yeovil book Man United FA Cup clash

FA Cup

Third-division Yeovil Town earn a dream FA Cup third-round tie at home to giants Manchester United.

Robben landmark as Bayern set new record

Arjen Robben celebrates scoring the first goal against Freiburg.

Arjen Robben grabbed his 100th goal for the club as undefeated Bayern Munich outclassed Freiburg 2-0 on Tuesday to extend their lead at the top of the table to 12 points and create a Bundesliga defensive record.

Chelsea reach League Cup semis

Marched: Derby's defender Jake Buxton (3rd R) is sent off by referee Jon Moss during the English League Cup quarter-final football match between Derby County and Chelsea at iPro Stadium. Chelsea won the game 3-1.

Premier League leaders Chelsea defeated second-tier Derby County 3-1 to reach the League Cup semi-finals on Tuesday, but the victory came at a cost with injuries to Kurt Zouma and Didier Drogba.

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Midfielder finally gets crack at grand final glory

Young gun Julia De Angelis was presented with the rising star award as the best under-20 player of the season.

Jon Tuxworth   Sacrificing a shot at local grand final glory to chase her W-League dream has already been the best career move Canberra United youngster Julia De Angelis has made.

Real cruise into Club World Cup final

Real Madrid players celebrate one of their four goals against Cruz Azul.

European champions Real Madrid crushed Mexico's Cruz Azul 4-0 to cruise into the Club World Cup final on Tuesday.

Roma coach banned for assaulting steward

Rudi Garcia.

Roma coach Rudi Garcia banned for two games for assaulting a steward at the end of a league game at weekend.

Herrera's conscience clear over fix probe

Ander Herrera.

Manchester United midfielder declares his conscience is "totally clear" after he was one of 41 people named in a Spanish match-fixing probe.

11-0 hiding no longer haunts Glory women

Mackenzie Arnold copped a knee to the face a couple of weeks ago.

What's worse than being part of a team that loses 11-0? Being the goalkeeper, of course.

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