2:00pm Arsenal have survived the test of a raucous Istanbul crowd and a hugely-energised Besiktas side to leave Turkey with a goalless draw and their hopes intact of advancing to the Champions League group stage.
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10:46am Socceroo Mathew Leckie faces a stint on the sidelines for his German club due to an abdominal injury.
9:29am Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger acknowledged his side's 0-0 draw with Besiktas in a Champions League playoff in Istanbul on Tuesday was a fair result for a "difficult" game but blasted the performance of the referee.
8:54am New Brazil manager Dunga has left out several big names from the World Cup, including Fred and Paulinho, in his first squad for next month's friendlies against Colombia and Ecuador.
8:14am A 15-year-old has been selected by Norway for their upcoming friendly against the United Arab Emirates on August 27, making him the youngest ever player to be called into the squad.
Chris Pike 7:12am Brisbane Roar coach Mike Mulvey hopes his side's crushing 4-0 victory over the Sterling Lions will be the last of their road games in the inaugural FFA Cup.
Chris Pike 5:05am Brisbane Roar coach Mike Mulvey wants the A-League's defending champions to be rewarded with a home fixture for their next FFA Cup clash.
Chris Pike 12:05am A-League champions Brisbane Roar have become the first A-League club to blow away a lower-level opponent in the FFA Cup with a 4-0 round of 32 win over the Stirling Lions on Tuesday night.
Chris Pike 11:45pm Defending A-League champions Brisbane have thumped WA State League club the Stirling Lions 4-0 in the round of 32 of the FFA Cup.
11:05pm Controversial striker says he was "very depressed" after the World Cup biting incident that led to him being initially banned from all soccer activities for four months.
9:12pm New Barcelona signing Luis Suarez has vowed he won't bite again after his World Cup scandal and subsequent transfer from Liverpool.
8:35pm The most infamous molars in soccer were in glistening evidence in Barcelona on Monday night. But this time Luis Suarez wasn't biting, he was smiling.
HENRY WINTER 8:09pm Cesc Fabregas returned in style to English soccer, orchestrating victory on his Chelsea debut, showing the range of passing and vision formerly enjoyed by Arsenal.
Angela Habashy 6:55pm Western Sydney coach Tony Popovic has rated facing Asian giants Guangzhou Evergrande as the biggest test he has faced at the Wanderers.
Jeremy Wilson 6:37pm As Arsene Wenger prepared to sign a new contract that would take him into a third decade at Arsenal, he was asked what remaining ambition he still had after 1,012 games and now 6,532 days as the club's manager.
LUCY CORMACK 6:42pm The World Cup-winning coach of one of Asia’s most powerful football clubs has called the Western Sydney Wanderers a “much stronger team” than its Melbourne rivals.
DAVID POLKINGHORNE 5:52pm Oman hopes basing itself at the Australian Institute of Sport will see its success rub off on it and the nation wants Canberra to adopt it as its Asian Cup team.
Angela Habashy 4:59pm Western Sydney coach Tony Popovic has confirmed EPL club Crystal Palace never contacted him about a the vacant head coaching role.
8:47pm Kevin Muscat knows the value of Cup football. For ten seasons in England and Scotland, he enjoyed some fairytale runs.
Chelsea have begun the English Premier League season in style with a 3-1 win over the newly promoted Burnley.
Luis Suarez has made his first appearance for Barcelona after a reported $142.5 million move from Liverpool as the Catalans hammered Mexican side Club Leon 6-0 in a friendly.
New signings Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas made an instant impact for Chelsea as they launched their Premier League title bid with a confident 3-1 win at promoted Burnley on Monday.
Brittany Ruppert At 23, Kyah Simon has already had an enviable career, travelled the world and marked her name in football's history books for being the first indigenous Australian to score a goal in a World Cup.
Angela Habashy They have just suffered a shock loss to a semi-professional side and Western Sydney are preparing to face a cashed-up Asian juggernaut boasting a World Cup-winning coach.
Angela Habashy Western Sydney will face Asian heavyweights Guangzhou Evergrande on Wednesday still reeling from their shock FFA Cup loss to minnows Adelaide City.
DOMINIC BOSSI One of Australia's most iconic football clubs will return to a top-tier competition for the first time in 27 years on Tuesday night as Hakoah Sydney City make their debut in the FFA Cup and believe their four years of playing David taking on Goliath has prepared them to become the inaugural cindarella story.
Angela Habashy English Premier League side Crystal Palace look set to appoint Tim Sherwood as coach ahead of candidates such as Western Sydney mentor Tony Popovic.
DOMINIC BOSSI The Football Federation of Australia has unveiled a two-year, $536,000 project to establish a national women's and girls' football development program, funded by FIFA.
There may just be someone in Manchester who had a worse weekend than new United manager Louis van Gaal.
Josh Reich One moment of attacking brilliance and a late Sergio Aguero strike gave Premier League holders Manchester City a winning start to their title defence as they eased past Newcastle United 2-0 away on Sunday.
Goals to Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge helped Liverpool begin the post-Luis Suarez era with a 2-1 victory over a new-look Southampton at Anfield on Sunday.
Jason Burt Louis Van Gaal said Manchester United's confidence was "smashed" following a 2-1 home defeat to Swansea City in his first match as manager.
Crystal Palace caretaker manager Keith Millen said he wanted the job on a full-time basis after his resilient team made Arsenal scrap all the way before snatching a 2-1 victory on Saturday.
Paris St Germain have called for Bastia striker Brandao to be banned from football for life after he appeared to headbutt Italian international Thiago Motta on Saturday.
PSV Eindhoven's Georginio Wijnaldum and Memphis Depay scored two goals apiece as their team went on an early season rampage to beat NAC Breda 6-1 at home in the Dutch league on Saturday.
Tom Williams Swansea upset Manchester United 2-1 in the opening game of the English Premier League season, Arsenal beat Palace 2-1 and Spurs beat West Ham 1-0.
Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal found no instant fix as a new era dawned in dispiriting fashion at Old Trafford where Swansea City's 2-1 victory on the opening day of the Premier League reopened old wounds.
Tom Williams Swansea upset Manchester United 2-1 in the opening game of the English Premier League season.
Gary Neville Old Trafford’s new captain is the dying breed of footballer who accepts criticism as easily as he dishes it out. As the ideal foil to Louis van Gaal, Gary Neville believes he can revive United.
HENRY WINTER It began as a plan, became a chant and is now a reality that could define a classic Premier League season.