Sydney to sign local talent if import options fall short

Sebastian Hassett 9:24 PM   It may put the club's title aspirations at risk but Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold says he is prepared to forego star foreign players for young Australians.

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Wanderers fightback to start in Windy City

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Sebastian Hassett 9:19 PM   The past year has brought some incredible highs for the Wanderers but with their A-League campaign in need of urgent repair, a trip to Wellington looms as the ideal opportunity.

Can City revival roll on against leaders Perth? 

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Michael Lynch 5:00 PM   So how solid is Melbourne City's recent revival?

Heskey in shock return to English football

Emile Heskey in action foe the Newcastle Jets

12:30 PM   Veteran former England international and Australian A-League player Emile Heskey is to make a surprise return to English football after agreeing a deal with Championship side Bolton.

Brad Jones steps up for Liverpool in EPL

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Liverpool's Australian goalkeeper Brad Jones insists he is ready for the scrutiny that will inevitably come his way after taking over from the under-fire Simon Mignolet.

Arnold fears for Ognenovski's future

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Darren Walton   Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold fears veteran defender Sasa Ognenovski may have played his last A-League game after being ruled out for the rest of the season with nerve damage.

Burns rewarded for hot form with cup call-up

Phoenix striker Nathan Burns has been named in the Socceroos' Asian Cup squad.

Michael Lynch   Wellington Phoenix striker Nathan Burns' goals glut has seen him grab an 11th hour place in the Australian squad for the Asian Cup.

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Antonis casts off curse with Asian Cup call

Terry Antonis hits the floor.

Sebastian Hassett   Being selected in the Socceroos' Asian Cup squad means Terry Antonis' cursed days are finally over after a string of setbacks.

Ognenovski ruled out for the season

Out for the year: Sasa Ognenovski is out for the season.

Sebastian Hassett   Sydney FC's injury crisis has deepened with towering defender Sasa Ognenovski ruled out for the rest of the season with an unusual case of nerve damage.

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Pandurevic could be Mariners' next Rogic

Central Coach Mariners coach Phil Moss.

Dominic Bossi   Central Coast Mariners may have found the next Tomi Rogic after trialling former Nike Academy winner Dejan Pandurevic. 

Valeri unlucky to miss out: Postecoglou

Carl Valeri reckons Victory has an advantage over Melbourne City.

David Polkinghorne   Socceroos coach says Carl Valeri insists the omission of the Melbourne Victory midfield general from his Asian Cup squad doesn't end his chances of playing for Australia.

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Why City have the edge over Chelsea in title race

Mark Ogden 10:25 PM   Manchester City have a slight edge on the league leaders after winning eight successive games in all competitions.

Zheng Zhi bolsters China's squad

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China have announced their 23-man squad for the 2015 Asian Cup to be held in Australia in January. The 2013 Asian player of the year Zheng Zhi, who plays for club giants Guangzhou Evergrande, will bolster the midfield.

Asian Cup: Interactive country-by-country guide

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How the teams shape up for January's tournament in Australia.

Postecoglou a man on a mission as he searches for the perfect blend

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Michael Lynch   Ange Postecoglou left no hostages to fortune when he declared his aims for the national team as he unveiled his 23-man squad for the Asian Cup.

Soria omitted as Qatar go for African-born forwards

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Experienced striker Sebastian Soria was left out of Qatar's 23-man squad for next month's Asian Cup with the Gulf Cup winners instead opting for uncapped African-born forwards Tresor Kangambu and Mohammad Montari.

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Roko Strika backs calls for Canberra National Youth League team

Roko Strika, who plays for NK Zagreb in Croatia, is back in Canberra to visit family over the holiday period.

Jon Tuxworth   Canberra product Roko Strika has backed calls for the capital to be granted a National Youth League license, adamant talented youngsters are in danger of being out of sight, out of mind unless it happens. 

Only three W-League champions in Matildas squad

Only three of the victorious Canberra United side have been selected in the preliminary Matildas squad.

Only three players from newly-crowned W-League champions Canberra United have been included in Australia's preliminary 32-strong training squad for next year's Women's World Cup.

A-League trio set to be named in Socceroos' Asian Cup squad

Terry Antonis, Tomy Juric

Dominic Bossi   Australian coach Ange Postecoglou has shown his faith in the A-League by selecting three of the competition's brightest talents in the final 23-man squad for the Asian Cup.

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Three Canberra United players in Matildas World Cup squad

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David Polkinghorne   Canberra United striker Ashleigh Sykes' ultimate goal is play at next year's World Cup with her twin sister Nicole Begg and Matildas coach Alen Stajcic has opened the door for that to happen despite picking only Sykes in his 32-player squad on Monday for a training camp at the AIS in January.

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Matildas coach Alen Stajcic says W-League grand final will help find new broadcaster

Canberra United celebrates its W-League championship after beating Perth Glory 3-1 in the grand final on Sunday.

David Polkinghorne   Matildas coach Alen Stajcic thinks the momentum created by the W-League grand final will help the Football Federation Australia find a new broadcaster for next season.

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