FFA to investigate Perth Glory over salary cap 

Dominic Bossi 10:53 PM   The Football Federation of Australia is set to launch an investigation into alleged salary cap irregularities at Perth Glory over the past three seasons.

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Fowler listed as flat-sharing in cap report

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

Dominic Bossi 10:00 PM   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.

11:06 PM   HOOFDDORP, Netherlands: 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

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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..

Henry forever linked with brilliance at Arsenal

Familiar sight: Thierry Henry celebrating a goal at Arsenal.

Julien Pretot   Winning the World Cup on home soil should be the pinnacle of any player's career but Thierry Henry's greatest achievement is that he will go down in history as an Arsenal and Premier League legend.

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City boss sees good signs ahead of derby

Training: Josh Kennedy and Robert Koren on Tuesday.

Michael Lynch   For Melbourne City the timing of the World Club Championship was not ideal given that its scheduled round 10 opponent, Western Sydney Wanderers, was half a world away.

FIFA dismisses Garcia's appeal of WC probe

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FIFA has rejected an appeal by former US prosecutor Michael Garcia against the handling of his inquiry into alleged corruption around the Russian and Qatar bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

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Midfielder finally gets grand final crack

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.

Glory were tracking towards cap breach

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Joe Gorman and Dominic Bossi   Perth Glory played the first two games of their FFA Cup campaign with a squad that would have exceeded the A-League salary cap by 20 per cent had it remained unchanged for the season.

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Wanderers angered by semi switch

MAKING A SPLASH: Western Sydney's Shannon Cole battles the conditions in Rabat.

Sebastian Hassett   FIFA officials anger Western Sydney by shifting semifinal between Real Madrid and Cruz Azul away from "appalling" pitch in Rabat.

Aguirre, Herrera named in match-fixing case

Javier Aguirre.

Spanish prosecutors filed match-fixing allegations against Japan coach Javier Aguirre and Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera, accusing them and 39 others of rigging a 2011 league match.

FIFA defends Wanderers' CWC 'farce'

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Liam FitzGibbon   FIFA has defended the decision to let Saturday's Club World Cup quarter-final go ahead in what some Western Sydney players described as the worst conditions they'd ever played in.

Kennedy comes full circle to fire City success

Full circle: Josh Kennedy has returned to Melbourne to continue his stellar soccer career.

Michael Lynch   Its been a long and winding road, but after 15 years in Europe and Asia Josh Kennedy's football journey has taken him back _ almost to the exact position _ where it all started.

Celtic, Liverpool given tough Europa draws

Liverpool won their last meeting with Besiktas 8-0 in the 2007-08 elite European competition.

Celtic face a tricky Europa League last-32 tie after being drawn against Italy's Inter Milan as Liverpool take on gritty Turkish side Besiktas.

Milligan cited for flying elbow

Mark Milligan and Terry Antonis collide during the A-League match between Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC on Saturday.

Melbourne Victory skipper Mark Milligan faces a ban at a crucial point in his season after being cited by the A-League match review panel.

Five things we learnt in the A-League this week

Hat-trick hero: Melbourne Victory's Archie Thompson.

Dominic Bossi   Five things we learnt in the A-League this week

Canberra prepared to face the heat in Perth

Michelle Heyman feels the heat during a match in February.

Chris Dutton   Canberra United coach Elisabeth Migchelsen has called on FFA to put player welfare first in the W-League grand final.

FFA to award ACL spot to cup winners

Football Federation Australia CEO David Gallop.

Football Federation Australia want the winner of the FFA Cup to get a spot in the Asian Champions League.

Goalkeeper glory for Manchester United

SAFE HANDS: Manchester United's David De Gea celebrates during his side's 3-0 win over Liverpool.

David De Gea many pundits' man of the match as United cling to third spot with a 3-0 win over Liverpool.

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Newcastle Jets set to take flight against Adelaide Reds with first win: Joel 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 on Friday night.

A-League round the final audition for Asian Cup hopefuls

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.

Milligan suspension to force midfield reshuffle at Victory

Michael Lynch 3:23 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 to replace suspended skipper Mark Milligan.

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.

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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.

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 7:03 AM   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.

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 11:26 PM    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 10:00 PM   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

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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.

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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