Having held out for 89 minutes, Sydney FC needed to hold out for just one more to qualify for the Asian Champions League quarter-finals for the first time. But they couldn't.
There may be a huge Greek diaspora in Australia and a vast number of Kiwi immigrants, but will they turn out to watch their national soccer teams when they are taking on Australia next month in Melbourne?
The Matildas suffered a surprising loss on Wednesday night, going down 7-0 to a Newcastle Jets male under-15 side in Sydney.
After crashing out of the Asian Champions League in dramatic fashion on Wednesday night, Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold says he is ready to ring the changes in order to make his team more competitive next season.
The chances of Tim Cahill playing in the A-League appear all but over with the Socceroos' star in discussions to remain in China with three clubs in pursuit.
Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat has paid tribute to the trio of departing stars who pulled on the navy blue shirt for the final time in South Korea on Tuesday night in Victory's 2-1 Asian Champions League loss to Jeonbuk.
Socceroos defenders can breathe a sigh of relief after lethal Benfica striker Kostas Mitroglou was left out of Greece's final 24-man squad for next month's friendlies in Australia.
Socceroos captain Mile Jedinak sat out training on Tuesday but is still expected to line up against England on Friday night.
The bookies are always quick to spot a marketing opportunity, even if the market they are framing is not likely to generate an awful lot of activity.
Premier League champions Leicester City will be underdogs again next season and staying up remains the priority despite this year's fairytale success, manager Claudio Ranieri said on Tuesday.
Jose Mourinho's journey to Manchester United is the culmination of an impressive behind-the-scenes campaign of media manipulation.
In the end there was no fairytale ending. Not for Archie Thompson, nor for Melbourne Victory's two other departing internationals, Kiwi Kosta Barbarouses and Frenchman Matthieu Delpierre.
The friendly against the Socceroos looms as a crucial 90 minutes for England boss Roy Hodgson, who is yet to settle his squad for Euro 2016.
Arsenal became the first club to break the £100 million barrier in Premier League income this season, earning almost £8m more than champions Leicester City despite finishing 10 points behind them.
Brazilian forward Leonardo has dished out another piece of Asian Champions heartache for Melbourne Victory and put Jeonbuk Motors into Asia's last eight.
Their domestic season ended in ignominy, but Sydney FC are closing in on one of their greatest achievements
With Louis van Gaal's sacking as Manchester United coach confirmed, the stage is set for fireworks in Manchester.
FIFA, the governing body of global soccer, announce that the man who controlled its finances for the last eight months had been fired for violating his fiduciary duty to the organization.
Successful Matildas coach Alen Stajcic has secured a four-year contract extension that will keep him at the helm until after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Manchester United have sacked manager Louis van Gaal, just days after he led the Premier League club to an FA Cup final win.
Sydney FC might hold an away-goal advantage over Shandong Luneng going into their Asian Champions League round of 16 second leg, but that's no reason to play defensive, according to Matt Jurman.
The Western Sydney Wanderers have begun the process of rebuilding their midfield for next season, signing Brisbane Roar's Steven Lustica to a two-year deal.
Pep Guardiola broke down in tears as Bayern Munich won the German Cup in penalties, as Barcelona also completed the double in Spain with an extra-time victory over Sevilla.
Those Australian fans wanting to catch a glimpse of Leicester City's heroic marksman Jamie Vardy taking on the Socceroos on Saturday will be left wanting, as the striker has been ruled out so he can get married.
Jose Mourinho will be appointed Manchester United manager next week to replace Louis van Gaal, British media have reported.
Bridge, 30, has been with the Wanderers since their very first match in 2012 and has been an integral part of the squad that has made three grand finals in four seasons, playing as both a striker and left-winger.
Sydney FC chief executive Tony Pignata has implored the club's fans to come out in full force for Wednesday's Asian Champions League round of 16 second leg against Shandong Luneng, saying it is one of the most important matches in the club's history.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic bid farewell to Paris Saint-Germain in style by scoring twice and setting up another as the French champions completed a second consecutive domestic treble.
Juventus won a second consecutive double when substitute Alvaro Morata's extra-time goal secured a 1-0 Italian Cup final win over AC Milan
When you don't win your home games in the knock-out stages of a two-legged Cup competition you know you have a job ahead of you.