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Liverpool down Middlesbrough in epic shoot-out

8:26am Liverpool reached the English League Cup last 16 after an extraordinary third round tie saw them beat second-tier Middlesbrough 14-13 in a penalty shoot-out.

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Brisbane Roar's Michael Theo to miss A-League season start

Michael Theo

12:51pm Brisbane Roar are searching for a replacement goalkeeper barely a month out from their A-League title defence after No.1 gloveman Michael Theo was ruled out for at least eight weeks.

Eric Abrams named new technical director of Football Federation Australia

Pedigree: New FFA technical director Eric Abrams.

SEBASTIAN HASSETT 12:48pm Football Federation Australia has finally named its new technical director, with Belgian Eric Abrams taking over from the long-serving Han Berger. Abrams, 57, has an extensive background in youth development, and played a key role in developing the current generation of Belgium's much-lauded national team, who made a big impact at the recent World Cup in Brazil.

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Roar's Theo to miss A-League season start

11:52am Brisbane Roar goalkeeper Michael Theo will miss the start of the A-League season after scans revealed a fractured wrist.

Manchester United need Louis van Gaal to take control

Forgettable start: Louis van Gaal (right) and assistant Ryan Giggs feel the pain against Leicester.

Paul Hayward 12:06pm Every one of us has formed an opinion in the early stages of this volatile Premier League campaign and wanted to retract it a week later. English football teaches us never to be definitive, but we never heed the lesson.

Sydney FC through to FFA Cup last eight

Pete Smith 10:41pm Sydney FC proved too classy for Sydney United while Adelaide United, Perth Glory and Palm Beach Sharks also moved through to the FFA Cup last eight.

Tuggeranong United proposes to maintain FFA Cup momentum with pre-season tournament

Melbourne Victory's Carl Valeri at Canberra Airport on Monday.

CHRIS DUTTON 10:00pm Could seeing Socceroos star Carl Valeri playing in Canberra become a regular fixture?

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Sydney FC score 3-1 win over Sydney United in keenly-contested FFA Cup clash

Tense affair: Sydney FC striker Alex Brosque is fouled by a Sydney United player.

SEBASTIAN HASSETT 10:46pm It's been more than decade since Edensor Park was rocking like this. For one night only, the old days – the glory days – felt like they'd never left.

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Adelaide tip Brisbane out of FFA Cup

Steve Larkin 10:42pm Adelaide United eliminated Brisbane Roar from the FFA Cup with a 2-0 win in Tuesday night's round of 16 clash at Coopers Stadium.

Youth United coach to continue push for National Youth League license

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JON TUXWORTH 5:26pm Youth United playing Sydney FC another chance for side to show NYL credentials.

Louis van Gaal dismisses Wayne Rooney as a striker

Wayne Rooney celebrates with teammate Ander Herrera after scoring his second goal this season against QPR.

Mark Ogden Louis van Gaal has cast doubt over Wayne Rooney's future as a striker at Manchester United with the manager admitting to being unimpressed by his performances in an advanced role this season.

FIFA executive member Theo Zwanziger says 2022 Qatar World Cup will not go ahead

Theo Zwanziger says conditions in Qatar are too oppressive to hold the World Cup.

Qatar will not host the World Cup in 2022, according to Theo Zwanziger, the German member on the executive committee of world football's governing body FIFA.

Qatar will not host World Cup: FIFA Executive Committee member Theo Zwanziger

The 2022 World Cup will not be held in Qatar because of the scorching temperatures in the Middle East country, FIFA Executive Committee member Theo Zwanziger said on Monday.

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Peter Triantis and Chris Triantis go head to head in FFA Cup clash

Peter Triantis.

DOMINIC BOSSI Almost everything Peter Triantis has learned from the game he credits as having come from his older brother, Chris. He shares his stylish movement of the ball from the midfield, his work rate in defence, his professionali approach off the field and further polished those traits with a year's apprenticeship alongside his brother while at Sydney Olympic. Though, of all the traits passed down from Chris, Peter says it is the determination to win that stemmed from brutal backyard football that will make it easy to put aside brotherly love for 90 minutes in the FFA Cup. 

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FFA Cup match like A-League derby: Arnold

Pete Smith Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold is expecting an A-League quality showdown when his side play Sydney United in the FFA Cup.

Wanderers raring to go for ACL semi

Angela Habashy Western Sydney coach Tony Popovic has given his jet-setting players three days off to recharge and says they're raring to go for next week's ACL semi-final.

Canberra United striker Michelle Heyman backs Alen Stajcic's appointment as Matildas coach

Michelle Heyman.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE Canberra United striker wants the Matildas No.9 jersey - and the W-League's golden boot.

Sydney FC to lose Bernie Ibini to Socceroos for start of A-League season

Club versus country: Sydney FC recruit Bernie Ibini.

DOMINIC BOSSI Bernie Ibini is set to make his Socceroos debut in next month's friendlies in the Middle East but his selection will spark a row between club and country as Sydney FC are furious about having to go without their star forward for up to two A-League games.

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Manuel Pellegrini blasts Chelsea calling the Blues a 'small' team

Mourinho and Pellegrini

Graham Chase Manuel Pellegrini blasted Chelsea as a "small" team and predicted more to come from Frank Lampard who scored against his former club in a tense 1-1 Premier League draw.

Two's Kompany as gladiator Costa meets his match

A gladiador: Costa and Pablo Zabaleta face-off.

Paul Hayward As Frank Lampard hurts Chelsea the Blues' buccaneering striker Diego Costa again gets benefit of doubt from the officials.

Alen Stajcic named Matildas coach

Matildas coach Alen Stajcic.

Alen Stajcic has been appointed head coach of the Matildas, Football Federation Australia announced on Monday.

Mile Jedinak scores in Crystal Palace victory

Socceroo Mile Jedinak scored from the spot for Crystal Palace.

Socceroos skipper Mile Jedinak delivered from the penalty spot to help Crystal Palace drag itself from the bottom of the Premier League with a first win of the season.

Alen Stajcic appointed Matildas coach

Matildas coach Alen Stajcic.

DOMINIC BOSSI Alen Stajcic is the new coach of the Matildas after being appointed by the Football Federation of Australia to guide the national women's team through to the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro. 

Alessandro Florenzi booked for hugging grandmother as Roma win again

Florenzi beats the challenge of Cagliari's Danilo Avelar to score.

AS Roma striker Alessandro Florenzi was booked for running into the stands to hug his 82-year-old grandmother after scoring in their 2-0 win over Cagliari in Serie A on Sunday.

Lionel Messi and Neymar score in Barcelona thrashing of Levante

Lionel Messi.

Kieran Canning Barcelona overcame a missed penalty from Lionel Messi to return to the top of La Liga with a 5-0 win away to 10-man Levante on Sunday.

Lampard turns on Chelsea as Man Utd humbled by Leicester

Muted celebration: Frank Lampard scored against his former club.

Emotional Frank Lampard rescued a point for champions Manchester City against former club Chelsea on Sunday while Manchester United gave up a 3-1 lead to slump to a shock 5-3 defeat at Leicester.

Leicester fights back to beat Manchester United as Spurs lose

David Nugent (35) of Leicester City celebrates after scoring his team's second goal from the penalty spot against Manchester United on Sunday.

Promoted Leicester City, trailing 3-1 with 30 minutes to go, fights back to beat Manchester United 5-3.

Sydney FC ready to create the next generation of Socceroos

Looking to the future: after luring some of the world's biggest players to the A-League, Sydney FC now want to focus on developing the next Harry Kewell or Tim Cahill.

SEBASTIAN HASSETT For all the positive headlines and publicity that Sydney FC might have enjoyed in the A-League's first decade, very little of it has been to do with the development of Australian players.

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Melbourne Victory has never had a player like Besart Berisha: Archie Thompson

Besart Berisha during the FFA Cup match between Tuggeranong United and Melbourne Victory in Canberra on September 16.

LIAM MANNIX Melbourne Victory fans have never seen a player like Besart Berisha, says Victory veteran Archie Thompson.

Liverpool dealt 3-1 shock by West Ham United

Wall of defence: Mario Balotelli smashes a shot into West Ham players during Liverpool's 3-1 defeat at Upton Park.

Julian Guyer Liverpool suffered a surprise 3-1 loss away to West Ham on Saturday as fresh questions were raised about whether they have the defence required to win the Premier League.

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Carlos Tevez strikes again as Juve beat toothless Milan

Goalscoring form: Carlos Tevez/

Juventus striker Carlos Tevez struck to give the Serie A champions a 1-0 win over AC Milan on Saturday, handing coach Massimiliano Allegri a winning return to San Siro where he was shown the door eight months ago.

Ronaldo nets treble as Real hit eight past sorry Deportivo

Ronaldo celebrates a goal against Deportivo Coruna.

Cristiano Ronaldo netted his 27th career hat-trick and Gareth Bale struck twice as Real Madrid bounced back in style from consecutive defeats with a thumping 8-2 La Liga win at Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday.

Mortiz Stoppelkamp scores 80-metre goal in Bundesliga

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Paderborn midfielder Moritz Stoppelkamp scored a "once in a lifetime" 80-metre goal on Saturday which helped his team stay top in Germany.

Arsenal scores three goals in four minutes to stun Villa

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil.

Julian Guyer Arsenal stopped Aston Villa going top of the Premier League courtesy of a 3-0 win on Saturday with the much-criticised Mesut Ozil on target.

Arsenal's quickfire treble stuns Villa

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil makes tracks for goal with Aston Villa's Gabriel Agbonlahor in hot pursuit.

Julian Guyer Arsenal stopped Aston Villa going top of the Premier League courtesy of a 3-0 win on Saturday with the much-criticised Mesut Ozil on target.

ARU chief Bill Pulver floats plan for retired rugby star Pat McCabe to become a referee

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DAVID POLKINGHORNE Will retired Wallaby Pat McCabe step into a new career as a rugby union referee?

Yaya Toure struggling with death of brother, says Manuel Pellegrini

Desire questioned: Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure.

Mark Ogden Manuel Pellegrini has defended Yaya Toure’s commitment to Manchester City and called for ‘‘support’’ from the club’s fans after claiming the midfielder is still coming to terms with the recent death of his brother.

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Cooma bows out in NPL quarter-final to Bonnyrigg White Eagles

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DAVID POLKINGHORNE Cooma technical director Hugo Jimenez thinks all Capital Football premier league clubs need to improve to become competitive in the National Premier League finals after it was they were flogged 6-1 by Sydney club Bonnyrigg White Eagles✓ at the AIS Track on Saturday.

Canberra United coach confident of improved W-League performance in Adelaide

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DAVID POLKINGHORNE Canberra United coach Liesbeth Migchelsen is confident they will avoid a repeat of last season's shock 2-0 defeat to Adelaide United.



Highlights

Given a free hand, David Gallop tackles his FFA role with zest

There was something presidential about FFA chief executive David Gallop's "State of the Game" address in Sydney on Thursday, a US-style declaration of national goals achieved and those still to be kicked.

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Hyundai A - 2013-14 - All Rounds

Round 1
Fri, 11 OctTimes shown AEDT
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ADE 2 vs VIC 2 Report Stats
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MEC 2 vs CCM 2 Report Stats
BRI 4 vs SYD 0 Report Stats
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NEW 0 vs PER 0 Report Stats
WST 1 vs WEL 1 Report Stats
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Round 3
Fri, 25 OctTimes shown AEDT
VIC 1 vs BRI 0 Report Stats
Sat, 26 OctTimes shown AEDT
CCM 1 vs ADE 0 Report Stats
SYD 0 vs WST 2 Report Stats
Sun, 27 OctTimes shown AEDT
WEL 0 vs NEW 0 Report Stats
PER 1 vs MEC 0 Report Stats
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Round 4
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WST 2 vs ADE 1 Report Stats
Sat, 02 NovTimes shown AEDT
PER 1 vs SYD 0 Report Stats
NEW 2 vs CCM 2 Report Stats
Sun, 03 NovTimes shown AEDT
BRI 3 vs MEC 0 Report Stats
Mon, 04 NovTimes shown AEDT
VIC 3 vs WEL 2 Report Stats
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Round 5
Fri, 08 NovTimes shown AEDT
MEC 0 vs WST 1 Report Stats
Sat, 09 NovTimes shown AEDT
WEL 1 vs PER 1 Report Stats
ADE 1 vs NEW 2 Report Stats
SYD 3 vs VIC 2 Report Stats
Sun, 10 NovTimes shown AEDT
CCM 0 vs BRI 1 Report Stats
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Round 6
Fri, 15 NovTimes shown AEDT
MEC 0 vs SYD 2 Report Stats
Sat, 16 NovTimes shown AEDT
PER 1 vs ADE 1 Report Stats
WST 1 vs VIC 0 Report Stats
Sun, 17 NovTimes shown AEDT
NEW 2 vs BRI 1 Report Stats
Thu, 19 DecTimes shown AEDT
CCM 1 vs WEL 0 Report Stats
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Round 7
Fri, 22 NovTimes shown AEDT
BRI 3 vs WST 1 Report Stats
Sat, 23 NovTimes shown AEDT
SYD 2 vs WEL 1 Report Stats
VIC 3 vs ADE 0 Report Stats
PER 1 vs CCM 2 Report Stats
Sun, 24 NovTimes shown AEDT
NEW 3 vs MEC 1 Report Stats
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Round 8
Fri, 29 NovTimes shown AEDT
CCM 0 vs VIC 0 Report Stats
Sat, 30 NovTimes shown AEDT
BRI 1 vs PER 0 Report Stats
SYD 2 vs NEW 0 Report Stats
Sun, 01 DecTimes shown AEDT
WEL 0 vs WST 0 Report Stats
MEC 3 vs ADE 3 Report Stats
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Round 9
Fri, 06 DecTimes shown AEDT
ADE 1 vs BRI 2 Report Stats
PER 4 vs WEL 2 Report Stats
Sat, 07 DecTimes shown AEDT
WST 1 vs MEC 1 Report Stats
CCM 1 vs SYD 0 Report Stats
Sun, 08 DecTimes shown AEDT
VIC 1 vs NEW 2 Report Stats
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Round 10
Fri, 13 DecTimes shown AEDT
VIC 2 vs PER 0 Report Stats
Sat, 14 DecTimes shown AEDT
WEL 1 vs BRI 2 Report Stats
ADE 4 vs CCM 0 Report Stats
NEW 0 vs WST 1 Report Stats
Sun, 15 DecTimes shown AEDT
SYD 2 vs MEC 1 Report Stats
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Round 11
Fri, 20 DecTimes shown AEDT
BRI 0 vs NEW 2 Report Stats
Sat, 21 DecTimes shown AEDT
MEC 1 vs VIC 3 Report Stats
Sun, 22 DecTimes shown AEDT
WEL 1 vs SYD 0 Report Stats
PER 0 vs ADE 0 Report Stats
Mon, 23 DecTimes shown AEDT
WST 2 vs CCM 0 Report Stats
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Round 12
Thu, 26 DecTimes shown AEDT
SYD 2 vs BRI 5 Report Stats
Fri, 27 DecTimes shown AEDT
MEC 0 vs WEL 1 Report Stats
Sat, 28 DecTimes shown AEDT
VIC 1 vs WST 1 Report Stats
Sun, 29 DecTimes shown AEDT
ADE 1 vs NEW 0 Stats
Tue, 31 DecTimes shown AEDT
CCM 2 vs PER 1 Stats
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Round 13
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WST 1 vs WEL 3 Report Stats
Fri, 03 JanTimes shown AEDT
ADE 2 vs SYD 2 Report Stats
Sat, 04 JanTimes shown AEDT
NEW 0 vs PER 1 Report Stats
VIC 0 vs BRI 3 Report Stats
Sun, 05 JanTimes shown AEDT
CCM 0 vs MEC 0 Report Stats
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Round 14
Fri, 10 JanTimes shown AEDT
NEW 1 vs VIC 1 Report Stats
PER 3 vs MEC 0 Report Stats
Sat, 11 JanTimes shown AEDT
BRI 1 vs ADE 2 Report Stats
WST 1 vs SYD 0 Report Stats
Sun, 12 JanTimes shown AEDT
WEL 1 vs CCM 1 Report Stats
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Round 15
Fri, 17 JanTimes shown AEDT
MEC 3 vs NEW 1 Report Stats
PER 0 vs BRI 0 Report Stats
Sat, 18 JanTimes shown AEDT
WEL 5 vs VIC 0 Report Stats
SYD 0 vs CCM 1 Report Stats
Sun, 19 JanTimes shown AEDT
ADE 1 vs WST 0 Report Stats
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Round 16
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BRI 2 vs WEL 1 Report Stats
Sat, 25 JanTimes shown AEDT
ADE 2 vs MEC 2 Report Stats
CCM 3 vs NEW 0 Report Stats
Sun, 26 JanTimes shown AEDT
VIC 0 vs SYD 5 Report Stats
WST 3 vs PER 1 Report Stats
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Round 17
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MEC 2 vs SYD 1 Report Stats
PER 1 vs VIC 1 Report Stats
Sat, 01 FebTimes shown AEDT
WEL 2 vs ADE 1 Report Stats
NEW 2 vs WST 2 Report Stats
Sun, 02 FebTimes shown AEDT
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Round 18
Fri, 07 FebTimes shown AEDT
WST 1 vs BRI 1 Report Stats
Sat, 08 FebTimes shown AEDT
CCM 1 vs VIC 3 Report Stats
SYD 0 vs ADE 3 Report Stats
Sun, 09 FebTimes shown AEDT
MEC 2 vs PER 1 Report Report Stats
NEW 2 vs WEL 3 Report Stats
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Round 19
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VIC 3 vs WST 1 Stats
Fri, 14 FebTimes shown AEDT
ADE 2 vs CCM 0 Report Stats
Sat, 15 FebTimes shown AEDT
SYD 2 vs PER 1 Report Stats
Sun, 16 FebTimes shown AEDT
WEL 0 vs MEC 5 Stats
BRI 0 vs NEW 1 Report Stats
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Round 20
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CCM 1 vs WEL 4 Report Stats
Sat, 22 FebTimes shown AEDT
NEW 0 vs SYD 2 Report Stats
VIC 4 vs ADE 3 Report Stats
PER 0 vs WST 2 Report Stats
Sun, 23 FebTimes shown AEDT
MEC 1 vs BRI 0 Stats
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Round 21
Thu, 27 FebTimes shown AEDT
ADE 5 vs WEL 1 Report Stats
Fri, 28 FebTimes shown AEDT
BRI 3 vs PER 1 Report Stats
Sat, 01 MarTimes shown AEDT
CCM 2 vs SYD 1 Report Stats
MEC 4 vs VIC 0 Report Stats
Sun, 02 MarTimes shown AEDT
WST 0 vs NEW 2 Report Stats
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Round 22
Thu, 30 JanTimes shown AEDT
BRI 2 vs ADE 1 Report Stats
Fri, 07 MarTimes shown AEDT
VIC 3 vs CCM 1 Report Stats
Sat, 08 MarTimes shown AEDT
NEW 1 vs MEC 0 Report Stats
SYD 3 vs WST 1 Report Stats
Sun, 09 MarTimes shown AEDT
WEL 1 vs PER 1 Report Stats
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Round 23
Fri, 14 MarTimes shown AEDT
SYD 1 vs BRI 1 Report Stats
Sat, 15 MarTimes shown AEDT
WST 0 vs ADE 0 Report Stats
CCM 3 vs NEW 1 Report Stats
PER 1 vs VIC 2 Report Stats
Sun, 16 MarTimes shown AEDT
MEC 2 vs WEL 2 Report Stats
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Round 24
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ADE 3 vs SYD 1 Report Stats
Sat, 22 MarTimes shown AEDT
NEW 5 vs WEL 0 Report Stats
BRI 1 vs VIC 0 Report Stats
Sun, 23 MarTimes shown AEDT
MEC 1 vs CCM 2 Report Stats
WST 3 vs PER 0 Report Stats
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BRI 2 vs MEC 1 Report Stats
Sat, 29 MarTimes shown AEDT
WEL 0 vs ADE 1 Report Stats
CCM 2 vs WST 1 Report Stats
VIC 1 vs SYD 1 Report Stats
Sun, 30 MarTimes shown AEDT
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Thu, 30 JanTimes shown AEDT
SYD 4 vs WEL 1 Report Stats
Fri, 04 AprTimes shown AEDT
ADE 2 vs MEC 2 Report Stats
PER 3 vs CCM 1 Report Stats
Sat, 05 AprTimes shown AEDT
NEW 2 vs VIC 2 Report Report Stats
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Fri, 11 AprTimes shown AEST
NEW 2 vs ADE 0 Report Stats
Sat, 12 AprTimes shown AEST
WEL 1 vs VIC 4 Report Stats
MEC 2 vs WST 3 Report Stats
BRI 0 vs CCM 2 Report Stats
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Round 28
Fri, 18 AprTimes shown AEST
VIC 2 vs SYD 1 Report Stats
Sat, 19 AprTimes shown AEST
CCM 1 vs ADE 0 Report Stats
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Round 29
Sat, 26 AprTimes shown AEST
WST 2 vs CCM 0 Report Stats
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BRI 1 vs VIC 0 Report Stats
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Round 30
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BRI 2 vs WST 1 Report Stats
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Hyundai A - 2013-14 Ladder
Overall standings
Team P W D L +/- Pts
Brisbane Roar FC 27 16 4 7 18 52
Western Sydney FC 27 11 9 7 5 42
Central Coast Mariners FC 27 12 6 9 -3 42
Melbourne Victory FC 27 11 8 8 -1 41
Sydney FC 27 12 3 12 2 39
Adelaide United FC 27 10 8 9 9 38
Newcastle Jets FC 27 10 6 11 0 36
Perth Glory FC 27 7 7 13 -9 28
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