Jason Dasey 10:30 PM Port Moresby, Nuku’alofa, Kota Kinabalu and Da Nang are among the more exotic stamps in Australian coach Gary Phillips’ passport.
Michael Lynch 9:36 PM Goal shy Melbourne City need to start hitting the target - preferably on Friday night when they entertain Adelaide United - otherwise their finals tilt will flame out with barely a flicker.
Jason Dasey 10:42 PM Turning an apparent negative into a positive is all part of what wide-eyed Safuwan Baharudin sees as the ultimate football education at Melbourne City FC.
10:05 AM Western Sydney have defied all expectations to open their Asian Champions League defence with a 3-1 victory over Japanese giants Kashima Antlers.
Ben Rumsby Australian actor Russell Crowe is interested in investing in a second sporting team following his success with the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the National Rugby League.
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8:47 AM Chelsea on Thursday revealed The Yokohama Rubber Company Ltd will be their shirt sponsor from next season in a five-year deal which is reported to be the second largest in Premier League history.
12:56 AM The Greek government has suspended all matches in the country's soccer Super League following violence between rival supporters.
Michael Lynch 9:52 PM They can't take a trick in the A-League, where they have won only one match all season, but give Western Sydney Wanderers a sniff of international competition and it seems Tony Popovic's team grow an extra leg.
Michael Lynch 9:47 PM Melbourne Victory's French centre half Matthieu Delpierre is set to return to action on Sunday _ and not a moment too soon for the championship chasing side.
Michael Lynch 6:00 AM At the corner of the administration area in Melbourne City's swish new $15 million training and office complex at Latrobe University is a small meeting space called the Turing room.
Ronny Lerner 2:04 PM Etihad Stadium CEO Paul Sergeant has insisted that the stadium’s pitch will be in a suitable condition to host an A-League match just days after staging the Australian Speedway Grand Prix in October.
Marc Janko 4:46 PM The Sydney derby has a passion to match the many derbies I've played in in Europe and it's always great to play in front of such a vociferous crowd.
Italian champions Juventus overcome adversity to beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in Turin.
Beth Newman Brisbane Roar kick off their Asian Champions League campaign against Beijing Guoan on the Gold Coast.
Luis Suarez scored a double in his return to England for the first time since a big-money move last summer as Barcelona secured a 2-1 win over Manchester City in their Champions League last-16, first-leg clash on Tuesday.
Michael Lynch Had FFA boss Frank Lowy and his executives known what was coming less than a month after the Asian Cup final in January, they would surely have seized FIFA chief Sepp Blatter when he turned up in Sydney for the event, seized his passport and held him under house arrest.
David Harding FIFA World Cup taskforce calls for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to be shortened and held in November-December to avoid scorching summer temperatures.
Socceroos legend Mark Bresciano has announced his immediate retirement from the international game.
Socceroos' Asian Cup hero Massimo Luongo has gone close to scoring a hat-trick of goals for his English club Swindon Town.
Martyn Herman Two first-half goals by Luis Suarez gave Barcelona a 2-1 win at Manchester City as they moved within sight of the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday despite Lionel Messi missing a late penalty.