Kalmar leaves City to join Wanderers

Sebastian Hassett 12:27 PM   The Western Sydney Wanderers plan to fight their way back up the A-League table has been boosted by the signing of combative Melbourne City midfielder Nick Kalmar.

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Sydney to sign locals if imports fall short

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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.

Liverpool aim to put troubles behind them

Far from easy: Brendan Rodgers, right, is facing the biggest test of his two-and-a-half-year reign as Liverpool's manager.

7:13 AM   After a tough start to the EPL season, things might finally be starting to turn for Liverpool.

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.

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Can City revival roll on against leaders Perth? 

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Michael Lynch   So how solid is Melbourne City's recent revival?

Heskey in shock return to English football

Emile Heskey in action foe the Newcastle Jets

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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Live A-League scores: Melbourne City v Perth Glory

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5:04 PM   It's a daunting assignment as Melbourne City host top-of-the-table Perth Glory. Follow live scores and statistics.

Coach Muscat keen to rebound against Jets

2:20 PM   Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat is keen to ensure last weekend's derby loss is consigned to history with a strong showing against Newcastle Jets.

Asian Cup to prove if Postecoglou has Cummings touch

Michael Lynch 12:56 PM   Ange Postecoglou is getting used to being shot by both sides.

Football in 2014: Top 10 Moments

Western Sydney Wanderers celebrate after winning the AFC Champions League 2014 football final against Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal

Matthew Elkerton 11:52 AM   We take a look at the top moments in football in 2014.

SOC:Fernando Torres to return to Spain, report says

11:14 AM   ROME, Dec 25 EFE - Spanish soccer club Atletico Madrid and the Italian team AC Milan have agreed on a player-exchange deal, that will see Fernando Torres returning to Spain and Alessandro Cerci going back to Italy, Italian media reports say.

Muscat's Boxing Day present - a new three-year deal

Kevin Muscat will be head coach of Melbourne Victory for another three years.

Michael Lynch 9:19 AM   Kevin Muscat will be the boss at Melbourne Victory for at least another three years after the club on Boxing Day announced it had extended his tenure until the end of the 2017/18 season.

Why City have the edge over Chelsea in title race

Samir Nasri celebrates after scoring against Roma.

Mark Ogden 11:27 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

Ange Postecoglou.

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. 

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