Cannavaro focused on Wanderers, not jail

Dominic Bossi 6:26 PM   Fabio Cannavaro appeared more like a man who was about to take a 10-month holiday than one who had recently been sentenced to 10 months in an Italian prison.

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Striker fight for start against Guangzhou

Wild debut: Kerem Bulut laps up the adulation after scoring his second goal against Sydney FC.

Dominic Bossi 6:13 PM   The stellar debut of Kerem Bulut in Western Sydney Wandereres' loss to Sydney FC has given coach Tony Popovic a selection headache.

Ancelotti may replace Pellegrini at Man City

Under pressure: Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini needs to win a trophy to guarantee his future at the club.

Mark Ogden 3:35 PM   Carlo Ancelotti will be short-listed to replace Manuel Pellegrini as Manchester City manager if the Chilean is dismissed at the end of the season.

Chelsea fans caught in new racism claims

Chelsea's Diego Costa celebrates his side's second goal against Spurs in the League Cup Final at Wembley on Sunday.

9:03 AM   British police have launched an investigation into reports of racist behaviour by Chelsea fans, weeks after their supporters were filmed blocking a black man from boarding a Paris Metro train.

Sydney FC to face EPL giants Tottenham 

One to watch: Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane celebrates scoring against Swansea City in the EPL.

Sebastian Hassett 10:08 PM   Barely a day or so after winding up their English Premier League campaign, Tottenham Hotspur will be on their way to Australia to face Sydney FC on May 30 at ANZ Stadium.

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Police to investigate violence at Sydney derby

Call for calm: Sydney FC Chief Executive Officer Tony Pignata

Dominic Bossi 8:57 PM   The violence that marred the Sydney A-League derby on Saturday will be investigated by police.

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Bulut hungry for more after derby debut

New fan favorite: Kerem Bulut.

Sebastian Hassett 7:58 PM   Despite scoring a memorable brace on debut Western Sydney Wanderers striker Kerem Bulut admits he was wracked by self-doubt heading into last Saturday night's derby.

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Western Sydney Wanderers issue open letter to members condemning fan violence

Warning: Western Sydney Wanderers chief executive John Tsatsimas. Photo: Louise Kennerley

Dominic Bossi 6:53 PM   Western Sydney Wanderers have issued a statement to their members condemning the violent action by a minority of their fans and vowed to stop troublemakers attending matches. 

City sign French winger as Duff replacement

Damien Duff.

Michael Lynch 6:52 PM   Melbourne City FC has signed French winger Harry Novillo on an injury-replacement contract to cover for Irish international Damien Duff, whose season, if not career, has been ended by injury.

Lampard was never likely for Melbourne, says Marwood

Melbourne City says it has learnt from the short stint which David Villa put in for the club.

Michael Lynch 6:48 PM   Former England superstar and Chelsea legend Frank Lampard was never a real option for Melbourne City, Brian Marwood, the football administration officer for the club's Abu Dhabi-controlled owner, City Football Group, has revealed.

Don't bet against a Melbourne grand final interstate

Damien De Bohun.

Michael Lynch 6:43 PM   Melbourne Victory v Melbourne City in an  A-League grand final, with the match held interstate? It sounds ludicrous, but, it seems, it's not impossible.

Why are fans falling over themselves at Reading?

Trip hazard

Rupert Guinness 12:32 PM   We can't tell you how many people are falling for Reading Football Club or the London Irish rugby team, but we can tell you that a bunch are falling over their cherished home ground Madejski Stadium in England.

Jedinak charged over stray elbow

Set to face the music: Jedinak.

8:57 AM   Socceroos skipper Mile Jedinak has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association following his elbow on West Ham United's Diafra Sakho.

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Sunderland's Brown has red card rescinded

Wes Brown and John O'Shea argue with referee Roger Earl after Brown was mistakenly shown a straight red.

8:04 AM   The Football Association has rescinded the red card shown to Sunderland defender Wes Brown during his team's 2-0 loss to Manchester United on Saturday.

Sunderland winger Johnson in underage sex claims

Accused: Adam Johnson.

7:32 AM   Sunderland have suspended England winger Adam Johnson after he was arrested on suspicion of having sex with an underage girl.

Five things we learnt: A-League round 19

Sebastian Hassett dinkus Dinkus

Sebastian Hassett   Five things we learned from round 19 of the A-League, an eventful weekend of football.

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TV networks propose FIFA election debate

Sepp Blatter and his three FIFA presidential election rivals have been invited to participate in a television debate by the BBC and Sky.

Salah gives Fiorentina win at Inter

Fiorentina forward Mohamed Salah, enjoying a new lease of life since his move from Chelsea, scored again to give his side a 1-0 win at Inter Milan on Sunday despite finishing with nine men due to injuries.

Ancelotti bemoans lack of zip after Villarreal draw

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo had his penalty cancelled out by a Gerard Moreno strike.

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti complained his players had lacked zip and shooting accuracy after the La Liga leaders let slip a one-goal advantage and were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Villarreal on Sunday.

Chelsea claim season's first silverware with League Cup win over Spurs

John Terry scores Chelsea's first goal against Spurs in the League Cup Final at Wembley on Sunday.

Chelsea claimed the first silverware of the season with an emphatic victory over Tottenham Hopspur in the League Cup Final at Wembley.

Muscat left fuming at key lapses

Archie Thompson of the Victory with a plaque which was presented to him to mark his 200th game.

Michael Lynch   Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat could not disguise his disappointment at his side’s slipshod set-piece defending after conceding two goals through free kicks to Wellington Phoenix in Victory’s 3-2 home defeat to the Kiwis.

Wellington break Victory duck in five-goal thriller

Double header as Besart Berisha of the Victory and Benjamin Sigmund of the Phoenix contend for the ball.

Michael Lynch   Wellington Phoneix's inability to win away against Melbourne Victory finally snapped.

Montpellier edge Nice in French league

Montpellier's Bryan Dabo celebrates the equaliser.

Nice found the back of the net for the first time in five games but couldn't keep their lead in a 2-1 defeat against Montpellier in the French league.

Wolfsburg rout Bremen in 8-goal thriller

Bas Dost took his tally to 11 goals in six games.

Wolfsburg have cemented second place in the Bundesliga with a 5-3 thumping of Werder Bremen.

Coutinho magic seals City win for Liverpool while Arsenal secure top 3 spot

Philippe Coutinho celebrates after scoring Liverpool's winning goal against Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday.

Sam Holden   Superb efforts from Jordan Henderson and Philippe Coutinho hand Liverpool a 2-1 home win against Manchester City to deliver a blow to Manuel Pellegrini's title aspirations.

Wanderers' fan faces ban for slapping Sydney player

Double: Kerem Bulut celebrates with Wanderers' fans after his second goal.

Sebastian Hassett   A Western Sydney Wanderers fan could face a multi-year ban from A-League matches and possible police charges after hitting Sydney FC defender Aaron Calver at the conclusion of the Sydney derby at Pirtek Stadium.

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Jets must broaden vision beyond Hunter Valley

Michael Cockerill

Michael Cockerill   Where does it start for Newcastle Jets as they look to revitalise a club fallen on lean times? They need to engage with the football community to their north.

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Antonis confident Sky Blues have title chance

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 21:  Terry Antonis of Sydney FC controls the ball during the round 18 A-League match between Sydney FC and the Central Coast Mariners at Allianz Stadium on February 21, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Sebastian Hassett   Fresh from winning Saturday night's derby with his second-half strike, Sydney FC super-sub Terry Antonis believes the Sky Blues are perfectly placed to make a late tilt at the A-League title.

Scottish side Hearts romp to 10-0 win

Hearts players celebrate one of their many goals.

A four-minute first-half hat-trick helps Scottish side on their way to a 10-0 rout at Tynecastle.

Milan's European hopes at risk after draw

AC Milan's Keisuke Honda came close with a shot that rattled the crossbar.

AC Milan's struggles continued as they were held to a 0-0 draw at lowly Chievo on Saturday.


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