SEBASTIAN HASSETT Sydney FC coach Frank Farina has already saved his own neck twice this season with wins over Melbourne Victory, and he's hoping Friday's elimination final will be third time lucky.
DOMINIC BOSSI 12:08am Melbourne Victory's midweek match against Guangzhou Evergrande has benefited their preparations for Friday's A-League finals match against Sydney FC.
DOMINIC BOSSI 8:32pm Outgoing Football Federation of Australia technical director Han Berger will join Sydney FC as a director following the completion of his commitments with the Socceroos at the World Cup.
2:03am Footballers with English Premier League club Manchester City are the highest-paid athletes in global sport.
8:18am Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has ruled veterans Francesco Totti, Luca Toni and Antonio Di Natale out of his World Cup squad for Brazil.
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Pete Smith 10:10pm The Central Coast Mariners have lost 1-0, via an injury-time own goal, to FC Seoul in the Asian Champions League.
Ben McKay 4:43pm A meeting between the two traditional A-League powers Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC on Good Friday could grab centre stage for the round ball code.
Angela Habashy 1:05pm Sydney FC coach Frank Farina says he won't let the constant scrutiny over his job affect him or his side as the battle for a spot in the semis.
9:48am PARIS, April 15 AFP - Two-time French Cup winners Rennes reached the final of this season's competition with a nervy 3-2 win over Ligue 2 side Angers on Tuesday.
8:26am Poland striker Robert Lewandowski hit his 100th goal for Borussia Dortmund to book their place in next month's German Cup final
8:18am Arsenal came from behind to keep their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League alive.
Ben McKay 5:10am After prevailing 2-0 against Asian Champions League title-holders Guangzhou Evergrande, Melbourne Victory must focus on their A-League final.
MICHAEL LYNCH Manchester United started life as Newton Heath and played in yellow and green. More Norwich City than one of the game's powerhouses.
Pete Smith The Wanderers are refusing to rest on their laurels and say they are determined to win their final ACL group match.
Real Madrid top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo will miss Wednesday's King's Cup final against Barcelona after failing to recover from knee and thigh muscle problems, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Tuesday.
JESSE HOGAN Elated Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat has hailed the two-nil defeat of Asian club champion Guangzhou Evergrande on Tuesday night as a momentous achievement for the club - and great preparation for its looming A-League elimination final against Sydney FC.
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure will be out of action for two weeks due to a muscle injury, manager Manuel Pellegrini said, ruling the Ivorian out of Wednesday's home Premier League game against bottom club Sunderland.
Pete Smith The Western Sydney Wanderers have moved to the top of Group H after a 2-0 Asian Champions League win over top Korean outfit Ulsan Hyundai.
Socceroos legend Mark Schwarzer will become the sixth recipient of the Alex Tobin Medal joining the likes of Frank Farina, Mark Viduka and Johnny Warren.
Ben McKay Melbourne Victory have prevailed 2-0 over Guangzhou Evergrande in Kevin Muscat's best win as manager.
Ben McKay Melbourne Heart and Sydney FC are on a collision course over the Heart's proposed A-League switch from red and white stripes to sky blue shirts.
DOMINIC BOSSI Central Coast Mariners coach Phil Moss hinted he will again likely rotate his squad for Wednesday's home match against FC Seoul to rest players for Saturday's A-League finals match against Adelaide.
Steven Gerrard has dedicated Liverpool's crucial win against title rivals Manchester City to the victims and families of the Hillsborough disaster.
SEBASTIAN HASSETT Sydney FC left full-back Matt Jurman believes blunting Melbourne Victory’s explosive forwards is the key to securing an upset victory in their elimination final on Friday night.
MICHAEL LYNCH Manchester United started life off as Newton Heath and played in yellow and green. More Norwich City than one of the game's powerhouses.
Ben Rumsby, London Manchester City were facing a huge Financial Fair Play sanction on Monday night as UEFA prepared to rule that the spending spree that transformed them into a superpower of the game breached its much-vaunted cost-control regulations.
Spain, Argentina and Brazil have the most expensive squads of the 32 sides competing in the World Cup in June, Brazilian financial daily Valor has reported.
London Arsenal boss calls on stars to use the momentum from their FA Cup semi-final victory to regain their place in the Premier League's top four.
It is hard to believe that Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella would exclude fan favorite Carlos Tevez, the leading scorer in Italy's Serie A, from the World Cup team. But it looks like that is what he is going to do, and fans are so angry they are going to social media and the streets.
JESSE HOGAN Melbourne Victory's Kevin Muscat is in the midst of the biggest week of his fledging head-coaching career, but he insists it is big-spending Chinese opponent Guangzhou Evergrande that is facing more pressure in the teams' Asian Champions League clash on Tuesday night.
DOMINIC BOSSI Had other results gone their way, Sydney FC could have been playing at home in week one of the finals, but there is a feeling within the camp that they are better off playing away to Melbourne Victory because of the horrid condition of the playing field at Allianz Stadium.
Vicente Panetta A new Argentine football team named after Pope Francis and meant to promote non-violence has played its first official match in a regional league - a 2-2 draw that saw four players sent off.
Alec Kennedy Chelsea captain John Terry says he spoke to referee Phil Dowd in the lead-up to the official's decision to send off Swansea's Chico Flores.
Manchester United started life as Newton Heath and played in yellow and green. More Norwich City than one of the game's powerhouses.
Steven Gerrard is four games away from winning his first Premier League title with Liverpool and it would be absolutely fitting for him to finally achieve it this season.
The default image of Patrick Vieira is that of a snarling, combative and physically imposing figure.