Liam FitzGibbon Western Sydney's frustrating Club World Cup campaign has ended with a loss on penalties to African champions ES Setif of Algeria in the playoff for fifth place.
A Super Cup style contest pitting the FFA Cup and A-League champions is a possibility to open the 2015/16 season after the success of the first Cup competition.
The international players' union wants FIFA to investigate why the Club World Cup match involving Western Sydney was played on a potentially dangerous rain-soaked field in Morocco.
Captain says Man United can challenge for the title after recovering from their worst start to a Premier League season.
Dominic Bossi and Joe Gorman Perth Glory are alleged to have subverted the A-League salary cap for up to three consecutive seasons by failing to declare payments, gifts and service agreements.
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Michael Lynch 7:14 PM Melbourne City is finally set to unleash its overseas marquee player Robert Koren on the A-League _ and he could not have chosen a more high profile game than Saturday night's derby against Melbourne Victory to try to make an impression.
2:16 PM If the verbal barbs are as good as the on-field action, Saturday night's Melbourne derby on Saturday will be a ripper.
Jon Tuxworth 7:00 PM Asian Cup boss Michael Brown is adamant the safety of players, fans and officials attending next month's tournament is their utmost priority, but admitted the Martin Place tragedy "makes you rethink and revisit" the security plans put in place.
Dominic Bossi 12:29 PM Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold is looking to sign tougher, stronger and more physical players in the January transfer window as a result of the bruising nature of A-League football.
11:34 AM Javier Aguirre will remain coach of Japan at next month's Asian Cup despite being named in a match-fixing case in Spain.
9:51 AM Germany and Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus fined $855k for repeatedly driving without a licence.
9:48 AM Liverpool star fined and banned for one match after posting offensive message on social media.
12:44 AM Raheem Sterling eased the pressure on under-fire manager Brendan Rodgers as Liverpool defeated Championship leaders Bournemouth 3-1 to book a League Cup semi-final with Chelsea.
12:37 AM The Asian Cup dream of Mitch Nichols is over, with the Perth Glory midfielder set to miss up to eight weeks with a torn hamstring.
Robert Dillon 10:36 PM Acting skipper Joel Griffiths says Newcastle are capable of beating any team and can kick-start their belated bid for the A-League play-offs against Adelaide at Hunter Stadium on Friday night.
Michael Lynch It has been a pretty miserable season so far for City.
Leaping Larry 3:00 PM FIFA president Sepp Blatter is once again under fire.
Ben Rumsby The credibility of FIFA's World Cup corruption inquiry is in tatters after its chief investigator quit in protest at attempts to suppress his findings.
Matthew Elkerton Sydney FC star Alex Brosque says that the team will need to step up together as a leadership group in the absence of some of their biggest stars.
Asian Cup boss Michael Brown has reassured international visitors heading to Australia for January's tournament they'll be kept safe in the wake of Sydney's deadly cafe siege.
Victory will accept captain Mark Milligan's three-game A League suspension for his clash with Sydney FC's Terry Antonis.
Pedro hit a first-half hat-trick as Barcelona cruised into the last 16 of the Copa del Rey with a 8-1 second leg demolition of lower league Huesca at the Camp Nou.
Third-division Yeovil Town earn a dream FA Cup third-round tie at home to giants Manchester United.