Socceroos draw a blank against Macedonia

5:33 PM   The Socceroos have had their momentum halted by European minnows Macedonia in a dour scoreless draw in Skopje.

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Asia not on the agenda for A-League: Gallop

FFA chief David Gallop.

Michael Cockerill 9:17 PM   Brisbane Roar and Perth Glory have distanced themselves from a radical plan to convert the A-League into a South-East Asian competition.

Smells like championship spirit, says Broxham

Leigh Broxham.

Michael Lynch 5:32 PM   Melbourne Victory midfielder Leigh Broxham knows what a successful season smells like.

The silver lining to Wanderers' injury clouds

Teen on the rise:  Jonathan Aspropotamitis.

Sebastian Hassett 9:27 PM   When the Western Sydney Wanderers began this ill-fated season, Jonathan Aspropotamitis was in the youth team at Sydney Olympic.

Faty, Tavares keen to stay on at Sydney FC

In love with the Harbour City: Sydney FC defender Jacques Faty.

Sebastian Hassett 4:55 PM   They might have only come for a short holiday, but Sydney FC duo Jacques Faty and his cousin Mickael Tavares are keen to turn their stay in the city into a permanent one next season.

Rogic finally back after months of injury pain

Tom Rogic ended months of injury frustration by playing for Celtic's development side on Tuesday.

5:53 PM   Socceroos midfielder Tom Rogic is finally back in action, ending almost a year of injury frustration by returning to the field for Celtic's development squad on Tuesday.

Smeltz suspended for three matches

Shane Smeltz exchanges words with Andrew Durante after being shown a red card during the game against the Phoenix.

Sydney FC's hopes of securing the Premier's Plate have been dealt a blow with striker Shane Smeltz banned for the next three matches.

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England's Townsend earns late draw against Italy

Italy's Graziano Pelle celebrates his goal.

10:15 AM   England substitute Andros Townsend fired home a superb late goal to earn a 1-1 draw against Italy in a fiercely contested international friendly in Turin on Tuesday.

Bale shows off remarkable basketball skills

Man of many talents: Real Madrid's Gareth Bale.

10:02 AM   Proving he can shoot goals in more than one sport, Real Madrid and Wales winger Gareth Bale has aced the NBA's half-court challenge after the gauntlet was thrown down on Twitter.

Perth Glory's Risdon wants more wonder goals

Labinot Haliti of the Wanderers controls the ball against Josh Risdon of the Glory

10:30 PM   Perth Glory defender Josh Risdon hopes his recent wonder strike caught the attention of Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou

Socceroos ready for road to Russia

Ange Postecoglou got what he wanted from the Socceroos' European swing.

5:35 PM   Ange Postecoglou says Australia is ready for upcoming World Cup qualifiers after recent friendlies in Europe.

UEFA starts proceedings against Montenegro and Russia

Fans light a flare during the Euro16 qualifier.

UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Montenegro and Russia after Saturday's Euro 2016 qualifier in Podgorica was abandoned in the second half following crowd trouble and a scuffle among the players.

Five things we learned - A-League round 23

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Sebastian Hassett   Five things we learned - A-League round 23

Germany, Portugal boost Euro 2016 hopes

Germany players celebrate their victory.

Traditional heavyweights Germany and Portugal earn important wins to boost their hopes of qualifying for the 2016 European Championship, while Romania and Northern Ireland hold a big edge in their group after victories.

Phoenix will learn from loss: Merrick

Ernie Merrick.

If Wellington Phoenix have to lose games, coach Ernie Merrick says, now is as good a time as any.

Reus, Mueller on target as Germany ease past Georgia

World Cup winners Germany eased past hosts Georgia 2-0 in their Euro 2016 qualifier on Sunday with first-half goals from Marco Reus and Thomas Mueller enough to get their qualification back on track.

'Aussie' Macedonian to face Socceroos

Australian-born Daniel Georgievski will face the Socceroos on Tuesday.

Macedonia defender Daniel Georgievski insists there'll be no room for emotion - or bitterness at being snubbed by his country of birth - when he lines up against the Socceroos.

First Macedonia, then the world for Socceroos

Mile Jedinak says the Socceroos have faced a lot of challenges.

Skipper Mile Jedinak says the Socceroos have grown up fast under Ange Postecoglou and are ready for whatever awaits on the road to Russia 2018.

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou is inspired by All Blacks

KAISERSLAUTERN, GERMANY - MARCH 25: Head coach Ange Postecoglou of Australia seen prior to the International Friendly match between Germany and Australia at Fritz-Walter-Stadion on March 25, 2015 in Kaiserslautern, Germany.  (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Liam FitzGibbon   Ange Postecoglou is taking inspiration from the all-conquering All Blacks rugby side in his bid to turn the Socceroos into world beaters.

Sky Blues too strong for Phoenix

Referee Peter Green shows a red card to Wellington's Albert Riera.

Sydney FC extended their season-long streak without a loss away from home with an emphatic 3-0 win over Wellington Phoenix at Westpac Stadium on Sunday.

Injury list has ruined our season: Popovic

Losing cause: Labinot Haliti of the Wanderers controls the ball against Josh Risdon of the Glory.

Sebastian Hassett   Dismayed Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic has never lost faith in his players but admits their crippling injury list is making it almost impossible to put together successive wins.

Why A-League club bosses must concentrate on growing the game inside Australia

Big plans: A modest crowd attends Melbourne City's match against Brisbane Roar but the club has immodest ambitions.

Michael Cockerill   It hasn't taken the City Football Group long to ferment a revolution, has it? Entirely predictable, of course.

South and the Bergers rekindle the memories

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Michael Lynch   It used to be one of the biggest games on the soccer calendar. Back in the day, before the A-League, televised matches and seven-figure salaries for the imported stars in the Australian game.

Socceroos out to stay on a roll against Macedonia

Ange Postecoglou.

Liam FitzGibbon   Eager to keep the in-form Socceroos flying, Ange Postecoglou won't risk disrupting their rhythm by making sweeping changes for the friendly against Macedonia.

Victory win, Wellington defeat sets up blockbuster

Two-goal hero Gui Finkler of the Victory is fouled by Zac Anderson of the Central Coast Mariners.

Michael Lynch   Winning with style is important, but sometimes its just more essential to get a result. 

City in control of their own fate

Robert Koren of Melbourne City leaps over Brisbane Roar goalkeeper Jamie Young during the round 23 match on Saturday.

Michael Lynch   Melbourne City is where it wants to be: in charge of its own destiny with four games of the A-League regular season remaining.

Late goals save the day for Dutch

Italy's Eder celebrates his goal against Bulgaria.

The Netherlands and Italy needed late equalisers to earn draws in Euro 2016 qualifying on Saturday, while Gareth Bale inspired Wales to a fine win in Israel that left them top of their group.

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