Toby Davis 7:26am It was a day of role reversal as Jose Mourinho's often cautious Chelsea thumped Everton 6-3 in a thriller on Saturday while champions Manchester City's attacking talents were blunted in a shock 1-0 home defeat by Stoke City.
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DOMINIC BOSSI 4:43pm Sydney FC marquee Marc Janko opened his account for the Sky Blues in their victorious Townsville Football Cup campaign but he’s not celebrating until he repeats the success in the A-League.
9:51am Manchester United have announced that they have reached an agreement to sign versatile Netherlands international Daley Blind from Ajax.
Kieran Canning 9:46am La Liga champions Atletico Madrid recorded their first victory of the campaign with a hard-fought 2-1 win over newly-promoted Eibar on Saturday.
Mark Rodden 9:40am Xabi Alonso made his Bayern Munich debut and Robert Lewandowski scored his first goal for the club as the defending champions drew 1-1 at Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
9:34am Massimiliano Allegri silenced the doubters as champions Juventus beat Chievo 1-0 in the former AC Milan coach's first Serie A game in charge of the Old Lady of Turin.
11:54pm Manchester United's Premier League frustrations continued as they were held 0-0 at promoted Burnley on Saturday.
Bruno Waterfield, Ben Rumsby 6:55pm Russia could be stripped of the right to host the 2018 World Cup finals under tough new political sanctions suggested by David Cameron at a summit of European Union leaders in Brussels on Saturday.
Barcelona great Guillermo Amor has joined Adelaide United as the A-League club's technical director.
Steve Larkin Adelaide United have secured Barcelona great Guillermo Amor as the A-League club's technical director.
Chris Bascombe Brendan Rodgers is ready to unleash Mario Balotelli back on the Premier League against Tottenham this weekend but the Liverpool manager already fears the Italian striker is the subject of an English obsession.
HENRY WINTER Mesut Ozil possesses a talent to be cherished. From Wembley to Maracana, he has enjoyed a summer to be celebrated, winning the FA Cup with Arsenal and the World Cup with Germany. Özil featured in all but 35 minutes of Germany's 690-minute triumphant stay in Brazil, and is still buzzing over events in Rio.
Jason Burt, Oliver Brown Fernando Torres has agreed a two-year deal to join AC Milan and finally end one of the most disastrous moves in Premier League history.
MICHAEL COCKERILL Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold believes he's at the biggest and best club in the A-League.
DOMINIC BOSSI Central Coast Mariners have made two long-term commitments to their football department by re-signing coach Phil Moss for three years while unveiling the A-League's first scouting network
Steve Larkin Ageing playmaker Mark Bresciano has been summoned into the Socceroos squad in the clearest signal yet he wants to extend his career into next year's Asian Cup.
Champions Real Madrid will play five-time former winners Liverpool while fellow Spanish giants Barcelona plucked big-spending Paris Saint-Germain as the Champions League group stage draw was made in Monaco on Thursday.
Phil Moss will remain head coach at Central Coast Mariners until the end of the 2017 A-League season after agreeing to a contract extension.
DOMINIC BOSSI Western Sydney Wanderers will be without striker Tomi Juric for their Asian Champions League semi-final against FCC Seoul due to suspension.
Veteran playmaker Mark Bresciano will replace injured Sydney FC midfielder Terry Antonis for friendlies against Belgium and Saudi Arabia.
Steve Larkin Veteran Mark Bresciano has been summoned into the Socceroos squad for two friendlies next month, replacing injured Sydney FC midfielder Terry Antonis.
Liam FitzGibbon Belgium have named a strong squad featuring 11 English Premier League players to face the Socceroos next week.
England manager Roy Hodgson has announced Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney as the new England captain, succeeding Liverpool's Steven Gerrard who retired from international duty in July.
Italian World Cup winner and former Sydney FC player Alessandro Del Piero was set to be unveiled as the Indian Super League's (ISL) latest marquee signing on Thursday as organisers spoke of sparking a football revolution in the cricket-mad country.
DOMINIC BOSSI Western Sydney Wanderers were prepared to face the brunt of Guangzhou's fury on Wednesday night so much so they had already hired a second bus to remain on standby in the event their first was attacked en-route to the stadium.
Melbourne Victory have locked in Mark Milligan as the club's Australian marquee for the next three seasons.
Ben McKay Melbourne Victory A-League captain Mark Milligan has signed a three-year deal to become the club's Australian marquee player.
Defender Cosmin Moti was forced into goal for a penalty shootout and made two saves to send Bulgarian club Ludogorets into the Champions League group stage for the first time at the expense of Steau Bucharest.
Tom Hayward Premier League Queens Park Rangers and Aston Villa suffered humiliating 1-0 defeats against fourth-tier Burton Albion and third-tier Leyton Orient respectively in the second round of the League Cup on Wednesday.
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud will be out for up to four months after undergoing surgery to repair a broken tibia, manager Arsene Wenger revealed.
Alexis Sanchez's first Arsenal goal earned his side a nervy 1-0 victory over Besiktas on Wednesday that saw them squeeze into the Champions League for the 17th consecutive season.
Sixteen months after apparently settling for a quiet life with his family in Cornwall, 65-year-old Neil Warnock returned to football management with one of his many former clubs, Crystal Palace, on Wednesday.
Angela Habashy Western Sydney Wanderers have made it though to the Asian Champions League semi-finals, knocking out title holder Guangzhou Evergrande.
Western Sydney Wanderers battle through to ACL semi-finals after away goals win over Guangzhou Evergrande
DOMINIC BOSSI Football isn't a game to extract justice. Just ask Guangzhou Evergrande. The wealthiest club in Asia will cry poor and feel robbed but ultimately they were let down by themselves over the course of a tie where everything conspired against them.
Argentine midfielder Angel di Maria has claimed he never asked to leave Real Madrid after sealing his British transfer record move to Manchester United.
DOMINIC BOSSI Football Federation Australia will prohibit clubs from streaming FFA Cup games online regardless of whether their respective matches will be broadcast live or on delay on the pay TV network.
Carl Valeri's homecoming against Tuggeranong United will be special, says former Socceroo Craig Moore
Nathan Beuman Former Socceroos captain Craig Moore said Canberra fans would be torn about who to cheer in the FFA Cup.
Australian defender Jason Davidson provided the face-saving matchwinner for West Bromwich Albion as they prevailed 7-6 on penalties against Oxford to reach the third round of the League Cup.
Paul Hayward The way this is going, social services are going to meet on Merseyside to discuss the Mario Balotelli conundrum.
HENRY WINTER Far from being a luxury signing, the arrival of Di Maria should be applauded here, writes Henry Winter.