Partalu jumps up to give City bragging rights

Michael Lynch 9:45 PM   Erik Paartalu's dramatic last-minute header gives Melbourne City a 1-0 win over Melbourne Victory.

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An inglorious finale may be awaiting the Glory

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Craig Foster 8:43 PM   If reports of persistent salary cap breaches are accurate, Perth Glory is stuffed.

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Passion for fashion: Cahill's label not a fad

Tim Cahill.

Daniel Lane 10:00 PM   "I haven't had fun in my life. I've always worked. I have always been too responsible. But I don't know how to live any other way. I think that this discipline was also demanded of me by my work."

Grant goes from crock to consultant

Rhyan Grant

Michael Carayannis 8:35 PM   Rhyan Grant has become a sounding board for his injured teammates as he continues his comeback from a serious knee injury before Sydney FC’s vital clash against Wellington Phoenix.

Glory overcome tough week to down Mariners

Storm Roux of the Mariners and Sidnei Sciola of the Glory battle for the ball.

12:24 AM   Rising star Danny De Silva nailed a 25-yard wonder goal and Chris Harold scored a brace to lift Perth Glory to a 4-1 win over Central Coast in Saturday night's A-League clash at nib Stadium.

Rodgers reveals regret at losing Sanchez chase

Our goal: Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud (left) hugs Alexis Sanchez .

Mark Ogden 10:18 PM   Brendan Rodgers has revealed his "bitter disappointment" at failing to persuade Alexis Sanchez to reject Arsenal in favour of Liverpool.

In the FFA's headhunt, family ties are a bind

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch 4:45 PM   In an interview with the AFR earlier this month Westfield Corporation's co-chief executive ­Steven Lowy suggested he wasn't that interested in taking over as chairman of the FFA.

FIFA to release redacted report on corruption

Sepp Blatter.

Sam Borden 6:32 PM   FIFA said on Friday that it would release a redacted version of the full report compiled by Michael J.Garcia, the former chief investigator for the governing body of soccer's ethics committee.

FIFA sets March date for Qatar WC schedule

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FIFA hopes to finalise in March the dates for the 2022 Qatar World Cup, ending a debate over the Gulf state's searing summer heat which has dogged the tournament as much as allegations of corruption.

FFA wants answers from Glory over cap claims

"Focusing on football": Perth Glory boss Kenny Lowe was unmoved by reports of salary cap discrepancies at the club.

Dominic Bossi and Joe Gorman   THe FFA  have opened formal proceedings against Perth Glory's alleged salary cap breach that could impact their best-ever start to an A-League season.

FIFA to publish 'appropriate form' of report

Michael J Garcia, Chairman of the investigatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee.

Brian Homewood   FIFA's executive committee has unanimously agreed to allow the publication "in an appropriate form" of the report on the bidding process for the 2018/2022 World Cups.

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Live updates: Perth Glory v Canberra United

Canberra United's Michelle Heyman takes on the Perth Glory defence.

Lee Gaskin 3:45 PM   All the latest from the W-League grand final between Perth Glory and Canberra United from NIB Stadium.

Muscat rues referee's errors as Victory lose to City in derby controversy

Michael Lynch 3:37 PM   When things are not going your way you can't take a trick.

Melling may not be out of the woods if MRP decide ref made serious error

Michael Lynch 3:20 PM   Melbourne City midfielder Jacob Melling might appear to have dodged a bullet when shown only a yellow card after throwing an elbow into the face of Melbourne Victory midfielder Leigh Broxham on Saturday night.

Fight for Central Coast Mariners has broader implications

Michael Cockerill 2:06 PM   Small clubs. Every league in every sport has them. Truth is, every sport needs them. Which is  why the plight of Central Coast Mariners has far wider implications than many are prepared to acknowledge. The local community has been asked to #standupforthemariners in Gosford this week. In effect, they're standing up for much more than that.

City coach van 't Schip hails end of miserable run

John van 't Schip

12:42 PM   There was plenty to like about Melbourne City's 1-0 derby win over Melbourne Victory and coach John van 't Schip is counting them up.

Manchester City reel in Chelsea

Manchester City v Crystal Palace

Tom Williams 12:06 PM   Manchester City beat Crystal Palace 3-0 on Saturday to move level with Premier League leaders Chelsea, while Radamel Falco earned Manchester United a 1-1 draw at Aston Villa.

A-League: Melbourne City v Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory veteran Archie Thompson.

Daniel Cherny 9:40 PM   Melbourne City and Melbourne Victory clash in the now-traditional pre-Christmas derby.

Old friends become enemies in W-League grand final

Perth Glory's Bronwyn Studman will take on her former teammates on Sunday in the W-League grand final.

Lee Gaskin 6:00 PM   Former Canberra United duo Bronwyn Studman and MacKenzie Arnold out to help Perth Glory claim its first W-League championship.

United's magnificent seven aim for second title

Nicole Begg is one of seven survivors from United's 2011-12 championship.

Lee Gaskin 4:59 PM   Canberra United has the edge over minor premiers Perth Glory in grand final experience heading into Sunday's decider at NIB Stadium.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter's statement

"We have always been determined that the truth should be known."

World soccer's governing body FIFA on Friday agreed to allow the publication "in an appropriate form" of the report on the bidding process for the 2018/2022 World Cups.

Arnold looking for tough signings to combat physicality

Enforcer: Graham Arnold has decisions to make on recruits.

Dominic Bossi   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. 

Christmas truce in 1914 a story for the ages

Illustration: Jim Pavlidis

Martin Flanagan   It is now accepted that during the so-called Christmas truce of 1914 - when members of the British, German and French armies laid down their arms and socialised in no-man's land - games of soccer were played.

Move over Mascherano ... Broxy's at the back

Team favourite: Leigh Broxham is congratulated by teammates after a goal against Adelaide United.

Michael Lynch   In the Melbourne Victory dressing room these days Leigh Broxham goes by the nickname of "Mascherano".


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