DOMINIC BOSSI Western Sydney Wanderers have issued a hands-off warning to Newcastle Jets regarding an approach for their star winger Youssouf Hersi.
DOMINIC BOSSI 2:15pm Spain might be relishing playing Australia in the World Cup and that might have just as much to do with the fact Kevin Muscat has long since retired rather than the gap between their world rankings.
10:46am Arsenal sneaks into the last 16 of the Champions League by the narrowest of margins while Napoli dramatically misses out.
11:54am Controversial blood transfusion treatment used to rush players back to fitness.
9:24am Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal into the Champions League last 16.
SEBASTIAN HASSETT The barnstorming success of Shinji Ono has pricked the ears of one of Japanese football's other big names, Naohiro Takahara, who wants a move to the A-League.
SEBASTIAN HASSETT The Western Sydney Wanderers might be wading into unchartered waters in the Asian Champions League, but chairman Lyall Gorman says they are ideally prepared for success.
Football's ruling body FIFA has dismissed conspiracy theories around the 2014 World Cup draw, saying there was no manipulation at last week's event in Brazil.
DOMINIC BOSSI Melbourne Heart may be languishing at the bottom of the A-League table but Sydney FC are wary that the return of their captain Harry Kewell could have an immediate impact.
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Angela Habashy 3:33pm Newcastle will leapfrog Western Sydney into second place with a win on Saturday and coach Gary van Egmond says that would prove they're serious contenders.
2:50pm Former Socceroos goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer says it was an honour to be handed his Champions League debut by Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.
MICHAEL LYNCH 11:54am Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat is optimistic that key striker Archie Thompson will be fit enough to take his place in his team’s attacking line up on Friday
9:44am Former Socceroos goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has become the oldest Champions League debutant, keeping a clean sheet in Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Steaua Bucharest in London.
9:44am Brazilian star Neymar scored his first Barcelona hat-trick as the Catalans secured top spot in Group H of the Champions League with a 6-1 thrashing of Celtic at the Camp Nou.
9:44am Valencia is facing the prospect of being sold in order to pay back the club's debts of nearly 300 million euros ($A456.92 million).
Paris Holder Bayern Munich's record run of 10 successive Champions League wins ends.
Champions League Manchester City fought back from two goals down to earn a 3-2 win at Bayern Munich, breaking the holders' record 10-match European Champions League winning streak.
LEE GASKIN They're travelling nearly 13,000 kilometres before the next home game, but Canberra United aren't complaining.
MANCHESTER, England: Manchester United drew a line beneath recent back-to-back home defeats by overcoming Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 at Old Trafford on Tuesday to secure top spot in Champions League Group A.
Bayer Leverkusen into last 16 of the Champions League thanks to a 1-0 away win.
Manchester City fought back from two goals down to earn a 3-2 win at Bayern Munich on Tuesday and break the holders' record 10-match Champions League winning streak.
It should come as no surprise that Jose Mourinho does not rate his Chelsea side among the favourites to win the Champions League, given his fears over the club's dummies.
Jose Mourinho says Bayern have the stability to take the title again.
Croatia's Mario Mandzukic and Australian-born Joe Simunic could face World Cup match bans as governing soccer body FIFA consider disciplinary cases against the pair.
MICHAEL LYNCH What makes a sport mainstream? Is it the number of people who go to grounds to watch it? The number who play it?
Sevilla boss quits after jail sentence
SEBASTIAN HASSETT Croatian believes Australian clubs should learn from clubs that are also limited by funds
Martyn Ziegler And Sam Lister The UK's Football Association says soccer match-fixing is not a "big issue" following the arrest of six people.
Franck Ribery has been elected French Footballer of the Year for the third time, according to France Football magazine.
Central Coast Mariners have been handed a brutal draw for next year’s Asian Champions League, the defending A-League title holders pooled with reigning J-League premiers Sanfrecce Hiroshima and Korea’s 2013 ACL runners up FC Seoul.
The Central Coast Mariners have a tough Asian Champions League assignment, Western Sydney Wanderers appearing to enjoy a better draw.
MICHAEL LYNCH When a sport's key moments seep into the national consciousness, it's on its way.
Brazil addresses doubts about its ability to stage a trouble-free World Cup.
Iranians react to World Cup draw with social media attack on Argentine superstar.
MUNICH: Coach Pep Guardiola has demanded holders Bayern Munich finish the Champions League's group phase with the perfect record of six wins by seeing off Manchester City at home.
Manager David Moyes admits what the world suspects.