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A-League: Western Sydney Wanderers v Sydney FC – live!

Updates from the second Sydney derby of the seasonGet in touch with Jonathan by email or Twitter 9.15am GMT 16 min: Big job now for this unfamiliar Wanderers outfit to claw the game back against the champions. Bonevacia thinks he’s up to the task, taki…

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It’s been a long time coming, but Fifa intervention means FFA change is on the way

Opting for a body consensual in nature but under Fifa/AFC direction, resolution should occur with minimum of damageIt feels somewhat perverse to praise Fifa’s acumen during a week in which its handling of Russia has re-alerted the football community to…

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FFA and Lowy avoid sack as Fifa extends football peace talks

Fifa was widely expected to recommend Lowy and his board be removed and a normalisation committee be installedFootball Federation Australia chairman Steven Lowy has avoided the sack and a Fifa takeover of the local game after the world governing body a…

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Tim Cahill has next club lined up, says Kevin Muscat

Cahill walked away from Melbourne City on Wednesday after agreeing terms to rip up his contract Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat says he knows Tim Cahill well enough to believe he has his next playing deal stitched up.Cahill sensationally walked fr…

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Tim Cahill leaves Melbourne City casting doubt over World Cup hopes

Cahill’s next move unknown with World Cup six months awayStriker says his focus is now on making squad for RussiaTim Cahill’s participation in next year’s World Cup finals has been thrown into doubt after the Socceroos striker and his A-League club, Me…

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Australia Sportwatch: Canberra United v Brisbane Roar in W-League, A-League round-up and more – live!

Live W-League updates from McKellar Park, CanberraContact Kate on email or via Twitter @Kate_ohalloran 5.40am GMT W-League 09:30 Canberra United 0-0 Brisbane RoarBolting run from Thorsnes who finds Flannery, but the Roar defence are solid, and the clea…

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A-League: Roar snatch win as injuries hit Wanderers

Western Sydney Wanderers 0-2 Brisbane Roar Roar get badly needed winBrisbane have finally got their A-League season on track by snatching a sorely needed 2-0 A-League win off an injury-hit Western Sydney.Ivan Franjic marked his return to the Roar with …

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Socceroos and Matildas face nervy wait for Fifa decision on FFA crisis

Fifa intervention could have ramifications for Australian national sidesWorld governing body set to take over after FFA plans for reform rejectedThe Socceroos and Matildas will be watching nervously for Fifa’s next move amid the unlikely but alarming p…

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Fifa set to take over football in Australia after FFA’s proposal for reform rejected

FFA’s plans fail to garner requisite support at AGMFFA chairman Steven Lowy’s position in jeopardy Football in Australia is set to fall under the control of Fifa after Football Federation Australia’s plans for congressional reform were rejected by its …

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David Squires on … the A-League’s Star Wars round

Our resident cartoonist on the similarities between the strange bedfellows, including verbose protocol droids and complex father-son relationshipsView all of David Squires’ cartoons in his archive hereAnd David’s only got another book out. More details…

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Marrone to sit out only one extra match for ‘very ugly’ ball boy incident

Defender received a four-match ban with two of those suspendedFFA disciplinary counsel suggested ball boy may have exaggerated injuryMichael Marrone will only spend one more week on the sidelines for his “very ugly” FFA Cup final clash with a ball boy….

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Marrone to sit out only one extra match for ‘very ugly’ ball boy incident

Defender received a four-match ban with two of those suspendedFFA disciplinary counsel suggested ball boy may have exaggerated injuryMichael Marrone will only spend one more week on the sidelines for his “very ugly” FFA Cup final clash with a ball boy….

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A-League invites ridicule with Star Wars round promotion

Fans mock commercial tie-up that chief executive David Gallop hails a way to ‘expand the football family’In the midst of a governance crisis, Football Federation Australia has announced it has teamed up with Walt Disney for a Star Wars round, to kick o…

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Will FFA AGM resolve Australian football’s governance crisis?

Fifa intervention a real possibility with ongoing concerns over gerrymandering; gender equity; a second division and moreFootball Federation Australia’s Annual General Meeting takes place in Sydney on Thursday. This is the final opportunity for Austral…

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VAR determines two red cards as Adelaide account for 10-man Wanderers

Adelaide United 2-0 Western Sydney Wanderers at Coopers StadiumCornthwaite received a second yellow for a VAR-spotted handballA goal in each half from Ryan Kitto has helped steer Adelaide United to a 2-0 win over 10-man Western Sydney Wanderers at Coop…

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Melbourne City coach sees red over VAR system as Glory prevail

• There’s got to be something a bit more instant, Joyce says• Ten-man City battle valiantly but go down 3-1 to GloryBoth Melbourne City and the A-League’s video assistant referee are in for a week of scrutiny after Perth Glory’s 3-1 win at AAMI Park.Ci…

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David Squires on … the FFA Cup ballboy and the post-Postecoglou era

This week our resident cartoonist was given the gift of the FFA final and Ange Postecoglou’s resignation as Socceroos coachTake a look back through David’s archive of Australian cartoons Continue reading…

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Sydney FC’s FFA Cup triumph marred by melee after ball boy pushed over

Sydney FC claim third trophy of 2017 with 2-1 win over Adelaide UnitedExtra-time scuffle on sideline sees United’s Michael Marrone sent off There was extra-time and a late all-in brawl, but Sydney FC beat Adelaide United in the FFA Cup final 2-1 to cli…

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FFA Cup final 2017: Sydney FC v Adelaide United – live!

Updates from the final at Allianz Stadium in SydneyGet in touch with Jonathan Howcroft on email or via Twitter @JPHowcroft 9.10am GMT 29 min: We’ve not seen much from Karim Matmour so far tonight, nor this campaign. He was very highly touted before the…

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FFA Cup final 2017: Sydney FC v Adelaide United – live!

Updates from the final at Allianz Stadium in SydneyGet in touch with Jonathan Howcroft on email or via Twitter @JPHowcroft 8.53am GMT 12 min: First proper chance of the night falls to Adelaide United. Mileusnic breaks free down the right, his cross is …