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Late Adam Taggart header steals a point for Perth Glory against Newcastle Jets

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Late Adam Taggart header steals a point for Perth Glory against Newcastle Jets


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South Melbourne hope memory of Rio de Janeiro and Manchester United will inspire against Sydney

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South Melbourne hope memory of Rio de Janeiro and Manchester United will inspire against Sydney


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Panama, Honduras loom as likely opponents should Australia progress against Syria

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Panama, Honduras loom as likely opponents should Australia progress against Syria


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US striving to avoid World Cup playoff vs Syria or Australia

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Ruthless Spain book their spot in World Cup

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Champions League: Tottenham draw with Real Madrid, Liverpool win big
Holders Real Madrid have been held to a 1-1 draw at home in the Champions League by Tottenham Hotspur, while Manchester City showed their credentials by downing Serie A leaders Napoli 2-1 and Liverpool hammered Maribor 7-0. At the Bernabeu, Spurs went ahead in the 28th minute when Serge Aurier's cross to Harry Kane was diverted home by Real defender Raphael Varane   Read More ...
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Transgender footballer told she cannot play for Australia's national women's team sparking uproar
A transgender football player has been told she cannot play for her country's Australia Rules women's team - sparking uproar. The Australian Football League has come under fire after ruling Hannah Mouncey is ineligible be selected just a day before the national draft for the professional women's competition. They admitted they took her "transgender strength, stamina, physique" into consideration while making the decision   Read More ...
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Transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey has bid to play in women's Australian Rules league rejected
The Australian Football League (AFL) has been criticised after ruling a transgender footballer ineligible for selection on the day before the national draft for next year’s professional women’s competition. Hannah Mouncey hoped to become the first transgender player in the Australian Women’s Football League (AFLW), having played at club level for Canberra this season. But on the eve of Wednesday’s draft for the competition’s second season, the AFL set up a subcommittee to rule on Mouncey’s case, before handing down the decision that she was ineligible for selection   Read More ...
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Honduras coach calls Australia playoff dates 'inhumane'
FIFA's decision to schedule the World Cup qualifier between Australia and Honduras with just five days in between the two matches was "inhumane", the Central Americans' coach Jorge Luis Pinto has said. The first match in the intercontinental playoff for a spot at the finals in Russia next year is scheduled to take place in Central America on Nov. 10, with the second leg in Sydney five days later   Read More ...
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Robbie Slater calls for loyalty as Ange Postecoglou linked with China move
A stunning big-money Chinese link for Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has sparked a call for loyalty. Former Socceroos striker Robbie Slater urged Postecoglou to see out Australia's World Cup campaign despite reports Chinese Super League (CSL) outfit Shanghai Shenhua could offer him a $A3.8 million deal. "No, you don't go there. You're national coach, you stay until it's done," Slater told Sky Sports Radio on Tuesday   Read More ...
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Socceroos decide on Honduran base for 2018 World Cup qualifier
The Socceroos will throw themselves into the fire ahead of their World Cup play-off with Honduras, opting to spend the lead-up week to their away match in the Central American nation. Coach Ange Postecoglou and Football Federation Australia have decided against basing the team in the United States ahead of the clash. In doing so, they'll give themselves the best chance to acclimatise   Read More ...
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Defence the priority as new boss Joyce looks to tighten things at the back
Goal scorers might win individual games. But defences win championships. It's a maxim of every code of football, and while thrill-seekers and purists might not like it, it tends to be true. And if Melbourne City's new boss Warren Joyce does manage to bring an A-League title to Bundoora in his first season with the club it will be on the back of an improved defensive set-up   Read More ...
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Ange Postecoglou Socceroos exit talk not ideal, says David Gallop
The Ange Postecoglou imbroglio looks set to fester after Football Federation Australia boss David Gallop failed to end speculation about the Socceroo coach's future. Reports surfaced after the last World Cup qualification game against Syria that Postecoglou would quit after next month's play-off matches against Honduras. Gallop didn't provide any clarity on Postecoglou's future – short-term or otherwise – when he fronted the media on Monday   Read More ...
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FFA CEO David Gallop says talk of Ange Postecoglou's departure is 'not ideal'
Ange Postecoglou will remain Socceroos coach for next month's World Cup qualifiers with Honduras, Football Federation Australia boss David Gallop says. But Gallop admitted it "wasn't ideal" for reports to emerge of Postecoglou's intention to quit the job following the final-stage qualifiers ahead of next year's World Cup. "We don't get much time to prepare in these situations. We need to make the most of that and having the current structure and current staff there is important," Gallop told reporters on Monday   Read More ...
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Veteran goalkeeper Choirul Huda dies after on-field collision in soccer match
Indonesian goalkeeper Choirul Huda has died after an on-field collision with a teammate during a soccer league match. The 38-year-old, who played for Persela Lamongan, collided with his defender Ramon Rodrigues and an opponent as he came off his line to challenge for the ball during a game against Semen Padang. He was conscious immediately after the incident, holding his face and looking dazed on the ground, but he soon collapsed and fell unconscious   Read More ...
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Wayne Rooney rescues Everton as he puts penalty into Mat Ryan's Brighton net
Brighton: Wayne Rooney has scored a 90th-minute penalty to salvage a 1-1 draw for Everton away at Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League. Socceroo Mat Ryan made a few impressive saves to put the hosts on course to take all three points from Everton in a drab match when Anthony Knockaert pounced on a loose ball and fired home eight minutes from fulltime   Read More ...
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Late Adam Taggart header steals a point for Perth Glory against Newcastle Jets
A late second goal from Perth striker Adam Taggart has earned Perth Glory an away point in a 2-2 A-League thriller at Newcastle. The Jets looked set to start their season with successive wins until Taggart's well-placed header in second-half stoppage time. As was the case last week, Newcastle came from behind, after Taggart neatly flicked home a fine right-wing cross from Diego Castro in the eighth minute   Read More ...
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Hayden Foxe to remain in charge of Western Sydney Wanderers for Sydney derby
Western Sydney Wanderers won't appoint a new coach before Saturday's derby against Sydney FC.   Read More ...
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Socceroos dates confirmed for Honduras World Cup playoff tie
The Socceroos have received confirmation of their World Cup qualifying schedule against Honduras but are still awaiting details of the match venue and time for the away clash. Australia will open their two-leg series in Honduras on Friday, November 10 and return for the home fixture at ANZ Stadium on Wednesday, November 15. While the match in Honduras was expected to be played at San Pedro Sula, FFA said it had yet to receive confirmation of a venue or kick-off time   Read More ...
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Melbourne City coach Warren Joyce under no illusions that A-League is easy
Two games, six points, and a spot at the top of the table. This A-League coaching business is easy, isn't it? Warren Joyce, Melbourne City's new English boss, grins back ruefully when the proposition is put to him. He knows more than most that titles and trophies are won by hard graft and grind over the course of months, not just a couple of games in an eight-day period, and he is far too steeped in the ways of the game to get ahead of himself over what has been one of City's best starts to a season   Read More ...
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Deflections make all the difference as Victory wince and City's Kamau smiles
Soccer is a game of fine margins. Two deflections with the ball bouncing in a different fashion and Melbourne Victory would probably have opened the season with two draws, feeling they had a platform on which to build for the rest of the campaign. Instead Kevin Muscat's team is without a point from its first two home fixtures, its pride dented having lost to local rivals Melbourne City in the first derby of the new 2017/18 season, and a week earlier to its other great rivals, Sydney   Read More ...
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Australia brace for another FIFA 2018 World Cup cliffhanger in Sydney
Australia will brace for another World Cup cliffhanger in Sydney, with FIFA confirming the second leg of the Socceroos’ intercontinental playoff against Honduras will be played at the city’s Olympic stadium on November 15. Australia defeated Syria 2-1 in a nail-biting second leg of their Asia playoff last week at the same venue, keeping their hopes of a fourth consecutive World Cup appearance alive   Read More ...
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Manchester City get the jump on Premier League rivals with 7-2 win over Stoke, as Chelsea, Arsenal lose
Manchester City have opened up a two-point lead over Manchester United at the top of the Premier League with another display of scintillating brilliance in a 7-2 thrashing of Stoke City at Eastlands. After the high-noon showdown between Liverpool and a United side lacking in any great ambition ended in goalless stalemate at Anfield, City cashed in with a third straight league match at home in which they have struck at least five goals   Read More ...
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EPL results: Manchester City score seven as rivals struggle
Manchester City have opened up a two-point lead over Manchester United at the top of the Premier League with another display of scintillating brilliance in a 7-2 thrashing of Stoke City at the Etihad Stadium. After the high-noon showdown between Liverpool and a United side lacking in any great ambition ended in goalless stalemate at Anfield, City cashed in with a third straight league match at the Etihad in which they have struck at least five goals   Read More ...
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Socceroo Mathew Leckie joins Hertha teammates to take pre-game knee
Socceroo Mathew Leckie and his Hertha Berlin teammates linked arms with coaching staff and knelt on the pitch in pre-match solidarity with US athletes. The starting line-up, substitutes, chief executive Michael Preetz and chief coach Pal Dardai and his training staff took part in the gesture before the Bundesliga match against Schalke in the Olympic Stadium. "Hertha BSC stands for tolerance and responsibility! For a tolerant Berlin and an open-minded world, now and forevermore! #TakeAKnee #hahohe," the club   Read More ...
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Joyce keeps up 100 per cent record as City see off Victory in hard-fought derby win
New Melbourne City coach Warren Joyce has got off to the sort of start he would have dreamed of when his side made it two A-League wins from two games after beating fierce local rivals Melbourne Victory 2-1 in the first Melbourne derby of the season. The win takes City to the top of the embryonic table and condemned Kevin Muscat's Victory side to a second defeat in succession after it lost its opening match, also at home, to champions Sydney FC last week   Read More ...
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Central Coast Mariners bounce back from derby disaster to hold Western Sydney Wanderers to draw
Central Coast Mariners have bounced back from their round-one thrashing to claim their first points of the A-League season after holding Western Sydney Wanderers to a 2-2 draw at Olympic Park. Suggestions that the Mariners' 5-1 rout at the hands of Newcastle was an early symptom of a problematic season were muffled by a far more organised and disciplined display in round two away from home   Read More ...
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Joyce keeps up 100 per cent record as City see off Victory in hard-fought derby win
New Melbourne City coach Warren Joyce has got off to the sort of start he would have dreamed of when his side made it two A-League wins from two games after beating fierce local rivals Melbourne Victory 2-1 in the first Melbourne derby of the season. The win takes City to the top of the embryonic table and condemned Kevin Muscat's Victory side to a second defeat in succession after it lost its opening match, also at home, to champions Sydney FC last week   Read More ...
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A-League: Adelaide United stun Brisbane Roar with late two-goal comeback
Adelaide United have stunned Brisbane Roar with two goals at the death to seal a 2-1 come-from-behind A-League victory on Friday night. The Roar looked destined to win after Massimo Maccarone opened his account just eight minutes into his home debut, before John Aloisi's side seemingly weathered the worst of a second-half storm from the visitors. But the Reds kept on coming and eventually broke through, with substitute Ryan Kitto equalising in the 88th minute, then Johan Absalonsen scoring the winner in extra time   Read More ...
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A-League Rev-Up: Melbourne Derby to distract us from Australian football turmoil
The A-League returned last weekend after a five-month hiatus with plenty of positives and negatives to come out of the first weekend of games. Finally it appears the F3 Derby is back after an enthralling, storyline-laden contest between Newcastle and Central Coast, while the grand final rematch between Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC disappointed with its dreary atmosphere and lack of excitement   Read More ...
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Muscat attacks tall poppy culture, Victory signs new striker
The speculation surrounding Ange Postecoglou's Socceroo future has spawned myriad conspiracy theories this week, but Melbourne Victory boss Kevin Muscat believes there may be a simple explanation: Australia's tendency to cut what some people believe to be tall poppies down to size. The Melbourne Victory boss fended off questions about whether he was interested in succeeding his former club coach in the national-team job and instead questioned the critical culture of some in the game   Read More ...
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Muscat weighs up Milligan fatigue as Victory welcome back internationals
Will Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat gamble on the fitness of skipper Mark Milligan or give an A-League debut to Argentinian import Mathias Sanchez when the navy blues host cross-town rivals Melbourne City in the first of this season's Victorian derbies? Muscat was coy about the prospects of his captain starting after Milligan played a gruelling 120 minutes for the national team in that heart-stopping 2-1 win over Syria on Tuesday night   Read More ...
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World Cup 2018 qualifying: Socceroos may set up camp in Miami to avoid Honduran hostilities
It's been 12 years since Australia beat Uruguay to qualify for the World Cup, but the success of that play-off is still influencing the Socceroos' approach to playing Honduras in their quest to reach Russia. Fairfax Media understands the Socceroos are looking at holding their pre-match training camp at a nearby neutral venue before flying into San Pedro Sula, Honduras, immediately before the game   Read More ...
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Ali Abbas' bond with Sydney FC will make his return to Allianz Stadium an emotional affair
A player facing a former club is nothing new in the A-League where the salary cap and cautious player recruitment has led to a merry-go-round of transfers. However, for Abbas, Sydney FC represent more than just a former employer. Three years ago, a crunching tackle from then Western Sydney Wanderers midfielder Iacopo La Rocca ruptured Abbas' anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament   Read More ...
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A-League round two preview: scores to settle
FRIDAY Roar v Reds. Suncorp Stadium, 7.50pm The less said about Brisbane's performance in their 2-0 loss to Melbourne City last week, the better. Their front third misfired and will be counting on a fit-again Brett Holman to straighten things out. But it'll be tough against the new-look Reds. Coach Marco Kurz has drilled discipline into his players and a big focus on fitness in the pre-season means they will be a full 90-minute team   Read More ...
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Kosta Barbarouses back in and thrilled by Melbourne Victory derby date
As A-League homecomings go it doesn't get much bigger for Kosta Barbarouses. He will kick off his second stint with Melbourne Victory in Saturday's derby against Melbourne City. The 27-year-old winger signed with the Victory in June after a one-season stint with Wellington and is one of four inclusions in Kevin Muscat's squad for the clash at Etihad Stadium. Barbarouses missed Victory's season-opening defeat to Sydney FC due to international duty with New Zealand   Read More ...
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Tim Cahill celebrates crucial goal by plugging his sponsor
How do you celebrate a major milestone for yourself and your country? Cahill, whose two goals during the match against Syria kept Australia's World Cup qualification hopes alive, made a "T" sign with his hands after kicking his 50th international goal this week. But he wasn't calling for a time-out, the 37-year-old Australian captain made the gesture to give his sponsor a shout-out   Read More ...
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Socceroos on the path to one of the world's most dangerous cities, San Pedro Sula in Honduras
The Socceroos' path to Russia has finally become clear but the road ahead takes them to one of the most deadly cities in the world. Australia will play Honduras in the final 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying play-off after the Central American nation stunned giants Mexico at home, winning 3-2 and benefiting from other results going in their favour. None was bigger than the humiliating 2-1 loss the US suffered at the hands of minnows Trinidad and Tobago to miss out on qualifying for a World Cup for the first time in 32 years   Read More ...
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Think the Socceroos have it bad? America's huge World Cup loss
You thought Ange Postecoglou and the Socceroos were copping heat for the long route they're taking to (hopefully) qualification for Russia 2018? Try being American. US soccer should be ashamed of itself. Iceland, a nation of 335,000 people, will play in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The United States, population 324 million, will not. After qualifying for seven consecutive World Cups since 1990, the United States will have to wait until the 2022 event at the earliest to return to the sport's grandest stage   Read More ...
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NRL veteran Chris Heighington joins Newcastle Knights
Newcastle have snapped up two-time premiership winner Chris Heighington after the veteran NRL forward was let go by Cronulla. He will extend his NRL career into a 16th season and add experience to the Knights' forward pack. "There are some great young kids coming through the system and hopefully I can help out just as much off the field to see them grow as players," Heighington said   Read More ...
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Socceroos: Tim Cahill disappointed with timing of Ange Postecoglou speculation
Socceroos superstar Tim Cahill has said he's disappointed that talk of Ange Postecoglou's coaching future has overshadowed Australia's win over Syria. Postecoglou will reportedly walk away from his position next month, even if Australia make it through to next year's World Cup by beating Honduras in an intercontinental playoff. Cahill, who scored both goals in Tuesday night's 201 win in Sydney, didn't confirm whether he had spoken to Postecoglou since the report surfaced but said it's "only speculation"   Read More ...
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Aaron Mooy backtracks over post-match Socceroos comments
Aaron Mooy has moved to shut down suggestions of a rift with Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou after he was dropped for the 2-1 win over Syria on Tuesday night. Postecoglou is set to resign after Australia's qualifying play-off against Honduras next month - regardless of whether the team makes it to a fourth consecutive World Cup or not. The usually shy and reserved Mooy used social media on Wednesday night to head off any talk his omission from the starting line-up in Sydney might have had something to do with his decision   Read More ...
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Treble beckons as Sydney ease past South Melbourne and into FFA Cup final
Sydney boss Graham Arnold is determined that his team complete the domestic treble of the Premiers Plate, Championship and FFA Cup, and they are now one win away from doing so after seeing off the challenge of South Melbourne in the FFA Cup semi-final on Wednesday night with a 5-1 win at Lakeside. In the final they will face the winners either Adelaide United or Western Sydney Wanderers, who will play the second semi later in October   Read More ...
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A-League clubs to take FFA to court in response to plans for expanded congress
A-League club owners are set to take Football Federation Australia's board to court in an attempt to seek an injunction against the organisation's final attempt to push through its preferred model for a new congress. The FFA board announced an extraordinary general meeting will be held on November 1 where it hopes to present, and gain approval for, a controversial 9-4-1-1 congress, despite not having the required support of clubs and the professional players   Read More ...
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