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Car mounts pavement in Newcastle, England, injuring six; police say incident not terror-related

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Car mounts pavement in Newcastle, England, injuring six; police say incident not terror-related

- At least six people were injured when a car mounted a pavement outside a sports centre in the northern English city of Newcastle, but the incident is not believed to be terrorism-related, police say. Northumbria Police said the vehicle had crashed into pedestrians outside the Westgate Sports Centre about 9:14am on Sunday (local time). "Police enquiries are ongoing to establish exactly what happened but, at this time, it is not believed to be a terror incident," police said in a statement

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NRL 2017: St George Illawarra Dragons storm home against Newcastle Knights

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NRL 2017: St George Illawarra Dragons storm home against Newcastle Knights

- St George Illawarra fans are famously demanding, but it was hard to argue with the sentiments of the red v faithful as they booed their side off the paddock at halftime on Sunday afternoon. They'd just watched their side surrender a 10-0 lead to trail Newcastle 28-10 at the break after a first-half hat-trick to Knights cult figure Nathan Ross in the space of just 12 minutes

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South-east Melbourne kicks off A-League bid with Team 11

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South-east Melbourne kicks off A-League bid with Team 11

- The bid to bring more A-League and W-League action to Melbourne launched with Team 11 laying out their plans for the future. The bid to bring A-League and W-League teams to south-east Melbourne has launched, with Team 11 - unveiled as the club's bid title - laying out their plans for the future. Among the dignitaries on hand were State Member for Dandenong Gabrielle Williams MP and Victorian Premier Hon Daniel Andrews MP, along with members of local councils and business leaders

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Newcastle Jets sign Dimitri Petratos again

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Newcastle Jets sign Dimitri Petratos again

- The versatile attacker has secured a release from Ulsan and will link up with the A-League club he first signed with in January. Newcastle Jets have secured the signature of Dimitri Petratos for the second time in six months, with the attacking midfielder signing for the next two A-League seasons. Petratos first signed for the Jets in January, agreeing to a three-year deal that was set to commence from the 2017-18 campaign, but was later sold by former club Brisbane Roar to K League outfit Ulsan

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Newcastle Jets-Audax Italiano friendly cancelled

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Newcastle Jets-Audax Italiano friendly cancelled

- The Chilean club will no longer be travelling to Australia with the Jets declining to reveal what exactly has gone wrong. Newcastle Jets' friendly with Chilean outfit Audax Italian has been cancelled "due to factors outside the club's control". In a statement, Jets CEO Lawrie McKinna insisted the A-League club have done everything they could to assist a match promoter in organising the match

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Australia in talks over Iran friendly as Carlos Queiroz enters frame for Socceroos job

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Australia in talks over Iran friendly as Carlos Queiroz enters frame for Socceroos job

- The Socceroos could be set to face former rivals Iran for the first time in more than 20 years, with discussions taking place aimed at staging a high-profile friendly in Australia before the 2018 World Cup. Fairfax Media can reveal Football Federation Australia are deep in negotiations with their Iranian counterparts to play a senior international between the two nations for the first time since the infamous 1997 World Cup qualifier at the MCG

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Soccer - Australian keeper Ryan joins Brighton for club record fee

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Soccer - Australian keeper Ryan joins Brighton for club record fee

- LONDON: Brighton and Hove Albion have signed Australian international goalkeeper Mathew Ryan on a five-year deal from Valencia for a club record fee, the newly-promoted Premier League club said on Friday. No financial details were given. The Sydney-born 25-year-old will join in July, subject to international clearance, after a break following the Confederations Cup which starts in Russia on Saturday. "I'm delighted that we've been able to attract Mathew to the club, and he will certainly be an excellent addition to the squad in time for our first season in the Premier League," manager Chris Hughton told the club website

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Man shot at Villawood in targeted attack while 6yo soccer players trained metres away

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Man shot at Villawood in targeted attack while 6yo soccer players trained metres away

- A man has been shot in the legs in a brazen attack near a suburban park at Villawood in Sydney's West while young soccer players trained nearby. A hooded gunman shot the man in a street about 20 metres away from a sports field, in what police believe was a targeted attack. The victim is being treated for multiple gunshot wounds to the lower legs and is cooperating with police

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Humbled Australia brace for more lessons in Russia

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Humbled Australia brace for more lessons in Russia

- MELBOURNE: Australia's 4-0 home loss to Brazil could be regarded as both the perfect preparation for the Confederations Cup and a stinging reality check for a side desperate to take a seat at the top table of international soccer. Dismantled in Melbourne by a team shorn of talisman Neymar and a host of other first-choice players, Ange Postecoglou's men head to Russia bracing for further stiff tests against Germany, Cameroon and Chile at the June 17-July 2 tournament

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Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  Singapore |  Europe |  E. Europe |  Russia |  Victoria |  Melbourne | 

Thiago Silva's back but is Coutinho in too deep? Five talking points from Australia 0-4 Brazil

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Thiago Silva's back but is Coutinho in too deep? Five talking points from Australia 0-4 Brazil

- We look back at the major talking points after the Selecao sailed to a comprehensive victory in front of nearly 50,000 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Brazil rounded off their Chevrolet Brasil Global Tour stop in Australia on Tuesday with a comprehensive 4-0 demolition of their hosts in front of nearly 50,000 people at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Below, we look back at some of the main talking points from the MCG

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Australia lose skipper Mile Jedinak for Confederations Cup

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Australia lose skipper Mile Jedinak for Confederations Cup

- Asian champions Australia will be without captain Mile Jedinak for the Confederations Cup in Russia later this month after he aggravated a groin injury in a World Cup qualifier last week. The 32-year-old Aston Villa defensive midfielder pulled up sore after the 3-2 win over Saudi Arabia in Adelaide last Thursday and will also miss Tuesday’s friendly against Brazil at the Melbourne Cricket Ground

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Australia government backs bid to host 2023 Women’s World Cup

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Australia government backs bid to host 2023 Women’s World Cup

- The Australian government will offer financial backing for the country’s bid to host the 2023 women’s soccer World Cup, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Tuesday. The government will back the bid to the tune of A$1 million ($755,800.00) initially with another A$4 million available if it looks like being successful. The Australian women’s national team, dubbed ‘the Matildas’, are currently ranked eighth and reached the World Cup quarter-finals for the third successive tournament in Canada in 2015

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Soccer - Australia lose skipper Jedinak for Confed Cup

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Soccer - Australia lose skipper Jedinak for Confed Cup

- SYDNEY: Asian champions Australia will be without captain Mile Jedinak for the Confederations Cup in Russia later this month after he aggravated a groin injury in a World Cup qualifier last week. The 32-year-old Aston Villa defensive midfielder pulled up sore after the 3-2 win over Saudi Arabia in Adelaide last Thursday and will also miss Tuesday's friendly against Brazil at the Melbourne Cricket Ground

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'Kung Fu soccer': Australia's only caneball competition held in Canberra

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'Kung Fu soccer': Australia's only caneball competition held in Canberra

- It's a sport that dates back more than 1,500 years, and is hugely popular throughout much of South-East Asia — yet most people in Australia would have never heard of caneball. Often consisting of acrobatic feats the sport, known as Chinlone in its origin country Myanmar, sees players use only their feet to pass a rattan ball back and forth over a net

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Australia team and the PM speak out after Saudi Arabia snubbed minute's silence for London terror attack victims

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Australia team and the PM speak out after Saudi Arabia snubbed minute's silence for London terror attack victims

- The Australia football team and the country's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull have spoken out about Saudi Arabia snubbing the minute's silence for the London terror attack victims. Turnbull responded to the incident, which occurred before their World Cup qualifier in Adelaide on Thursday, calling for "everyone to be united in condemnation of the terrorists." While defender Ryan McGowan added that his side didn't "have any control over" the actions of the opposition, but said he was determined Australia would observe the minute's silence properly

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No action from FIFA over Saudi Arabia minute’s silence snub

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No action from FIFA over Saudi Arabia minute’s silence snub

- Top News Saudi Arabia’s national team will face no sanction from FIFA for failing to respect a minute’s silence for the victims of the London attacks before the start of a World Cup qualifier in Australia, football’s global governing body said on Friday. The Saudi Arabia Football Federation earlier “unreservedly” apologised for the incident, which a former Australian government minister said showed “a disgraceful lack of respect” for the victims of the London attack

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No action from FIFA over Saudi minute's silence snub

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No action from FIFA over Saudi minute's silence snub

- Saudi Arabia's national team will face no sanction from FIFA for failing to respect a minute's silence for the victims of the London attacks before the start of a World Cup qualifier in Australia, soccer's global governing body said Friday.The Saudi Arabia Football Federation earlier "unreservedly" apologized for the incident, which a former Australian government minister said showed "a disgraceful lack of respect" for the victims of the London attack

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Car mounts pavement in Newcastle, England, injuring six; police say incident not terror-related
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NRL 2017: St George Illawarra Dragons storm home against Newcastle Knights
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Confederations Cup: Ange Postecoglou's high praise for Tim Cahill ahead of likely 100th cap
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Jets tracking Petratos as Ulsan exit looms
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Newcastle Jets sign Dimitri Petratos again
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Soccer - Australian keeper Ryan joins Brighton for club record fee
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Man shot at Villawood in targeted attack while 6yo soccer players trained metres away
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Humbled Australia brace for more lessons in Russia
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Australia lose skipper Mile Jedinak for Confederations Cup
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Australia government backs bid to host 2023 Women’s World Cup
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Soccer - Australia lose skipper Jedinak for Confed Cup
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'Kung Fu soccer': Australia's only caneball competition held in Canberra
'Kung Fu soccer': Australia's only caneball competition held in Canberra It's a sport that dates back more than 1,500 years, and is hugely popular throughout much of South-East Asia — yet most people in Australia would have never heard of caneball. Often consisting of acrobatic feats the sport, known as Chinlone in its origin country Myanmar, sees players use only their feet to pass a rattan ball back and forth over a net   Read More ...
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Australia team and the PM speak out after Saudi Arabia snubbed minute's silence for London terror attack victims
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Lionel Messi leads minute's silence for London terror attack victims as Brazil and Argentina pay tribute in Melbourne
Lionel Messi leads minute's silence for London terror attack victims as Brazil and Argentina pay tribute in Melbourne Brazil and Argentina players have held a minutes silence in Australia as they paid tribute to the eight people who tragically lost their lives in the London terror attack last weekend. Lionel Messi was among the players who showed their respects at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in front of 75,000 fans. There were also a number of Premier League players involved as Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho, Manchester City trio Gabriel Jesus, Fernandinho and Nicolas Otamendi, Manchester United keeper Romero and Chelsea defender David Luiz were all named in the starting line-ups   Read More ...
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Brazil and Argentina fans enjoy friendly in Melbourne
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No action from FIFA over Saudi Arabia minute’s silence snub
No action from FIFA over Saudi Arabia minute’s silence snub Top News Saudi Arabia’s national team will face no sanction from FIFA for failing to respect a minute’s silence for the victims of the London attacks before the start of a World Cup qualifier in Australia, football’s global governing body said on Friday. The Saudi Arabia Football Federation earlier “unreservedly” apologised for the incident, which a former Australian government minister said showed “a disgraceful lack of respect” for the victims of the London attack   Read More ...
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No action from FIFA over Saudi minute's silence snub
No action from FIFA over Saudi minute's silence snub Saudi Arabia's national team will face no sanction from FIFA for failing to respect a minute's silence for the victims of the London attacks before the start of a World Cup qualifier in Australia, soccer's global governing body said Friday.The Saudi Arabia Football Federation earlier "unreservedly" apologized for the incident, which a former Australian government minister said showed "a disgraceful lack of respect" for the victims of the London attack   Read More ...
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Saudi Soccer Team Declines Moment Of Silence For UK Attacks, Apologises
Saudi Soccer Team Declines Moment Of Silence For UK Attacks, Apologises Sydney: Saudi Arabia football chiefs apologised Friday after the national team was accused of "a disgraceful lack of respect" for failing to observe a minute's silence in Australia in honour of victims of the London terror attack. When the stadium announcer in Adelaide called for silence before their World Cup qualifier against the Socceroos on Thursday evening, the Australian team lined up at the centre circle with arms on their team-mates' shoulders   Read More ...
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Saudi Arabia Soccer Team Declines Moment Of Silence For England Terrorist Attacks, Citing Culture
Saudi Arabia Soccer Team Declines Moment Of Silence For England Terrorist Attacks, Citing Culture A moment of silence was held before Wednesday's World Cup qualifier between Saudi Arabia and host Australia to remember the two Australian victims of last weekend's terrorist attacks in London. The Socceroos locked arms and stood in a line. Most of the Saudis, meanwhile, appeared to go about their pregame business, leading to boos from the Adelaide Oval crowd. According to News   Read More ...
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Socceroos vs Saudi Arabia: Saudis apologise for minute of silence snub before World Cup qualifier
Socceroos vs Saudi Arabia: Saudis apologise for minute of silence snub before World Cup qualifier The Saudi Arabian Football Federation has apologised for its national team failing to properly observe a minute's silence for the victims of the recent London attacks before the start of their World Cup qualifier against Australia on Thursday night. Australian soccer chiefs on Thursday night sought to defuse growing outrage over what UK media has characterised as a Saudi Arabian snub for the memories of the eight victims of last weekend's London terrorist attack   Read More ...
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Saudi Arabia issue apology after footballers REFUSE to join minute's silence for London terror attack victims
Saudi Arabia issue apology after footballers REFUSE to join minute's silence for London terror attack victims Saudi Arabia's Football Federation have issued an apology after its football team failed to pay respect with a minute's silence in memory of the London terror attack victims. The statement claimed the SAFF "deeply regrets and unreservedly apologises for any offence caused." Opponents Australia lined up arm in arm before the World Cup qualifier in Adelaide after last week's attack, which led to eight victims, including two Australians   Read More ...
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