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Sydney FC vs Liverpool FC squads: Post-season friendly line-ups

English Premier League giants Liverpool are on their way to Australian shores ahead of a clash against A-League champions Sydney FC. Here are the squads for the post-season friendly, which will be played at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium

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Sydney skipper signs on with Sky Blues

When Sydney FC line up against Liverpool on Wednesday night they’ll do so in the knowledge their leader will still be wearing the armband next A-League season.

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Griezmann looks set for Man United move

Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann has said there is a ‘six out of 10’ chance of him joining Manchester United this summer.

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Sydney FC say goodbye to marquee player ahead of Liverpool clash

Filip Holosko has departed Sydney FC, effective immediately, returning to Europe, and won’t play in the club’s friendly against Liverpool on Wednesday night.

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Cristiano Ronaldo guides Real Madrid to La Liga glory

Real Madrid ended a five-year wait to win La Liga as Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema secured a 2-0 win at Malaga which clinched a 33rd league triumph.

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The EPL is now invisible thanks to Optus

The English Premier League is now practically invisible in Australia, but don’t expect those who buy and sell the broadcast rights to admit that Aussies are no longer tuning in.

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Socceroos name 30-man squad for June internationals

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has named a 30-man squad for the upcoming internationals in June that include a bumper friendly with Brazil and a key World Cup Qualifier against Saudi Arabia.

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Juventus claim sixth straight Serie A title with 3-0 win

Juventus became the first team to win Serie A six times in a row when they beat Crotone 3-0 to clinch the title with one game to spare.

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Maclaren set for Socceroos squad recall

Days after sealing a move to Germany, striker Jamie Maclaren is set to receive a Socceroos recall for June’s crucial set of fixtures.

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It’s time for A-League badges to join the 21st century

This week Sydney FC officially changed their team badge, releasing images of a spangly new crest, one chairman Scott Barlow felt better emphasised Sydney FC’s place as “an iconic club in an iconic city”.

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Neymar won’t make trip to Australia

Neymar and several other top Brazilian players have been left out of the national squad for friendlies next month against the Socceroos and Argentina in Melbourne.

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Jamie Maclaren set to sign for German club

Jamie Maclaren has found a new home with the Socceroos hopeful poised to sign for German outfit SV Darmstadt.

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How important is free-to-air coverage to the A-League?

Channel Seven has loomed as an unlikely bidder to broadcast the A-League, but will a free-to-air home on a major network take football in Australia to the next level?

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Harry Kane moves to top of EPL goalscorers

A rampant Harry Kane netted four goals and livewire Son Heung-Min scored twice as Tottenham Hotspur thrashed Leicester City 6-1 in an action-packed Premier League clash on Thursday.

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A round-up of the A-League ins and outs so far

There is very little time to rest, for the A-League to seek merciful solace in the post-season tranquillity. Almost immediately a new machine grinds into gear, churning and spluttering, as players spin the revolving door into a blur.

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SFS pitch not perfect, but Trust to keep trying

SCG Trust chairman Tony Shepherd has flagged a potential Allianz Stadium pitch refurbishment as a key benefit for long-term tenants Sydney FC.

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Mesut Ozil Germany Football Euro 2016

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Mitch Nichols contests the ball

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Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger

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Sydney FC announce Brazilian striker Bobo

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Rhys Williams

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John Aloisi Brisbane Roar

Aloisi signs extension

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The Roar of the crowd

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FFA Memo: Vacant positions, apply within

The A-League season has just been concluded, and the FFA will spend the off-season looking to fill a number of high-profile positions.

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It’s time for the FFA to dream, build a dam – and forget the numbers

I passed Mathematics at school. Not with flying colours, but competently enough. It has served me well through life.

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English Premier League season in review

It was billed as the greatest collection of managers to have ever been assembled in Premier League history. Household names like Tony Pulis, Alan Pardew and Mark Hughes were joined by the foreign legion.

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Cloud of uncertainly looms over Wenger as Arsenal miss Champions League

For the first time since 1996-1997 Arsenal have not qualified for the Champions League, raising questions about Arsene Wenger’s position at the club.

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Why Romelu Lukaku must go to Chelsea

By David McDaniel, 22 May 2017
Why Romelu Lukaku must go to Chelsea

The Belgian school Sint-Guido-Instituut had a documentary made about a group of students that included one Romelu Lukaku. The students visited Stamford Bridge in 2010, where a video was taken of a 16-year-old Lukaku looking down at the pitch from the stands.

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Malaga vs Real Madrid: La Liga live scores, blog

A win for Real Madrid or even a draw and the title will be theirs – Cristiano Ronaldo and company have the advantage over Barcelona going into the final round of fixtures and would not want to slip up now.

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Barcelona vs Eibar: La Liga live scores, blog

By Isaac Nowroozi, 22 May 2017
Barcelona vs Eibar: La Liga live scores, blog

Barcelona will need all three points against Eibar if they want any hope of winning the La Liga title. Join The Roar from 4am AEST for live scores and commentary.

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All Man United’s eggs in Mourinho’s joyless basket

Is Jose Mourinho’s first term in charge of Manchester United a pass or a fail? No disrespect to the prestige of the League Cup, but the verdict depends wholly on Thursday’s Europa League showdown with Ajax.

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Is the Asian Champions League a springboard for success or poisoned chalice?

This season’s Sydney FC team will long be celebrated as one of the most successful sides in A-League history. But spare a thought for Brisbane Roar and Melbourne City.

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Jamie Maclaren signs for FC Darmstadt – wait, who?

This is, in my personal opinion, an absolutely outstanding, very intelligent move by a player who has his head squarely on his shoulders. The more I read about Jamie, the more I believe he will be a highly successful person both in football and after.

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Harry Kane’s giant step towards securing the Golden Boot

Harry Kane has shot to the top of the Premier League scoring charts, after netting four times in Tottenham’s 6-1 rout of reigning champions Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

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The quality of Australian football is on the rise

By David McDaniel, 19 May 2017
The quality of Australian football is on the rise

It has been quite a while since we have been able to get excited about the quality of Australian football players, but it looks like a few stars are emerging.

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Football and song go hand in hand

By Stuart Thomas, 18 May 2017
Football and song go hand in hand

If music is indeed the soundtrack of our lives, as Dick Clark famously said, then it could potentially be applied to our sporting endeavours as well.

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Why Newcastle should make sure Holland can Kruse into town

With the Australian football world currently in the midst of the annual A-League squad cleanout, clubs are in a feeding frenzy as they look to poach the best of the rest.

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England’s Champions League showdown

By Aneesh Chandoke, 18 May 2017
England’s Champions League showdown

In just a few days another Premier League season will come to an end.

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Whose (expansion) team is it anyway?

By Nick Symonds, 18 May 2017
Whose (expansion) team is it anyway?

FFA’s expansion criteria of having a market of a million people is creating a new wave of ‘multi city’ spreadsheet clubs clambering for A-League inclusion.

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Jose Mourinho manager of Manchester United

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Thomas Broich celebrates a goal for the Roar

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Alex Brosque Sydney FC A-League Grand Final 2017

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Antonio Conte

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Chelsea’s Diego Costa celebrates scoring

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Chelsea’s Diego Costa celebrates scoring

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Sydney FC Football A-League Grand Final 2017

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