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Newcastle’s long wait for a first win of the A-League season is over with a late Jeronimo Neumann strike sealing a shock 2-1 success over newly-crowned FFA Cup winners Adelaide United at Hunter Stadium.

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Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe insists the salary cap drama surrounding the A-League club won’t distract his players, saying people over east can keep moaning as much as they like.

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It was painful at the time but Melbourne City coach John van `t Schip says the seeds of his side’s A-League revival were sown in their 5-1 loss to Wellington Phoenix.

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Why always me? Balotelli banned for racist post

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been suspended for one match, fined STG25,000 ($A45,000) and ordered to attend to an education course after making racist and anti-semitic comments.

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FIFA president Sepp Blatter said Friday a report into alleged corruption surrounding the bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups will be published but there will be no new vote on whether Russia and Qatar should host the events.

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Socceroos: Ange and his charges determined to see out football philosophy

In October 2013, the Socceroos were in disarray. They had been for some time, though the Football Federation of Australia were reluctant to admit it.

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Unwrapping the A-League presents

What to buy? How much to spend? Will it be useful? These are questions many of us are wrestling with at this time of year as the Christmas present transfer window edges closer to being closed.

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A-League expert tips and predictions – Round 11

The A-League moves into a Christmas schedule, starting with a four-pronged attack of matches this weekend.

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Cassio could be cut by Adelaide United after Josep Gombau branded his Brazilian striker “disrespectful” and refused to pick him for Friday’s A-League clash with Newcastle.

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Raheem Sterling eased the pressure on under-fire manager Brendan Rodgers as Liverpool defeated Championship leaders Bournemouth 3-1 to book a League Cup semi-final with Chelsea.

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Auckland City FC’s giant-killing run at the Club World Cup is over – but not before threatening another stunning boilover.

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Time to change the A-League’s import quota to “four plus one”

While Adelaide United’s foreign contingent of Spaniards and an Argentine were impressing all in the FFA Cup final on Tuesday night, there was another game involving the A-League imports being played at Hindmarsh Stadium.

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Perth Glory is facing the prospect of being fined or stripped of competition points if an expected FFA investigation into salary cap irregularities shows anything untoward.

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Adelaide lift the FFA Cup – now time for the Championship

Project Gombau has helped Adelaide to its first piece of silverware in eight years with a 1-0 win over Perth Glory in the FFA Cup Final – and purists will be hoping the success doesn’t stop there.

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Joel Griffiths is starting to hate football. A ten-game winless start to the season will do that to you.

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Nathan Burns’ prolific November for the Wellington Phoenix has earned him the A-League player of the month honour.

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Oman's Mohammed Abdullah Mubarak Al Balushi tackles Australian Socceroos player Josh Kennedy. AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy

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The Roar of the crowd

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[VIDEO] Newcastle Jets vs Adelaide United highlights: A-league scores, blog

The inaugural FFA Cup winners, Adelaide United, travel to the Hunter looking to cap off a memorable week with a win against a troubled Newcastle Jets. Join The Roar from 7:40pm (AEDT) to follow the first A-League game of Round 11.

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A-League preview and talking points: Round 11

By John Davidson, 19 Dec 2014
A-League preview and talking points: Round 11

Goals galore in the Big Blue and Brisbane upset Adelaide. Round 10 of the A-League was exciting, except for Jets fans, and it’s time for Round 11 in the run-up to Christmas.

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FFA needs to campaign for additional ACL spots

By Athos Sirianos, 18 Dec 2014
FFA needs to campaign for additional ACL spots

The inaugural FFA Cup has come to a close, with Adelaide United taking home the newly minted silverware against an inform Perth Glory.

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Why the Premier League is the best league in the world

Football may not be everybody’s cup of tea, but the beautiful game is the popular sport in the world. It is played in over two hundred countries by over two hundred and fifty million people in several leagues.

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Thierry Henry retires from football

By Isaac Nowroozi, 17 Dec 2014
Thierry Henry retires from football

French football legend Thierry Henry has retired from professional football.

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[VIDEO] Adelaide United vs Perth Glory: FFA Cup final highlights, live scores, blog

Adelaide United and Perth Glory do battle at Coopers Stadium in the first ever FFA Cup final. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:30pm (AEDT).

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Raheem Sterling is being unfairly burdened by Liverpool

By Evan Morgan Grahame, 16 Dec 2014
Raheem Sterling is being unfairly burdened by Liverpool

In most of the articles written about Manchester United’s 3-0 victory over Liverpool, much has been made of the marked difference in the quality of the two teams’ finishing.

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And then there were two. Perth Glory and Canberra United have triumphed against their opponents, and have earned themselves the chance to lift up the 2014-15 W-League Championship this Sunday at nib Stadium.

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EPLextra episode 20: Business as usual

By EPLextra, 16 Dec 2014
EPLextra episode 20: Business as usual

Big clashes and big results as the games come thick and fast in the lead up to the festive season. As usual, the panel have got all the games covered.

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Archie, we’re glad the A-League knew ye

By Andrew Collister, 15 Dec 2014
Archie, we’re glad the A-League knew ye

He may be 36 and finally reduced to second banana status due to arrival of Besart Berisha, but a week after being left out of the 46-man Asian Cup squad, Archie Thompson reminded us of his talents with a vintage performance on Saturday night.

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[VIDEO] Manchester United vs Liverpool highlights: English Premier League scores, blog

MATCH RESULT: Listen to the roar of approval in Manchester. Listen to the silence of depression in Merseyside. As emphatic Liverpool were nine months ago, that was Manchester United today.

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[VIDEO] Arsenal vs Newcastle United: English Premier League live, blog

MATCH RESULT: A dominant Arsenal go back to their top four form, however find themselves in sixth place two points behind a fourth place position, which West Ham United currently holds.

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Smeltz and Thompson turn on the Big Blue

By Athos Sirianos, 14 Dec 2014
Smeltz and Thompson turn on the Big Blue

In a fixture where tensions rise and heroes are made, two of the A-League’s fiercest rivals went head to head as the Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC played out a thrilling 3-3 draw in front of an intense crowd of 25,000 at Etihad Stadium.

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[VIDEO] Leicester City vs Manchester City: English Premier League scores

Leicester City enter Matchday 16 in last place on the Premier League ladder, and the prospect of rising any time soon is looking hopeless as they come up against last year’s champs, Manchester City. Join The Roar for live scores from 2:00am (AEDT).

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[VIDEO] Chelsea vs Hull City: English Premier League scores

It’s a battle of the top of the table versus the bottom, as first placed Chelsea host a struggling Hull City, who are currently sitting in the relegation zone at eighteenth. Join us on The Roar from 2:00am (AEDT) for live scores.

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[VIDEO] Melbourne Victory vs Sydney FC highlights: A-League scores, blog

MATCH RESULT: It finishes 3-all at Etihad and the Victory remain undefeated this season. Sydney creep back above Wellington who they face next week.

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Phoenix's Daniel Cortes (left) pushes off Central Coast Mariners Pedj Bojic

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Arsene Wenger is again under pressure to deliver.

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Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo

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Perth Glory's Steven McGarry celebrates after scoring their first goal against the Newcastle Jets

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Adelaide United's Jeronimo celebrates his goal aginst Melbourne Heart with team mate Evan Kostopoulos.

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Brisbane Roar players celebrate a goal against Melbourne Heart

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Australian football fans will keenly follow Mile Jedinak's progress at Crystal Palace in 2013/14.

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Western Sydney Wanderers goalkeeper Ante Covic.

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Manchester City's Pablo Zabaleta celebrates scoring with teammates Gareth Barry andd Sergio Aguero

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