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Chelsea announce signing of Spanish forward Alvaro Morata

English champions Chelsea have completed the signing of Spain forward Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid on a five-year-deal, the Premier League club announced on Friday.

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Troisi gallivanting unwillingly into comedy

These last twelve months have arguably been the most successful and satisfying of James Troisi’s career.

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England goalkeeper Joe Hart has joined West Ham on a season-long loan after finding no way back into the Manchester City team under Pep Guardiola.

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FFA get reprieve as FIFA intervention delayed until next month

FIFA’s planned intervention into the governance of Australian football has been delayed, with FFA’s November 30 deadline to sort out its affairs creeping closer.

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Remembering when Serie A was the best league in the world

It may seem unimaginable to fans of a certain vintage, but there was a time in the recent past when Italy’s Serie A was undoubtedly the best league in world football.

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Wenger denies huge Arsenal bid for Mbappe

Arsene Wenger has denied reports Arsenal have made a world-record bid for Kylian Mbappe, instead expecting the teenage sensation to stay at Monaco for another season.

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Wanderers’ firm message may not reach their bad apples

This week Western Sydney Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas sent a letter out to club members. The statement, reinforced with a deliberately stern tone, was aimed at a troublesome minority.

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Arsenal vs Western Sydney Wanderers live stream: How to watch the game on online and on TV

Arsenal will play their second match in Australia against the Western Sydney Wanderers at Alliance Stadium on Saturday, 15th of July.

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Arsenal vs Western Sydney Wanderers kick-off time: Pre-season friendly start time, squads, broadcast details and match information

English football giants Arsenal will continue their lead up to the English Premier season with their second match in Australia against the Western Sydney Wanderers.

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Lacazette debuts as Arsenal beat Sydney FC

It took Alexandre Lacazette just 15 minutes to justify his $79 million price tag, scoring on debut in Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat of A-League champions Sydney FC in their first pre-season hitout.

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Arsenal vs Sydney FC live stream: How to watch the pre-season friendly online and on TV

English football heavyweights Arsenal have travelled to Australia and will play the first of two scheduled matches against Sydney FC on Thursday, July 13 at ANZ Stadium. This is The Roar’s ultimate guide to live streaming the match online and watching it on TV.

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What the Sydney clubs can hope to get out of the Arsenal friendlies

Pre-season friendlies are hard to take too seriously. Very little of consequence can be extracted from the result – even the performances – from either the A-League host or the touring Premier League visitors.

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Of all the Arsenal stars to have a mate who’s played in the A-League, it had to be club-record signing Alexandre Lacazette.

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Arsenal vs Sydney FC kick off time: Pre-season friendly start time, game information and broadcast details

English football powerhouse Arsenal will play the first of two matches in Sydney when they take on Sydney FC tonight. Here’s everything you need to know about the pre-season friendly.

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Arsenal unveil star-laden squad for Sydney tour

Arsenal’s most expensive signing in history is poised to debut at ANZ Stadium this week after Alexandre Lacazette was named in the 25-man squad to play Sydney FC and Western Sydney.

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Rooney delighted to seal Everton return

Manchester United’s former England soccer captain Wayne Rooney has rejoined his boyhood club Everton on a two-year deal after 13 trophy-laden years at Old Trafford.

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Football Federation of Australia (FFA) CEO David Gallop (left) and newly elected Chairperson Steven Lowy

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Adelaide United 2016 A-League Grand Final Football

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Adelaide United coach Josep Gombau. (AAP Image/Julian Smith)

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Matildas celebrate

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Aaron Ramsay celebrates FA cup final goal

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Tomas Rogic congratulated by team

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Saudi Arabia's defender Mukhtar Fallatah (R) vies with Australia's defender Trent Sainsbury

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The Roar of the crowd

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The Premier League has more money than sense

By Christian Montegan, Today
The Premier League has more money than sense

The English Premier League’s inception over 20 years ago was made possible because of money. It has managed to become the most popular and most watched league in the world, because of money.

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Are Southern Expansion after Kogaragh Oval?

By Nick Symonds, 21 Jul 2017
Are Southern Expansion after Kogaragh Oval?

According to the Australian Financial Review, Jiayuan Group, the Chinese proerty developers underwriting the Southern Expansion A-League bid, have pledged to build a new, $300 million dollar stadium, but where?

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Tom Rogic is the poster boy for football in Australia

As Tom Rogic netted yet another goal for Celtic last week in a Champions League Qualifying game, it further cemented his status as number one Socceroo in Europe.

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Who won the European summer transfer window?

By Aneesh Chandoke, 16 Jul 2017
Who won the European summer transfer window?

The football media season, i.e. transfer season, is upon us and we are just midway through it.

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Two sell-out games confirm Arsenal will return sooner rather than later

Just over 83,000 people packed and sold out ANZ Stadium on Saturday night between Arsenal and Western Sydney Wanderers.

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Western Sydney Wanderers vs Arsenal: Football live scores, blog

Match result: Arsenal have comfortably beaten the Western Sydney Wanderers on Saturday night at ANZ Stadium, but the Wanderers did at least manage a goal of their own against the visiting EPL giants.

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Fan labour the answer to football’s stadia problems

The Amish might not be the most obvious people you would think of when it comes to stadium construction but maybe they should be.

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Premier League visits should be celebrated

By Mathew Langdon, 15 Jul 2017
Premier League visits should be celebrated

As another European giant of football graces our beautiful shores, the Johnny Buzzkills of the world are once again bemoaning the apparent lack of high-quality football.

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Seeing Arsenal in Sydney was a childhood dream come true

As a nine-year-old in 2003, watching Arsenal play in Australia was a pipe dream.

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Sydney FC vs Arsenal Highlights: Football live scores, blog

European giants Arsenal will make their first appearance in Australia in 40 years when they take on defending A-League champions Sydney FC. Catch all the live scores, highlights and action on The Roar from 8pm (AEST).

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Two years on, do we still want to Save the Nix?

Let me take you back to 2015, when the Wellington Phoenix were in danger of disbanding.

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Chelsea desperately need a centre forward

By Christian Montegan, 13 Jul 2017
Chelsea desperately need a centre forward

Chelsea coach Antonio Conte must be irritated with the lack of signings the club has been able to make this transfer window.

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The top five managers in world football

By Christian Montegan, 12 Jul 2017
The top five managers in world football

When results don’t go a certain way for a long period of time, the manager is always the first to get the blame and is the first to walk out the door.

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To ‘park the bus’ or not ‘park the bus’. That is the question

Last Sunday, my under 14 girls faced a momentous task. With a squad of sixteen and running right on the brink of finals contention, we played the team directly above us on the ladder.

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Ranking Newcastle’s best and worst foreign forwards

By Chris Matthews-Darby, 12 Jul 2017
Ranking Newcastle’s best and worst foreign forwards

So another Newcastle Jets striker has bitten the dust as Aleksandr Kokko leaves after just one season to sign with Eastern Lions in the Hong Kong Premier League.

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Australian generosity steps up in FIFA’s absence

By Ben of Phnom Penh, 11 Jul 2017
Australian generosity steps up in FIFA’s absence

The intrepid footballers of one of the world’s poorest nations, Kiribati, have long been ignored by FIFA and the OFC. However, amateur football clubs in South Australia are stepping in where FIFA has fallen inexcusably short.

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Manchester United's English striker Wayne Rooney

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Romelu Lukaku of Everton F.C.

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Lionel Messi Argentina Football World Cup 2014

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Romelu Lukaku of Everton F.C.

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Matthew Leckie Australia Socceroos 2016 Football

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David Gallop

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Mustafa Amini playing for the Young Socceroos

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