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FIFA corruption scandal: Who’s been arrested and what did they do

Following early morning raids on on the Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich, authorities in Switzerland have arrested a number of top FIFA officials in relation to a string of corruption charges.

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US Feds raid FIFA hotel, arrest officials on corruption charges

Police arrested FIFA officials early on Wednesday in Switzerland for extradition to the United States where they are to face corruption charges.

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John Aloisi is set for a testing return to the A-League coaching ranks after he was confirmed as Brisbane Roar’s new coach.

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The English Premier League should be the ultimate goal for rising Australian football stars, says Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

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Stubbins out as FFA look for a fresh start at Newcastle

The FFA has announced that the Newcastle Jets will seek a new coach for the 2015-16 A-League season.

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Socceroos lay foundation on road to Russia

There were no surprises as Ange Postecoglou named his team for next month’s World Cup qualifier in Kyrgyzstan, but the Socceroos boss continued to make a statement of his intentions.

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Goalkeeper Danny Vukovic insists Perth Glory’s salary cap woes weren’t the reason behind his decision to leave the A-League club.

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Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou says there’s no end in sight for Tim Cahill after selecting the 35-year-old for an unprecedented fourth World Cup campaign.

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Socceroos name squad for Kyrgyzstan World Cup qualifier

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has named an experienced 23-man squad for Australia’s World Cup qualifier against Kyrgyzstan which will be held in Bishkek on 16 June.

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No contract extension for Janko at Syd FC

Departing Sydney FC international marquee Marc Janko has fired a shot at the A-League club after it refused to extend his deal, claiming the Sky Blues didn’t handle his situation with “honesty and respect”.

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Sydney FC have agreed to release goalkeeping coach Zeljko Kalac from the final year of his contract to pursue another opportunity.

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Real Madrid president Florentino Perez wants Spanish coach Rafael Benitez, currently at Napoli, to replace Italian Carlo Ancelotti on the bench at the Bernabeu.

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Tinkler’s demise a lesson for all fans of sport in Australia

It was inevitable. The removal of Nathan Tinkler from the Newcastle Jets, and indeed football in Australia, was five years in the making.

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A-League must be pieced together in off-season

Winter is coming, and the impending storm has potential to rattle House A-League. A decade on since the A-League’s inception, progress should be the go-to word.

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Gallop faces a tenure-defining six months as FFA chief executive

Season 10 of the A-League was supposed to be a lot smoother. On the back of Asian Cup success, record-breaking membership numbers and one of the most competitive campaigns to date David Gallop would have been looking forward to toasting a job well done.

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The Australian women’s football team will head to the upcoming World Cup in Canada with an added dose of self-belief after an 11-0 trouncing of Vietnam.

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Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold.

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Nathan Tinkler

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Besart Berisha of Melbourne Victory takes on Michael Beauchamp of Western Sydney Wanderers

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Australia's Robert Cornthwaite, right, celebrates with his teammate Ryan McGowan

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The Roar of the crowd

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Going down, but staying up: QPR edition

As the Premier League season finished on Sunday, the dream was over for three teams. Hull City joined QPR and Burnley on the drop down to the Championship.

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Sydney FC uncertainty in run up to English friendlies

Sydney FC remain in the dark over a variety of issues in the run up to this week’s friendlies against Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea FC.

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Why this EPL season was the worst yet

By Nicholas Rupolo, 27 May 2015 Video
Why this EPL season was the worst yet

Through all the fame and championship medals, and the exciting relegation battle, I can’t help but feel that this English Premier League season felt just a little bit out of the ordinary. Let me explain why.

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Chelsea may have won the EPL, but they were not the team of the year

After 38 matches and countless goals, the EPL team of the season is… not Chelsea.

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Long kiss goodbye for Gerrard and Xavi

By Juan Manuel D'Angelo, 25 May 2015 Video
Long kiss goodbye for Gerrard and Xavi

An old saying goes that ‘nobody is a prophet in his own land’. I believe that this is a half-truth.

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A library fit for a football museum

In May 2015, Football Federation Australia (FFA) published its Whole of Football Plan. Within that document it announced plans for the creation of a football museum within an ‘Australian home of football’.

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Relegation and Europa qualification still on the line in EPL

The last round of the English Premier League and it’s do or die for the teams at the bottom of the table. So who’s going down? Who will we greet next season? Let’s jump straight into it.

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If you were a football dictator, how would you change the game?

With the A-League grand final in the past and that other great competition the Eurovision Song contest front and centre in our thoughts, now seems like an opportune time to reflect on the basic tenets of our great game – the rules and regulations.

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Transfers we could see come July (Part II)

By Nicholas Rupolo, 22 May 2015
Transfers we could see come July (Part II)

In the last episode, we had a look at some of the biggest players in football who could be on the move. Here are some more who could be transferred across Europe during the summer.

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ReJUVEnated: The Serie A has silenced the doubters

It wasn’t long ago that the Serie A was considered dead – a worthless, uncompetitive league that had been rapidly overtaken by its English, Spanish and German counterparts.

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Louis van Gaal’s speech is exactly why we love a drunk moment in sport

Football journalists have been trying to draw some emotion out of Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal ever since he arrived in the UK.

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Meet the Matildas

By Brent Ford, 20 May 2015
Meet the Matildas

With the A-League done and dusted our attention now moves to the FIFA Women’s World Cup where our Matildas will take on the might of some of the world’s best teams.

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Could hell freeze over, allowing Archie to sign with Adelaide?

As fan favourite Archie Thompson made his way onto the field for a cameo appearance in Melbourne Victory’s grand final victory over Sydney FC he was greeted with one of the largest cheers of the game.

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Transfers we could see come July

By Nicholas Rupolo, 19 May 2015
Transfers we could see come July

Whether it’s seeing big-money moves, or club legends leaving, we all love fresh-faced recruits in our team’s starting line-up to bring excitement and even more competitiveness for the upcoming season.

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The HBO melodrama that is Real Madrid

By Marty Gleason, 19 May 2015
The HBO melodrama that is Real Madrid

Real Madrid is less a sporting club than an HBO period drama, played out by characters who wish they could get on with kicking a ball instead of being political pawns.

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Racism in sport: Slamming a revolving door

By Jack O'Toole, 19 May 2015
Racism in sport: Slamming a revolving door

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has battled against racism for most of his professional career and the 32-year-old Ivorian recently called for “radical sanctions” against countries with racist fans.

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Kevin Muscat and Mark Milligan holding up Melbourne Victory Premier's Plate

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Robin van Persie

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Besart Berisha of Melbourne Victory takes on Michael Beauchamp of Western Sydney Wanderers

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Sydney FC Goal

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Gareth Bale

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Manchester United's English striker Wayne Rooney

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