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The linesman’s decision went his team’s way but Central Coast coach Phil Moss remains a strong advocate for the introduction of technology in the A-League to assist referees.

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A Terry Antonis winner has handed a 10-man Sydney FC victory over Western Sydney in a 4-3 blockbuster derby.

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Marco Bresciano should steer clear of the A-League

Marco Bresciano, up there with the most technically gifted Australians to pull on a Socceroos jersey, has recently announced his international retirement, less than a month after winning the Asian Cup.

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Melbourne City’s barren run in front of goal has stretched to three games in succession, but coach John van’t Schip isn’t panicking just yet.

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Western Sydney now have an upset over fierce rivals Sydney FC in their sights having begun their Asian Champions League defence with a shock win over Japanese giants Kashima Antlers.

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Has Popovic finally found a solution for the Wanderers?

Tony Popovic has struggled this season to get the Western Sydney Wanderers playing proactively. But last night, by playing Japanese playmaker Yujiro Takahagi deeper in midfield as one of his two holding midfielders, the Wanderers arguably looked the best they have this season.

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FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke has ruled out any prospect of Europe’s football clubs receiving financial compensation for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar being moved to November-December.

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FFA chief David Gallop hopes Mark Bresciano will finish his career in the A-League after the midfielder announced his retirement from international football.

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Mark Bresciano indicated he won’t finish his career in the A-League with the former Socceroos midfielder admitting he’d be reluctant to play on when he’s past his best.

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Western Sydney have defied all expectations to open their Asian Champions League defence with a 3-1 victory over Japanese giants Kashima Antlers.

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Brisbane Roar’s AFC Champions League campaign is off to a disastrous start after an injury-time stunner consigned them to a 1-0 loss to Beijing Guoan on Wednesday night.

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Mark Bresciano retires from international football

Mark Bresciano has announced his retirement from international football, with the 35-year-old calling his Socceroos career to an end after 84 appearances and 13 goals in green and gold.

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Asia could prove the foray for Wanderers revival

Some 8000 kilometres from home, Western Sydney could find themselves again. A memorable Asian Champions League title is still firmly in the memory, the barometer by which the club’s ongoing struggles are judged.

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They’re having a horror A-League season but Western Sydney insist they won’t have a point to prove when they kick off their Asian Champions League defence on Wednesday night.

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Brisbane Roar coach Frans Thijssen says his decision to exclude key imports Jerome Polenz and Jean Carlos Solorzano from their AFC Champions League squad has not disrupted team harmony.

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Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat has put his players through a gruelling training regime following the postponement of their A-League clash against Brisbane Roar.

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Henrique is back and ready to spearhead Brisbane's ACL assault.

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Cyclone Marcia hitting Queensland

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Socceroos and Fulham FC striker Adam Taggart.

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The Roar of the crowd

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Liverpool vs Manchester City: English Premier League live scores, blog

It’s a game of competing ambitions at Anfield, as Liverpool host Manchester City in one of the Premier League’s headline fixtures. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from Sunday evening at 10:45pm AEDT.

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[VIDEO] Melbourne Victory vs Wellington Phoenix highlights: 2015 A-League scores, blog

Match Result Final score: Victory 2-3 Phoenix Wellington make history as they secure a win in Melbourne over the Victory for the first time ever. They were behind twice in this contest but on the back of a superb performance from Burns, they manage to get the job done away from home. The Victory looked […]

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Mourinho twists reality with words

By Evan Morgan Grahame, 1 Mar 2015
Mourinho twists reality with words

It boggles the mind that this issue is still taking up column inches.

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[VIDEO] Perth Glory vs Brisbane Roar highlights: 2015 A-league live scores, blog

Perth Glory entertain Brisbane Roar at home on Saturday as the A-League title race hots up. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from nib Stadium from 9.30pm (AEDT).

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[VIDEO] Western Sydney Wanderers vs Sydney FC: Sydney Derby highlights, scores, blog

Wanderers by name, Wanderers by nature. Tony Popovic’s side arrive back in Sydney Friday morning with a morale boosting win under their belts to face a Sydney FC side eager to extend their unbeaten streak to seven games. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7.30pm (AEDT) to find out who will take […]

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[VIDEO] Newcastle Jets vs Central Coast Mariners highlights: F3 Derby scores

The Newcastle Jets and Central Coast Mariners will both be desperate for a win when they descend on Hunter Stadium for the F3 Derby on Saturday afternoon. You can follow live scores of the match from 5:00pm (AEDT) and leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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[VIDEO] Melbourne City vs Adelaide United highlights: 2015 A-League scores, blog

Adelaide United are just two points away from first place in the A-League ahead of their Friday night clash with Melbourne City, who are striving for a spot in the top six. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:15pm (AEDT).

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Are foreign players ruining the English national team?

The English Premier League is one of the most fascinating and enjoyable football leagues on the planet. It attracts some of the world’s best players and now has some of the biggest clubs in Europe. But is this ruining the English national team?

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Bresciano’s exit signifies generational change

I woke to the muffled sounds of an irritating phone alarm on Wednesday, totally oblivious to the significant news around Australian football that would evolve throughout the day.

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Football is ready for free-to-air coverage

By Midffielder, 26 Feb 2015
Football is ready for free-to-air coverage

Arguably the key to sporting data when determining the size and growth rates are: crowds, TV ratings, social media and direct net hits. My understanding is that there is a direct correlation between media coverage, crowds and ratings, and the more the better is obvious.

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An ode to Mark Bresciano

By John Davidson, 26 Feb 2015 Video
An ode to Mark Bresciano

Brilliant, humble, a team player. Mark Bresicano has called time on his international football career and will be remembered as one of the Australia’s greatest footballers.

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The heat will rise with a winter move for the FIFA World Cup

With the 2022 Qatar World Cup seemingly all but assured of being moved from mid year to November-December, it’s going to be interesting to see if there will be a long-term impact on the governance of the sport.

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Fantastic weekend in Victorian football

By Charles Goldstraw, 26 Feb 2015
Fantastic weekend in Victorian football

It’s that beautiful time of year for football fans, that time of year when the end of the A-League season clashes with the start of the National Premier Leagues season.

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[VIDEO] Kashima Antlers vs Western Sydney Wanderers highlights: Asian Champions League scores, blog

Western Sydney Wanderers begin their title defence away to Kashima Antlers tonight, as the J-League side prepares for their 2015 season. Join The Roar from 9:00pm (AEDT) for live scores and commentary.

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[VIDEO] Brisbane Roar vs Beijing Guoan highlights: 2015 Asian Champions League scores, blog

Brisbane Roar will be hoping to kick start their Asian Champions League campaign with a win as they host Beijing Guoan at Gold Coast Stadium on Wednesday evening. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 8:15pm (AEST)

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Does football need a post-match referral system?

What in the late 70s and early 80s was seen as a good challenge for the ball is nowadays deemed as a reckless and rash challenge.

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Manchester City's Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero

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Liverpool's Luis Suarez, bottom, smiles after appearing to dive. AP Photo/Jon Super

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Manchester United's English striker Wayne Rooney

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Southampton Football Club

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Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic.

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West Ham captain Kevin Nolan will again be relied upon for his experience.

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Ruben Zadkovich of Perth Glory

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Nathan Burns

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