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When Australian tourists take a trip to Croatia, their first calling is the coast. Party islands like Hvar, honeymoon stretches such as Vis and historical centres Dubrovnik and Split dominate itineraries.

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Vladimir Putin and Sepp Blatter just can’t stop praising each other.

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Western Sydney Wanderers forward Golgol Mebrahtu is hoping coach Tony Popovic’s off-season squad overhaul can help propel him into first team contention.

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Football’s lesson from the Adam Goodes storm

It’s been 41 years since Harry Williams became the first Indigenous Australian to represent the Socceroos. The Sydney-born defender replaced Jim Rooney with 18 minutes to go as Australia saw off Indonesia in a friendly in Jakarta ahead of the 1974 World Cup.

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Having left a powerhouse, Amini targets first team football

Mustafa Amini receives possesson from the left wing at Randers Stadion, taking the ball into the penalty box while simultaneously evading a sliding challenge from an opposing defender.

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Adelaide United have split with coach Josep Gombau and appointed Barcelona legend Guillermo Amor as his successor.

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[Highlights] Real stun City in MCG showstopper

Real Madrid has dazzled a record football crowd at the MCG on their way to beating Manchester City 4-1 at the MCG.

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Gombau quits as Adelaide United coach

Adelaide United have split with coach Josep Gombau and appointed former Barcelona legend Guillermo Amor as his successor.

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FFA must transfer European interest to the A-League

More than 400,000 football fans have attended seven matches across five cities during the post- and pre-season in Australia. While the numbers were impressive, there are still question marks about what the whole charade will achieve for football in this country.

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SBS secures Champions League rights for the next three years

SBS has reached an agreement with beIN Sports for the free-to-air broadcast rights for the next three years of the UEFA Champions League.

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Manchester City have pledged to take the game to European football heavyweights Real Madrid when they meet at the MCG.

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Trinidad legal experts believe the extradition of former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner to the United States on corruption charges could take as long as five years to resolve.

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Manchester City vs Real Madrid: How to stream online and watch on TV

Two of world football’s biggest clubs will clash at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday night in one of the most anticipated friendlies ever played on Australian shores. Manchester City and Real Madrid will square off, and it’s sure to be a belter – here’s how to stream the match online and watch on TV.

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The FIFA presidency will never go to a worthy contender

Yesterday was a fascinating exercise where I suggested David Gallop was an ideal presidential candidate for FIFA, the governing body of the undisputed biggest sport in the world.

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Socceroos goalkeeper Mat Ryan has sealed his dream move to La Liga, locking in a six-year deal with Valencia from Club Brugge.

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Blatter stays put, but Gallop would be a worthy successor

Two months ago, an arrogant and defiant FIFA president Sepp Blatter bowed to public outrage just after he had been re-elected to rule the world’s biggest sporting governing body for a fifth term.

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Socceroo Ben Halloran

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Real Madrid's forward Cristiano Ronaldo controls the ball

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Mat Ryan of the Central Coast Mariners checks the scoreboard during the AFC Champions League Group H match against Kashiwa Reysol. Photo: Paul Barkley/LookPro

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The Roar of the crowd

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Australia, Ivory Coast, Chile take 2015 footballing spoils

2015 has been a busy year in international football. There have been four major continental championships this year in Asia, Africa and both Americas, all of which have featured semi-surprise winners.

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Tottenham superstar Harry Kane is no one-season wonder

The 2015-16 Premier League season kicks off on August 8, with a meeting between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. It’s a fixture that features star forward Harry Kane, who was pivotal in Spurs’ fifth place finish last season.

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[Highlights] AC Milan vs Real Madrid scores, blog, result

Match Result: A scrappy affair sees Madrid pick up their second preseason trophy edging Milan in penalties. Both sides looked pretty even over 90 minutes with neither side able to make the break through. Bacca went closest for Milan with his volley saved well by Cassila who ended up converting the final penalty for Madrid […]

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[Highlights] Manchester United vs PSG: ICC scores, result

Match Result: At the end of the 90 minutes its Paris Saint-Germain defeating Manchester United 2-0.

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Palm Beach Sharks vs South Melbourne: FFA Cup live scores, blog

The second edition of the FFA Cup is already well advanced but it’s at the Round of 32 that people really begin to take notice. Join us on The Roar for the pick of the fixtures between Palm Beach and South Melbourne with live scores and commentary from 7:30pm AEST.

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Louis van Gaal’s latest catch is Bastian Schweinsteiger, who has signed a three-year contract worth £15 million. This is not a new liaison between Van Gaal and Schweinsteiger, as Van Gaal coached Bayern Munich from 2009 to 2011.

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Defending the nation and stopping the goals

The Sydney Futures Exchange in Grosvenor Street is a place for high-fliers of the finance world. It’s also a building that saw an intriguing event in football’s past.

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[Highlights] Barcelona vs Chelsea scores, blog, result

Match Result: Chelsea have once again prevailed on penalties against Barcelona.

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Odds stacked against Broadmeadow in FFA Cup

This year Broadmeadow Magic are lining up for their second shot at the FFA Cup. After bowing out in the Round of 32 in the inaugural event, the Magic have been cursed by injuries, inconsistency and suspension this year.

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[Highlights] Real Madrid cruise past Inter Milan in China

Match Result: An extremely strong dominant display from the La Liga giants ends 3-0.

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Is it time that A-League ownership and finance structures are rethought?

Here we are again, another great off-season of the A-League that feels like a bitter after-taste to what was a fantastic 2014/15 season.

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The plight of a lonely Foxes fan

By NickTheStatsGuy, 27 Jul 2015 New author!

Being a Leicester City fan is fun, but lonely. I need to know if there’s anyone else out there.

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Months later, Blatter is still the president of FIFA

Even he admitted it. Having ridden roughshod over those who questioned his authority to be at the helm of the world’s most famed sports mafia enterprise, Sepp Blatter decided to resign from his position as FIFA head.

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[VIDEO] Manchester City vs Real Madrid highlights: International Champions Cup scores, blog

Football’s billionaire barons gather in Australia’s sporting capital for the crème de la crème of this winter’s friendlies – it’s Manchester City versus Real Madrid in the International Champions Cup. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:45pm.

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Can you say no to the rich clubs?

By Liam Sheedy, 23 Jul 2015
Can you say no to the rich clubs?

When a big club wants a player, they generally get them. This is the reality that Everton are currently facing with Chelsea wanting key defender John Stones.

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Everton to sweep last season under the rug

The coming 2015-16 season bodes as one of the most highly anticipated in recent memory for the blue boys from Merseyside.

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Real Madrid's forward Cristiano Ronaldo controls the ball

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Cristiano Ronaldo for Real Madrid (photo: AFP)

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Brendan Rodgers will look to further implement his possession-based philosophy at Liverpool.

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Raheem Sterling

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Manchester City's Yaya Toure competes for the ball with Manchester United's Wayne Rooney. AP Photo/Matt Dunham

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FIFA President Sepp Blatter, left, talks with Football Australia chairman Frank Lowy as they arrive at the opening ceremony for the 58th FIFA congress in Sydney, Thursday, May 29, 2008. AP Photo/Mark Baker

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Sepp Blatter Money

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Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold.

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Bruce Djite Adelaide United

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