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It may have only been a pre-season friendly, but Wellington Phoenix’s 2-1 victory over English Premier League side West Ham provided an impressive sign of how far the A-League has come since its inception in 2005.

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No, I’m not over it yet either. The 2014 FIFA World Cup was a magnificent month for football fans. The Brazil edition was certainly one of the best ever.

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It is still 76 days until A-League version 10 kicks off, and already the teams are starting to take some shape. One thing is for certain ahead of 2014-15 – fans should expect the unexpected.

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Some sweet strikes and a dose of luck helped Spanish club Malaga CF trounce Adelaide United 5-1 in an international soccer friendly on Friday night.

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Brazilian superstar Neymar’s brain activity while dancing past opponents is less than 10 per cent the level of amateur players, suggesting he plays as if on auto-pilot, according to Japanese neurologists.

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho revealed on Friday that he is considering a move to bring former striker Didier Drogba back to the club after he was released by Galatasaray.

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The Central Coast Mariners have signed Senegalese striker Malick Mane on loan for the upcoming A-League season.

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Times are good at Real Madrid. They have just lifted La Décima, and over the summer they have added two of the shining stars from the World Cup.

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The reporting of the 2014 FIFA World Cup saw football treated as a mainstream sport for the first time in Australia. Reporting was balanced and many negative stories were ignored when they could have been highlighted.

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A trip across the Nullabor hasn’t shaken Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat’s determination to be the first winners of the FFA Cup.

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Germany secured their fourth World Cup earlier this month, capping off a fine summer and cementing their place as one world football’s historic powerhouses.

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Injured Socceroos back Ivan Franjic is reportedly close to signing with Russian club Torpedo Moscow.

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Real Madrid having a quiet summer is the football equivalent of Charlie Sheen having a quiet night in – it rarely happens, if ever.

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Halfway through last season, fans of Sydney FC fans staged a very public protest against then-manager Frank Farina and the board’s handling of the club.

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The Wellington Phoenix shocked English Premier League outfit West Ham United 2-1 on Wednesday evening at Auckland’s Eden Park.

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Football Federation Australia boss David Gallop has received assurances Italian giants Juventus will bring their World Cup stars for next month’s clash with an A-League All Stars side.

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Colombia’s World Cup revelation James Rodriguez was unveiled as Real Madrid‘s latest headline signing in front of tens of thousands of fans at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday.

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Major League Soccer side Seattle Sounders have granted an 18-year-old cystic fibrosis sufferer the chance to live out his dream of becoming a professional athlete.

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Admittedly one of the worst things about Graham Arnold moving to Vegalta Sendai was that it left us bereft of his majestic rants on Australian football.

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James Rodriguez’s volleyed goal for Colombia against Uruguay has been voted best goal of the World Cup by users of FIFA’s website.

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