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Dec 05

Tim Cahill leaves Melbourne City casting doubt over World Cup hopes

Cahill’s next move unknown with World Cup six months awayStriker says his focus is now on making squad for RussiaTim Cahill’s participation in next year’s World Cup finals has been thrown into doubt after the Socceroos striker and his A-League club, Me…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/dec/06/tim-cahill-leaves-melbourne-city-casting-doubt-over-world-cup-hopes

Dec 03

It is in football’s best interests for Fifa to intervene in FFA crisis

After two years of failure to resolve the governance crisis, Lowy’s suggestion of further meditation is fancifulLater on Monday, in a conference room in Zurich, the 19 representatives of Fifa’s Member Associations Committee will gather to sift through …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/dec/04/in-footballs-best-interests-for-fifa-to-intervene-in-ffa-crisis

Dec 03

Australia Sportwatch: Brisbane outclass Canberra in W-League, A-League and more – as it happened

W-League: Brisbane Roar 1-0 Canberra United; Melbourne City 1-1 Adelaide UnitedA-League: Central Coast Mariners 1-0 Perth Glory; Melbourne Victory 3-2 Wellington Phoenix 8.07am GMT No winner from this clash, with Ashley Hatch and Alyssa Mautz scoring a…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/live/2017/dec/03/australia-sportwatch-canberra-united-v-brisbane-roar-in-w-league-a-league-round-up-and-more-live

Dec 02

A-League: Roar snatch win as injuries hit Wanderers

Western Sydney Wanderers 0-2 Brisbane Roar Roar get badly needed winBrisbane have finally got their A-League season on track by snatching a sorely needed 2-0 A-League win off an injury-hit Western Sydney.Ivan Franjic marked his return to the Roar with …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/dec/02/a-league-brisbane-roar-western-sydney-wanderers-newcastle-jets-melbourne-city

Dec 01

Socceroos and Matildas face nervy wait for Fifa decision on FFA crisis

Fifa intervention could have ramifications for Australian national sidesWorld governing body set to take over after FFA plans for reform rejectedThe Socceroos and Matildas will be watching nervously for Fifa’s next move amid the unlikely but alarming p…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/dec/01/socceroos-and-matildas-face-nervy-wait-for-fifa-decision-on-ffa-crisis

Nov 30

Fifa set to take over football in Australia after FFA’s proposal for reform rejected

FFA’s plans fail to garner requisite support at AGMFFA chairman Steven Lowy’s position in jeopardy Football in Australia is set to fall under the control of Fifa after Football Federation Australia’s plans for congressional reform were rejected by its …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/nov/30/fifa-set-to-take-over-football-in-australia-after-ffas-proposal-for-reform-rejected

Nov 29

David Squires on … the A-League’s Star Wars round

Our resident cartoonist on the similarities between the strange bedfellows, including verbose protocol droids and complex father-son relationshipsView all of David Squires’ cartoons in his archive hereAnd David’s only got another book out. More details…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/ng-interactive/2017/nov/30/david-squires-on-the-a-leagues-star-wars-round

Nov 29

Marrone to sit out only one extra match for ‘very ugly’ ball boy incident

Defender received a four-match ban with two of those suspendedFFA disciplinary counsel suggested ball boy may have exaggerated injuryMichael Marrone will only spend one more week on the sidelines for his “very ugly” FFA Cup final clash with a ball boy….

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/nov/29/marrone-to-sit-out-only-one-extra-match-for-very-ugly-ball-boy-incident

Nov 28

A-League invites ridicule with Star Wars round promotion

Fans mock commercial tie-up that chief executive David Gallop hails a way to ‘expand the football family’In the midst of a governance crisis, Football Federation Australia has announced it has teamed up with Walt Disney for a Star Wars round, to kick o…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/nov/28/a-league-invites-ridicule-with-star-wars-round-promotion

Nov 26

Will FFA AGM resolve Australian football’s governance crisis?

Fifa intervention a real possibility with ongoing concerns over gerrymandering; gender equity; a second division and moreFootball Federation Australia’s Annual General Meeting takes place in Sydney on Thursday. This is the final opportunity for Austral…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/nov/27/will-ffa-agm-resolve-australian-footballs-governance-crisis

Nov 26

VAR determines two red cards as Adelaide account for 10-man Wanderers

Adelaide United 2-0 Western Sydney Wanderers at Coopers StadiumCornthwaite received a second yellow for a VAR-spotted handballA goal in each half from Ryan Kitto has helped steer Adelaide United to a 2-0 win over 10-man Western Sydney Wanderers at Coop…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/nov/26/var-determines-two-red-cards-as-adelaide-account-for-ten-man-wanderers

Nov 24

Melbourne City coach sees red over VAR system as Glory prevail

• There’s got to be something a bit more instant, Joyce says• Ten-man City battle valiantly but go down 3-1 to GloryBoth Melbourne City and the A-League’s video assistant referee are in for a week of scrutiny after Perth Glory’s 3-1 win at AAMI Park.Ci…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/nov/25/melbourne-city-coach-sees-red-over-var-system-as-glory-prevail

Nov 22

David Squires on … the FFA Cup ballboy and the post-Postecoglou era

This week our resident cartoonist was given the gift of the FFA final and Ange Postecoglou’s resignation as Socceroos coachTake a look back through David’s archive of Australian cartoons Continue reading…

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Nov 21

Sydney FC’s FFA Cup triumph marred by melee after ball boy pushed over

Sydney FC claim third trophy of 2017 with 2-1 win over Adelaide UnitedExtra-time scuffle on sideline sees United’s Michael Marrone sent off There was extra-time and a late all-in brawl, but Sydney FC beat Adelaide United in the FFA Cup final 2-1 to cli…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/nov/21/sydney-fcs-ffa-cup-triumph-marred-by-melee-after-ball-boy-pushed-over

Nov 21

FFA Cup final 2017: Sydney FC beat Adelaide United – as it happened

Sydney FC beat Adelaide United 2-1 after extra timeSky Blues complete clean sweep of domestic silverwareMichael Marrone sent off after knocking over ball boy 11.41am GMT Related: Sydney FC’s FFA Cup triumph marred by melee after ball boy pushed over …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/live/2017/nov/21/ffa-cup-final-2017-sydney-fc-v-adelaide-united-live

Nov 19

A-League must cede to national interest and grow World Cup contenders

The prosperity of the Socceroos should be a shared ambition, even when it conflicts with club interestsTwo days before Australia’s nil-nil draw in Honduras, Brisbane Roar announced the signing of Ivan Franjic. It is news that has understandably receive…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/nov/20/a-league-must-cede-to-national-interest-and-grow-world-cup-contenders