ON January 31, 2015, after a multitude of qualifying matches throughout Asia and the Middle East, and 32 matches during the final series in Australia, ANZ Stadium at Homebush will host the final of one of the biggest sporting extravaganzas ever to come to our shores.
A leading sports historian claims Sunday the 12th of May could well mark 130 years of organised soccer in Melbourne and that official histories may have it wrong.
FORMER VIS and Joeys defender Bailey Wright has signed a new two-year deal with English League One outfit Preston North End, with the option of staying with the League One club for a further year.
Australia squeaked out of its home game against Oman with a two-all draw after going behind in the sixth minute and further behind as a result of an own goal four minutes into the second half. The fight back began quickly with a powerful header by Tim Cahill and late in the game Brett Holman fired in a grounder to equalise but despite a number of corners and more headers by Cahill the game ended all square, leaving Australia precariously placed in its World Cup bid.
Football Federation Australia (FFA) has today launched the National Premier Leagues (NPL) model for the semi-professional state-based competitions in Australian football.
The 2013 FFA Futsal National Championships will bring together some of the best players in the indoor game to grace the courts of the Nations’ Capital, Canberra, as the respective states will go head-to-head in an attempt to be the one left standing at the end of what is a gruelling week of fast-paced, high-octane action with the opening match between ACT and NSW at 3:45pm following the Opening Ceremony this afternoon at 3:00pm.
Amidst the euphoria of qualification for the East Asia Football Federation tournament late last year, most people seem to have been unaware that Australia missed the chance to be the Unofficial World Champion (UFWC) in football. In the qualifying tournament in Hong Kong, Australia led DPR Korea by a goal to nil scored by Archie Thompson. Had they held on to win, instead of conceding an equaliser to An Yong-Hak, Australia would have been on top of the World once again.
The fitting farewell outgoing Westfield Matildas coach Tom Sermanni deserved and wanted didn’t eventuate this evening, as Australia fell short of EAFF Women’s East Asian Cup qualification by virtue of a 2-1 loss to China PR.
The Qantas Young Socceroos have drawn 1-1 with Syria in their second match of the AFC U-19 Championship in the UAE last night.