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Western Sydney face red card for sex banner

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Sydney (AFP) – Football Federation Australia has demanded an explanation from Western Sydney Wanderers over an “offensive” banner unfurled at the weekend’s fierce derby showing a rival coach engaging in a sex act.

The FFA issued a show-cause notice on Wanderers, foreshadowing a likely hefty fine, ahead of the Sydney club’s Asian Champions League opener against Urawa Red Diamonds on Tuesday.

Western Sydney face red card for sex banner

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Sydney (AFP) – Football Federation Australia has demanded an explanation from Western Sydney Wanderers over an “offensive” banner unfurled at the weekend’s fierce derby showing a rival coach engaging in a sex act.

The FFA issued a show-cause notice on Wanderers, foreshadowing a likely hefty fine, ahead of the Sydney club’s Asian Champions League opener against Urawa Red Diamonds on Tuesday.

Jim Magilton sees the future - and it ain't the killer B's thank god!

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We knew the Melbourne Victory defence, central defence was too slow, too fragile and lacked Muscat.

And in midfield the pairing of Leigh Broxham and Grant Brebner could never control the game in the Asian Champions League games - at times the Victory were embarrassing - and these our Aussie Champions - and this season they've never had the ball, kept the ball or enabled the style boys to get on the ball.

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Cahill signs for Australia’s Melbourne City football club

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Sydney (AFP) Tim Cahill is returning to Australia to end his career playing in the A-League for Melbourne City, putting to rest speculation over the talismanic striker's future.

The 36-year-old, who is Australia's top goalscorer, signed a two-year playing contract with the sister club of the English Premier League's Manchester City after leaving Chinese Super League (CSL) side Hangzhou Greentown last month.

Cahill signs for Australia’s Melbourne City football club

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Sydney (AFP) Tim Cahill is returning to Australia to end his career playing in the A-League for Melbourne City, putting to rest speculation over the talismanic striker's future.

The 36-year-old, who is Australia's top goalscorer, signed a two-year playing contract with the sister club of the English Premier League's Manchester City after leaving Chinese Super League (CSL) side Hangzhou Greentown last month.

David Villa Scores On His Melbourne City FC Debut [VIDEO]

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Former Spain international David Villa came on as a second half substitute for Melbourne City FC and took only 15 minutes to score on his debut for the A-League club.

Villa received a strong ovation from both sets of supporters at the Allianz Stadium in Sydney when he came on as a substitute in the 48th minute and was wellcontained by the home side for mostof his time on the pitch.

Comprehensive Team By Team Preview Of The 2014-15 A-League Season

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It's the 10th anniversary of the A-League this season, and interest in football in Australia has never been stronger in the wake of a captivating World Cup in Brazil.

At the beginning of the A-League's inception ten years ago, many thought the league would fail to make an impression in Australia's diverse sporting landscape.

David Villa Takes Part In His First Training Session With Melbourne City FC

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Earlier today, former Barcelona and Atletico Madrid striker David Villa took part in his first training session with Melbourne City FC.

Spain's all-time leading scorer had previously been training in New York prior to his arrival in Australia 24 hours ago. The striker will join the A-League side on a 10-game loan spell before returning to his parent club, New York City FC.

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Aussie Mooy joins Manchester City

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Sydney (AFP) Australian Aaron Mooy has signed a three-year deal with Manchester City, moving from sister club Melbourne City, it was announced Thursday.

The 25-year-old Socceroo has established himself as one of Australia's top attacking midfielders in recent years, twice winning Melbourne City's player-of-the year.

Aussie Mooy joins Manchester City

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Sydney (AFP) Australian Aaron Mooy has signed a three-year deal with Manchester City, moving from sister club Melbourne City, it was announced Thursday.

The 25-year-old Socceroo has established himself as one of Australia's top attacking midfielders in recent years, twice winning Melbourne City's player-of-the year.

Manchester City agree terms for Australian Anthony Caceres

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Premier League giants Manchester City have agreed terms for the transfer of Australian A-League star Anthony Caceres, his club Central Coast Mariners said on Friday.

"The Central Coast Mariners can today confirm that the club has agreed to terms with English Premier League club Manchester City for the transfer of 23-year-old midfielder Anthony Caceres that will take immediate effect," the club said on their website.

Manchester City agree terms for Australian Anthony Caceres

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Premier League giants Manchester City have agreed terms for the transfer of Australian A-League star Anthony Caceres, his club Central Coast Mariners said on Friday.

"The Central Coast Mariners can today confirm that the club has agreed to terms with English Premier League club Manchester City for the transfer of 23-year-old midfielder Anthony Caceres that will take immediate effect," the club said on their website.

Which soccer streaming service is best for you? fubo, Sling, DishWorld, KlowdTV or FOX Soccer 2Go

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For years, soccer fans in the United States have demanded the opportunity to watch what you want, when you want and how you want it. Instead of being tied to contracts with satellite TV providers or stuck with cable, now soccer fans have more choices than ever before to watch the greatest soccer games from around the world streamed to our computers, TV sets, smartphones, set top boxes or tablets.

Which soccer streaming service is best for you? fubo, Sling, DishWorld, KlowdTV or FOX Soccer 2Go

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For years, soccer fans in the United States have demanded the opportunity to watch what you want, when you want and how you want it. Instead of being tied to contracts with satellite TV providers or stuck with cable, now soccer fans have more choices than ever before to watch the greatest soccer games from around the world streamed to our computers, TV sets, smartphones, set top boxes or tablets.

Receive Weekly Soccer TV Listings With Our Free Email Newsletter

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Beginning today, you can now receive a comprehensive guide to the weekly soccer TV and Internet listings with a free newsletter delivered to your email in-box every Thursday night.

This Week In Soccer features TV and Internet listings for the Premier League, MLS, La Liga, Serie A, Liga MX, Bundesliga, Ligue Un, UEFA Champions League, international games, Championship and more.

Write for World Soccer Talk: Seeking Writers Who Are Passionate About Soccer

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World Soccer Talk is currently seeking new writers to cover the Beautiful Game.

With the World Cup just around the corner and the European seasons coming to a close, the timing is perfect to begin writing for World Soccer Talk, to share your passion, opinions and analysis about the world's most popular sport.

Why Manchester City’s Acquisition of Melbourne Heart is a Win-Win

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If someone asked me about A-League team Melbourne Heart afew weeks ago, my reply would have been one of two things — (1) their 19 game winless streak (since broken after last Friday's win against Newcastle Jets), or (2) that ever growing winless away streak that stretches to late December 2011.

Manchester City Are The New Owners of A-League Team Melbourne Heart: Nightly Soccer Report

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Manchester City surprised many tonight when they announced that they, along with a consortium that are the owners of rugby team Melbourne Storm, have acquired Australian soccer team Melbourne Heart. City's move to buy the club has been already approved by the Football Federation of Australia (FFA), and it immediately gives Manchester City a presence down under as they seek to expand their global brand.

Get 20% Off Your Order of Soccer Shirts This Weekend Only; World Soccer Shop Promo Code

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World Soccer Shop is having a 20% sale this weekend only when you use a World Soccer Shop promo code.

The 20% sale is store-wide, and runs from October 18-20, 2013. World Soccer Shop is the official soccer merchandise store for World Soccer Talk.

The 20% discount applies site-wide, so browse through all of the categories of boots, T-shirts, balls and other merchandise in addition to the soccer shirts or shirts from any other team, league or country.

Australia’s Mark Milligan Close to Agreeing Deal With Crystal Palace

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Australian midfielder Mark Milligan is close to securing a deal to move from Melbourne Victory to Crystal Palace, according to reports in Australia.

Twenty four months ago, Milligan was nowhere near the Australian national team setup. He began to get a reputation as a journeyman among Australian soccer fans, but a loan and then permanent move to Melbourne Victory from J1 side JEF United Chiba seemed to change his fortune.

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Free-scoring Australians say they’re still Asia’s best

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Australia coach Ange Postecoglou says his team is good enough to beat anyone in Asia and he is not worried who they draw in the next round of World Cup qualifying.

Postecoglou was full of confidence after the Socceroos dismantled Harry Redknapp's Jordan 5-1 in Sydney on Tuesday to win Group B of Asian qualifying, meaning they enter the third and final phase to make the 2018 tournament in Russia.

Free-scoring Australians say they’re still Asia’s best

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Australia coach Ange Postecoglou says his team is good enough to beat anyone in Asia and he is not worried who they draw in the next round of World Cup qualifying.

Postecoglou was full of confidence after the Socceroos dismantled Harry Redknapp's Jordan 5-1 in Sydney on Tuesday to win Group B of Asian qualifying, meaning they enter the third and final phase to make the 2018 tournament in Russia.

To the Ends of the Earth; and Sydney

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By Max Grieve

The men in the studio in Sydney were waiting to cross to Turin for the press conference, but Del Piero hadn't arrived yet, so they spoke about him for half an hour. There were no ad breaks; no montages; just three sports presenters sitting behind a desk talking about a man who none of them seemed to know that much about beyond what they had on papers in front of them.

Del Piero signing is A-League's biggest coup

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Two-time A-League champion Sydney FC has pulled off the biggest transfer coup in the competition's eight-year history, signing former Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero.

The 37-year-old has signed a two-year deal worth $A2 million per season, making him the highest paid player in any of Australia's four domestic football codes.

New Markets Are Challenging MLS Appeal For Europe’s Name Players

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In the beginning, MLS was a little league that merited little notice internationally. Â On occasion an all star went overseas and their previous career was noted by pundits, but MLS itself was paid little heed by the Sky Sports of ...

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Western Sydney Wanderers FC: Australia's newest, oldest club?

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By James Pennington

A sense of history is always relative, and in Australian sport any team, venue or personality that has been around for more than a couple of decades is venerated as a hallowed asset to society. Australia played a rugby international against Wales at the Sydney Football Stadium in mid-June, a venue that had not seen international competition featuring the Wallabies since 1998.

Australia Nike 2012/13 Home Jersey

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The Australia Nike 2012/13 home jersey was launched on Tuesday. The new kit will be the Socceroos' first choice uniform for the next stage of Asian Qualifiers for the 2014...

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Western Sydney Wanderers FC Nike 2012/13 Home Kit

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The Hyundai A-League's newest team, the Western Sydney Wanderers FC was officially launched on Monday. As part of its launch the club unveiled its Nike 2012/13 home kit. According to...

Australia Nike 2012/13 Away Jersey

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The Australia Nike 2012/13 away jersey was launched on Sunday. According to the Football Federation Australia website: Nike have designed a new away kit for the Qantas Socceroos to celebrate...

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Madness Reigns As Air Shot And Phantom Penalty Settle Australian A-League Grand Final (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Brisbane Roar secured their second A-League title on the bounce on Sunday evening, though the manner in which they did so will make your mind swim as your synapses struggle to comprehend the weapons grade 'what the f**kity' on show.

With the score level at 1-1 and the last few seconds of normal time ebbing away, Brisbane striker Besart Berisha blustered through the Perth area to find himself clean through, swung his leg at a bobbling ball, missed entirely and then fell on his arse to cap off the show.

Finals Football Week 1 - Perth linesman gives Perth a goal that never was.

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Shane Smeltz stole the headlines as Perth put a strangely negative Melbourne Heart to the sword.

Perth aren't pretty for the neutral and with Liam Miller off his game it was dire stuff. A strange second "goal" that clearly wasn't killed the game all hats off to Smeltz for celebrating early - did he influence the Perth-based linesman who gave a goal.

Brisbane Roar PUMA 2012 AFC Champions League Home and Away Jerseys

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Defending Australian A-League champions Brisbane Roar FC have unveiled PUMA home and away kits for their 2012 AFC Champions League campaign. Both kits feature the PUMA King shirt design used...

A-League on fire: Brilliant Kewell, Brilliant Brisbane.

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Fantastic the football on the weekend.

Tucked into two games. Victory and Adelaide and Brisbane v Sydney.

What treats.

Harry Kewell turned back the clock with a wonderful performance, again. If Archie or Danny could have finished one or two of their Harry inspired chances Victory would have won.

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RIP Gold Coast United

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RIP Gold Coast United Well, the FFA showed their gutless side today by announcing that Western Sydney will be the 10th team in a 10 team completion next season. Not one mention of GCU and our fate. I have been a season member for 3 seasons now and an active agitator to get palmer to [...]

Its The Vibe

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It's the vibe of the thing, your Honour. Dennis Denuto summed it up in the classic 1997 Aussie movie, The Castle. It is that something that is hard to convey to non-football people, but we all know what "the vibe" is. Last night I went as usual to watch and support my Gold Coast United [...]

Canberra continues to produce quality footballers - Tom Rogic is next.

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We're a small city in a region of 700,000 people. Not a professional mens football team worthy of a mention, not now, not in living memory.

And yet we still produce quality - quality footballers and in the case of Joe Simunic, Carl Valeri who are both still playing, star Internationals.

Throw in excellent A-League stalwarts, Nikolai Topor-Stanley, Matty Kemp and Brisbane Roars Kofi Danning and we've almost got a half a team.

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Juventus Fever Grips Sydney, But A-League All Stars Push Bianconeri Close

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Sport is part of the fabric of Sydney, Australia, something that's perhaps best illustrated by the multi-purpose ANZ Stadium—where five different sports are played—that was bristling with excitement as Juventus tackled the A-League All Stars this weekend.

Indeed, even in the days that preceded Juve's friendly game with the Australian top flight's finest, the streets of Sydney, plus collective mass of civilians and tourists alike were sprinkled with Bianconeri colors.

Are A-League Stars Signing With Bundesliga Clubs A Growing Trend?

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On a cold winter's day in the city of Düsseldorf, as patrons of the city sat in the Esprit Arena watching their side go up against former Bundesliga champions VFB Stuttgart, the Fortuna faithful looked on worried, as their side may be staring at a fifth successive game without a win.

The Flingeraner were flirting dangerously close to the relegation places, as the game was drawing to its end.

Five things the A-League needs in Season 8

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What the A-League needs in Season 8.

1. We need 10 teams including Newcastle Jets.

2. We need two more players a la Kewell and Emerton to build the hype. Who? Only Tim Cahill could spark the media if not the fans but he's a long way from coming home. Dwight Yorke not Robbie Fowler?