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Wenger expects Arsenal player Giroud to stay with Gunners

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Sydney (AFP) – Arsene Wenger says he expects Olivier Giroud to stay at Arsenal this season despite speculation over how he will fit in following the record signing of fellow French striker Alexandre Lacazette.

Giroud, the reported off-season target of Premier League rivals Everton and Germany’s Borussia Dortmund, was among the goalscorers in the Gunners’ 3-1 pre-season win over Western Sydney Wanderers in Sydney on Saturday.

Wenger expects Arsenal player Giroud to stay with Gunners

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Sydney (AFP) – Arsene Wenger says he expects Olivier Giroud to stay at Arsenal this season despite speculation over how he will fit in following the record signing of fellow French striker Alexandre Lacazette.

Giroud, the reported off-season target of Premier League rivals Everton and Germany’s Borussia Dortmund, was among the goalscorers in the Gunners’ 3-1 pre-season win over Western Sydney Wanderers in Sydney on Saturday.

Football: Lacazette scores on debut in Arsenal win against Sydney

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Sydney (AFP) – Arsenal’s record signing Alexandre Lacazette scored on debut in the Gunners’ 2-0 win over Australian champions Sydney FC on Thursday.

Lacazette, signed last week in a £52.5 million ($68 million) deal from Lyon, came off the bench in the second half to score Arsenal’s second goal before more than 80,000 fans at Sydney’s Olympic stadium.

Football: Lacazette scores on debut in Arsenal win against Sydney

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Sydney (AFP) – Arsenal’s record signing Alexandre Lacazette scored on debut in the Gunners’ 2-0 win over Australian champions Sydney FC on Thursday.

Lacazette, signed last week in a £52.5 million ($68 million) deal from Lyon, came off the bench in the second half to score Arsenal’s second goal before more than 80,000 fans at Sydney’s Olympic stadium.

Brazil football great Roberto Carlos eyes Australia

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Sydney (AFP) – Brazilian football legend Roberto Carlos is keen to coach Australian side South Melbourne, who are pushing to join an expanded domestic A-League.

The 44-year-old, famous for his stunning free kicks, held talks in the city on Monday with club officials.

“What I’ve seen here has moved me, the complex and the people,” the former Real Madrid defender, who has previously coached in Turkey, told reporters.

Australia beat UAE to boost World Cup hopes

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Sydney (AFP) – Australia boosted their World Cup qualifying hopes on Tuesday with a tense, 2-0 win over UAE, whose under-pressure coach Mahdi Ali announced his resignation after the match.

Goals from Jackson Irvine and Mathew Leckie handed Australia a crucial victory which kept them in touch with the top two spots in Group B and an automatic berth at Russia 2018.

Australia keep faith with Cahill for World Cup qualifiers

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Sydney (AFP) – Australia coach Ange Postecoglou kept faith with team talisman Tim Cahill Wednesday by including the veteran in his squad for two pivotal World Cup qualifiers despite a lack of match practice.

The 36-year-old record scorer now plays for Melbourne City after 18 years abroad but has been unable to string together a series of games due to suspension and not being picked.

Diamonds cut Sydney to ribbons in AFC Champions League game

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Sydney (AFP) – Japan’s Urawa Red Diamonds smashed four second-half goals past Western Sydney Wanderers to start their AFC Champions League with a thumping 4-0 win on Tuesday.

Shinzo Koroki and Tadanari Lee struck within two minutes of each other before Tomoaki Makino and Rafael Silva also got on the scoresheet as the Group F visitors ran riot in Sydney.

Shandong into AFC Champions League quarters after last-gasp win

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Sydney (AFP) Substitute Hao Junmin's last-minute rocket broke Sydney FC hearts and put China's Shandong Luneng into the AFC Champions League quarter-finals after a sensational last-16 second leg on Wednesday.

Goalkeeper Vedran Janjetovic's late penalty save after he also stopped a spot-kick in the first leg seemed to have earned 10-man Sydney their first appearance in Asia's last eight.

Shandong into AFC Champions League quarters after last-gasp win

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Sydney (AFP) Substitute Hao Junmin's last-minute rocket broke Sydney FC hearts and put China's Shandong Luneng into the AFC Champions League quarter-finals after a sensational last-16 second leg on Wednesday.

Goalkeeper Vedran Janjetovic's late penalty save after he also stopped a spot-kick in the first leg seemed to have earned 10-man Sydney their first appearance in Asia's last eight.

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Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp Tries His Hand At Aboriginal Dancing In Sydney (Photo & Video)

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After beating Sydney FC 3-0 in a post-season friendly on Wednesday, the Liverpool entourage spent the following day hanging around the city and taking in a few of the sights before jetting off to Hong Kong.

Ever the eager beaver, bossJurgen Klopp got himself involved with some of the activities on offer, which included a spot of Aboriginal dancing (and didgeridoo honking) in the sun.

Montanier Arrives in Athens

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Philippe Montanier, the man who looks set to take over as manager, has arrived in Athens for talks with the club. Apparently he had dinner with Bajevic this evening but official talks are set to start tomorrow (Friday). I don't think anything has been agreed upon yet but it seems like its almost a done deal and its just a matter of finalizing certain details.

Cahill back for Australia’s Greek test

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Sydney (AFP) Veteran Tim Cahill was included Tuesday in Australia's squad for a double-header against Greece, one of 10 changes from the Socceroos line-up unveiled last week to play England.

The Australians face the Greeks on June 4 in Sydney and three days later in Melbourne.

The games follow a clash with Roy Hodgson's England at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland on May 27, which falls outside the FIFA international window, meaning those playing in Asia were unavailable.

Cahill back for Australia’s Greek test

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Sydney (AFP) Veteran Tim Cahill was included Tuesday in Australia's squad for a double-header against Greece, one of 10 changes from the Socceroos line-up unveiled last week to play England.

The Australians face the Greeks on June 4 in Sydney and three days later in Melbourne.

The games follow a clash with Roy Hodgson's England at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland on May 27, which falls outside the FIFA international window, meaning those playing in Asia were unavailable.

Arsenal fans expected to flock to Australia next summer

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The Gunners have been spreading the Arsenal Brand around the world in the last few years since Stan Kroenke took over at the Emirates, whereas Arsene Wenger previously preferred a low key pre-season build up in places like Austria before the Yank's arrival. The latest continent to be confirmed as the Gunners destination is Australia, [.

David Moyes: Wayne Rooney’s still not for sale and I’m waiting to hear about Cesc Fabregas

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Manchester United boss David Moyes has reiterated that striker Wayne Rooney is not for sale at a press conference in Sydney. The Chelsea target was unsurprisingly the hot topic of conversation as the champions' pre-season tour rolls on to Australia. Moyes said: "The club's position on Wayne Rooney is there's no change to that.

David versus Beckham versus Australia

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By Max Grieve

Beckham. Australia. Lucrative. Speculation. POSSIBILITIES. They're all words, but what do they have in common?

We were convinced that the trans-Pacific liner carrying David Beckham and all manner of spices and exotic fruits would dock in Sydney Harbour.

Manchester United

Video: Manchester United training in front of 20,000 fans in Sydney

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Some 20,000 fans watched Manchester United in an open training session in Sydney ahead of tomorrow's pre-season friendly against the A-League All Stars. Robin Van Persie and goalkeeper David De Gea both trained with the squad after joining the pre-season tour in Australia following their extended time off.

United take Sydney by storm

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Manchester United were given a hero's welcome in Sydney, during their open training session at the ANZ Stadium, ahead of tomorrow's friendly against the A-League (Australia's top flight division) All Star XI. Robin Van Persie will not start tomorrow, but the Dutchman has already impressed his new manager David Moyes.

Manchester United announce 2013 pre-season in Bangkok

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Manchester United announce 2013 pre-season in Bangkok - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United will play a pre-season game in Bangkok, Thailand as a part of their 2013 Tour programme, the club has announced.

Manchester United will visit Thailand for the first time in 12 years

The match will be played on the 13th July at the Rajamangala Stadium where the Red Devils will face Singha All Star XI.

Could this legend end his career at Old Trafford?

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As Alessandro Del Piero yet to agree Sydney contract, I still have a hope that Del Piero can have good influence at Manchester United. Although he is 38 years old, I believe Del Piero will add huge...

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Sydney FC - Rogic is just developing, Flores and co are the final product.

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You knew they'd concede heaps once Sydney came out 3-1 down on Saturday and went to a back three.

They did.

Schoolboy Coaching? Possibly, schoolboy defending...all game.

Confidence at an all time low? Of course 6 or 7 players out including a defence means results are perhaps not showing the real Sydney especially as its early in the season.

A-League - a line been drawn?

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Four games in and we're getting a feel for the season ahead.

Melbourne Heart,West Sydney Wanderers, Sydney FC and probably Wellington Phoenix are my current tips for the bottom four places this year.

The Heart flattered in their first game but have struggled since. Dylan MacAllister got rave reviews in game one.

Do Sydney FC have a forward line?

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We know ADP is brilliant but his team isn't is it?

It's important that the A-League has a quality Sydney FC team, especially this year.

Crowds have flocked to the first two home games and the Club clearly have an opportunity to average 20,000 if they are exciting the fans.

But Ian Crook seems to have a battle on his hands doesn't he.

English Premier League

EPL/KONE Roped Hydraulic Elevator near Darling Harbour, Sydney w/jaymietreadwell

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(R) EPL/KONE Traction Elevators at the Hotel Ibis Darling Harbour, Sydney w/jaymietreadwell

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Studio 90 Extra Time: Post-Game Edition with Sydney Leroux

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Movie Rating: four / five

Ink for the Family

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They're no Sydney Leroux, but about nine of the U.S. WNT players have tattoos, and one of the most heartfelt is on the forearm of Penn State midfielder Taylor Schram.

It simply reads: ""Life's greatest blessing is the love of a family."

She's a good egg, that Taylor Schram.



Taylor Schram loves her Fam




Taylor is one of the top midfielders in the Big 10

Juegos Olímpicos: Rumbo al podio

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Después de varios grandes partidos y lucha entre gigantes, se han definido a las cuatro escuadras que jugarán las semifinales, y con ellos, lucharán por hacerse de una medalla para su delegación y país.

El primer partido fue entre Suecia y Francia, la revancha de aquél partido por el tercer lugar del Mundial de Alemania en que las suecas se quedaron con la medalla de bronce venciéndolas por 2-1.

Olympic quarterfinal match report: USWNT 2-0 New Zealand

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Sydney LeRoux scored late to put the match away as the US defeated New Zealand 2-0 to advance to the Olympic semifinals.

On to the Semis...

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Manchester, here we come. On Friday afternoon at St. James' Park in Newcastle the U.S. Women's National Team earned a spot in the Olympic semifinals with a 2-0 win over New Zealand. There were some pretty great moments in the hard-fought game and full marks to the Kiwis for some excellent play and their traditional fighting spirit.

Quidditch and Broomsticks

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Stop casting a spell on the WNT!
Part of the fun of visiting Alnwick Castle, and something that has made it a major tourist attraction, is the fact that scenes from two Harry Potter films were filmed there. One of those included a famed Quidditch scene. So of course the U.S.

We dream of Wembley Stadium

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[Sounders Women - Good luck in London. from Highart Reel on Vimeo.]

The Sounders Women had four of the best players in the world suit up in rave green jerseys this Spring. They are heading off to London soon and we wanted to wish them well as they take sight on their 4th gold medal.

The Rest

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.

Sydney 0 Newcastle 4 – Video Of All The Goals

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Recent Results and Original21 Sydney

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There have been a few games since my last post, including a 2-1 away win against Irodotos in Crete (the team that is currently 2nd place in the league) as well as a 1-0 win against Asteras Varis for the Cup.

Our win against Irodotos has brought us back up to 1st place with 23 points, ahead of Irodotos with 21 and Kifissias with 17 (We have played a game less than Irodotos).

La oportunidad de Press

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No es una sorpresa decir que el potencial de Estados Unidos está en su delantera. Talento y fama han engrandecido a dos baluartes como Abby Wambach y Alex Morgan. La misma Sydney Leroux, pese a su juventud, viene ganándose muy lentamente un lugar.

La llegada de Tom Sermanni al banquillo estadounidense, desde su anuncio, dejaba entrever una posible inclusión de nuevos nombres a la selección número uno del mundo, porque hay que decirlo, el gran talento de Estados Unidos es bastante, pero también muy veterano.

Heskey Scores Volley in Aussie Debut v Sydney

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Emile Heskey became an instant hero as he scored a opportunist volley on his Newcastle Jets debut as they beat Del Piero's Sydney 3-2 at the week-end. Incidently it's Heskey's first pro-goal in 419 days.

Preview: Wellington - Sydney

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Alex Smith will hope to re-start his A-League campaign with a win as Wellington Pheonix host Sydney FC at Westpac Stadium.

Freshmen lead UMW women to 3-0 win over Guilford College

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The University of Mary Washington women's soccer team used three goals and three assists from freshmen in a 3-0 win over Guilford College on Sunday at the Battleground. The Eagles improve to 4-0 on the season.

The Eagles opened the scoring at 19:18, when freshman Michelle Gibbons scored on a Sydney Cook assist.