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Melbourne City came back from a goal down to beat Western Sydney Wanderers 2-1 as the A-League resumed after the AFC Asian Cup break.
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Australian football's powerbrokers have hailed the Socceroos and are predicting that their AFC Asian Cup triumph will deliver priceless rewards from the elite...
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Asian Cup runneth over (And out)

The World Game presents the final instalment of the column designed to get to the heart of the AFC Asian Cup or, failing that, any other part of its anatomy that...
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National coach Ange Postecoglou said that the Socceroos' first major honour in their history should make the football family in this country show belief in the...
Manchester United avenged its humiliating defeat to Leicester City earlier in the season by recording a 3-1 victory over the Premier League's basement club, with...

Benzema stars in Real Madrid win

Karim Benzema starred in the absence of the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo by scoring twice in Real Madrid's 4-1 win over Real Sociedad.
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Melbourne City v Western Sydney wanderers

A-League Round 15: Melbourne City 2-1 Western Sydney wanderers

Tunisia v Equatorial Guinea

African Cup of Nations Quarter Finals: Tunisia 1-2 Equatorial Guinea

Shootout: The team of the Asian Cup

Scott McIntyre and Alan Mtashar compare notes on their 'team of the tournament...

Socceroos post match: Tim Cahill

Australia's star attacker, Tim Cahill, reflected on the Socceroos' 2015 AFC...

Socceroos post match: Mathew Ryan

Australia goalkeeper Mat Ryan reflected on the Socceroos' 2-1 win over Korea...

Socceroos post match: Jason Davidson

Australia defender Jason Davidson reflected on the Socceroos' 2-1 win over...

Socceroos post match: Trent Sainsbury

Australia defender Trent Sainsbury reflected on the Socceroos' 2-1 win over...

Socceroos post match: Ivan Franjic

Australia defender Ivan Franjic reflected on the Socceroos' 2-1 win over Korea...

Socceroos post match: Mile Jedinak

Australia captain Mile Jedinak reflected on the Socceroos' 2-1 win over Korea...

Asian Cup 2015 final

Korea Republic 1-2 Australia

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Socceroos win a timely message for the Abbott government

If ever there was a strong case for more government funding for major football tournaments and the game itself, it was made last night by those 23 warriors dressed in...
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The World Game looks at the A-League match of the round from several angles, incorporating the views of a key player from each side. This week it's the big match...
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Scott McIntyre and Alan Mtashar compare notes on their 'team of the tournament', where Mat Ryan, Trent Sainsbury, Massimo Luongo and Tim Cahill feature prominently.
In a wide ranging exclusive interview with Lucy Zelic, Newcastle Jets chairman Nathan Tinkler reaffirms his long-term commitment to the club, reveals that he's on...
FIFA president Sepp Blatter encouraged Australia to bid again to host the World Cup in an exclusive interview with Les Murray.
Korea Republic coach Uli Stielike believes his team does not need the AFC Asian Cup 2015 to consider itself champion after falling short in a dramatic 2-1 loss to...
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Garcia lauds Roma's resilience

Rudi Garcia was pleased with how his players responded as Roma fought back to earn a 1-1 draw with Empoli.
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SOCCEROOS

The latest from the Australia national team as it gears up for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup camp on home soil in January.

Australia completed a dream run at the AFC Asian Cup by overcoming Korea Republic 2-1 after extra time in the final at Stadium Australia on Saturday night to take the...
Australia veteran Tim Cahill's international career may be coming to an end but he expects the game to reach unheard of heights off after its AFC Asian Cup win.
The Socceroos ushered in a new era for the game in Australia by snaring the first major honour in their long and colourful history.
Australia coach Ange Postecoglou was already looking ahead to Russia in 2018 after guiding the Socceroos to AFC Asian Cup glory in dramatic fashion on Saturday.
Australia captain Mile Jedinak gave a brief insight into what it means to him to play for the Socceroos as he prepared for one of the biggest matches in his career.
The Socceroos are one game away from potentially being crowned Asian Cup champion after booking a spot in the final against Korea Republic, Newcastle Jets enter...
Australia match-winner James Troisi was quick to deflect praise onto his team-mates for the Socceroos' epic AFC Asian Cup 2015 final win over Korea Republic.

AFC ASIAN CUP 2015

The latest from the AFC Asian Cup 2015, as the continent's best teams face off for the title of champion in Australia.

Ki Sung-yueng has conceded that Korea Republic did not deserve to beat a well-drilled Australia team in the AFC Asian Cup 2015 final.
Korea Republic assistant coach Shin Tae-yong says Australian football has improved out of sight since he played for Queensland Roar.
Scott and Alan are back to preview the last game of the 2015 AFC Asian Cup - the final between Australia and Korea Republic.
United Arab Emirates coach Mahdi Ali hopes his team will employ the lessons learnt against Australia to claim third place at the Asian Cup.
Korea Republic striker Lee Jeong-hyeop struck the blow that shocked Australia during their group clash of the AFC Asian Cup in Brisbane and he is looking to do it...
The World Game continues with the column designed to get to the heart of the Asian Cup, or, failing that, any other part of its anatomy that we can reach....

Australia has a touch of the Dutch

There is something about the mentality and swagger of the current Socceroos side that is reminiscent of the great Dutch teams that could have won two straight...
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A-League

All the latest from the A-League. Remember to watch LIVE Friday night football on SBS ONE this season.

Mullen set to jump aboard for Jets

After a week of exits and upheaval, Newcastle Jets is set to begin the process of replenishing its playing stocks with defender Daniel Mullen bound for the Hunter...
The future of Newcastle Jets hangs in the balance as a deadline for outstanding debt payments - believed to be 31 January - fast approaches. Poor results and...
Josh Kennedy is set to miss Melbourne City's match with Western Sydney Wanderers after coach John van't Schip revealed a new injury setback for the Australia...
Michael Theo makes his long-awaited return from a wrist injury to Brisbane Roar's squad, while Brendan Santalab and new signing Yojiro take their place in the...
The Professional Footballers Association (PFA) has threatened legal action over Newcastle Jets' attempts to axe five senior players.
The Asian Cup break has helped defending A-League champion Brisbane Roar restore its trademark swagger, according to marquee man Thomas Broich.
Central Coast Mariners skipper John Hutchinson - who is on the verge of becoming the all-time appearance record holder in the A-League - will retire at the end of...
Saturday's Asian Cup final will just be an extension of a long and splendid rivalry between the Socceroos and Korea Republic.
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English Premier League

The latest from the English Premier League, including news, fixtures, results, tables and much more.

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Chelsea can be caught in the Premier League title race, says Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini.
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Jan Vertonghen said it is an exciting time to be playing for Tottenham Hotspur after the 3-0 win against West Bromwich Albion.
Daniel Sturridge was on target in his first Premier League appearance since August as he rounded off the scoring in Liverpool's 2-0 win over West Ham United at...
Champion Manchester City failed to make inroads into Chelsea's five-point lead as the Premier League's top two shared an absorbing 1-1 draw.
Burnley has dismissed speculation that striker Danny Ings could move to Liverpool and then be loaned back to the Turf Moor club.
Tottenham Hotspur served notice of its UEFA Champions League ambitions as Harry Kane scored twice in a commanding 3-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion, while there...
Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella confirmed that winger Juan Cuadrado is to join English Premier League side Chelsea, with Mohamed Salah moving the other way on...

Opinion

Comment and analysis from The World Game's stable of experts, from Les Murray to Craig Foster and more.

Debunking the myth of the 'dangerous two-nil lead'

Rather than entering some fabled danger zone when they went 2-0 up against UAE, the Socceroos showed the fruits of a tournament in which they have gone from strength...

Socceroos chasing a rare double for Australia

Australian football has a glorious opportunity to rewrite history and usher in a golden era of the game.

Cahill's heading ability truly out of this world

Time and again we have seen Tim Cahill step up on the biggest stages in football, and last night’s performance for Australia against China in the Asian Cup...

Why Postecoglou gets an A-plus for Socceroos' Asian Cup

Ange Postecoglou's Socceroos are playing the type of football we want to see and growing in belief with each 2015 Asian Cup outing.
While the Asian Cup has captured the attention of its host nation, and for good reason, across the other side of the world a junior tournament in Uruguay has...
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