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Melbourne Victory will begin its W-League championship defence with Australia legend Lisa De Vanna back in its ranks.
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Louis van Gaal said he does not regret rejecting Tottenham Hotspur for Manchester United despite a difficult start to life in the Premier League.
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Mat Ryan said Australia coach Ange Postecoglou wants the team to have more belief in the system it deploys.
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Argentina coach Gerardo Martino insisted beating Germany will not erase its FIFA World Cup final loss.
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Hatem Ben Arfa said he was emotional after sealing a loan move from Newcastle United to Premier League rival Hull City.
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Walker undergoes abdominal surgery

Tottenham defender Kyle Walker has undergone abdominal surgery after advice from specialists.
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Manchester United's Robin van Persie denied that he requires surgery amid reports that Radamel Falcao was signed to cover for his absence.
Sergio Ramos called upon Spain's new generation to recover from its post-World Cup malaise, starting with Friday's (AEST) clash against France.

Odemwingie confirms knee surgery

Stoke City's Peter Odemwingie has confirmed he requires knee surgery and will miss most of the season.
The uncapped triumvirate of Trent Sainsbury, Chris Herd and Brad Smith could be handed debuts as Australia coach Ange Postecoglou pledged to look at fresh faces...
Italy and Netherlands come into Friday's (AEST) match in Bari under new management after contrasting World Cup campaigns.
Cesar Azpilicueta has signed a new five-year contract at Chelsea.

Chiellini out of Netherlands clash

Giorgio Chiellini will miss Italy's clash with Netherlands on Friday (AEST) but the centre-back may feature against Norway next week.
Danny Welbeck will benefit greatly from his switch to Arsenal, according to England manager Roy Hodgson.
New signing Daley Blind believes Manchester United remains "one of the biggest clubs in the world", despite their recent troubles.
Tom Cleverley has completed his deadline-busting loan move from Manchester United to Aston Villa.

Morrison relishing Germany clash

Scotland midfielder James Morrison is eagerly anticipating going up against world champion Germany in its opening Euro 2016 qualifier.
Jack Colback will miss out on his England debut against Norway on Thursday (AEST) owing to injury, Roy Hodgson has revealed.
Wayne Rooney is thrilled at the prospect of playing with Radamel Falcao after the Colombian sealed a loan move to Manchester United.
Manchester United selling Danny Welbeck to Arsenal broke part of the Old Trafford club's "identity", according to former Red Devils assistant manager Mike Phelan.
Star Bayer Leverkusen attacker Robbie Kruse is in doubt for Australia's international against Belgium on Friday (AEST) after an injury scare at the Socceroos'...
Alvaro Negredo has thanked Manchester City for giving him the chance to ply his trade in England after his move to Valencia.

Durm's Dortmund deal done

Erik Durm has committed his future to Borussia Dortmund by signing a two-year contract extension that will keep him at the club until 2019.
Pablo Daniel Osvaldo has withdrawn from Italy's squad to face Netherlands and Norway, with Fabio Quagliarella called up in his place.
Bastian Schweinsteiger has been appointed as Germany's new national captain, replacing the retired Philipp Lahm.
Barcelona has confirmed Dani Alves will leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the season.
Ron Vlaar and Jordy Clasie have withdrawn from Netherlands' squad for the upcoming fixtures with Italy and Czech Republic owing to injury.

Everton confirms Henen deal

Everton has announced the signing of Belgian forward David Henen from Olympiakos on a season-long loan.
Improved broadcast deals are to thank for a record-breaking transfer window for Premier League clubs, finance experts have claimed.
New Manchester United signing Radamel Falcao has described his move to the Premier League as a "dream".
Fortified by his experience as a FIFA World Cup understudy, defender Bailey Wright is now striving to take the next step and land his Australia debut against...
Belgium will be without world class stars Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku for its international against Australia on Friday (AEST).
Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer said the decision is Joachim Low's to decide who will captain the nation after Philipp Lahm's retirement.

Canberra's A-League tilt still the dream

AFC Asian Cup ambassador and TWG reporter Lucy Zelic was reminded recently of Canberra's failed A-League bid, close to her heart as a native of the nation's...
Deportivo Cali climbed to the Colombian Primera A summit after Deportes Tolima dropped points over the weekend.
Western Sydney Wanderers goalkeeper Ante Covic says it is inevitable the club will lose coach Tony Popovic to an overseas offer eventually, but that the players...
River Plate came from behind against South American champion San Lorenzo to move top of the Argentine Primera Division.
With every big sporting action these days, there is a social media reaction, with Twitter often at the forefront of the live chatter. Transfer deadline day was no...

Ben Arfa seals Hull loan

Hull City capped off its transfer activity with the loan signing of attacking midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa on Tuesday (AEST).
The departure of Radamel Falcao from Monaco was the biggest story on a busy transfer deadline day in Ligue 1.