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The storm surrounding Indigenous rights sparked by on-field controversy in a different sport has raised some timely questions for football regarding our own indigenous commitment, our 'football dreaming'.
Especially so soon after the incredible performances in Canada by Kyah Simon and the amazing Lydia Williams for the Matildas at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. We should ask what are we doing to further indigenous outcomes through our sp...
Brazilian great Zico has entered the race to become FIFA president – and may well have made a mistake. Unfortunately, he looks to be compromised right from the start.
When he first raised the possibility of running a couple of months ago, he said that he would only enter the race if the rules were changed.  There was no chance of becoming a candidate with the current obligation to be nominated by five ...
The ownership crisis at Brisbane Roar is of great concern for Australian football. Unfortunately the club’s problems appear to be the result of decisions going right back to the formation of the A-League.
I have great hope that John Aloisi, aided by his brother Ross, will bring the good times back to the three-times A-League champion. But it will be difficult environment for them to work in until the ownership issue is resolved. Even more ...
Adam Goodes shouldn't retire, he should play on and continue to agitate for a change in attitudes. He has a platform, a profile and a responsibility to his people.
Adam Goodes would be celebrated in football. But it is far better for indigenous rights that he is not in our game. Let me explain. WATCH SBS's Awaken special: Adam Goodes - a good man stands up   READ NITV's Racism or other: what's with ...

Where to now for FIFA?

The FIFA executive committee, in its infinite wisdom, has chosen 26 February 2016 as the date on which Sepp Blatter will finally depart as FIFA president and his replacement will be elected, stretching Blatter’s incumbency as far as it possibly...
No surprise there. The bigger issue is who will or should replace Blatter and what difference a new president will make to an organisation tattered by the stigma of deeply embedded graft and corruption. Will having a new president make a t...
With a twist of irony, Alcides Ghiggia passed away on the 65th anniversary of the day that he became a football immortal.
On 16 July 1950, he scored the decisive goal as Uruguay came from behind to beat Brazil 2-1 and win the fourth edition of the World Cup.  The crowd gathered in Rio de Janeiro’s newly opened Maracana stadium may well have been one of the bi...
Ahead of the immensely exciting flood of high profile matches featuring globally recognised clubs in coming weeks, let's take a look at how important these matches are and the challenges they create.
Cut through. That’s what Real Madrid provides, alongside Roma and Manchester City. The opportunity to engage a broader audience and showcase the game in a down period prior to the new A-League season. My view has always been that visiting...
From amazing pieces of skill to top drawer goals, I think we can all agree the football at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup was a delight to behold and yet more proof that the beautiful game transcends such petty arguments like which gender is...
Glory, heartbreak, record-breaking achievements and a place in the hearts and minds of every fan who watched it. The seventh edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup had everything you could ever hope for out of a tournament. From the high qu...
The fall from grace of the once mighty Brisbane Roar club was spectacular and completely unexpected and illustrated very clearly how Australia's club scene is still balancing on a tightrope.
It is hard to believe that a year ago Brisbane was basking in the glory of a third A-League championship in four seasons. The champion team that played the game the way it should be played and the way that thrilled the crowds was seen as ...
As the final curtain approaches in Canada, it’s a time to reflect on the month that we’ve seen and experienced.
The women’s game has truly hit new heights. This has been a FIFA Women’s World Cup of fabulous goals, wonderful games, and a sporting tournament that has truly made an impact across the globe. The #FIFAWWC has inspired girls & women ar...