Brisbane Roar’s coach and players have put their recent thrashing in the ACL behind them as they prepare for tonight’s away game against Japan’s Emperor’s Cup champions and FIFA Club World Cup finalists, Kashima Antlers.
It’s perhaps just as well Alessandro del Piero wasn’t around last night at the PFA event to learn that he had been benched by his A-League peers. He may not have been happy, as he shows in this photo. The former World Cup & Champions League winner is in Pele’s top 100 players of all time and by UEFA as one of the top 50 European players. 28.04.15
Yes, it really is Dani Alves in goal, after the PSG goalkeeper was sent-off in the final minute of a French Cup match v Sochaux. PSG won 1-4. 08.02.18
Hope Solo became the first goalkeeper with 100 clean sheets in international football to her name after USWNT defeated South Africa in a friendly on the weekend in what was also Solo’s win for the national team. A remarkable achievement.
Mark Bresciano and his 'dad' act at the 2014 World Cup. Happy Father's Day to all dads - enjoy your football.
They share an agent, they’re friends, they’re holidaying – and training – together in Los Angeles, and they’re about to be team mates at Manchester United: Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba. Late reports suggest Chelsea has made a matching £75m offer for Lukaku’s services also. 08.07.17
Wellington Phoenix captain, Andrew Durante, celebrated becoming the first outfield player to reach 250 games in the A-League with his three gorgeous daughters prior to kick-off and capped it off with Phoenix’s first win of the season thanks to a Roy Krishna brace against Newcastle Jets. 06.11.16
UAE champions Al Jazira edge Auckland City in Fifa Club World Cup playoff
The UAE's Al-Jazira celebrate their 1-0 victory in the #ClubWorldCup play off match v Auckland City FC. The lone goal came in the 37th minute to Romarinho. 07.12.17
Training like they mean business … Barcelona at their first training session at the Red Bull training facility in Whippany, New Jersey, in preparation for the first International Champions Cup match v Juventus on Saturday. The club continues to say that Neymar, who is with the 26-man squad, is not for sale. 21.07.17
Devonport Strikers (population ~ 25k) became the first Tasmanian team through to the Round of 16 in the FFA Cup after their 1-0 victory over the Lambton Jaffas last night – thanks to a goal from 17yo Jesse Dance and in large part to miraculous saves from goalkeeper Niko Giantsopoulos. They next meet the Bentleigh Greens at home. 11.08.16
FIFA IWC champion, Mohammad Al-Bacha of Denmark, and 4x German champion, Benedikt Saltzor, launched FIFA17 at the FIFA Museum yesterday. Al-Bacha also learned that, as reigning champion, he doesn’t automatically qualify for next year’s championship. 27.09.16
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Aaron Mooy strikes twice as ruthless Huddersfield shock Watford
Aaron Mooy was man of the match in Huddersfield's 1-4 win v Watford for his two goals, 43 passes & 65 touches of the ball. 17.12.17
It may be the domestic competition in the land of the World Cup champions, and girls’ participation is driving growth in the US (as in Australia and elsewhere), but the financial reality is such that many NWSL players continue to play for nothing.
The #Matildas get their #AlgarveCup campaign off to the best possible start in a 7-goal thriller against #Norway. 01.03.18
Adelaide United came back from 2-0 in their Champions League match v Gamba Osaka in Japan to draw 3-3 with goals to Cirio, O’Doherty and a 92nd minute equaliser from Diawara to keep their hopes alive for progress to the round of 16. Their final group match is at home v Jiangsu on 9 May. 26.04.17