Soccer

Sun 7 Jun 2020

Aussie star lone positive COVID-19 test in Japan

premium_icon Aussie star lone positive COVID-19 test in Japan

Socceroos goalkeeper Mitch Langerak, despite showing no symptoms, has tested positive to coronavirus.

Tue 2 Jun 2020

Penniless foreigners left scrambling to put food on table

premium_icon Penniless foreigners left scrambling to put food on table

Players reliant in some cases on cash handouts from their union or on money sent from family in their homelands.

Sun 31 May 2020

‘Bidding war’ may yet settle where A-League ‘hub’ located

premium_icon ‘Bidding war’ may yet settle where A-League ‘hub’ located

Despite FFA CEO James Johnson saying the season’s remaining 32 games would be played mainly in NSW, the door had yet to be shut on a Queensland hub.

All systems go: Government clears PL’s June restart

All systems go: Government clears PL’s June restart

The Premier League was given government approval on Saturday to press ahead with its June 17 restart.

Wed 27 May 2020

COVID-19 bodyguards to keep A-League stars safe

premium_icon COVID-19 bodyguards to keep A-League stars safe

The A-League will finalise a detailed coronavirus checklist this week as alarming new research reveals how vulnerable footballers can be to the virus.

Sun 24 May 2020

Brutal A-League pay deal threatens to derail season

premium_icon Brutal A-League pay deal threatens to derail season

Hopes of getting the A-League season finished have become mired in a major row over what players will be paid to see out season.

Why one state could have A-League hub jump on rivals

premium_icon Why one state could have A-League hub jump on rivals

It was only last weekend that the FFA said Victoria and NSW were hub options for completing the A-League season. Now a new player has emerged.

Fri 22 May 2020

Boy, 6, shows off crazy six-pack

Boy, 6, shows off crazy six-pack

Six-year-old Arat Hosseini shared his crazy six-pack on Instagram this week, and the football prodigy has even caught the attention of Lionel Messi.

Thu 21 May 2020

Lawson’s inspirational return after horror injury

premium_icon Lawson’s inspirational return after horror injury

After a layoff of more than 1000 days from a horror injury that nearly cost him a career, Tim Lawson is back from the brink

Tue 19 May 2020

Injured Spanish soccer star stuck in Australia

premium_icon Injured Spanish soccer star stuck in Australia

An unfortunate mishap in the last training session before the coronavirus shutdown has left Kingborough’s likeable Spanish recruit facing an expensive surgery.

Frustration grows as A-League players kept in the dark

Frustration grows as A-League players kept in the dark

A-League players are increasingly frustrated by the lack of clarity about their stalled season, Adelaide United’s football director Bruce Djite says.

Thu 14 May 2020

Premier League star robbed at knifepoint in own home

premium_icon Premier League star robbed at knifepoint in own home

A Premier League footballer was lucky to recieve only minor injuries after he and his brother fought with robbers who had broken in to their home.

Stoush erupts as Roar threatens to give Logan the boot

premium_icon Stoush erupts as Roar threatens to give Logan the boot

The state’s premier league football club is threatening to quit its Logan base after an extraordinary dispute with the local council.

Wed 13 May 2020

Disinfected pitches, tackling ban: rules for EPL return

premium_icon Disinfected pitches, tackling ban: rules for EPL return

EPL clubs sent 40-page document outlining protocols for a possible resumption of group training as the competition takes steps towards a return in June.

Mon 11 May 2020

Sport participation could take a hit from recovery steps

premium_icon Sport participation could take a hit from recovery steps

Overlapping seasons might sap player numbers from sports in the Mackay region.

Thu 7 May 2020

Roar willing to restart in NSW bubble

premium_icon Roar willing to restart in NSW bubble

Brisbane Roar will support the idea of a NSW hub to complete an A-League season that needs to be finished by August 31.

Germany serves as blueprint for rest of world

premium_icon Germany serves as blueprint for rest of world

The Bundesliga will resume on May 15 after Chancellor Angela Merkel gave the green light to restart behind closed doors.

Sun 3 May 2020

FFA gets behind for COVIDSafe app

premium_icon FFA gets behind for COVIDSafe app

Federation endorses government app in bid for early return to community football

EPL clubs ‘in talks’ to finish season in Perth

EPL clubs ‘in talks’ to finish season in Perth

The Premier League is desperately searching for a way to finish its season and now Perth has emerged as the unlikely solution.

Thu 30 Apr 2020

A-League clubs face uncertain future

premium_icon A-League clubs face uncertain future

While remaining confident the A-League will resume in the next couple of months, FFA chief executive James Johnson admitted the future of some clubs is unclear.

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