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Leckie return like new signing for Roos

Mathew Leckie's impending return to action in the Asian Cup would be like a new signing for a club team, Socceroos teammate Trent Sainsbury believes.

Matildas coach stood down: report

ALEN STAJCIC looks on prior to a Women's International match at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Matildas coach Alen Stajcic has reportedly been stood down from his position less than five months before the start of the Women's World Cup.

Mulvey smells blood against embattled Roar

Coach MIKE MULVEY of the Roar watches on during the A-League match between the Brisbane Roar and Adelaide United at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

The bottom-placed Central Coast will carry all the momentum into their battle with fellow A-League strugglers Brisbane in Gosford.

Socceroos omission behind me: Antonis

TERRY ANTONIS of the Victory in action during the A-League match between the Newcastle Jets and the Melbourne Victory at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

Terry Antonis hopes to continue his sparkling form with Melbourne Victory and force the Socceroos recall many felt he deserved at the Asian Cup.

Socceroos' defensive pair strengthening

TRENT SAINSBURY of the Socceroos acknowledges the crowd after the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between Thailand and the Australia Socceroos at Rajamangala National Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.

Socceroo Trent Sainsbury says Milos Degenek's club form is helping the pair develop trust and understanding at the heart of Australia's Asian Cup defence.

Sacked Matildas boss mulling legal action

Head coach of Australia, ALEN STAJCIC looks on prior to the AFC Women's Asian Cup Group B match between Vietnam and Australia at the Amman International Stadium in Amman, Jordan.

Matildas coach Alen Stajcic has been sacked after an internal review, with the FFA saying it's no longer confident he's "the right person to lead the team".

Wanderers' kids feeling A-League pinch

Wanderers coach MARKUS BABBEL looks on during a Western Sydney Wanderers A-League training session at Wanderers Training Field in Sydney, Australia.

Western Sydney Wanderers coach Markus Babbel says it will be a case of short-term pain, long-term gain for his young players.

Asian Cup the focus for in-demand Maclaren

JAMIE MACLAREN of the Roar celebrates after scoring in the penalty shootout during the A-League Elimination Final match between the Brisbane Roar and the Western Sydney Wanderers at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

He's been touted as the man to replace Bruno Fornaroli at Melbourne City but Jamie Maclaren's focus is solely on firing Australia to Asian Cup glory.

Reds hand Wanderers a fifth straight loss

Adelaide United have handed the Western Sydney Wanderers their fifth straight A-League loss, with a 2-1 win for the Reds at ANZ Stadium.

Raso on verge of incredible injury return

HAYLEY RASO Australia holds off Narumi Miura of Japan during the Tournament Of Nations at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois.

Brisbane winger Hayley Raso is poised for an emotional W-League return just six months after breaking three vertebrae in her back.

Socceroos' Asian Cup rest looms as crucial

JACKSON IRVINE of the Socceroos controls the ball during the FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between the Australian Socceroos and United Arab Emirates at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Australia's extra two day's rest should give them an edge heading into Monday's Asian Cup round of 16 clash with Uzbekistan.

Ross Aloisi joins brother in Roar A-L exit

DARREN DAVIES coach of the Brisbane Roar during the A-League match between the Newcastle Jets and the Brisbane Roar at McDonald Jones Stadium on in Newcastle, Australia.

Brisbane Roar assistant coach Ross Aloisi is the latest casualty at the struggling A-League club.

Sydney's Ninkovic cleared to take on Jets

MILOS NINKOVIC of Sydney FC celebrates scoring the opening goal during the AFC Champions League match between Suwon Samsung Bluewings and Sydney FC at Suwon World Cup Stadium in Suwon, South Korea.

Sydney FC midfielder Milos Ninkovic has been cleared to take on the Newcastle Jets in the A-League clash at Jubilee Stadium.

Neil Kilkenny can heap more pain on City

NEIL KILKENNY of the Perth Glory kicks the ball into the square during the A-League match between the Perth Glory and the Brisbane Roar at nib Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Perth Glory are riding high following four straight wins, while Melbourne City will be aiming to bounce back from a shock loss to Central Coast.

Uzbek coach admits Socceroos will be tough

Experienced coach Hector Cuper says his Uzbekistan team face a tough challenge against Australia in the Asian Cup round of 16 on Monday.

Young Socceroo Mabil impressing Irvine

AWER MABIL of Australia celebrates with his coach Graham Arnold scoring his sides fourth goal during the International Friendly match between Kuwait and Australia at Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium in Kuwait City, Kuwait.

Socceroos midfielder Jackson Irvine says he's been impressed by young winger Awer Mabil at the Asian Cup - on and off the field.

Socceroos to play Uzbekistan in Asian Cup

MUSTAFA AMINI of Australia controls the ball during the International Friendly Match between the Australian Socceroos and Lebanon at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Australia will face Uzbekistan in the second round of the Asian Cup after the Central Asians lost to Japan in their final group stage match.

Leckie 'touch and go' for Roos return

Socceroo Mathew Leckie may return for Australia's Asian Cup round of 16 clash on Monday, but not if there's any risk to his recently injured hamstring.

Glory to unleash big guns against City

DIEGO CASTRO of the Glory celebrates a goal during the A-League match between the Newcastle Jets and the Perth Glory at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

Perth Glory stars Diego Castro, Matthew Spiranovic, Neil Kilkenny, and Jason Davidson could return to the starting line-up against Melbourne City on Saturday.

Sky is the limit for Roos' star Ikonomidis

CHRIS IKONOMIDIS of Perth Glory looks on for a player to pass to during the A-League match between the Perth Glory and the Brisbane Roar at nib Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Socceroos assistant coach Rene Meulensteen believes young winger Chris Ikonomidis has the talent to take him back to Europe's top leagues.

A-League round-14 preview panel

Two top-six fixtures in Melbourne provide the highlight for round 14 of the A-League.

Sydney FC feel at home at Kogarah

ALEX BROSQUE of Sydney shows his dejection during the A-League match between Sydney FC and the Brisbane Roar at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney FC can't play at Allianz Stadium this season but Jubilee Oval is starting to feel more and more like a home after three straight wins at Kogarah.

Nabbout retains hope for Roos Cup run

Sydney FC coach GRAHAM ARNOLD looks on during the AFC Asian Champions League match between Sydney FC and Suwon Bluewings at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Socceroos coach Graham Arnold hasn't completely given up hope of attacker Andrew Nabbout shaking off a groin injury to feature in the Asian Cup.

Central Coast must maintain rage: Mulvey

MIKE MULVEY, coach of the Roar during the A-League match between the Perth Glory and Brisbane Roar at nib Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Central Coast have won for the first time in 327 days, but coach Mike Mulvey says his A-League team can't lose their hunger now their rut was ended.

City beaten by Coast, not complacency

Coach WARREN JOYCE of Melbourne City looks on before the League match between Melbourne City FC and Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne City were shocked 2-1 by the struggling Central Coast on Wednesday night, but coach Warren Joyce insists his team wasn't complacent.

Mabil answers Roos' goalscoring question

TIM CAHILL of Millwall takes part in a warm down session after the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Cardiff City at The Den in London, England.

With Tim Cahill and Mile Jedinak retired, Australia seems to have found a new goalscoring source in young winger Awer Mabil.

Socceroos not worrying Japan coach

Japan coach Hajime Moriyasu is not motivated by avoiding an Asian Cup clash with Australia when his team face Uzbekistan on Thursday.

Wanderers must stop being too nice: Babbel

Wanderers coach MARKUS BABBEL looks on during a Western Sydney Wanderers A-League training session at Wanderers Training Field in Sydney, Australia.

Western Sydney Wanderers coach Markus Babbel says his players are being too nice and must be more dirty on their pitch to take their chances.

Winless wait finally over for the Mariners

Central Coast have secured their first A-League win since last February, snatching a shock 2-1 victory over Melbourne City.

Asian Cup ordeal important for Socceroos

AARON MOOY of the Socceroos controls the ball during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between the Australian Socceroos and Thailand at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

The Socceroos' difficult Asian Cup journey so far will hold the team in good stead, captain Mark Milligan believes.

Rogic stands tall for Roos at Asian Cup

TOM ROGIC of Australia and Tamer Mohamd of Syria compete during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Asian Playoff match between the Australian Socceroos and Syria at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

He's often struggled to produce in a Socceroos jersey in the same way he does for Celtic but Tom Rogic is standing up for Australia at the Asian Cup.

Glory aim to raise fitness bar even more

TONY POPOVIC, coach of the Wanderers, looks on during the A-League match between the Perth Glory and Western Sydney Wanderers at nib Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Perth Glory have enjoyed a dream start to the season but coach Tony Popovic reckons they can get even better once their fitness improves.

Jets extend Koutroumbis A-League contract

A cancer scare behind him, Johnny Koutroumbis has put pen to paper on a three-season contract extension with the A-League's Newcastle Jets.

Socceroos survive Asian Cup penalty howler

New recruit MARK MILLIGAN poses during a Melbourne Victory A-League media announcement at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

A bizarre decision to award a penalty against Australia when a Syrian player was tripped by his own teammate didn't prove costly for the Socceroos.

Socceroo Mabil reaches out to AFL star Daw

AWER MABIL of Australia competes for the ball with Baha' Abdel-Rahman of Jordan during the AFC Asian Cup Group B match between Australia and Jordan at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.

Socceroo Awer Mabil wants to help AFL star Majak Daw after revealing his goal celebration is a message of support to those struggling with mental illness.

Interim boss Davies coy on his Roar future

DARREN DAVIES coach of the Brisbane Roar during the A-League match between the Newcastle Jets and the Brisbane Roar at McDonald Jones Stadium on in Newcastle, Australia.

Interim Brisbane coach Darren Davies wasn't about to lock himself in as a candidate for the job full-time after a record A-League loss on Tuesday night.

Takeaways from Australia's win over Syria

JAMIE MACLAREN of the Roar celebrates after scoring in the penalty shootout during the A-League Elimination Final match between the Brisbane Roar and the Western Sydney Wanderers at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Five takeaways after Australia defeated Syria 3-2 to reach the knockout stages of the Asian Cup.

Socceroos progress at Asian Cup with win

TOM ROGIC of Australia and Tamer Mohamd of Syria compete during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Asian Playoff match between the Australian Socceroos and Syria at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Tom Rogic's sublime late goal has secured Australia a 3-2 win over Syria and progression to the Asian Cup knockout stages.

Victory hand Roar historic A-League loss

KOSTA BARBAROUSES of the Victory celebrates after scoring his sides third and winning goal during the A-League match between the Melbourne Victory and Perth Glory at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

A Kosta Barbarouses hat-trick has powered the Melbourne Victory to a historic 5-0 defeat of Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium on Tuesday night.

Socceroo Nabbout suffers new injury

ANDREW NABBOUT of the Jets during the A-League match between the Newcastle Jets and the Western Sydney Wanderers at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

Andrew Nabbout is in serious doubt to play any part in Australia's Asian Cup after re-injuring his groin in training.

Unwanted record not on Mariners' minds

Coach MIKE MULVEY of the Roar watches on during the A-League match between the Brisbane Roar and Adelaide United at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Central Coast are fighting to avoid an 11th straight A-League defeat on Wednesday night against Melbourne City but their coach says that's not the focus.

Phoenix part with ex-Socceroo Nichols

MITCH NICHOLS of the Wanderers runs for the ball forward during the A-League match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and the Central Coast mariners at Spotless Stadium Sydney, Australia.

Mitch Nicols has left Wellington Phoenix by mutual agreement midway through the first season of a two-year deal with the A-League club.

Socceroos have learnt their lessons: Ryan

MAT RYAN of Australia saves a goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Asian Playoff match between the Australian Socceroos and Syria at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

He was critical of the team after their Asian Cup opener but Mat Ryan is confident the Socceroos have learnt their lessons for the rest of the campaign.

Asian football is on the rise: Arnold

Sydney FC coach GRAHAM ARNOLD looks on during the A-League match between Sydney FC and the Central Coast Mariners at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Australia is rapidly losing its edge over Asian soccer due to a lack of investment in players and facilities, Socceroos coach Graham Arnold warns.

Syrian star blames it all on Bernd

Syrian defender Ahmad Al-Saleh has launched an extraordinary attack on sacked coach Bernd Stange, saying he never had the right plans for the team's players.

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Guide to Socceroos vs Syria in Asian Cup

Head coach GRAHAM ARNOLD of Sydney FC looks on prior to the AFC Champions League Group H match between Suwon Samsung Bluewings and Sydney FC at Suwon World Cup Stadium in Suwon, South Korea.

Graham Arnold's Socceroos will progress to the knockout stages of the Asian Cup if they can avoid defeat to Syria in Al Ain.

Arnie focusing Socceroos on Asian Cup goal

Sydney FC coach GRAHAM ARNOLD looks on during the AFC Asian Champions League match between Sydney FC and Suwon Bluewings at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Socceroos coach Graham Arnold admits he's juggling outside influences on his players as he attempts to focus Australia on their Asian Cup clash with Syria.

Roar interim welcomes Victory challenge

DARREN DAVIES coach of the Brisbane Roar during the A-League match between the Newcastle Jets and the Brisbane Roar at McDonald Jones Stadium on in Newcastle, Australia.

Life as an A-League head coach doesn't get any easier for Darren Davies when his Brisbane Roar host second-placed Melbourne Victory.

Victory fan in A-League abuse

A photographer says he was subjected to homophobic abuse from the AAMI Park stands in the second ugly fan incident from Melbourne Victory fans this year.

Glory's Castro 'on another A-League level'

Wanderers coach TONY POPOVIC looks on during the A-League Elimination Final match between the Brisbane Roar and the Western Sydney Wanderers at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Diego Castro arguably is still Perth's most-important player, with the 36-year-old again proving his worth in the Glory's 4-3 A-League win over Western Sydney.

Asian Cup continues rise of Socceroos star

CHRIS IKONOMIDIS of the Glory in action during the A-League match between the Wellington Phoenix and the Perth Glory at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand.

Less than a year after a tough stint in Italy came to an end, Socceroo Chris Ikonomidis is making a name for himself at the Asian Cup.

Leave nothing in tank, Milligan tells Roos

New recruit MARK MILLIGAN poses during a Melbourne Victory A-League media announcement at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Socceroos captain Mark Milligan has told his team to go out and show all their cards in their final Asian Cup group match with Syria.

A-League Round 13 Snapshot

A look at the round 13 A-League action, when Perth Glory overturned a two-goal comeback against Western Sydney to race ahead on the top of the table.

Kurz needs better start from Adelaide Utd

Adelaide United head coach MARCO KURZ speaks to the media during a press conference at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Adelaide had the better of the ball in their 2-1 loss to Sydney, but barely made Sky Blues goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne work until the dying minutes on Sunday.

Sydney FC players managed over 'big month'

STEVE CORICA arrives at the Sydney FC coach announcement press conference at Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia.

Coach Steve Corica says he rested captain Alex Brosque for the most of Sydney FC's 2-1 A-League win over Adelaide, and the workload management will continue.

WSW coach Babbel lashes FFA on refereeing

MARKUS BABBEL, head coach of Hoffenheim looks on during the training session of TSG 1899 Hoffenheim for the upcoming Bundesliga season at Dietmar-Hopp-Stadion in Sinsheim, Germany.

Wanderers coach Markus Babbel has been left fuming after a soft penalty decision gifted Perth Glory the winning goal in the A-League.

Glory beat Wanderers in seven-goal epic

Wanderers coach MARKUS BABBEL looks on during a Western Sydney Wanderers A-League training session at Wanderers Training Field in Sydney, Australia.

Perth Glory have maintained their six-point lead at the top of the table after escaping with a 4-3 win over Western Sydney in Perth on Sunday.

Sydney FC beat Adelaide amid drama

JACOB TRATT of the Phoenix in action during the round three A-League match between the Wellington Phoenix and Sydney FC at Westpac Stadium on Wellington, New Zealand.

Sydney FC have won a dramatic A-League clash with Adelaide 2-1 at Kogarah on Sunday night.

Australia's Asian Cup permutations

Australia can finish second, third or fourth in their Asian Cup group based on how results fall in Tuesday's final games.

Socceroo Milligan eager for Syria clash

New recruit MARK MILLIGAN poses during a Melbourne Victory A-League media announcement at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Socceroos captain Mark Milligan wants a more-comfortable outcome at the Asian Cup against Syria after a narrow escape in the World Cup qualifiers.

Troisi strike cuts A-League ladder in two

JAMES TROISI of the Victory controls the ball during a Melbourne Victory A-League training session at Gosch's Paddock in Melbourne, Australia.

James Troisi's winner for Melbourne Victory against Newcastle has marooned the Jets well outside of the A-League top six.

Strikers pose Asian Cup dilemma for Arnold

JAMIE MACLAREN of Australia controls the ball during the Australian Socceroos Training Session at the Gloria Football Club in Antalya, Turkey.

Jamie Maclaren and Apostolos Giannou both scoring for Australia at the Asian Cup gives Graham Arnold a welcome striker selection dilemma.

Mulvey's Mariners tormented by VAR calls

Coach MIKE MULVEY of the Roar watches on during the A-League match between the Brisbane Roar and Adelaide United at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Frustrated Central Coast coach Mike Mulvey wants linesmen to keep their flags down on tight offside calls and leave such rulings to unencumbered VAR officials.

Socceroos defender confirms Saudi switch

Socceroo Milos Degenek has completed his move to Saudi giants Al Hilal, signing a three-and-a-half year deal with the club.

Rudan blast works a treat for Phoenix

MARK RUDAN addresses the media at a Wellington Phoenix A-League press conference after being appointed new head coach at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand. Rudan has signed a two-year deal with the club.

Stinging halftime words from Mark Rudan do the trick for the Wellington Phoenix, whose season of A-League over-achieving has continued against Central Coast.

Awer Mabil excited about young Socceroos

AWER MABIL of Australia celebrates with his coach Graham Arnold scoring his sides fourth goal during the International Friendly match between Kuwait and Australia at Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium in Kuwait City, Kuwait.

Awer Mabil has called on Australia to get behind the youthful Socceroos and says he's excited about their chances in the Asian Cup.

Victory edge past Newcastle in A-League

TERRY ANTONIS of the Victory in action during the A-League match between the Newcastle Jets and the Melbourne Victory at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

Melbourne Victory have earned a third straight win over Newcastle, beating the Jets 2-1 at AAMI Park.

A-League heartbreak for winless Mariners

ROY KRISHNA of the Phoenix in action during the A-League match between the Wellington Phoenix and the Perth Glory at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand.

Wellington Phoenix have celebrated Andrew Durante's milestone 300th A-League game with a come-from-behind 3-2 win over a shattered Central Coast.

Maclaren off the mark for Socceroos

JAMIE MACLAREN of Australia controls the ball during the Australian Socceroos Training Session at the Gloria Football Club in Antalya, Turkey.

The roar of relief said it all when Jamie Maclaren finally ended his long wait for a Socceroos goal, a drought he admits was getting to him.

Socceroos coach hails battered Rogic

TOM ROGIC of Australia and Tamer Mohamd of Syria compete during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Asian Playoff match between the Australian Socceroos and Syria at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Socceroos coach Graham Arnold has lauded Tom Rogic after the midfielder overcame multiple niggles to steer Australia to an Asian Cup win over Palestine.

Sydney out to avoid another A-League loss

ADAM LE FONDRE of Sydney FC kick during the FFA Cup match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and Sydney FC at Panthers Stadium in Penrith, Australia.

Sydney are yet to lose back-to-back A-League games this season and are determined to respond to their last start defeat by Perth by vanquishing Adelaide United.

Glory's Santalab ready to rattle Wanderers

BRENDON SANTALAB of the Wanderers reacts during the A-League match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and Adelaide United at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Perth Glory will be aiming to continue their hot form when they take on the Western Sydney Wanderers at HBF Park on Sunday.

We're just getting started, says Roos star

AWER MABIL of Australia celebrates with his coach Graham Arnold scoring his sides fourth goal during the International Friendly match between Kuwait and Australia at Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium in Kuwait City, Kuwait.

In-form Socceroos winger Chris Ikonomidis says the 3-0 win over Palestine is just the start of what Australia can do at the Asian Cup.

Joyce salutes Melbourne City's de Laet

RITCHIE DE LAET of the City kicks the ball at goal during the A-League match between Melbourne City and the Brisbane Roar at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne City's matchwinner Ritchie de Laet's attitude has been hailed by boss Warren Joyce after he netted in the 1-0 win over Brisbane Roar.

Takeaways from Aust's win over Palestine

Head coach GRAHAM ARNOLD of Sydney FC looks on prior to the AFC Champions League Group H match between Suwon Samsung Bluewings and Sydney FC at Suwon World Cup Stadium in Suwon, South Korea.

Australia got their Asian Cup campaign back on track with a 3-0 victory over Palestine in Dubai on Friday.

De Laet gives City third straight AL win

RITCHIE DE LAET of the City kicks the ball at goal during the round 13 A-League match between Melbourne City and the Brisbane Roar at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne City marquee Ritchie De Laet has scored his fourth goal of the A-League season in a 1-0 win over Brisbane Roar.

Glory's Andy Keogh keen to stay in Perth

ANDY KEOGH of Perth Glory in action during the A-League match between the Newcastle Jets and the Perth Glory at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

The chances of a Bruno Fornaroli-Andy Keogh swap appear slim, with a host of obstacles standing in the way of a trade between Melbourne City and Perth Glory.

Brisbane sink City's W-League title hopes

Melbourne City are set to relinquish their W-League title after a series of horror misses in their 1-0 home loss to Brisbane Roar.

Durante to raise A-League triple century

ANDREW DURANTE of the Phoenix during the A-League match between the Central Coast Mariners and the Wellington Phoenix at Central Coast Stadium in Gosford, Australia.

Phoenix skipper Andrew Durante's tough decision not to retire has him poised to become the first man to reach 300 A-League games.

Australia bounce back to win in Asian Cup

Head coach GRAHAM ARNOLD of Sydney FC looks on prior to the AFC Champions League Group H match between Suwon Samsung Bluewings and Sydney FC at Suwon World Cup Stadium in Suwon, South Korea.

The Socceroos' Asian Cup defence has lift off after a 3-0 win over Palestine, with goals from Jamie McLaren, Awer Mabil and Apostolos Giannou, in Dubai.

WMG makes first A-League signing

Successful state league coach John Anastasiadis will join A-League expansion club Western Melbourne Group as an assistant coach.

Le Fondre not surprised by A-League goals

ADAM LE FONDRE of Sydney FC kick during the FFA Cup match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and Sydney FC at Panthers Stadium in Penrith, Australia.

Sydney FC's English striker Adam Le Fondre isn't surprised by his sizzling A-League-leading goalscoring form.

Victory taking Reds A-League defeat hard

KEVIN MUSCAT, Head Coach of the Victory speaks to his players during a Melbourne Victory A-League training session at Gosch's Paddock in Melbourne, Australia.

Kevin Muscat says Melbourne Victory will show a response against Newcastle after their first A-League loss in 10 games.

Krishna a target for A-League fouls: Rudan

ROY KRISHNA of the Phoenix makes a break during the A-League match between the Wellington Phoenix and Melbourne City FC at QBE Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand.

Mark Rudan has asked A-League referees to crack down on A-League teams who target his star Wellington Phoenix striker Roy Krishna.

Syria axe ex-Glory boss Bernd Stange

Syria have sacked former Perth Glory coach Bernd Stange after a 2-0 defeat to Jordan at the Asian Cup.

Boyle was a key for Socceroos: Arnold

MARTIN BOYLE of Australia contests the ball during the International Friendly Match between the Australian Socceroos and Lebanon at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Socceroos coach Graham Arnold has revealed he viewed injured winger Martin Boyle as a key part of his Asian Cup title defence.

Guide to Socceroos-Palestine in Asian Cup

GRAHAM ARNOLD speaks to the media during a press conference announcing the succession plan for long term appointment of head Socceroos coach, at FFA Headquarters in Sydney, Australia.

Graham Arnold's Socceroos aim to bounce back from defeat to Jordan in the Asian Cup with a Group B fixture against Jordan in Dubai.

Arnold expects Socceroos to be fired up

RHYAN GRANT of Sydney FC passes during the A-League match between Sydney FC and the Wellington Phoenix at WIN Jubilee Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Australia coach Graham Arnold is confident he'll get a reaction from his players to their Asian Cup disappointment when they face Palestine in Dubai on Friday.

Global team putting Palestine on the map

They come from all parts of the globe but Palestine's football team describe themselves as "one family" heading into their Asian Cup clash with Australia.

Matilda van Egmond sidelined with ankle

EMILY VAN EGMOND of Australia celebrates with Ellie Carpenter after defeating the United States 1-0 during the 2017 Tournament of Nations at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington.

Newcastle captain Emily van Egmond will miss the rest of the W-League season after suffering ankle ligament damage in training.

A-League round-13 preview panel

ADAM TAGGART of the Glory reacts during the round League match between the Newcastle Jets and the Perth Glory at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

Melbourne City will host Brisbane to start round 13 of the A-League.

Davies unsure of Roar coaching future

DARREN DAVIES coach of the Brisbane Roar during the A-League match between the Newcastle Jets and the Brisbane Roar at McDonald Jones Stadium on in Newcastle, Australia.

Brisbane interim coach Darren Davies admits he is unsure how long he will be holding the Roar reins after the A-League club's bosses left to discuss contenders.

Risdon out, Grant set for Asian Cup start

RHYAN GRANT of Sydney FC passes during the A-League match between Sydney FC and the Wellington Phoenix at WIN Jubilee Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Just months after recovering from knee reconstruction, Sydney FC defender Rhyan Grant is poised to start a competitive match for the Socceroos at the Asian Cup.

Goalkeeper Kurto a Phoenix showstopper

MARK RUDAN addresses the media at a Wellington Phoenix A-League press conference after being appointed new head coach at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand. Rudan has signed a two-year deal with the club.

Wellington Phoenix coach Mark Rudan says goalkeeper Filip Kurto can be as eccentric as he wants as long as he keeps saving goals in the A-League.

Keogh's A-League future hot talking point

ANDY KEOGH of Perth Glory in action during the A-League match between the Newcastle Jets and the Perth Glory at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

The future of Andy Keogh and Bruno Fornaroli remain up in the air, with a potential A-League swap still on the cards.

Melbourne City on A-League striker hunt

Coach WARREN JOYCE of Melbourne City looks on before the League match between Melbourne City FC and Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

With five games in 16 days ahead, Melbourne City A-League coach Warren Joyce says time is of the essence to bring in a new forward or two.

City coach Vidosic slams W-League pitches

Fifth-placed Melbourne City face a must-win W-League clash with fourth-placed Brisbane.

Flogged Sydney FC still want top spot

STEVE CORICA arrives at the Sydney FC coach announcement press conference at Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia.

Title hopefuls Sydney FC's four-game winning streak has been brought to a crashing halt after they suffered a 3-1 loss to Glory in Perth.

Rogic trains in Roos' Asian Cup boost

TOMMY ROGIC of Australia shoots during the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 Group B match between Australia and Germany at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia.

Attacking midfielder Tom Rogic has completed a full training session in Dubai, all but confirming his fitness for the Socceroos' clash with Palestine on Friday.

Kurz hails Adelaide's half, rues second

Coach MARCO KURZ of Adelaide United talks to his players during the A-League match between the Wellington Phoenix and Adelaide United at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand.

Adelaide United coach Marco Kurz has applauded the Reds opening 45 minutes against Melbourne Victory at Coopers Stadium.

FIFA renews Bahraini footballer support

FIFA have made a renewed call for detained Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi to be returned to Australia, where he has been granted refugee status.

Perth crush Sydney FC 3-1 in A-League

JOEL CHIANESE of the Glory tackles RAUL LLORENTE of the Wanderers during the A-League match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and the Perth Glory at Spotless Stadium Sydney, Australia.

Perth Glory attacker Joel Chianese has scored a first-half brace to help lift his side to a 3-1 win over Sydney FC in the A-League.

Stoic Reds end Victory's A-League run

Coach MARCO KURZ of Adelaide United looks on during the A-League match between Wellington Phoenix and Adelaide United at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand.

Adelaide Untited have recorded a hard-fought 2-0 win over Melbourne Victory, snapping their visitor's nine-match unbeaten run in the A-League.

Ryan gives brutal review of Asian Cup loss

MAT RYAN of Australia saves a goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Asian Playoff match between the Australian Socceroos and Syria at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Socceroos goalkeeper Mat Ryan says one team wanted the win more than the other in Sunday's Asian Cup clash with Jordan - and it wasn't Australia.

Saudi speculation not worrying Degenek

Socceroo Milos Degenek says he's 100 per cent focused on Australia's Asian Cup campaign despite speculation he's set for a big money move to Saudi Arabia.

Minnows rising to challenge at Asian Cup

MAT RYAN of Australia saves a goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Asian Playoff match between the Australian Socceroos and Syria at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Jordan's win over Australia is just one of several shock results at the start of the Asian Cup, a trend carrying over from last year's World Cup.

Rudan out to boost Phoenix Al-League squad

MARK RUDAN addresses the media at a Wellington Phoenix A-League press conference after being appointed new head coach at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand. Rudan has signed a two-year deal with the club.

Wellington A-League coach Mark Rudan will look to further strengthen his squad this month but isn't getting excited about his club's record-equalling form.

Coach tips fantastic future for Wanderers

MARKUS BABBEL, head coach of Hoffenheim looks on during the training session of TSG 1899 Hoffenheim for the upcoming Bundesliga season at Dietmar-Hopp-Stadion in Sinsheim, Germany.

His club is struggling in the lower reaches of the A-League but Western Sydney Wanderers coach Markus Babbel is convinced they have a fantastic future.

Aussies wait on Rogic fitness at Asian Cup

TOM ROGIC of Australia and Tamer Mohamd of Syria compete during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Asian Playoff match between the Australian Socceroos and Syria at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Socceroos star Tom Rogic only did light training on Tuesday as he manages a broken hand in the lead-up to Friday's Asian Cup clash in Dubai against Palestine.

Krishna goal gives Wellington A-League win

ROY KRISHNA of the Phoenix in action during the A-League match between the Wellington Phoenix and the Perth Glory at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand.

Roy Krishna's second goal of the game and seventh of the season has powered Wellington to a 3-2 A-League away win over Western Sydney at ANZ Stadium.

Socceroos face injury dilemma at Asian Cup

Australia's Asian Cup defence is in jeopardy with three more players facing fitness battles heading into Friday's clash with Palestine.

Popovic stays quiet on Keogh A-League swap

ANDY KEOGH of Perth Glory in action during the A-League match between the Newcastle Jets and the Perth Glory at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

Perth Glory are sitting pretty on top of the table but they face a big decision about whether to offer Andy Keogh as a swap for Bruno Fornaroli.

Ikonomidis ready to spark Socceroos' tilt

CHRIS IKONOMIDIS of the Glory in action during the A-League match between the Wellington Phoenix and the Perth Glory at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand.

In-form winger Chris Ikonomidis believes he has the energy to spark life into the Socceroos' 2019 Asian Cup campaign after their shock opening loss to Jordan.

Sydney FC aim to knock Perth off A-L perch

STEVE CORICA arrives at the Sydney FC coach announcement press conference at Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney FC will be aiming to beat Perth Glory for the second time in three weeks when the A-League heavyweights clash in Perth.

Niedermeier to miss more A-League action

KEVIN MUSCAT head coach of the Victory during a Melbourne Victory A-League training session at WIN Jubilee Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Melbourne Victory's German centre-back Georg Niedermeier has suffered his fourth injury of a brief A-League spell, falling victim to a calf issue.

Socceroo Rogic having broken hand assessed

TOM ROGIC of Australia and Tamer Mohamd of Syria compete during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Asian Playoff match between the Australian Socceroos and Syria at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

The Socceroos' Asian Cup injury curse has struck again with attacking midfielder Tom Rogic breaking a bone in his hand.

O'Halloran off, Baccus staying for City

KEARYN BACCUS of City FC kicks during the A-League match between the Brisbane Roar and Melbourne City FC at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

After a successful trial on an injury replacement contract, Melbourne City have signed Kearyn Baccus to the club until 2022.

Thais sack coach after Asian Cup thrashing

MILOVAN RAJEVAC, head coach of Thailand, in action prior to the AFF Suzuki Cup semi final second leg match between Thailand and Malaysia at Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.

Serbian Milovan Rajevac has become the first Asian Cup coaching casualty, sacked by Thailand after a 4-1 loss to India on Sunday.

Maclaren backed to fire by Roos' skipper

JAMIE MACLAREN of the Roar celebrates after scoring in the penalty shootout during the A-League Elimination Final match between the Brisbane Roar and the Western Sydney Wanderers at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Jamie Maclaren has now made eight appearances for the Socceroos without a goal but Mark Milligan believes success will come for the striker.

Only Wanderers coach Babbel called: Yeboah

KWAME YEBOAH of the Roar celebrates after scoring a goal during the A-League match between the Brisbane Roar and the Western Sydney Wanderers at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Kwame Yeboah is set to make his A-League return for Western Sydney in Tuesday's match against Wellington.

Socceroos were naive, admits Milligan

New recruit MARK MILLIGAN poses during a Melbourne Victory A-League media announcement at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Socceroos captain Mark Milligan said naivety and a lack of intent were key to Australia starting their Asian Cup defence with defeat against Jordan.

Matildas' Kyah Simon out for three months

KYAH SIMON of Melbourne City Womens team poses during a Melbourne City W-League media opportunity at SBS Studios in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne City and Matildas striker Kyah Simon will be out of action for three months due to an ankle reconstruction.

Phoenix to appeal Mandi A-League ban

The length of Mandi's ban is being appealed by the Wellington Phoenix, who hope their key Spanish midfielder will miss just two games.

A-League Round 11 Snapshot

Wanderers coach TONY POPOVIC looks on during a Western Sydney Wanderers A-League training session at Pirtek Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Snapshot of A-League Round 11

Pride comes before fall for Socceroos

Sydney FC coach GRAHAM ARNOLD looks on during the AFC Asian Champions League match between Sydney FC and Suwon Bluewings at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Jordan coach Vital Borkelmans says Australia's public comments about expecting to beat his team at the Asian Cup were "dangerous".

Roar rally around defender Reardon

NEIL KILKENNY of the Perth Glory kicks the ball into the square during the A-League match between the Perth Glory and the Brisbane Roar at nib Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Brisbane interim coach Darren Davies says the Roar will rally around young defender Aaron Reardon after his two gaffes in their 4-2 loss to Perth Glory.

Glory looking for A-League revenge

Wanderers coach TONY POPOVIC looks on during the A-League Elimination Final match between the Brisbane Roar and the Western Sydney Wanderers at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Perth Glory will be looking to avenge their only A-League loss of the season against Sydney FC on Wednesday night after a stirring comeback win over Brisbane.

Jets coach frustrated by A-League send-off

ERNIE MERRICK of the Jets during the A-League match between the Central Coast Mariners and the Newcastle Jets at Central Coast Stadium in Gosford, Australia.

Newcastle Jets coach Ernie Merrick believes his struggling side has been dudded by A-League officials this season.

Takeaways from Australia's loss to Jordan

AARON MOOY of Huddersfield Town during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Burnley at John Smith's Stadium in Huddersfield, England.

Australia have opened their Asian Cup campaign with a shock 1-0 loss to Jordan in Al Ain on Sunday.

Arnold vows to learn from Asian Cup defeat

GRAHAM ARNOLD speaks to the media during a press conference announcing the succession plan for long term appointment of head Socceroos coach, at FFA Headquarters in Sydney, Australia.

Socceroos coach Graham Arnold has promised his team will learn from their mistakes after their Asian Cup campaign got off to a horror start against Jordan.

Glory not proven anything yet: Popovic

TONY POPOVIC, coach of the Wanderers, looks on during the A-League match between the Perth Glory and Western Sydney Wanderers at nib Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Perth Glory coach Tony Popovic has refused to make any bold claims despite moving three points clear on the A-League ladder with a comeback win in Brisbane.

Phoenix's Mandi cops three-match ban

Wellington Phoenix midfielder Mandi has received a three-match suspension after getting a straight red card against Adelaide.

Glory pull off 4-2 comeback A-League win

DARREN DAVIES coach of the Brisbane Roar during the A-League match between the Newcastle Jets and the Brisbane Roar at McDonald Jones Stadium on in Newcastle, Australia.

Perth Glory have pulled off a stunning 4-2 comeback A-League win over an unlucky Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium.

Nabbout injured for Roos' Asian Cup opener

ANDREW NABBOUT of the Jets during the A-League match between the Newcastle Jets and the Western Sydney Wanderers at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

Socceroos striker Andrew Nabbout has been ruled out of Australia's Asian Cup opener against Jordan in Al Ain with a groin strain.

City down Jets 2-1 in fiery A-League clash

RILEY MCGREE of the Jets in action during the 2018 A-League Grand Final match between the Newcastle Jets and the Melbourne Victory at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

Melbourne City have defeated Newcastle Jets 2-1 in a fiery A-League encounter at AAMI Park.

In-form Brosque ready for Sky Blues rest

ALEX BROSQUE of Sydney and Jack Hingert of Brisbane contest the ball during the A-League match between Sydney FC and the Brisbane Roar at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney FC captain Alex Brosque might be in the form of his career, but is likely to get a rest over a gruelling part of the soccer calendar.

Arnold urges caution over Degenek transfer

Socceroos coach Graham Arnold won't tell Milos Degenek what to do but it's clear he wants the defender not to rush into a proposed move to Saudi Arabia.

Asian Cup underway but is anyone watching?

The biggest Asian Cup in history began in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday but watching the tournament isn't easy, even in the host nation.

New-age Arnie impresses Roos star Ryan

MAT RYAN of Australia saves a goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Asian Playoff match between the Australian Socceroos and Syria at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Australian goalkeeper Mat Ryan believes Graham Arnold's increased public confidence and open ambition are boosting the Socceroos.

Muscat hails Victory's depth in A-League

KEVIN MUSCAT, Head Coach of the Victory speaks to his players during a Melbourne Victory A-League training session at Gosch's Paddock in Melbourne, Australia.

Ola Toivonen netted a brace, but there were two other Melbourne Victory players that caught coach Kevin Muscat's eye in their 2-1 win over Western Sydney.

WSW's goal drought a team flaw: Babbel

MARKUS BABBEL, head coach of Hoffenheim looks on during the training session of TSG 1899 Hoffenheim for the upcoming Bundesliga season at Dietmar-Hopp-Stadion in Sinsheim, Germany.

Western Sydney's struggles in front of goal have continued after they almost trebled the amount of shots Melbourne Victory took in their 2-1 A-League defeat.

Belief, not arrogance, spurs Roos cup bid

Sydney FC coach GRAHAM ARNOLD looks on during the A-League match between Sydney FC and the Central Coast Mariners at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

He's talking up his team's chances but Graham Arnold says his bullish attitude about the Socceroos' Asian Cup chances is more to do with belief than arrogance.

Wanderers woes continue as Victory prevail

OLA TOIVONEN of Sweden and John Stones of England compete for the ball between Sweden and England in Samara, Russia.

Melbourne Victory star Ola Toivonen scored twice in their 2-1 win over Western Sydney on Saturday night.

Injury blow for Jordan before Aussie game

Jordan have suffered a setback before their Asian Cup opener against Australia with winger Yazan Thalji ruled out of the tournament.

Adelaide A-League home record a worry

Coach MARCO KURZ of Adelaide United talks to his players during the A-League match between the Wellington Phoenix and Adelaide United at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand.

Adelaide United's poor home form has not gone unnoticed by coach Marco Kurz after just one win seven following the goalless draw against Wellington.

Nairn lifts Victory to W-League derby win

Christine Nairn has scored an outstanding late winner as W-League leaders Melbourne Victory delivered a sucker punch to Melbourne

Tough A-League run for fatigued Newcastle

Newcastle Jets are set to spend much of the next month on the road, beginning with their A-League clash with Melbourne City.

Guide to Socceroos-Jordan in Asian Cup

Head coach GRAHAM ARNOLD of Sydney FC looks on prior to the AFC Champions League Group H match between Suwon Samsung Bluewings and Sydney FC at Suwon World Cup Stadium in Suwon, South Korea.

Graham Arnold's Socceroos begin the defence of their Asian Cup title with a Group B fixture against Jordan in Al Ain on Sunday.

Arnold begins Aussie Asian Cup redemption

Head coach GRAHAM ARNOLD of Sydney FC looks on prior to the AFC Champions League Group H match between Suwon Samsung Bluewings and Sydney FC at Suwon World Cup Stadium in Suwon, South Korea.

More than a decade after leading Australia in a disastrous Asian Cup campaign, coach Graham Arnold is ready to make amends with the Socceroos in the UAE.

Fit-again Nabbout making up for lost time

ANDREW NABBOUT of the Jets looks dejected after a near miss at goal during the A-League match between the Newcastle Jets and the Western Sydney Wanderers at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

After a dislocated shoulder ended his 2018 World Cup, Socceroos striker Andrew Nabbout is fit and eager to lift Australia to glory in this month's Asian Cup.

Glory road warriors ready for Roar battle

NEIL KILKENNY of the Glory move the ball foward during the A-League match between the Perth Glory and the Central Coast Mariners at nib Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Perth Glory are yet to lose away from home this season, but they'll have to break their Suncorp Stadium curse to keep that hot run going.

Winger Leckie given Asian Cup all clear

MATTHEW LECKIE of Australia celebrates scoring a goal between the Australian Socceroos and Lebanon at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Socceroos winger Mat Leckie will be a part of Australia's Asian Cup defence despite an ongoing hamstring issue

Corica hints at one more year for Brosque

STEVE CORICA poses after his announcement as coach during the Sydney FC coach announcement press conference at Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney FC skipper Alex Brosque recorded the first hat trick of his A-League career in Saturday's 5-2 demolition of Central Coast.

Luckless Mariners set to lose McCormack

ROSS McCORMACK of the City controls the ball during an A-League match at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Roster changes are afoot on the Central Coast after marquee man Ross McCormack left the A-League club during the transfer window.

Brosque nets treble in Sky Blues rout

The costly sending off of defender Kalifa Cisse has sabotaged lowly Central Coast's hopes of upsetting Sydney FC in the A-League.

Long way round for Socceroos' back-up plan

APOSTOLOS GIANNOU of Australia celebrates scoring the opening goal during the International Friendly match between Kuwait and Australia at Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium in Kuwait City, Kuwait.

An injury replacement call-up, who literally took the long way to the Socceroos' Asian Cup squad, Apostolos Giannou is ready to be Graham Arnold's back-up plan.

Asian Cup magic tipped for 'Wizard of Oz'

TOM ROGIC of Australia and Tamer Mohamd of Syria compete during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Asian Playoff match between the Australian Socceroos and Syria at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Socceroos coach Graham Arnold expects big things from star midfielder Tom Rogic at this month's Asian Cup despite his interrupted build-up.

Reds wary of improved Phoenix in A-League

Adelaide United head coach MARCO KURZ speaks to the media during a press conference at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Adelaide United's strong record against Wellington will count for little when the evenly matched A-League rivals face off at Coopers Stadium.

Victory in dark on Honda A-League return

KEISUKE HONDA of Japan during a Japan training session and press conference ahead of the FIFA World Cup Group H match between Poland and Japan at Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia.

Keisuke Honda's A-League return date remains a mystery for Melbourne Victory with club doctors baffled by his "freak" hamstring injury.

Biggest Asian Cup set for kick off in UAE

MILE JEDINAK in action during an Australian Socceroos training at Arasen Stadion in Oslo, Norway.

Australia will be among a record 24 nations competing at the Asian Cup in the UAE, which kicks off on Saturday when the host nation faces local rivals Bahrain.

Kruse urges Socceroos to seize the day

ROBBIE KRUSE of Australia is challenged by Mahmoud Al Mawas of Syria during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Asian Playoff match between the Australian Socceroos and Syria at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

As he prepares for his third Asian Cup, Socceroos veteran Robbie Kruse is reminding his younger teammates not to take the tournament for granted.

Arnold support boosts Socceroo Mabil

AWER MABIL of Australia celebrates with his coach Graham Arnold scoring his sides fourth goal during the International Friendly match between Kuwait and Australia at Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium in Kuwait City, Kuwait.

Socceroos coach Graham Arnold says he'd pay to watch Awer Mabil in action, a comment which has boosted the young winger heading into the Asian Cup.

Wanderers chairman reaches out to fans

Wanderers Chairman PAUL LEDERER addresses guests during the Wanderers Medal 2018 in Sydney, Australia.

Western Sydney chairman Paul Lederer has written a passionate letter to members in a bid to placate the struggling A-League club's frustrated fanbase.

Roar coach takes heart from Jets draw

DARREN DAVIES coach of the Brisbane Roar during the A-League match between the Newcastle Jets and the Brisbane Roar at McDonald Jones Stadium on in Newcastle, Australia.

Interim Brisbane Roar boss Darren Davies says his players will take confidence from the 2-2 draw with Newcastle, heading into their match with Perth Glory.

Victory lose superstar Honda for a month

KEISUKE HONDA of the Victory poses for the media at a Melbourne Victory A-League press conference at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Scans on Wednesday revealed Melbourne Victory star Keisuke Honda has strained his right hamstring and will miss a month of the A-League.

Sydney FC change tack in striker hunt

STEVE CORICA arrives at the Sydney FC coach announcement press conference at Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney FC coach Steve Corica admits the club is looking at a number of options in Asia to fill the role of a striker.

Arnie-in-law no drama for Socceroos star

Sydney FC coach GRAHAM ARNOLD looks on during the AFC Asian Champions League match between Sydney FC and Suwon Bluewings at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Time with the in-laws can sometimes be tense but Socceroo defender Trent Sainsbury says the fact his coach Graham Arnold is his wife's father is no issue.

Man United beat Newcastle, Chelsea draw

OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER, Interim Manager of Manchester United gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St. James Park in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

Manchester United have continued their winning ways under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer while Southampton held Chelsea to a goalless draw in EPL action on Wednesday.

Wellington sign Ireland forward Sheridan

MARK RUDAN addresses the media at a Wellington Phoenix A-League press conference after being appointed new head coach at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand. Rudan has signed a two-year deal with the club.

Wellington Phoenix have signed Republic of Ireland striker Cillian Sheridan to beef up their strike force for the back end of the season.

Giannou set to join Socceroos squad

MARTIN BOYLE of Australia contests the ball during the International Friendly Match between the Australian Socceroos and Lebanon at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Apostolos Giannou is set to be confirmed as the latest injury replacement for the Socceroos squad for this month's Asian Cup in the UAE.

Jets and Roar draw 2-2 in A-League

Newcastle and Brisbane split the points in their A-League match at McDonald Jones Stadium.

We deserved to be booed: Wanderers captain

BRENDAN HAMILL of the Wanderers is challenged by NICK FITZGERALD of the City during the A-League match between Melbourne City and the Western Sydney Wanderers at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Western Sydney captain Brendan Hamill has reached out to fans after being booed from the field in their recent 2-0 loss to Melbourne City.

Victory trio in line for A-League return

KEISUKE HONDA of Japan during a Japan training session and press conference ahead of the FIFA World Cup Group H match between Poland and Japan at Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia.

Melbourne Victory trio Keisuke Honda, Rauel Baeana and Georg Niedermeir are all in the mix for Saturday's A-League clash with Western Sydney.

Sydney FC pick up City midfielder Caceres

ANTHONY CACERES of Melbourne City in action between Melbourne City and the Newcastle Jets at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Sydney FC have picked up former Manchester City signing Anthony Caceres for the rest of the A-League season.

Boyle to miss Socceroos' Asian Cup defence

MARTIN BOYLE of Australia contests the ball during the International Friendly Match between the Australian Socceroos and Lebanon at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Australia have suffered another setback ahead of the Asian Cup after winger Martin Boyle was forced out of the tournament with a knee injury.

A-League round nine snapshot

A snapshot of round nine in the A-League.

RBB member banned as Wanderers slump again

A Western Sydney fan has been banned from Sydney Olympic Park venues for an undisclosed period after hurling abuse at players during their 2-1 defeat to

Milligan set to join rare Socceroos club

MARK MILLIGAN of Australia attempts to stop ALEXIS SANCHEZ of Chile from scoring during the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 match between Chile and Australia at Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia.

Mark Milligan will join one of Australian sport's most exclusive clubs when he leads the Socceroos into the Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates.

Wanderers booed by fans in loss to City

Lachlan Wales and Ritchie De Laet both scored in Melbourne City's 2-0 A-League win over Western Sydney on New Year's Day.

City pile more misery on winless Wanderers

ADRIANA JONES of Adelaide controls the ball during the W-League match between the Newcastle Jets and Adelaide United at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

Western Sydney remain winless in the W-League after conceding an 80th-minute goal in their 2-1 defeat to Melbourne City.

Poppa to mange underdone Glory players

Wanderers coach TONY POPOVIC looks on during a Western Sydney Wanderers A-League training session at Pirtek Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Perth Glory coach Tony Popovic will carefully manage some of his returning players as the A-League leaders head into a hectic schedule.

Jets coach hopes for more VAR luck

ERNIE MERRICK of the Jets during the A-League match between the Central Coast Mariners and the Newcastle Jets at Central Coast Stadium in Gosford, Australia.

Coach Ernie Merrick is hoping a new year brings Newcastle more luck with the VAR and more goals for his A-League club.

Roar try to move on from Aloisi's A-L exit

Roar coach JOHN ALOISI looks on during the round five A-League match between the Brisbane Roar and the Central Coast Mariners at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Brisbane Roar interim coach Darren Davies says a hectic schedule may be just what his battling A-League club needs to move on from John Aloisi's shock exit.

Australia's main rivals at the Asian Cup

The key opponents for Australia at the 2019 Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates.

Australia at the Asian Cup

TIM CAHILL of Millwall takes part in a warm down session after the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Cardiff City at The Den in London, England.

Australia's record at the Asian Cup ahead of the 2019 tournament starting on January 5 in the United Arab Emirates.

New era begins for Arnie's Socceroos

New recruit MARK MILLIGAN poses during a Melbourne Victory A-League media announcement at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

A lot has changed in the four years since Australia hoisted the Asian Cup on home soil with the Socceroos fighting against the odds to retain their title.

Mariners looking to boost A-League squad

Coach MIKE MULVEY of the Roar watches on during the A-League match between the Brisbane Roar and Adelaide United at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Central Coast are looking at trying to bolster their A-League squad after an annus horribilis in 2018 in which they won only one of 24 games.