In-form Barbarouses out to spark Victory

Melbourne Victory's elimination final with Wellington Phoenix on Friday night could be fleet-footed attacker Kosta Barbarouses' last home A-League game for the club. If so, the 29-year-old wants to make it a night to remember and power the club closer to an unprecedented fifth title. Off the back of a 14-goal season, Barbarouses will explore […]

Talay in talks to succeed Rudan as Phoenix coach

Sydney FC boss Steve Corica could lose his trusted lieutenant next season with assistant coach Ufuk Talay in the running to fill the vacant job at Wellington Phoenix. The Herald understands Talay has fielded an approach from the Phoenix and is understood to be one of the leading candidates to replace Mark Rudan, who is […]

New A-League expansion club boss Fraser to keep pushing for reform

Archie Fraser says he will continue to support the establishment of a national second division and promotion-relegation in Australian football despite being appointed as chief executive of new A-League expansion club, Macarthur South West United. Fraser will leave his job with Association of Australian Football Clubs where he headed the national second division campaign to […]

Czech soccer star killed in bus crash

Ankara: Czech soccer player Josef Sural from Turkey's top tier Aytemiz Alanyaspor has been killed after a minibus crash while returning from an away match, the club said on Monday. Sural, a striker for Alanyaspor and the Czech national team, died at the hospital where he and six of his teammates were taken after the […]

Liverpool's van Dijk voted best in EPL

Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk has been named the Professional Footballers' Association's Players' Player of the Year for 2019 after a stellar Premier League season for the Reds. Van Dijk succeeds teammate Mohamed Salah in winning the award after seeing off tough competition from Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling. Sterling had the consolation of being […]

Hope continues to toy with the Anfield faithful

Liverpool 5 – Huddersfield Town 0 Such is the fatalism on The Kop, there has been a debate over recent days as to what is more painful. The instant slaying of a title dream, akin to Liverpool's home defeat to Chelsea in 2014, or the tortuous, progressive strangulation that may come to define being runner-up […]

Neymar hits fan after PSG's cup final loss

Neymar was involved in an altercation with a spectator following PSG's French Cup final defeat by Rennes, appearing in video footage to strike the fan following his team's defeat. Stade Rennes stunned PSG 6-5 on penalties after rallying from two goals down to draw 2-2 in a match where Neymar got on the scoresheet. As […]

Haunted Maclaren determined to drive City to final

Melbourne City's top striker Jamie Maclaren knows all about the elation and the disappointment of being so close to a grand final you can touch it, only to see it slip out of your hands. And the Socceroo frontman is determined not to experience that emotion ever again as he and his Melbourne City teammates […]