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Matildas captain Sam Kerr has received further recognition for her stunning year for club and country, finishing second in the International Federation of Football History Player of the Year Awards.Kerr was behind only Barcelona superstar Alexia Putellas, with votes counted from more than 90 countries.
Perth Glory coach Richard Garcia hopes Daniel Sturridge will be ready for a full game by mid-January, but a timeline for skipper Brandon O'Neill's return still hangs in the air.Sturridge hasn't played since making a nine-minute cameo off the bench in the season-opening 1-1 draw with Adelaide United.
Socceroos and Sydney FC defender Rhyan Grant has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19, but the Blues' FFA Cup clash with Macarthur FC on Wednesday will still go ahead.Sydney confirmed one of their A-League Men players had become symptomatic on Sunday night, was tested on Monday and returned a positive result on Tuesday afternoon.
Melbourne Victory's A-League Women title defence has been dealt a brutal setback with captain Kayla Morrison confirming she suffered a season-ending ACL injury in their season opener against Adelaide United.Victory's thumping 5-1 win was soured after just 33 minutes when Morrison went down clutching her knee, in seemingly innocuous circumstances, and was forced from the field.
Leaders Macarthur FC have been dealt a hammer blow with skipper and star playmaker Ulises Davila to miss at least four A-League Men games with a knee injury.Davila was injured in a crunching tackle by Central Coast fullback Jacob Farrell on Sunday that only drew a yellow card, with Bulls coach Ante Milicic upset post-match the challenge didn't draw further punishment.
Melbourne City coach Patrick Kisnorbo has backed his Socceroos-studded attack to find their rhythm as the reigning A-League Men champions attempt to kick-start their title defence.Heading into the season, City added Mathew Leckie to golden boot winner Jamie Maclaren and Andrew Nabbout in a mouth-watering forward line.
Everton's winless run has came to an end in dramatic fashion as Demarai Gray's stunning stoppage-time strike secured a 2-1 come-from-behind Premier League victory over Arsenal at Goodison Park.The visitors took the lead through Martin Odegaard's volley at the end of the first half, moments after Richarlison had an effort disallowed for offside by the VAR.
FA Cup holders Leicester have been drawn to play Premier League rivals Watford in the third round while Manchester United will face Steven Gerrard's Aston Villa at Old Trafford.In a third all top flight meeting, high-flying West Ham United have a home tie against Leeds United.
The German Football Association (DFB) is investigating comments made by Borussia Dortmund's Jude Bellingham after the English midfielder referred to referee Felix Zwayer's match-fixing past following Saturday's Bundesliga defeat by Bayern Munich.Zwayer turned down Dortmund's appeals for a penalty before awarding one to Bayern following a handball from Mats Hummels.
Sampdoria have said their president Massimo Ferrero is to resign from his position after he was arrested following an investigation launched into alleged bankruptcy crimes involving the 70-year-old.The Serie A club said on Monday Ferrero will step down out of "respect for the club".
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists everyone is clear on what they want from Mohamed Salah's contract negotiations but the complexity of them means time will be needed.The Egypt international is approaching the final 18 months of his deal and talks have been ongoing for some time but the impasse appears to be the 29-year-old's wage demands, reported to be in excess of $A550,000, which would smash the club's salary structure.
Adelaide United's faith hasn't been shaken by a string of three draws to open their A-League Men season, Reds goalkeeper James Delianov says.Delianov believes cashing in on scoring chances is the missing link in United's season so far.
Juan Cuadrado has scored directly from a corner as Juventus comfortably beat strugglers Genoa 2-0 and secure coach Massimiliano Allegri's 250th Serie A victory.Cuadrado struck a high, inswinging delivery into the far top corner after eight minutes to put the Old Lady in front in unorthodox circumstances, and Paulo Dybala wrapped up the three points with a late strike.
Coach Richard Garcia admits the uncertainty of life on the road can creep into the minds of Perth Glory's travelling party but he'll attempt to keep his players focused on a gruelling playing schedule.The Glory are in the midst of a three-game stint in Victoria and are meant to travel to Brisbane and Adelaide to allow them to return home in time for Christmas, before departing for Sydney in the new year.
Ralf Rangnick is already working his magic at Manchester United with the 63-year-old German leading England's biggest club into a game for the first time on Sunday and his imprint was all over an unfussy 1-0 win over Crystal Palace.The game ended with a chant of "We love you Rangnick, we do" by home fans toward their interim manager who is sometimes referred to as the "Godfather of Gegenpressing.
Sam Kerr has scored twice as Chelsea defeated Arsenal 3-0 in the Women's FA Cup final at Wembley to secure the domestic treble.Kerr had missed two good chances in the first half of Sunday's encounter, striking the bar with one, but she would not be denied and she struck in the in the 57th and 77th minutes after England's Fran Kirby had put Chelsea ahead in the third.
Australian international Tom Rogic has added another magical goal to his exotic collection at Celtic to help keep the Bhoys in the hunt for the Scottish title and bring a smile to manager Ange Postecoglou's face.The mercurial Socceroo's 19th minute strike in the 3-0 win at Dundee United was being hailed as a contender for goal of the season in Scotland amid his hugely impressive performance at Tannadice on Sunday.
Coach Richard Garcia has hailed Perth's resilience after Antonee Burke-Gilroy inspired a well-worked 3-0 triumph over a 10-man Melbourne Victory for the Glory's first win of the A-League Men season.Victory had Rai Marchan sent off late in the first half and little-known midfielder Burke-Gilroy's brilliant long-range effort broke the deadlock in the 66th minuteBurke-Gilroy then teed up Ciaran Bramwell for Perth's second eight minutes later, with Bruno Fornaroli adding a third in the 88th minute a
Frustrated Macarthur FC coach Ante Milicic has called for tougher action as he sweats on scans to the Bulls' star signing Ulises Davila following a crunching tackle in a 1-0 win over the Central Coast on Sunday.Milicic's men remain undefeated to start their A-League Men season after a wicked deflection off Oliver Bozanic in the 45th minute from a Davila shot found its way into the back of the net.
Melbourne Victory have made an ominous start to their A-League Women title defence, thumping Adelaide United 5-1 at AAMI Park but they will sweat on a potentially serious knee injury to captain Kayla Morrison.Morrison went down holding her knee in the 33rd minute and was later substituted and went down the tunnel in tears.
Substitute Georginio Wijnaldum has saved the blushes of Paris Saint-Germain and goalkeeper Keylor Navas by scoring a last-gasp equaliser in a fortunate 1-1 draw at Lens in Ligue 1.Midfielder Wijnaldum headed home two minutes into stoppage time to cancel out Seko Fofana's second-half opener and take leaders PSG to 42 points from 17 games.
Roma coach Jose Mourinho has endured a nightmare match against his former team as the capital side lost 3-0 at home to Inter Milan in Serie A.Hakan Calhanoglu, former Roma forward Edin Dzeko, and Denzel Dumfries all scored in the first half for the champions - as a Mourinho side trailed 3-0 at the break for the first time in his coaching career.
With Karim Benzema off injured it was left to Vinicius Junior and the rarely used Luka Jovic to step up and secure Real Madrid a 2-0 win at Real Sociedad to extend their lead in La Liga.Madrid's young attacking players struck goals early in the second half in San Sebastian to give Madrid an eighth consecutive win across all competitions and pit them eight points clear of nearest chasers Sevilla.
Brisbane Roar coach Garrath McPherson is adamant Georgina Worth will bounce back from the horror goalkeeping error that gifted Perth Glory a 2-1 A-League Women victory.Glory levelled the scores courtesy of Susan Phonsongkham's 88th-minute strike, but there was even greater drama in the 90th minute when Worth attempted to trap a back pass only for the ball to slide off her foot and into the net.
Newcastle coach Arthur Papas says there's more to come from Valentino Yuel after the forward's brace helped the Jets overcome a two-goal deficit to snatch a 2-2 draw against Sydney FC.The Sky Blues raced ahead at Kogarah Oval with an Adam Le Fondre penalty and Elvis Kamsoba strike giving Steve Corica's men a 2-0 lead after half an hour on Saturday.