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A-League superstar Honda plots Olyroos downfall

A-League superstar Honda plots Olyroos downfall

The Olyroos will have more than just a bizarre pitch, extreme heat and a 50,000 sellout crowd to contend with in Friday night’s crucial opening Tokyo 2020 Olympics qualifier in Phnom Penh. 20 Mar 2019
Will this nightmare pitch wreck our Olyroos 2020 dream?

Will this nightmare pitch wreck our Olyroos 2020 dream?

The Olyroos landed in Cambodia this morning where the players may get a rude shock when they check out the venue for their Tokyo 2020 Olympics qualifiers in Phnom Penh. 19 Mar 2019
Hakeem: How can the FFA do this?

Hakeem: How can the FFA do this?

Hakeem Al-Araibi has slammed Football Federation Australia for backing the Bahrain sheikh who wanted to see him jailed and tortured. 19 Mar 2019
Warning: ASEAN football ‘can surpass Australia’ in decade

Warning: ASEAN football ‘can surpass Australia’ in decade

The stats don’t lie. Australia’s U-23 Olyroos go into next week’s crucial AFC Tokyo 2020 Olympics qualifiers as an unseeded nation. Why? 17 Mar 2019
FFA: Our Asian spot is 'fragile'

FFA: Our Asian spot is 'fragile'

Football Federation Australia has warned Australia's place in Asian football is not guaranteed – and there are powerful forces lined up against it. 14 Mar 2019
'They smash you': Aussie prodigy's brutal J-League regime

'They smash you': Aussie prodigy's brutal J-League regime

Swapping the relative safety zone of the A-League for a brutal three-session-a-day pre-season at J-League outfit Cerezo Osaka has taken Olyroo striker Pierce Waring’s fitness and power to a new level. 12 Mar 2019
'My week in North Korea': Ex-A-league striker’s inside story

'My week in North Korea': Ex-A-league striker’s inside story

An empty flight, a deserted airport, a scary balcony, and a digital detox: ex-A-League striker Harry Sawyer gives FTBL the inside story to an eye-opening three days in Pyongyang for an AFC Cup playoff. 11 Mar 2019
‘Home of pig’ pitch awaits Olyroos in Cambodia?

‘Home of pig’ pitch awaits Olyroos in Cambodia?

Fans have been quick to troll Cambodia’s FA for a bizarre artificial surface in the AFF U22 championships, with the Cambodians set to host the Olyroos next month in AFC Olympics qualifiers. 19 Feb 2019
Olyroos' new Asian training base and friendlies confirmed

Olyroos' new Asian training base and friendlies confirmed

EXCLUSIVE Australia’s U23s Olyroos will be based in Malaysia next month after FFA ditched Bangkok as a base following the furore over Hakeem Al-Araibi. 19 Feb 2019
Crazy stories of an Aussie coach working abroad

Crazy stories of an Aussie coach working abroad

There are Aussie coaches who’ve traveled and worked around our region. Then there’s Gary Phillips, Australia’s ultimate ‘have-clipboard-will-travel’ manager. 16 Jan 2019
FFA grassroots work wins Gold Star

FFA grassroots work wins Gold Star

Australia is the first country in Asia to be recognised with the AFC's Gold Status for the FFA's work at grassroots level. 9 Nov 2018
Watch Young Matildas take on Hong Kong LIVE!

Watch Young Matildas take on Hong Kong LIVE!

The Young Matildas take on Hong Kong tonight in their final round one qualifier match, for the AFC U19 Asian Championships, on their road to the 2020 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. Watch live from 8.30pm (AEDT) 28 Oct 2018
Ramy revives Young Socceroos in AFC opener

Ramy revives Young Socceroos in AFC opener

A special late goal from super-sub Ramy Najjarine has rescued a point for the Young Socceroos against the Korea Republic in the AFC Under-19 Championships. 20 Oct 2018
Young Matildas learn AFC U-19 Championship qualifying group

Young Matildas learn AFC U-19 Championship qualifying group

In Kuala Lumpur today, qualifying groups for the 27 teams playing in the AFC U-19 Women’s Championship 2019 Qualifiers were announced. 30 May 2018
EXCLUSIVE: All About "Women Onside"

EXCLUSIVE: All About "Women Onside"

With FIFA and the AFC back on home turf after their recent visit to Australia to discuss the governance of the game with stakeholders, and with Female Football Week and International Women’s Day upon us, we take a look at Women Onside. 8 Mar 2018
Blackwood brace boosts Australia U23s

Blackwood brace boosts Australia U23s

George Blackwood scored a double as Australia commenced their AFC Under-23 Championships campaign with a 3-1 win over Syria in Group D in Kunshan, China. 11 Jan 2018
Griffin: FFA Gerrymander must be ended

Griffin: FFA Gerrymander must be ended

The Australian Professional Football Clubs Association (APFCA) have accused Football Federation Australia (FFA) of “Gerrymander” which must be ended after today’s media statement. 7 Dec 2017
Kerr wins top AFC gong

Kerr wins top AFC gong

Matildas superstar Samantha Kerr has been crowned the AFC Women's Player of the Year at Wednesday's Annual Awards in Bangkok. 29 Nov 2017
Aussies up for Asian football's top gongs

Aussies up for Asian football's top gongs

Australian football is in the running for a host of gongs at tomorrow night’s 2017 AFC Annual Awards gala in Bangkok. 28 Nov 2017
Play-offs can reignite Australian football

Play-offs can reignite Australian football

The Socceroos’ current predicament isn't ideal but it is an opportunity for the team to re-capture the imagination of Australian sports fans. 8 Sep 2017
FFA target November resolution to representation deadlock

FFA target November resolution to representation deadlock

FFA is hopeful that at agreement can be reached on expanded representation by the end of November after a "wide range of options" were discussed with stakeholders. 10 Aug 2017