Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter reckons the Australian national team is "overweight" and it's players are built more like a rugby side.
Socceroos skipper Mile Jedinak will be available for the World Cup qualifiers against Japan and Thailand if he gets through club duty this week.
Melbourne Victory have further bolstered a title-contending A-League squad by signing former Argentina under-20 international Matias Sanchez.
Matildas legend Cheryl Salisbury is set to become the first female recipient of the prestigious Alex Tobin Medal.
Wellington Phoenix striking recruit Andrija Kaluderovic is aiming for the stars after signing on for an A-League return.
Adelaide United have locked in their fourth foreigner for the coming A-League season, signing French-born Algerian midfielder Karim Matmour.