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FFA blueprint to make football Australia's number one sport

David Gallop, CEO of FFA, outlined football's long-term growth strategy for Australia.

Football has set the ambitious target of becoming the number one sport in Australia within the next two decades, according Football Federation Australia (FFA) CEO David Gallop.

Ahead of the second week of the A-League finals this weekend, the FFA boss outlined the sport's long-term strategy at the Sydney launch of the Whole of Football Plan (WOFP), which sets out a 20-year vision.

The plan is the result of more than 20,000 people joining an online survey, hundreds attending 13 community forums and...

Former Man Utd star Mark Bosnich pleads guilty to reckless driving charge

Mark Bosnich played for clubs including Manchester United, Aston Villa and Chelsea.

Former Australia international and Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich has pleaded guilty in a Sydney court to a charge of reckless driving relating to an incident last year in which a cyclist was injured.

Bosnich faced charges in the Downing Centre Local Court on Tuesday that the vehicle he was driving struck the cyclist in downtown Sydney on May 21. The cyclist was treated in a hospital for minor rib and arm injuries.

The 43-year-old will be sentenced on June 9.

The court heard Bosnich...

 By Jason Dasey

Former Aussie U17 captain Kaz Patafta ready to answer Laos' World Cup call

Kaz Patafta moved to the Lao Premier League in hopes of making his senior international debut. Photo credit: Lanexang United FC

Former Benfica midfielder Kaz Patafta hopes to be given a second chance at international football in June, when Southeast Asian minnows Laos embark on their World Cup qualifying campaign in a tough group that includes 2002 semifinalists South Korea.

Last week, Patafta completed his transfer to Lao Premier League side Lanexang United FC from Khon Kaen United in the Thailand third tier, with the aim of earning his first senior cap.

But it might easily have been different for the 26-year-old, whose...

Australia kick off 2018 World Cup campaign in Perth vs. Bangladesh

Managers and representatives from Australia, Japan and China react following the draw for the first stage of AFC 2018 World Cup qualifying held in Kuala Lumpur.

PERTH, Australia -- Asian Cup champions Australia will play its first home match of its 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign in Perth, Western Australia on Sept. 3 against Bangladesh.

Football Federation Australia announced on Wednesday that it will be the first Socceroos match in Perth in 10 years and Australia's first home match since winning the Asian Cup in January.

Australia's other opponents in Asian qualifying Group B for Russia are Jordan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

Australia failed to make...

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Australia face logistical challenge from 2018 WCQ draw - coach Postecoglou

ESPN FC's Jason Dasey and John Wilkinson assess the positives from Australia's performance against Germany.

Australia coach Ange Postecoglou has described their 2018 World Cup qualifying draw as a logistical "challenge" with the Socceroos facing long journeys across Asia.

The 2015 Asian Cup champions avoided Japan, South Korea and Asia's top-ranked FIFA side Iran as they were drawn against Jordan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Bangladesh in the first stage of qualifiers through the Asian Football Confederation.

The qualifiers for the 2018 tournament in Russia also double as qualifiers for the next...