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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

A-League 2015-16 season fixture: Victory face opening trip to Adelaide

Champions Melbourne Victory face a tough road trip to Adelaide to begin the 2015-2016 season.

The fixtures for the 2015-16 A-League season were released on Monday with defending champions Melbourne Victory set to take on traditional rivals Adelaide United at the Adelaide Oval on the opening weekend.

The season will kick off on Thursday Oct. 8 with Western Sydney Wanderers hosting the Brisbane Roar at Parramatta Stadium in the week after the AFL and NRL Grand Finals.

The increase in Thursday night matches -- to seven -- and the introduction of five Sunday night games, with a 7pm kick-off,...

Former Australia striker Josh Kennedy announces retirement

Former Australia striker Josh Kennedy's goal took the Socceroos through to the 2014 World Cup.

Former Australia striker Josh Kennedy, whose goal took the Socceroos through to the 2014 World Cup, has announced his retirement from professional football.

The 32-year-old, who played most recently for Melbourne City in the A-League, brings down the curtain on a career that saw him win the 2010 J.League title and the 2007 German Cup, as well as earn 36 international caps, scoring 17 goals.

But Kennedy, who played in three World Cup qualifying campaigns, was cut from the 2014 Australian World Cup...

Midfielder Mark Milligan to leave A-League and Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory midfielder Mark Milligan, seen here lifting the A-League trophy, was man of the match in last month's Grand Final win.

Melbourne Victory midfielder Mark Milligan has agreed to join Baniyas FC in the United Arab Emirates for the next two seasons.

The newly crowned 2015 A-League champions have finalised terms with the Arabian Gulf League club for the release of the 29-year-old who was named man-of-the-match when Victory defeated Sydney FC in last month's Grand Final.

Victory manager Kevin Muscat said he understood why the ex-Australia U23 captain and former Shanghai Shenhua star had decided to move on.

"The offer...

Super sub Oar decisive for Australia in opening World Cup Qualifier win

ESPN FC's Jason Dasey and John Wilkinson recap Australia's nervy 2-1 win over Kyrgyzstan in their first 2018 World Cup qualifying fixture.

Australia coach Ange Postecoglou hailed the influence of substitute Tommy Oar as the Asian champions began their 2018 World Cup campaign with a 2-1 win in Kyrgyzstan.

After they had taken the lead in Bishkek in the second minute from a free-kick by captain Mile Jedinak, the Socceroos struggled on a bumpy pitch against an unheralded side ranked 114 places below them.

But the second half introduction of ex-Brisbane Roar attacker Oar helped ease the nerves. His 67th minute goal effectively secured...