MELBOURNE, Australia -- Captain Mile Jedinak has been left out of Australia's squad for its Oct. 8 World Cup qualifier against Jordan, but Trent Sainsbury, James Troisi and Tomi Juric have returned from injury to be included on the team.
"It is a sign of the depth we are creating that we bring these three guys back into the squad for the Jordan game ... all three played a major part in our Asian Cup success and after finding fitness and regular club football they are ready to come back in," Australia...
Former Chelsea assistant manager Ray Wilkins has agreed to join Aston Villa as assistant to Tim Sherwood.
Sources had told ESPN FC on Thursday that Sherwood, who is preparing for his first full season in charge of Villa after replacing Paul Lambert in February, was set to hand Wilkins the role.
The 58-year-old confirmed the news during an appearance on Sky Sports News later in the day.
Portugal defeated Italy 1-0 in an international friendly on Tuesday to inflict Antonio Conte's first defeat as Azzurri coach.
With Cristiano Ronaldo unavailable, Eder netted his first goal for Portugal in the 52nd minute to help end a 39-year wait for a victory over Italy.
The result will be a blow to Italy's hopes of being seeded in the draw for 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
Italy had won five of its previous nine matches since Conte replaced Cesare Prandelli as coach after last year's World Cup,...
The Jordanian Football Association says it is studying FIFA rules to see whether they allow for the possibility of Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein succeeding president Sepp Blatter without going to an election first.
Jordanian FA deputy chief Salah Sabra told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the organisation's legal department is looking into the matter.
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Sabra says there is no FIFA statute prescribing a new election in the event of the resignation of the president.
When asked about the possibility...