The A-League will expand to 12 teams in the next two seasons after FFA decided to award licences to Western Melbourne and Macarthur South West Sydney.
Chasing funding and fans, St Kilda has replaced Gold Coast as Port Adelaide’s opponent for the AFL’s annual match in Shanghai.
Defender Bailey Wright and in-form Hibernian hitman Jamie Maclaren are the biggest names to be culled from Bert van Marwijk’s Socceroos squad for the World Cup.
Adelaide United will chase evolution not revolution in the A-League off-season after seeing their flickering finals flame snuffed out by old enemy Melbourne Victory.
Socceroos striker Tim Cahill has lacked game time over the last three months, but says the quality of training at new club Millwall will be enough to realise his footballing ambitions.
The man who denied Australia direct progression to the World Cup will take charge of the Socceroos in Russia.