Axed Matildas coach Alen Stajcic has finally opened the book on his hurt and despair, also calling for an independent inquiry into his ousting as coach of the national women’s football team.
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.
From their early years in Kenya to a shared childhood in suburban Adelaide, to the A-League and then the Socceroos, Thomas Deng and Awer Mabil have plenty of history in common.
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.