Former Australia boss Ange Postecoglou is now 90 minutes away from becoming the first Australian coach to win the J-League, Japanese football’s top division. His Yokohama F. Marinos side thrashed fourth-placed Kawasaki Frontale 4-1 away from home, leaving them three points clear at the top with just one round remaining. Second-placed FC Tokyo suffered a 

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Unai Emery has been sacked as Arsenal manager. His 18-month reign came to a crushing end after the club’s 2-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League. The result stretched a winless run to seven matches, the club’s worst run of results for 27 years. The Spaniard, who previously led Paris St-Germain to the 

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Former Adelaide United striker Ken Ilso Larsen was banned Friday for two years by Australian authorities after testing positive for cocaine. The presence of benzoylecgonine — the drug’s main byproduct — was detected during a test in January. Larsen was provisionally suspended in March while an investigation was conducted by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority. 

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Robbie Fowler’s first season as a coach gets underway this weekend when Australia’s ailing and expanded A-League kicks off, with the Liverpool great keen to stamp his mark on a Brisbane Roar side that struggled last year. While Fowler was briefly player-coach of Thai club Muangthong United, and has worked extensively at Liverpool’s academy, he 

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In an incredible stroke of luck, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia were drawn alongside UAE in Group G of the qualifying zone for the 2022 World Cup. Vietnam are the reigning AFF Suzuki Cup champions. Meanwhile, Singapore will have Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, Palestine and Yemen for company in Group D. The two Koreas will also 

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Australian champions Sydney FC have made an early statement ahead of next season’s title defence. They have signed up New Zealand striker Kosta Barbarouses, the leading goalscorer from their fiercest inter-city rivals, Melbourne Victory. Barbarouses netted 14 goals for Melbourne Victory in the recently completed A-League season before declining a contract extension. The 29-year-old said 

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Just how cruel it can get? Following Perth Glory’s tripping up at the final hurdle to Sydney FC in the A-League Grand Final on Sunday, Tony Popovic has now suffered a fourth grand final defeat in four attempts. “How do I feel? Disappointed, dejected – not for myself, let’s make that clear,” said the former 

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