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Sydney Derby locked in for FFA Cup semi-finals

2018-09-26T11:42:28Z

Western Sydney Wanderers will host Sydney FC in the FFA Cup semi-finals in what stands to be a huge local derby in early October.

Elsewhere, Bentleigh Greens and Adelaide United will face off after both secured quarter-final wins on Wednesday night.

Read the match report here. 

Why you need to play FIFA 19...

2018-09-26T08:36:54Z

Goal's Kieran Francis tells you why you have to get your hands on EA Sports new classic as soon as possible.

Seven reasons why you need FIFA 19

Jamie Maclaren facing several weeks out with injury

2018-09-26T05:01:14Z

Australian striker Jamie Maclaren could be out of action for up to seven weeks after a back injury was worse than first thought.

Scans have revealed the extent of an injury that's seen Maclaren miss club side Hibernian's past two games.

The injury means the attacker is now all but certain to miss Graham Arnold's first game in charge of the Socceroos in October against Kuwait. 

Read more about the injuries set to cause Arnold an early headache here. 

Who are fastest players in the A-League?

2018-09-26T04:42:31Z

Usain Bolt could be on his way, but for now FIFA 19 has given us a glimpse at the fastest players currently in the A-League.

From a Scottish flyer to Sydney FC speedster, the competition won't be short on speed this season.

Check out the 10 fastest players here.

Kwabena Appiah exclusive

2018-09-26T02:15:33Z

The former A-League winger spoke to Goal about his move to South Korea and how ACL success led him back to Asia.

Raised in Western Sydney, Appiah revealed the strong connection he'll always have with the Wanderers and how he's overcome his struggles in front of goal to fire in the K-League.

Read the full story here.

Diving Daniel at it again

2018-09-26T01:38:08Z

Arzani is arguably the most talented Australian player since Harry Kewell, but he still has bad habits.

The 19-year-old was punished by the referee for going down too easy during a match in Scotland.

Read about Arzani's flop

Can the Jets fly high again this season?

2018-09-25T14:59:53Z

After going so close last season, Newcastle Jets must pick themselves back up as they attempt to find some A-League consistency.

From interesting recruitment to a potential lack of goals, Goal takes a look at what could be a challenging season ahead for the Jets.

Read the full preview here and hear from former Jets striker Michael Bridges. 

The Wanderers set for German revolution

2018-09-25T14:47:38Z

After a failed season under Spanish coach Josep Gombau, Western Sydney have turned to German Markus Babbel for the campaign ahead.

If pre-season is anything to go by, the Wanderers look set to return to old ways and may once again struggle for consistency.

Read the club's full season preview here. 

Matthew Jurman to be tutored by Slaven Bilic?

2018-09-25T14:35:28Z

The Socceroos defender is set to be coached by the former West Ham and Croatia manager.

The Covert Agent reveals all.

Usain Bolt's next Mariners match revealed

2018-09-25T14:10:23Z

The Olympic champion will play for Central Coast in a friendly against NPL 1 side Wollongong Wolves on Friday October 5.

WIN Stadium in Wollongong is the venue, with kickoff at 7.30pm (AEST).

It will be Bolt's first match since making his debut in an exhibition match last month.

Tickets will be available on Ticketmaster from September 27.

It is yet to be confirmed whether the match will be telecast on Fox Sports.