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Graham Arnold in charge of Olyroos and Socceroos as part of Australia restructure

New Socceroos boss Graham Arnold will also take over as Olyroos coach as part of a national restructure he says will help bring talented young players through quicker.

Australia's under-23 men's team hasn't qualified for the Olympics since Beijing 2008, adding an extra dimension to an already challenging task for Arnold.

His coaching set-up has also been confirmed, with high-performance guru Andrew Clark and analyst Doug Kors following him from Sydney FC.

Arnold's assistants will be Ante Milicic...

Bernie Ibini exits Vancouver Whitecaps, joins Emirates Club

Erik Hurtado scored in the 87th minute to snag a point at Yankee Stadium against NYCFC.

Twice-capped Socceroos attacker Bernie Ibini has moved from Canada to the Middle East after signing a deal with U.A.E. Pro League club Emirates Club.

The 25-year-old winger has been at the Vancouver Whitecaps since May last year, scoring one goal in 25 Major League Soccer appearances.

Ibini burst onto the A-League scene with Central Coast Mariners before switching to Sydney FC, starting in every match of the 2014-15 campaign.

A dream transfer to Club Brugge in Belgium followed but a broken leg suffered...

Independent A-League, 29-member congress among CRWG recommendations

New Western Sydney Wanderers coach Markus Babbel is keen to get started in the A-League after a number of friendly games.
Victory Chairman Anthony Di Pietro believes signing Keisuke Honda will open the door to greater Asian partnerships.

The A-League would be spun off from Football Federation Australia (FFA) and run independently in time for the 2019-20 season under a proposal by a FIFA-backed working group.

The 100-page report from the congress review working group (CRWG) was made public on Tuesday after its submission to FIFA last week.

It is expected to be rubber-stamped at a meeting of FIFA's member associations committee on Aug. 20 and then put to a vote at an FFA extraordinary general meeting in mid-September.

If the vote...

Australian football at a crossroads as FFA, Steven Lowy oppose 'crucial aspects' of CRWG proposal

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop explains why he doesn't see Usain Bolt's six-week A-League trial as anything more than a piece of commercialism.

Football Federation Australia chairman Steven Lowy has confirmed his board is opposed to "crucial aspects" of a report handed down by a FIFA-backed working group into how the federation's congress should be expanded.

The congress review working group (CRWG) has submitted its recommendations to the global governing body after seven weeks of consultation with key stakeholders in Australian football.

It comes as four of the country's smallest state federations put forward a counter-proposal to the...

Bolton Wanderers, Hibernian linked with Australia international Mark Milligan

Socceroo Mark Milligan's long-held dream of playing club football in England is still alive courtesy of Australia's steady FIFA world ranking.

And the club that wanted him this time last year -- Bolton Wanderers -- have renewed their interest in the 71-cap utility, who has been a free agent since his exit from Saudi Arabian side Al Ahli earlier this month.

English Championship outfit Bolton attempted to sign Milligan last July but were thwarted at the last moment because of FA regulations, which...