Confederations Cup Social Diary: Kuranyi prepares Chile for Ronaldo and Bravo remembers how to be a goalkeeper
Kevin Kuranyi, Claudio Bravo and Jonas Hector all feature in our social media round-up from the Confederations Cup's first semi-final day.
Former Chelsea and England midfielder Parker retires
Scott Parker, who played for Chelsea, Tottenham and England, is to retire.
Transfer news LIVE: Lemar, Sessegnon, Van Dijk and more
The latest news, gossip and confirmed deals with FourFourTwo
The Player: What summer is REALLY like for footballers – and how to strike a balance
Our insider explains why the close-season can be the best or worst time of year
Death to John the Pragmatist!
So, we’re out of the Confederations Cup. Two draws and a one goal loss against Germany, Chile and Cameroon rated three, four and 32 respectively against our plucky 48.
Ange and the art of the possible
They say that trying the same experiment multiple times and expecting different results is a form of madness. What then does this suggest about our national coach and his patently ineffective three at the back system?
Why loyalty has no part in modern football
The treatment of Wayne Rooney, John Terry and Claudio Ranieri created three modern football martyrs, bona fide personifications of loyalty’s dying influence in the English game. But why is there no room for the devoted anymore? And should a new wave of faithless players be lauded, or despised?
Pic special: Newcastle Jets begin pre-season
New Jets coach Ernie Merrick brought together his Newcastle squad for their first training session in pre-season at Newcastle University on Monday. Pics supplied by the club.
Messi surprise for CanTeen ambassadors
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi left young ambassadors of cancer support organisation CanTeen stunned at Melbourne City's training facility yesterday.
Berries celebrate the Magic of the Club
Bankstown Berries led the way as APIA Leichhardt Tigers, Blacktown City FC, Hills Brumbies, Hakoah Sydney City East and Sydney United 58 have marched into the FFA Cup Round of 32.