Trent Sainsbury says the close bond between the players has helped the side reap rewards on the pitch.

Trent Sainsbury alongside Apostolos Giannou and Josh Risdon on the training ground in camp with the Caltex Socceroos.

Caltex Socceroos defender Trent Sainsbury believes his on-loan move to Italian giant Inter Milan will help him stay sharp for the national team ahead of two crucial World Cup qualifiers in March.

And “Sains” says his preferred number 20 comes from a Nerazzuri hero of the past.

The Aussie star has been answering fan questions on Twitter  – here are the highlights from Thursday’s #AskSainsbury session with Inter Milan’s new on-loan signing who’s set to play for Australia against Iraq away on March 23, and UAE in Sydney on March 28.


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Squads named for Grand Final

Perth Glory and Melbourne City have announced their squads for Sunday’s Westfield W-League 2017 Grand Final.

Friday, 10 February 2017

Staff Writer
Perth Glory and Melbourne City have announced their squads for Sunday’s Westfield W-League 2017 Grand Final.

Both sides are virtually at full strength with Melbourne City’s long-term injury absentee Larissa Crummer the only notable name missing.

The two sides have met just once this season with Perth Glory winning 3-2 at Melbourne’s AAMI Park in late December.

Champions Melbourne City are aiming to retain the crown they earned in their maiden campaign last season, while Perth Glory are hunting a first championship after they lost their only season-decider two years ago.

Westfield W-League 2017 Grand Final – Ins and Outs
Perth Glory v Melbourne City FC
Sunday 12 February 2017
Venue: nib Stadium, Perth
Kick-Off: 4:30PM (Local) (7:30PM (AEDT))

Referee: Kate Jacewicz
Assistant Referee 1: Sarah Ho
Assistant Referee 2: Allyson Flynn
Fourth Official: Danielle Anderson
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Rebecca Durcau
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Lara Lee

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 505 from 7.00pm (AEDT), Live coverage on ABC2 from 7:30pm (AEDT) in NSW, ACT, VIC & TAS, delayed coverage on ABC2 in QLD, SA, NT & WA – 7:30pm (local)                                           

Radio Broadcast: ABC Radio Perth, ABC Radio WA, Grandstand Digital, Online & via the ABC Radio Mobile App – A-league Live

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash-tags #WLeague #WLeagueFinals #BeRemarkable

To purchase tickets visit 

Perth Glory squad: 1.Melissa MAIZELS (gk), 2.Sarah CARROLL, 3.Kim CARROLL, 4.Alyssa MAUTZ, 5.Patricia CHARALAMBOUS, 6.Carla BENNETT, 7.Nicole STANTON, 8.Shawn BILLAM, 9.Rosie SUTTON, 10.Vanessa DIBERNARDO, 13.Jaymee GIBBONS, 14.Caitlin DOEGLAS, 17.Natasha RIGBY, 18.Gabrielle DAL BUSCO (gk), 20.Samantha KERR (c), 22.Arianna ROMERO

Ins: Nil

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: Nil

Melbourne City FC squad: 1.Lydia WILLIAMS (gk), 2.Teigen ALLEN, 3.Lauren BARNES, 5.Laura ALLEWAY, 6.Aivi LUIK, 7.Steph CATLEY (c), 10.Jessica FISHLOCK, 11.Erika TYMRAK, 12.Olivia ELLIS, 13.Rebekah STOTT, 14.Melina AYRES, 15.Amy JACKSON, 16.Beverly YANEZ, 17.Marianna TABAIN, 18.Jacynta GALABADAARACHCHI, 19.Tyla-Jay VLAJNIC, 20.Emily SHIELDS (gk) **two to be omitted**

Ins: 12.Olivia ELLIS, 18.Jacynta GALABADAARACHCHI (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 9.Larissa CRUMMER (foot – season)
Played 3: Perth Glory wins 1 (3 goals), Melbourne City FC wins 2 (10 goals).
Round 3, 2015/16 (31 October 2015) Ashfield Reserve – Perth Glory 0 Melbourne City FC 4 (Marianna Tabain 12’, Lisa De Vanna 20’, Larissa Crummer 52’, 64’).
Round 10, 2015/16 (20 December 2015) CB Smith Reserve – Melbourne City FC 4 (Kim Little 63’, Marianna Tabain 69’, Larissa Crummer 83’, Jess Fishlock 93’) Perth Glory 0.
Round 8, 2016/17 (27 December 2016) AAMI Park – Melbourne City FC 2 (Jess Fishlock 60’, Aivi Luik 72’) Perth Glory 3 (Rosie Sutton 47’, Sam Kerr 77’, 85’).

FORM GUIDE 2016 /17
PERTH GLORY: played 13 – W8-D2-L3
MELBOURNE CITY FC: played 13 – W7-D2-L4
PERTH GLORY – HOME: played 7 – W4-D2-L1 Record in 2016/17
MELBOURNE CITY FC – AWAY: played 7 – W4-D1-L2

Perth Glory
06/11/16 Western Sydney Wanderers (H) W 4–2 nib Stadium
12/11/16 Brisbane Roar (H) D 0–0 Dorrien Gardens
20/11/16 Newcastle Jets (A) L 0–1 McDonald Jones Stadium
04/12/16 Melbourne Victory (A) W 2–0 Lakeside Stadium
11/12/16 Sydney FC (H) W 1–0 Dorrien Gardens
17/12/16 Adelaide United (A) W 4–1 Elite Systems Football Centre
27/12/16 Melbourne City FC (A) W 3–2 AAMI Park
02/01/17 Newcastle Jets (H) D 1–1 Dorrien Gardens
08/01/17 Melbourne Victory (H) W 3–2 Dorrien Gardens
14/01/17 Canberra United (A) L 2–7 McKellar Park
22/01/17 Adelaide United (H) L 1–2 Dorrien Gardens
29/01/17 Western Sydney Wanderers (A) W 1–0 Popondetta Park
04/02/17 Sydney FC (H) W 5–1 nib Stadium (Semi Final)

Melbourne City
06/11/16 Newcastle Jets (H) W 1–0 CB Smith Reserve
12/11/16 Canberra United (A) W 2–1 GIO Stadium
27/11/16 Melbourne Victory (H) W 3–0 AAMI Park
04/12/16 Brisbane Roar (A) W 2–1 AJ Kelly Field
10/12/16 Canberra United (H) L 1–2 CB Smith Reserve
18/12/16 Western Sydney Wanderers (A) L 1–2 Popondetta Park
27/12/16 Perth Glory (H) L 2–3 AAMI Park
02/01/17 Adelaide United (H) D 1–1 CB Smith Reserve
08/01/17 Sydney FC (A) D 1–1 Allianz Stadium
15/01/17 Melbourne Victory (A) L 0–2 Epping Stadium
22/01/17 Brisbane Roar (H) W 3–1 CB Smith Reserve
27/01/17 Newcastle Jets (A) W 2–0 C.ex Coffs International Stadium
05/02/17 Canberra United (A) W 1–0 GIO Stadium (Semi Final)


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Football Federation Australia moves Newcastle Jets v Melbourne Victory clash due to heat

Newcastle Jets' clash with Melbourne Victory has been rescheduled to Monday 13 February.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Staff writer
Football Federation Australia (FFA) has today made the decision to move the Hyundai A-League match between Newcastle Jets and Melbourne Victory from Saturday afternoon (5.35pm) to Monday night, in line with the FFA Heat Policy.

New South Wales is expected to experience extreme heatwave conditions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning and decision was taken to move the match following today’s updated forecast indicates that the Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) will be around 34.3 at the scheduled kick off time.

The FFA Heat Policy states that drinks breaks should be implemented if the WBGT is between 26 and 27.9 with consideration to delay and postponement if it exceeds 28.

The match will now kick off at 7.50pm at McDonald Jones Stadium (Newcastle) on Monday night (13 February) to ensure player safety was adhered to under the FFA Heat Policy.

“Today’s forecast leaves no doubt that the conditions on Saturday in Newcastle will be significantly above the thresholds we have in place under the FFA Heat Policy so we have made the decision to move the Newcastle v Melbourne Victory match to Monday night,” said Head of the Hyundai A-League Greg O’Rourke.

Hunter Stadium.“Taking into consideration the obvious player welfare concerns as well as the need to give players, teams and fans the best possible opportunity to plan for the match, moving the match to Monday night is the only decision we could make.

“We have spoken to both clubs who have welcomed the decision.”

All other Hyundai A-League matches and the Westfield W-League Grand Final are scheduled to go ahead as per the fixture.

Hyundai A-League – Thur 9 Feb Sydney FC v Wellington Phoenix Allianz Stadium  7.50pm
Hyundai A-League – Fri 10 Feb Adelaide United v Perth Glory  Coopers Stadium 7.20pm (7.50pm AEDT)
Hyundai A-League – Sat 11 Feb  Melbourne City v Brisbane Roar  AAMI Park 7.50pm
Hyundai A-League – Sun 12 Feb Western Sydney Wanderers v Central Coast Mariners Spotless Stadium 5pm
Westfield W-League – Sun 12 Feb Perth Glory v Melbourne City  nib Stadium 4.30pm (7.30pm AEDT)
Hyundai A-League – Mon 13 Feb Newcastle Jets v Melbourne Victory McDonald Jones Stadium  7.50pm

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Sydney FC 3 x 1 Wellington Phoenix – Hyundai A-League 2016/2017

Sydney FC’s unbeaten start to the season will extend into Round 20 after they put on a clinic in a 3-1 win over Wellington Phoenix at Allianz Stadium on Thursday night.

Defender Rhyan Grant opened the scoring with a thumping header after just three minutes before turning provider as Bobo finished a majestically worked team goal midway through the opening half.

The Phoenix pulled a goal back before the break courtesy of a neat piece of trickery from Alex Rodriguez but hopes of a comeback were banished when Milos Ninkovic netted ten minutes after the interval.

Josh Brillante came close to scoring another goal of the season contender when he blasted a long range shot that Glen Moss touched onto the post in the first half, while Alex Brosque spurned a one-on-one chance after the break.

The result sees Graham Arnold’s side extend their lead at the top of the table to 12 points ahead of the weekend’s fixtures, while the Phoenix missed a chance to climb back into the top six.


1-0 Sydney FC: Rhyan Grant, 3’

Brosque was played into space down the left flank, with the striker showing a great turn of speed before floating a cross to the back post where Grant was able to head strongly past Moss.

2-0 Sydney FC:  Bobo, 22’

Some intricate one-touch passing saw the Sky Blues go the length of the field, with Bobo delivering the ball out wide before heading home the return cross from Grant to register his eighth goal of the season.

2-1 Wellington Phoenix: Alex Rodriguez, 32’

The midfielder showed great awareness to get a flick on a Gui Finkler corner delivery at the front post, with Vukovic unable to react quickly enough to keep the ball from sneaking in.

3-1 Sydney FC: Milos Ninkovic, 54’

Brillante picked out the run of Ninkovic after a Phoenix turnover, with the Serbian threading a shot between the legs of Andrew Durante, past the outstretched Moss and inside the far post.

Re-live the match action on Twitter

@ALeague, @SydneyFC, @WgtnPhoenixFC, #SYDvWEL

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Caltex Socceroos slip in latest FIFA rankings – February 2017

Nathan Burns watches a long range shot hit the crossbar when the Caltex Socceroos played Thailand in their last World Cup Qualifier.

Nathan Burns watches a long range shot hit the crossbar when the Caltex Socceroos played Thailand in their last World Cup Qualifier.

The Caltex Socceroos have slipped ten spots in the latest FIFA rankings announced today.

Despite not playing a fixture since November, Australia have dropped to 54 in world, undoing their recent gains due to the weighting of previous fixtures.

The top seven nations in the AFC all dropped in the February release, with Ange Postecoglou’s side placed fourth behind Iran (32), Korea Republic (39) and Japan (52).

The top five nations in the world remained unchanged, with Argentina still top of the standings from Brazil, Germany Chile and Belgium.

The big movers for the month were Cameroon who’s triumph at the Africa Cup of Nations saw them climb 29 places to 33.

The Socceroos will play the newly crowned African champions at the Confederations Cup in June, along with reigning World Cup holders Germany and South American champions Chile.

The Socceroos play two crucial World Cup Qualifiers next month, away to Iraq (122) on 23 March before returning home to tackle UAE (68) in Sydney just five days later.


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Consolidados Grande SP 08/02/2017


Na semana de volta às aulas, Bom Dia São Paulo cresce 20%


O apresentador Rodrigo Bocardi durante a edição de ontem (8) do Bom Dia São Paulo - Reprodução/Globo

O apresentador Rodrigo Bocardi durante a edição de ontem (8) do Bom Dia São Paulo

REDAÇÃO – Publicado em 09/02/2017, às 12h04

Com a volta às aulas, o Bom Dia São Paulo teve um crescimento de 20% no Ibope nesta semana, em comparação com as quatro anteriores. Na edição de ontem (8), o telejornal marcou 9,8 pontos na Grande São Paulo. O noticioso apresentado por Rodrigo Bocardi também teve a maior participação no número de televisores ligados durante todo o dia na TV aberta, com 45,8%. Com o fim das férias, as pessoas acordam mais cedo e sintonizam no telejornal

Média do dia (7h/0h): 14,8
Bom Dia São Paulo 9,8
Bom Dia Brasil 9,4
Mais Você 7,5
Bem Estar 7,3
Encontro 7,8
SP TV 1ª Edição 12,6
Globo Esporte 11,4
Jornal Hoje 12,3
Vídeo Show 9,9
Sessão da Tarde: Meu Tio Matou um Cara 10,2
Cheias de Charme 16,1
Malhação 18,9
Sol Nascente 22,2
SP TV 2ª Edição 25,4
Rock Story 24,9
Jornal Nacional 28,4
A Lei do Amor 26,9
Copa do Brasil: Caldense x Corinthians 20,9
Big Brother Brasil 17 13,3
Jornal da Globo 9,5
Lendas do Amanhã 6,8
Corujão 1: O Fim da Escuridão (de 1h50 a 2h48) 5,1
Corujão 1: O Fim da Escuridão (de 2h49 a 3h22) 4,6
Corujão 2: Giovanni Impprota 3,9
Hora 1 5,3
Média do dia (7h/0h): 8,3
Balanço Geral Manhã 3,4
SP no Ar 6,0
Fala Brasil 6,7
Hoje em Dia 5,4
Balanço Geral SP (12h/14h44) 8,6
Balanço Geral SP (14h45/15h) 10,7
Amor e Intrigas 7,6
Vidas em Jogo 5,4
Cidade Alerta 7,6
A Escrava Isaura 10,5
A Terra Prometida 15,5
Jornal da Record 14,0
Gugu 9,6
CSI: NY 5,7
Fala que Eu te Escuto 3,0
Igreja Universal do Reino de Deus 1,8
Média do dia (7h/0h): 6,7
Primeiro Impacto 3,0
Mundo Disney 3,7
Bom Dia e Cia 6,8
Clube do Chaves 7,5
Fofocalizando 6,5
Casos de Família 6,3
Rubi 5,8
Querida Inimiga 5,8
O Que a Vida me Roubou 6,2
SBT Brasil 6,9
Carinha de Anjo 11,3
Chiquititas 12,5
Pra Ganhar É Só Rodar 10,2
Programa do Ratinho 8,3
The Noite  4,4
SBT Notícias 1 2,4
SBT Notícias 2 2,2
Média do dia (7h/0h): 2,5
Band News 0,5
Café com Jornal 0,8
Dia a Dia 0,7
Os Simpsons  1,0
Jogo Aberto  3,0
Os Donos da Bola 2,5
Game Phone 0,5
Brasil Urgente – rede 4,4
Brasil Urgente – local 5,4
Jornal da Band 5,7
Ezel 2,3
Os Simpsons 1,1
Cine Band: Esquadrão Classe A 2,8
Jornal da Noite 1,2
Os Simpsons 0,5
Elementar 0,4
Média do dia (7h/0h): 0,7
Te Peguei? 0,2
Tá Sabendo? 0,2
Melhor pra Você 0,5
A Tarde É Sua 1,6
Master Game 0,1
RedeTV! News 0,7
TV Fama 1,7
Superpop 2,5
Leitura Dinâmica 1,0
Amaury Jr. 0,5

Fonte : Notícias da TV

Hyundai A-League clubs’ ACL group details

Adelaide United, Western Sydney Wanderers and Brisbane Roar have all qualified for the AFC Champions League Group Stage.

Adelaide United, Western Sydney Wanderers and Brisbane Roar have all qualified for the AFC Champions League Group Stage.

With Brisbane Roar’s superb win over Shanghai Shenhua on Wednesday night, there are three Hyundai A-League clubs in the group stage of this year’s AFC Champions League.

Roar join champions Adelaide United and last season’s beaten grand finalists Western Sydney Wanderers as the clubs which will take on Asia’s best.


Here’s what you need to know about the groups for our three Hyundai A-League representatives in Asia’s premier club competition.

Adelaide United

Gui Amor’s side will have to improve on their inconsistent Hyundai A-League form to come through a tricky Group H.

As well as Japanese heavyweights Gamba Osaka – with the likes of veteran playmaker Yasuhito Endo, who they faced in the 2008 ACL final – they also face Korean outfit Jeju United.

China’s Jiangsu Suning won’t have Caltex Socceroo defender Trent Sainsbury in their squad after his loan move to Inter Milan but still possess plenty of star power in Brazilian duo Ramires and Alex Teixiera.

Western Sydney Wanderers

The 2014 ACL champions are back and arguably face the toughest draw of the A-League clubs in Group F.

As well as K League giants FC Seoul – who the Wanderers beat on the way to their triumph three years ago, Japan’s Urawa Reds will have plenty of support as we’ve seen from their visits to Sydney in the past.

But most eyes will be looking at the clash with Shanghai SIPG with the likes of Brazilian attackers Hulk and Oscar in their side. What an occasion it will be when they come to Campbelltown in May.

Brisbane Roar

Roar’s reward for their huge win over Carlos Tevez and co. in China is a spot in Group E – and they’ll fancy their chances of progressing.

Thai club Muangthong United is their first opponent later this month and a winning start will be vital.

Japan’s Kashima Antlers will provide a stern test, while the clash against Korea’s Ulsan Hyundai will see Roar come up against former attacker Dimitri Petratos, who made the switch to the K League this week.

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