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The A-League just survived the pandemic, but can it survive the FFA?

It's been 115 days between drinks, but a demoralised A-League is showing signs of being alive and kicking — and finally the FFA is stepping up.

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Backyard blitz

Good morning, early birds. Victoria has launched a COVID-19 testing blitz across 10 priority suburbs, and ABC chairwoman Ita Buttrose has reportedly accused Communications Minister Paul Fletcher of lying about the national broadcaster's efforts to collaborate with SBS. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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This season is make or break for the A-League

With a brand-new team set to enter the competition and the clock ticking on the current TV deal, this season shapes as a crucial one for the future of the A-League.

Diego Maradona. (Image: still from Maradona/Alfredo Capozzi)

The concentrated brilliance of Diego Maradona

A new film explores the spectacular rise and fall of Argentinian soccer legend Diego Maradona — a star who was messy, ragged, political and human.

How to survive the World Cup if you know nothing about the world game

Prefer your footballs oval shaped? Couldn't pick Cristiano Ronaldo out of a line-up of one? Here are five things you can say to get you through the next month.

Forget the underdogs, FIFA wants the big players in the next World Cup

The 2018 FIFA World Cup has already had its fair share of David and Goliath moments. But with hundreds of millions of soccer fans missing out on representation, won't somebody think of the advertisers?

Crikey Worm: ignorance is bliss for five of ‘citizenship seven’

Good morning, early birds. The Solicitor-General pleads ignorance to the High Court on behalf of senators and MPs found to be dual citizens, and Julie Bishop refuses to take a stand on marriage equality. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Farewell to Les Murray, a true Australian gentleman

Les Murray believed in soccer, and we believed in him.

Karl Stefanovic was photographed carrying rum drinks into a caravan park, and he is very unhappy about it.

Stefanovic’s rumbo rumble … headline of the day … Ten soccer deal a free kick for Murdoch …

Karl Stefanovic was photographed carrying rum drinks into a caravan park, and he is very unhappy about it.

If you are a female athlete, which sport will pay you a living wage?

Sisters are doing it for a fraction of the pay: how much are our female athletes earning?

If you are a female athlete, which sport will pay you a living wage?

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