Adelaide Utd out of Asian Champions League

Adelaide United are out of the Asian Champions League after being defeated 2-1 by China's Shandong Luneng in Tuesday night's playoff match.
Iacopo La Rocca during the round nine match between Adelaide United and Western Sydney Wanderers at Coopers Stadium. (AAP)

La Rocca facing A-League elbowing charge

A stray elbow to Sydney FC striker Matt Simon's face could land Adelaide United utility Iacopo La Rocca in hot water.

Janjetovic backs Sky Blues' substance

Sydney FC goalkeeper Vedran Janjetovic is backing the team's defence to continue to upset those who want to play beautiful football.

Victory positive on key derby men

Gui Finkler, Matthieu Delpierre and Archie Thompson are all decent chances to step out from underneath injury clouds to play in Saturday's Melbourne derby.

Wilkinson's hand up for A-League derby

Melbourne City new boy Alex Wilkinson says he wants to be involved in the team straight away, which could mean a derby debut against Melbourne Victory.

Roar don't want Wanderers points stripped

Brisbane Roar striker Jamie Maclaren says he'd prefer not to see A-League title rivals Western Sydney stripped of competition points.

Wanderers away fans the issue: Tsatsimas

Western Sydney Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas says the club now needs to look at controlling who enters designated supporter bays at away matches.

Chelsea's Zouma faces six months out

Chelsea will be without young defender Kurt Zouma for the remainder of the Premier League season after he suffered an ACL injury.

Klopp, Sturridge, Coutinho return for Reds

Liverpool will be able to call on star duo Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho for their FA Cup clash with West Ham.

Blatter, Platini to be invited to 2018 WC

Disgraced world soccer boss Sepp Blatter and UEFA leader Michel Platini will be invited to the 2018 World Cup, according to Russia's sports minister.