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Australian appointed to World Cup Committee Print E-mail
Written by Football Federation Australia   
Friday, 19 September 2008 10:21

The Chairman of Football Federation Australia (FFA), Frank Lowy AC, has been appointed to the FIFA World Cup Organising Committee.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 September 2008 10:49
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Breeze wages war on bad sports Print E-mail
Written by Philip Micallef, SBS   
Monday, 01 September 2008 14:16

A-League referee Matthew Breeze (Getty Images)A historic decision by referee Matthew Breeze during the weekend match between Adelaide and Wellington may have started the process of eradicating a most unsporting side of the world game.

The unsavoury sight of players urging referees to give yellow cards to their opponents has become commonplace around the world.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 September 2008 17:29
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Referee gets police protection Print E-mail
Written by TheWorldGame   
Thursday, 14 August 2008 13:30

A Hawke's Bay football referee was threatened with violence and fled to a changing room for protection at the weekend.

Referee Matt Stoneman was forced into a hasty retreat after red-carding a couple of Maycenvale Masters players at the end of their match against the Napier Marist Masters.

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FFA strengthens support for referees Print E-mail
Written by Football Federation Australia   
Tuesday, 12 August 2008 21:59

Football Federation Australia (FFA) today announced the appointment of Mario Van der Ende as Interim National Referees Technical Director.

The appointment comes two months after Van der Ende conducted a review of Australian match officiating standards, systems and practices.

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Referees Under Attack Print E-mail
Written by Matthew Hall, Sun Herald   
Sunday, 03 August 2008 17:11

Here's one story few people wanted to talk about.

Last weekend Sydney United, a club that used to play in the National Soccer League, hosted Manly United at their Edensor Park home ground for a Football New South Wales Premier League fixture.

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Zurich Australia's support for football grows Print E-mail
Written by Football Federation Australia   
Friday, 27 June 2008 15:28

Mark Shield & Matthew BreezeFootball Federation Australia (FFA) and Zurich Australia today announced that the financial services company's successful multi-million dollar sponsorship of the Hyundai A-League football competition will continue for a further three years to the end of the 2010-2011 Season.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 June 2008 15:47
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Football reviews its whistle blowers Print E-mail
Written by Football Federation Australia   
Tuesday, 17 June 2008 14:31

Football Federation Australia (FFA) today announced the appointment of Mario Van der Ende to conduct an independent review of Australian match officiating standards, systems and practices.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 June 2008 14:40
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Competition healthy for Hyundai A-League Print E-mail
Written by Football Federation Australia   
Tuesday, 03 June 2008 22:47

Ten expressions of interest from groups interested in obtaining a license for a Hyundai A-League club were considered by the Board of Football Federation Australia (FFA) today.

"The number of proposals we have received reflects the momentum behind the growth and development of the Hyundai A-League," said FFA CEO, Ben Buckley.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2008 23:02
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2008/09 A-League & National Youth League Officials Print E-mail
Written by Scott Ferguson   
Thursday, 29 May 2008 20:22

The officials for the 2008/09 Hyundai A-League and new National Youth League seasons have been announced by Football Federation Australia. The new NYL means the addition of two extra panels to the elite groupings within Australia.

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 June 2008 18:09
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Officials plan Socceroo alternatives after Iraq ban Print E-mail
Written by AAP   
Tuesday, 27 May 2008 16:04

Australian soccer authorities have begun contingency planning in case Sunday's World Cup qualifier between the Socceroos and Iraq in Brisbane does not go ahead.

Football governing body FIFA last night suspended Iraq and warned it would be banned from international football for 12 months unless the Iraqi government reinstates the Iraq Football Association by midnight (AEST) on Thursday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 May 2008 16:46
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