Yuto Nagatomo and Keisuke Honda have returned to the Japan squad to face Australia on June 4 after recovering from injury.
Socceroos coach Holger Osieck has recalled towering forward Josh Kennedy for the crunch June World Cup qualifiers against Japan, Jordan and Iraq.
A-League outfit Wellington Phoenix have signed former Melbourne Victory coach Ernie Merrick as their new boss for next season.
A-League Premiers Western Sydney Wanderers have released four of their foundation players, including Dino Kresinger, Tarek Elrich, Joey Gibbs and Rocky Visconte.
After three failed attempts Central Coast finally won their maiden A-League championship, ending Western Sydney's remarkable debut season with a 2-0 win in Sunday's Allianz Stadium decider.
Melbourne Victory are a win away from the A-League Grand Final after an extra-time goal saw off Perth Glory at the Etihad Stadium.
Western Sydney became the first expansion club in Australian history to win a trophy in their debut season as they beat Newcastle Jets 3-0 to claim the A-League's Premiers' Plate.
Australia coach Holger Osieck is a man under pressure, the chief of the country's Football Federation (FFA) has said.
Brisbane Roar stormed into the A-League finals series with a 3-1 win over Sydney FC in their high-stakes encounter at Suncorp Stadium.
Australia and Oman played out a 2-2 draw in Sydney on Tuesday evening, with Aston Villa striker Brett Holman salvaging a point for the home side five minutes from time.
Socceroos manager Holger Osieck has identified his best partnership in the heart of defence for Australia's crucial World Cup qualifier against Oman in Sydney.
Socceroos goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has praised the "outstanding" achievements of Tony Popovic in his inaugural season as coach of the Western Sydney Wanderers, admitting he never expected such a rapid rise for the A-League newcomers.
Mark Schwarzer says Australia must defeat Oman next Tuesday to avoid "a disaster" in qualifying for the 2014 World Cup, as he prepares to take the captain's armband from the suspended Lucas Neill.
Melbourne Victory's Ange Postecoglou has been chosen by A-League fans to coach of the A-League All-Stars squad set to face Manchester United at ANZ Stadium.
Central Coast Mariners have kept the race for the A-League Premier's Plate alive for another week after defeating Brisbane Roar 1-0 in Gosford.