Former Socceroo Robbie Slater believe match fixing is not an issue in Australia but says no country is immune in the wake of a wide-spread scandal.
Socceroos coach Holger Osieck has been monitoring Richard Porta and hopes the Sydney-born striker could soon be playing for Australia.
Scott McDonald is on another hot run of form for his club Middlesbrough and pushing his claims for another shot with the Socceroos.
Graham Arnold is concerned at the amount of foreigners in the A-League this weekend, saying it's hurting Australia's national soccer sides.
The inaugural coach of Sydney's second A-League franchise Tony Popovic is confident he can quickly assemble a competitive team with strong community ties.
Billionaire Nathan Tinkler's decision to hand back the Newcastle Jets licence is another major blow for the A-League and Football Federation Australia.
Mark Bresciano, refreshed after an 18-month absence, is in strong form heading into the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia in Melbourne.
Brisbane Roar's longstanding A-League record is over and W-League side Adelaide is desperately hoping another streak is on its last legs.
Liverpool have dedicated their English Premier League victory over Chelsea to Australian goalkeeper Brad Jones following the death of his son.
Branko Culina apparently had no idea he was hours away from being sacked as Newcastle Jets coach, when he was all smiles at the A-League launch.
Harry Kewell and Brett Emerton have brought the star power but Brisbane believe they possess the staying power to become the first back-to-back champions.
Socceroos captain Lucas Neill has reportedly sealed a switch to the Middle East to join reigning UAE champions Al Jazira on a one-year deal.
Australia coach Holger Osieck says luring Socceroos superstar Harry Kewell back home to join Melbourne Victory could be "extraordinary".
Socceroos midfielder Carl Valeri says he's frustrated about another betting scandal in Italian football but is confident his club Sassuolo is not involved.
Tim Cahill insists the Socceroos' excitement at reaching the Asian Cup final won't prevent them from remaining focused on the showdown with Japan.
The Socceroos are bracing for one of the biggest moments in their careers after setting up a showdown with Japan in the final of the Asian Cup.