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Why does Real Madrid legend Ferenc Puskas have a statue in Melbourne?

Paul Wade shares some of his fondest memories playing under the legendary Ferenc Puskas.

MELBOURNE -- There are a lot of statues in Melbourne's Olympic precinct.

Bronze statues encircle the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground, tributes to immortals of Australian sport such as Norm Smith, Betty Cuthbert and the great Sir Donald Bradman, while just across Olympic Boulevard are monuments dedicated to Bob Rose and John Landy's immortal moment of sportsmanship with Ron Clarke. Permanent reminders of the legends of the past, they are fitting ornaments for the crown jewel of a city that, without...

Australia legends call for reset of game: 'Talent needs broadening'

A group of Australia's top former soccer players have called for the national governing body to use the coronavirus shutdown for a reset of the domestic game.

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The group, part of the 2006 team dubbed the "Golden Generation" that ended Australia's 32-year wait for a World Cup appearance, said standards had stagnated in recent years.

"What we see now is that the pool of talent needs broadening,...

Robbie Fowler defends decision to coach in A-League

Adelaide United Director of football Bruce Djite says the A-League would like the current season completed by the end of August.
Now living in Croatia, the former talismanic striker claims football's leadership in Australia has overseen a grave decline in talent development.

Robbie Fowler believes his decision to move to Australia was a gamble that paid off and that his Brisbane Roar side would have been contenders for a third A-League title had the coronavirus outbreak not intervened.

The former England and Liverpool striker only had the experience of the 2011-12 season as player-coach at Thai club Muangthong United on his CV when he took over at the Roar at the start of the season.

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A-League set for August 1 restart - sources

A-League players will be back in training on July 1, with the remainder of the season to commence on Aug. 1, sources have told ESPN.

Clubs were informed of the plans late on Friday afternoon (AEST), with five rounds of matches plus a finals series remaining to complete the 2019-20 A-League season.

Details are yet to be confirmed, but the hub model is thought to the preferred option, with Sydney the front-runner to host the remaining fixtures. All teams will observe the ongoing health and safety...