Australian Chris Herd wants to continue improving after signing a four-year contract at Aston Villa on Wednesday.
The Socceroos have dropped one spot to finish the calendar year in 23rd place on the FIFA world rankings.
Professional Footballers' Association chief Gordon Taylor said Luis Suarez's ban for racist remarks is a message to the playing group.
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp does not believe there is a problem with racism in English football.
Chelsea have announced their Premier League clash with Fulham on Boxing Day will take place as scheduled, despite transport strike threats.
Chelsea captain John Terry is facing charges over the alleged racist abuse of Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand.
Chinese referee Huang Junjie has admitted that he was paid to fix a friendly involving Manchester United.
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish says he is 'very disappointed' with the FA's decision to ban Luis Suarez for eight matches.
Recently appointed Adelaide United coach John Kosmina believes there are the makings of a successful Reds team despite the club enduring one of its worst seasons in history.
Sydney FC coach Vitezslav Lavicka said he will look at resting marquee man Brett Emerton from certain games to ensure the veteran midfielder's body holds-up during a gruelling festive period of matches for the club.
Wellington Phoenix midfielder Daniel is hoping a solid 30 minutes in the loss to Melbourne Victory last Sunday will be enough to get him a start against Newcastle Jets on Friday night.
Melbourne Heart have received a huge boost ahead of Friday's Melbourne derby by announcing the re-signing of four star youngsters - Eli Babalj, Aziz Behich, Brendan Hamill and Jason Hoffman.
AC Milan moved to the top of the Serie A table after a hard-fought 2-0 win over Cagliari on Tuesday, while the Tuscan derby finished 0-0.
The smiles are finally back in the Gold Coast United dressing room.
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been banned for eight matches and fined 40,000 pounds after being found guilty of misconduct.
Kenny Dalglish says it is 'no surprise' that Liverpool have the best defensive record in the Premier League.
Roberto Mancini insists Manchester City cannot let Carlos Tevez leave on loan and it is only 'correct' that he should be sold outright.
Barcelona forward David Villa is eager to start his recovery process as soon as possible and is confident that he will return to the pitch shortly.
Tottenham midfielder Sandro said beating Chelsea on Thursday will give his side the belief to mount a genuine title challenge this season.
Fixtures in London on Boxing Day could be affected by tube strikes in the city, with some teams considering rescheduling their matches.