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FC Luzern looking to sell Australia international Tomi Juric - report

Less than two months after being axed from the Socceroos, Tomi Juric appears to be being forced out of his Swiss club FC Luzern.

The 27-year-old played a full 90 minutes for Luzern against Neuchatel Xamax on Sunday, in his seventh Swiss Super League appearance this season.

Despite that, the Luzerner Zeitung reports that Juric has been told he can negotiate with other clubs and has been barred from training with the first team.

Juric has been with the Swiss club since July 2016 after joining from...

Hakeem al-Araibi arrives back in Australia after being released from Thai prison

Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi thanked Australians on his return home on Tuesday, hours after the threat of extradition to Bahrain was lifted and more than two months after he was detained in Thailand.

Hundreds of supporters carrying welcome signs and singing "You'll Never Walk Alone" were waiting at Melbourne Airport when Al-Araibi arrived on a commercial flight direct from Bangkok.

"I would like to say thanks to Australia," Al-Araibi told the cheering crowd. "It's amazing to see all of the...

Thai court orders release of refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi

Hakeem Al-Araibi
Hakeem al-Araibi has denied charges against him in Bahrain.

A Thai court ordered the release of refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi on Monday after prosecutors said they were no longer seeking his extradition to Bahrain.

Court spokesman Suriyan Hongvilai said Al-Araibi, who lives and plays football in Australia, was being processed for release.

On Monday, prosecutors submitted to court a request to withdraw the case to extradite Al-Araibi to Bahrain, where he faces a 10-year prison sentence for an arson attack that damaged a police station.

He has denied...

Former Matildas boss Alen Stajcic hits back at Football Federation Australia

Alen Stajcic has described the personal and professional impact of the saga over his dismissal as Matildas head coach.
Speaking to the media for the first time since being axed as Matildas head coach, Stajcic says he remains in the dark about the reasons for his dismissal.

Alen Stajcic has called for an independent inquiry into his controversial dismissal as Matildas coach in a bid to restore his damaged reputation.

After issuing a 1,673 word statement early on Monday, an emotional Stajcic held a 40-minute press conference in North Sydney.

He was almost in tears when talking about the the pain the saga has inflicted on his family since his axing three weeks ago over alleged workplace and culture issues.

"By coming here today and presenting my facts and chain of events...

Alen Stajcic 'remains in the dark' over controversial dismissal - FCA

A frustrated Alen Stajcic still doesn't know exactly why he was sacked as Matildas coach almost three weeks ago, according to Football Coaches Australia (FCA).

FCA says it remains committed to help Stajcic finalise a settlement with Football Federation Australia after he was axed just five months before the women's World Cup in France.

Stajcic was sacked on Jan. 18 with the FFA hierarchy citing confidentiality arrangements for refusing to detail its reasons.

FCA, an organisation established to support...