Winter Wonderland- Chelsea FC coming to AUS? /Mundial Mornings

It’s a winter wonderland for Australian football fans this
off-season, after Chelsea were added to the colossal schedule of European teams
touring down under.

Sydney FC are the chosen ones, scheduled to take part against Chelsea in a friendly on the 2nd of June at ANZ stadium. A face-off between potential English and Australian Champions.

The highly anticipated friendly is scheduled only a week
after Sydney FC take on Tottenham FC.

Despite strong reports from Fairfax and a number of other
big media outlets, Chelsea FC has told Fox Sports they are “declining to
comment”.

Manchester City, Real Madrid, Roma, Liverpool, Villareal and
Tottenham are already confirmed to play friendlies in the off-season.

The international hype will greatly benefit the interests of
Australian Football and attract marquee players to make the move down under.

Reading tribute for Adam Federici

Australian goalkeeper Adam Federici has been tribute by his
Reading fans after his blunder cost Reading a place in the FA Cup Final.
Reading fans were quick to forgive a distraught Federici, flooding social media
with co-operative support.

The following Championship game was greeted with an amazing
gesture from Reading fans, waving Australian flags in support of their number 1
goalkeeper.

Watch the howler here- 

Greek Football Federation under FIFA fire

FIFA have threatened Greece’s Football Federation suspension
from international football, after the Greek Super league was marred by
violence on three separate occasions. 

The league has already been suspended by
the government three times, and FIFA have had enough.

However, Greece’s deputy sports minister Stavros Kontonis
rejected the ultimatum in a television interview on Wednesday evening.

“We
are not going to change the philosophy of the sports bill. The supervision
exercised in Greek football by Fifa and Uefa has failed,” Kontonis said.

A suspension will mean Greece would be scratched from FIFA
and UEFA competitions.  

UEFA updated
champions League regulations

Top-seeded teams in eight groups will be the defending
Champions League winner plus titleholders in the seven highest-ranked
countries.

If
the Champions League winner also wins its national title, then the eighth
top-seeded team is the Netherlands champion.

Transfer Talks or Chinese Whispers?

Sydney FC’s Alex Brosque is considering retirement from
football. (SMH)

Jordan Henderson has signed a five year deal with Liverpool
FC (Liverpool
FC)

Unsettled midfielder Yaya Toure targeted by PSG and Inter
for summer transfer (ESPN)

Robin Van Persie snubs Turkish Club Fenerbache in order to
play out his final year with Manchester United. (Mirror)

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By ARI CHARILAOU

Ari Charilaou