Ange Postecoglou

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Australia coach linked with Tevez club in China

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Sydney (AFP) – Australia coach Ange Postecoglou was urged to stay loyal to the World Cup hopefuls Tuesday after he was linked with a big-money move to Carlos Tevez’s Shanghai Shenhua in China.

The 52-year-old has failed to confirm or deny reports that he is considering quitting the Socceroos, who face a two-legged playoff with Honduras next month for a place at Russia 2018.

Australia coach linked with Tevez club in China

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Sydney (AFP) – Australia coach Ange Postecoglou was urged to stay loyal to the World Cup hopefuls Tuesday after he was linked with a big-money move to Carlos Tevez’s Shanghai Shenhua in China.

The 52-year-old has failed to confirm or deny reports that he is considering quitting the Socceroos, who face a two-legged playoff with Honduras next month for a place at Russia 2018.

Australia unity call as dates set for World Cup play-off

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Sydney (AFP) – Australian football chiefs called for unity as the dates were confirmed for their World Cup play-off against Honduras, with the team rattled by reports coach Ange Postecoglou could quit.

A brace from veteran striker Tim Cahill in a 2-1 win over Syria last week moved the Socceroos a step closer to a place at the 2018 Russia tournament.

Australia unity call as dates set for World Cup play-off

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Sydney (AFP) – Australian football chiefs called for unity as the dates were confirmed for their World Cup play-off against Honduras, with the team rattled by reports coach Ange Postecoglou could quit.

A brace from veteran striker Tim Cahill in a 2-1 win over Syria last week moved the Socceroos a step closer to a place at the 2018 Russia tournament.

Arnold, Muscat named as potential Socceroos coaches

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Sydney (AFP) – Graham Arnold and hardman Kevin Muscat were named as potential Australia coaches on Thursday after Ange Postecoglou failed to allay fears he’ll quit even if the Socceroos qualify for the World Cup.

Postecoglou declined to confirm or deny reports Wednesday that he planned to walk, either before or after the Socceroos face Honduras in a critical home-and-away play-off next month for a place at the 2018 Russia tournament.

Arnold, Muscat named as potential Socceroos coaches

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Sydney (AFP) – Graham Arnold and hardman Kevin Muscat were named as potential Australia coaches on Thursday after Ange Postecoglou failed to allay fears he’ll quit even if the Socceroos qualify for the World Cup.

Postecoglou declined to confirm or deny reports Wednesday that he planned to walk, either before or after the Socceroos face Honduras in a critical home-and-away play-off next month for a place at the 2018 Russia tournament.

Socceroos coach ready to quit, reports say

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Sydney (AFP) – Australia coach Ange Postecoglou is set to sensationally quit, regardless of whether the Socceroos qualify for next year’s World Cup, reports said on Thursday.

Football Federation Australia was due to comment later on the reports, which come after Australia beat Syria in extra time on Wednesday to reach an intercontinental play-off for Russia 2018.

Socceroos coach ready to quit, reports say

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Sydney (AFP) – Australia coach Ange Postecoglou is set to sensationally quit, regardless of whether the Socceroos qualify for next year’s World Cup, reports said on Thursday.

Football Federation Australia was due to comment later on the reports, which come after Australia beat Syria in extra time on Wednesday to reach an intercontinental play-off for Russia 2018.

Socceroos boss glum after Germany defeat in Confederations Cup

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – Australia head coach Ange Postecoglou cut a disappointed figure after their 3-2 opening Confederations Cup defeat to Germany, but expects the Socceroos to bounce back against Cameroon on Thursday.

Having been hammered 4-0 by Brazil in Melbourne last week in a friendly ahead of the tournament in Russia, Australia stumbled again, losing to the world champions, who fielded an inexperienced side on Monday in Sochi.

Australians in Confed Cup ‘to win it’ despite Brazil drubbing

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Sydney (AFP) – Australia departed for the Russia and FIFA’s Confederations Cup Wednesday insisting they can still win it, despite a crushing 4-0 demolition by Brazil in a lopsided warm-up.

The Socceroos were thrashed by the South Americans in a friendly in Melbourne on Tuesday, but coach Ange Postecoglou preferred to look on the bright side.

Australia skipper Jedinak out of FIFA Confederations Cup

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Sydney (AFP) – Australia skipper Mile Jedinak has withdrawn from Tuesday’s friendly with Brazil and this month’s Confederations Cup with a groin injury, Football Federation Australia said.

The Aston Villa midfielder pulled up sore after Australia’s 3-2 World Cup qualifier win over Saudi Arabia last week and coach Ange Postecoglou said with the Socceroos to play at least four games in 13 days an unfit Jedinak was too much of a risk.

Australia skipper Jedinak out of FIFA Confederations Cup

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Sydney (AFP) – Australia skipper Mile Jedinak has withdrawn from Tuesday’s friendly with Brazil and this month’s Confederations Cup with a groin injury, Football Federation Australia said.

The Aston Villa midfielder pulled up sore after Australia’s 3-2 World Cup qualifier win over Saudi Arabia last week and coach Ange Postecoglou said with the Socceroos to play at least four games in 13 days an unfit Jedinak was too much of a risk.

Australia keep faith with Cahill for World Cup qualifiers

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Sydney (AFP) – Australia coach Ange Postecoglou kept faith with team talisman Tim Cahill Wednesday by including the veteran in his squad for two pivotal World Cup qualifiers despite a lack of match practice.

The 36-year-old record scorer now plays for Melbourne City after 18 years abroad but has been unable to string together a series of games due to suspension and not being picked.

Fresh faces for Australia’s Thai football World Cup game

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Sydney (AFP) Australia coach Ange Postecoglou on Wednesday named two uncapped midfielders and a handful of A-League players in an extended squad for their World Cup qualifier against Thailand, where cheering has been banned.

There was uncertainty about whether the game would go ahead after the death of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, with fans advised to wear white, black or grey clothing.

Fresh faces for Australia’s Thai football World Cup game

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Sydney (AFP) Australia coach Ange Postecoglou on Wednesday named two uncapped midfielders and a handful of A-League players in an extended squad for their World Cup qualifier against Thailand, where cheering has been banned.

There was uncertainty about whether the game would go ahead after the death of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, with fans advised to wear white, black or grey clothing.

Luongo, Juric fire Australia past Iraq in World Cup qualifier

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Perth (Australia) (AFP) Hotshots Massimo Luongo and Tomi Juric were both on target as Australia overcame a dogged Iraq outfit to win 2-0 in their 2018 World Cup qualifier on Thursday.

The home side were strong favourites but they didn't have it all their own way until QPR's Luongo and FC Luzern striker Juric scored in a seven-minute, second-half burst.

Luongo, Juric fire Australia past Iraq in World Cup qualifier

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Perth (Australia) (AFP) Hotshots Massimo Luongo and Tomi Juric were both on target as Australia overcame a dogged Iraq outfit to win 2-0 in their 2018 World Cup qualifier on Thursday.

The home side were strong favourites but they didn't have it all their own way until QPR's Luongo and FC Luzern striker Juric scored in a seven-minute, second-half burst.

Cahill back for Australia’s Greek test

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Sydney (AFP) Veteran Tim Cahill was included Tuesday in Australia's squad for a double-header against Greece, one of 10 changes from the Socceroos line-up unveiled last week to play England.

The Australians face the Greeks on June 4 in Sydney and three days later in Melbourne.

The games follow a clash with Roy Hodgson's England at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland on May 27, which falls outside the FIFA international window, meaning those playing in Asia were unavailable.

Cahill back for Australia’s Greek test

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Sydney (AFP) Veteran Tim Cahill was included Tuesday in Australia's squad for a double-header against Greece, one of 10 changes from the Socceroos line-up unveiled last week to play England.

The Australians face the Greeks on June 4 in Sydney and three days later in Melbourne.

The games follow a clash with Roy Hodgson's England at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland on May 27, which falls outside the FIFA international window, meaning those playing in Asia were unavailable.

Free-scoring Australians say they’re still Asia’s best

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Australia coach Ange Postecoglou says his team is good enough to beat anyone in Asia and he is not worried who they draw in the next round of World Cup qualifying.

Postecoglou was full of confidence after the Socceroos dismantled Harry Redknapp's Jordan 5-1 in Sydney on Tuesday to win Group B of Asian qualifying, meaning they enter the third and final phase to make the 2018 tournament in Russia.

Free-scoring Australians say they’re still Asia’s best

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Australia coach Ange Postecoglou says his team is good enough to beat anyone in Asia and he is not worried who they draw in the next round of World Cup qualifying.

Postecoglou was full of confidence after the Socceroos dismantled Harry Redknapp's Jordan 5-1 in Sydney on Tuesday to win Group B of Asian qualifying, meaning they enter the third and final phase to make the 2018 tournament in Russia.

Australia’s manager says Tim Cahill could make it to Russia 2018

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Australia coach Ange Postecoglou said evergreen striker Tim Cahill could play all the way to the next World Cup as the goals keep coming for the 35-year-old. The newly crowned Asian coach of the year said retirement was not on the cards for Australia's record scorer, who struck three this month against Bangladesh to reach 45 international goals.

Australia’s manager says Tim Cahill could make it to Russia 2018

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Australia coach Ange Postecoglou said evergreen striker Tim Cahill could play all the way to the next World Cup as the goals keep coming for the 35-year-old. The newly crowned Asian coach of the year said retirement was not on the cards for Australia's record scorer, who struck three this month against Bangladesh to reach 45 international goals.

2015 Asian Cup: Everything you need to know about… Australia

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Still experiencing World Cupwithdrawalssix months after the fact? No worries, my beloved reader, for while it may be another three andhalf awful years before the World Cup returns, the Asian Football Confederation has rewarded our suffering with the return of the Asian Cup.

A Bright Future Awaits for Valiant Socceroos

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The pride of a nation. Australia's 2-3 defeat at the hands of the Netherlands was arguably their greatest result on the international stage, so much so that, for many fans, regardless of what the score line suggested, it felt like a win. And if their previous 3-1 loss at the hands of Chile wasn't enough to persuade fans home and abroad, then yesterday's game surely did just that.

Australia Names 23-Man Squad For World Cup 2014: Luke Wilkshire Dropped From Team

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Australia head coachAnge Postecoglou has made several controversial decisions in his selection of the 23 men who will be on the roster for the Socceroos heading to Brazil.

Luke Wilkshire, who has 80 caps for Australia, has been eliminated from the squad, which will probably mean the end of his international career, while Josh Kennedy and Tom Rogic were ruled out due to injuries.

15 A-League Players To Watch Down Under Against Liverpool and Man United This Summer

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The two biggest clubs in British soccer history are on their way to Australia this summer. Make no mistake about it; this is a huge scalp for Australian football.

Manchester United announced the pre-season tour mid-December with great effect. Tickets went on sale and where sold out in less than an hour.

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Disappointed Socceroos still dreaming of Russia World Cup

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Melbourne (AFP) – Coach Ange Postecoglou says his team will hit the ground running in their arduous World Cup play-off against Syria, brushing aside frustration at failing to qualify automatically for Russia.

The Socceroos beat Thailand 2-1 in their final Asian qualifying Group B game on Tuesday, but with Saudi Arabia upsetting Japan 1-0 it consigned them to a dangerous two-leg play-off against the war-ravaged Syrians.

Queiroz, from Man Utd enforcer to Mr. World Cup

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Seoul (AFP) – Carlos Queiroz was once Alex Ferguson’s formidable number two at Manchester United, but he has now carved out a new reputation: the man who can take your team to the World Cup.

After Queiroz’s Iran became only the second team to qualify for Russia 2018, he is savouring the unique feat of reaching four World Cups with three different teams.

Queiroz, from Man Utd enforcer to Mr. World Cup

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Seoul (AFP) – Carlos Queiroz was once Alex Ferguson’s formidable number two at Manchester United, but he has now carved out a new reputation: the man who can take your team to the World Cup.

After Queiroz’s Iran became only the second team to qualify for Russia 2018, he is savouring the unique feat of reaching four World Cups with three different teams.

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Postecoglou Feels Full Force of the Roar

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Ange Postecoglou's return to Brisbane was everything the former Roar head coach would have dreaded, as the defending A-League champions tore his Melbourne Victory side apart, much to the chagrin of fans betting on soccer.

The size of the job in hand for Postecoglou was made clear for all to see as the Roar made relatively easy work of inflicting the Victory's second defeat in the new season, as the hosts ran out 5-0 winners to send their former boss back to Melbourne with his tail between his legs.

Ange Postecoglou: the greatest Oz inspiration to Aussie Grassroots Coaches ever?

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If you've ever watched the Brisbane Roar play - and most Aussie's don't have Fox Sports so will never have seen them - they play to instruction, tactic and a tempo rarely, some say never, seen in Australia.

There is many elements to their game but one is critical to Australian football development at all levels.

Ange Postecoglou still guides the Young Aussies!

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He might not have the job anymore - he may have gone down in one of Australian footballs greatest TV stoushes with the Foz way back when but the latest Aussie Young Socceroos Coach sees Ange as the man to guide our young revolution.

Most Aussie fans will smile when they read this I suspect.

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Cahill ties Australian scoring record with winner vs. Costa Rica

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The fine form that Tim Cahill ended the MLS season with has carried over to the international stage.

Cahill came off the bench to help Australia win its first game under new head coach Ange Postecoglou on Tuesday, scoring a trademark header to give the Socceroos a 1-0 triumph over Costa Rica at Allianz Stadium in Sydney.

Liverpool & Juventus Scout A-League Star

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Liverpool and Juventus are set to send scouts to watch Melbourne Victory star Marco Rojas this weekend, according to Sky Sports.
The 21-year-old forward is the Australian A-League's most exciting talent, and local reports claim Liverpool and Juventus scouts will be in attendance for Melbourne Victory's match against Sydney FC this Saturday.

How good can it get?

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I might have to be writing a bit this season. Things are exciting at the Roar and I am full of material. If anything I've been suffering the writer's block of someone with far too much to say. So fuck it, I'll start with a rave. Anything to get the gripes with FIFA (which I still have) from the top of the page and some news of this brilliant team.