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Socceroos coach Postecoglou quits ahead of football World Cup

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Sydney (AFP) – Coach Ange Postecoglou announced Wednesday that he will not take Australia to the World Cup next year, ending weeks of speculation about his future after a lengthy qualification campaign.

“After a great deal of thought and soul-searching, I’ve decided that the journey for me ends as Socceroo coach,” an emotional Postecoglou told a press conference in Sydney.

Socceroos coach Postecoglou to meet with FFA on World Cup future

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Sydney (AFP) – Coach Ange Postecoglou said Sunday he will meet with Football Federation Australia officials this week to decide whether he will take the Socceroos to next year’s World Cup in Russia.

Postecoglou has kept everyone guessing about his much-rumoured departure after Australia overcame Honduras 3-1 to reach their fourth consecutive World Cup in Sydney last week.

Socceroos coach Postecoglou to meet with FFA on World Cup future

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Sydney (AFP) – Coach Ange Postecoglou said Sunday he will meet with Football Federation Australia officials this week to decide whether he will take the Socceroos to next year’s World Cup in Russia.

Postecoglou has kept everyone guessing about his much-rumoured departure after Australia overcame Honduras 3-1 to reach their fourth consecutive World Cup in Sydney last week.

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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Australia’s coach Postecoglou happy after Honduras stalemate

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San Pedro Sula (Honduras) (AFP) – Australia coach Ange Postecoglou praised the way his side dealt with hostile conditions on Friday after the Socceroos held Honduras to a 0-0 draw in their World Cup playoff clash.

Postecoglou said Australia would return to Sydney for Wednesday’s second leg in good heart following a controlled display that puts them in the box seat to qualify for next year’s finals in Russia.

Australia’s coach Postecoglou happy after Honduras stalemate

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San Pedro Sula (Honduras) (AFP) – Australia coach Ange Postecoglou praised the way his side dealt with hostile conditions on Friday after the Socceroos held Honduras to a 0-0 draw in their World Cup playoff clash.

Postecoglou said Australia would return to Sydney for Wednesday’s second leg in good heart following a controlled display that puts them in the box seat to qualify for next year’s finals in Russia.

Cahill poised for Australia World Cup boost

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San Pedro Sula (Honduras) (AFP) – Tim Cahill is poised to give Australia a massive World Cup boost after being declared available for the Socceroos crucial 2018 World Cup playoff with Honduras here Friday.

Record scorer Cahill has been touch-and-go for the Asia-CONCACAF first leg tie after twisting an ankle a week ago in Melbourne City’s A-League game with Sydney FC.

Cahill poised for Australia World Cup boost

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San Pedro Sula (Honduras) (AFP) – Tim Cahill is poised to give Australia a massive World Cup boost after being declared available for the Socceroos crucial 2018 World Cup playoff with Honduras here Friday.

Record scorer Cahill has been touch-and-go for the Asia-CONCACAF first leg tie after twisting an ankle a week ago in Melbourne City’s A-League game with Sydney FC.

Jedinak back in Australia squad for World Cup play-off vs Honduras

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Sydney (AFP) – Captain Mile Jedinak was on Wednesday named in an extended Australia squad for next month’s two-leg World Cup play-off against Honduras with Bristol City defender Bailey Wright also returning from injury.

The Socceroos face home-and-away clashes against the fourth-placed team from the CONCACAF federation for a spot at next year’s World Cup finals in Russia.

Jedinak back in Australia squad for World Cup play-off vs Honduras

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Sydney (AFP) – Captain Mile Jedinak was on Wednesday named in an extended Australia squad for next month’s two-leg World Cup play-off against Honduras with Bristol City defender Bailey Wright also returning from injury.

The Socceroos face home-and-away clashes against the fourth-placed team from the CONCACAF federation for a spot at next year’s World Cup finals in Russia.

Australia primed for Honduras World Cup showdown

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Sydney (AFP) – Coach Ange Postecoglou said Australia were one of the best-organised national teams in the world and would be better prepared than Honduras at next month’s World Cup play-offs.

The Socceroos face a home-and-away play-off against Honduras, the fourth-placed team from the CONCACAF federation, for a spot at next year’s World Cup finals in Russia.

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.

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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.