Aurelio Vidmar


Olyroos coach Aurelio Vidmar returns serve at A-League coaches

Aurelio Vidmar

Dominic Bossi Olyroos coach Aurelio Vidmar says the Asian Under-22 Championship is an invaluable learning curve for his players as he hit back at criticism from A-League coaches who have lost players to the...


Aurelio Vidmar didn't see Holger Osieck dismissal coming

BANGKOK, THAILAND - NOVEMBER 14:  Australian assistant coach Aurelio Vidmar looks on during an Australian Socceroos training session at Thep Hatsidin Stadium on November 14, 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Julian Drape London: Interim coach Aurelio Vidmar says the Socceroos will ultimately benefit from Holger Osieck's "gutsy" call to play Brazil and France in the lead-up to the World Cup.

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Aurelio Vidmar keeping Reds' heads level

By Daniel Brettig Adelaide United coach Aurelio Vidmar is battling to keep his players insulated from an expectation the Reds will wipe the floor in Wednesday night's ACL match.


Ange Postecoglou set to announce Socceroos' 30-man World Cup squad

Coach Ange Postecoglou has dispensed with all but a few ageing relics for his upcoming Brazilian exhibition.

Sebastian Hassett Whether or not it is a subtle pointer to the change taking place within the Socceroos, the Museum of Contemporary Art on Sydney’s waterfront will make a fitting backdrop for the unveiling of...

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Trent Sainsbury out for Socceroos as Bailey Wright juggles World Cup dream

Bailey Wright.

Sebastian Hassett The World Cup dreams of Trent Sainsbury are all but over while fellow defender Bailey Wright’s Brazil aspirations could hinge on the outcome of his English club’s push for promotion.

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Defiant Lucas Neill says his controversial words fired up Socceroos

Lucas Neill

Nick Miller Socceroos captain Lucas Neill has refused to back down from his controversial comments questioning the passion of the team's younger members.

Melbourne Victory lose four to Asian Under-22 Championship

Ben McKay Melbourne Victory will be hit hard by the Under-22 Asian Championship next month, after four players made Aurelio Vidmar's Australian squad.


Australia beats Kuwait in AFC U-22 opener

Ryan Kitto.

Australia opens its under-22 Asian soccer championship campaign with a 1-0 victory over Kuwait.


Canberra teens gear up to impress soccer scouts

Sport.  ACT Academy of Sport team members  Ross Costanzo 15 and Ridwan Hannan 15 will be playing in the State Institute Challenge at the AIS that will feature the best under-15 players from Australia and will be used to identify players for the under 17 Joeys National Soccer Team.  1 December 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Lee Gaskin Canberra teenager Ridwan Hannan has the same dream as every other player at the National Institute Challenge.


Olyroos lose 4-0 to Japan in Asian championship

Musashi  Suzuki and David Vrankovic

Australia have suffered a 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Japan in their dead-rubber final group match at the Asian Under-22 soccer championship in Oman.


A-League: Club and country must stand together for greater good

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Craig Foster Much hand wringing has occurred in relation to the absence of a group of young players from the A-League for several weeks for the AFC under-22 championship in Oman.

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Striking a balance between domestic and international soccer crucial

Craig Foster Dinkus

Craig Foster It is clear we want all of our best players available, every week.


Ante Milicic appointed Socceroos assistant coach

Ante Milicic

Sebastian Hassett Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has appointed highly-regarded tactician Ante Milicic as his new assistant coach for this year's World Cup.

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Socceroos' mood perks up as Ange Postecoglou shows he means business

Ange Postecoglou.

Sebastian Hassett OFFICIALLY, Tuesday was designated as the anniversary of the start of David Gallop's tenure as Football Federation Australia chief executive.

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Absence of young guns to hit Victory

Victory will be hit hard by the Asian soccer championship with four players named in the squad.


Lucas Neill asks players to prove they back him

Lucas Neill.

Lucas Neill believes he has the backing of the Socceroos squad to remain captain but says the proof will be in how the players perform against Canada in London.

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Frank Lowy: 'Rejuvenation' of Socceroos the reason for firing Holger Osieck

Holger Osieck

Sebastian Hassett The decision to sack Holger Osieck as Socceroos coach this morning [AET] was made to ensure a "rejuvenation" of the national team before next year's World Cup, according to FFA chairman Frank Lowy.

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Australia becoming the joke of the soccer world

Holger Osieck.

Michael Lynch The anger and disappointment has gone, to be replaced now by simple disdain, contempt and a measure of pity.

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Socceroos coach Holger Osieck sacked after Friday night Bleus

Holger Osieck

Sebastian Hassett The most embarrassing pair of results in Socceroos' history has ended the reign of coach Holger Osieck, who was dramatically sacked this morning.

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Guus Hiddink in demand as Socceroos seek new coach


Australia will need to win a bidding war to secure Guus Hiddink's return as Socceroos coach, with initial talks underway.

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