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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...

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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.

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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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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.

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

Craig Foster dinkus

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.

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Little to celebrate in Socceroos' triumph

Michael Lynch When the desperate hook up with the dateless, someone usually gets lucky. On Wednesday morning it was Australia's turn.

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Pignata steps in to save tardy keeper

Vedran Janjetovic.

Sebastian Hassett Sydney FC goalkeeper Vedran Janjetovic was on the verge of being dumped from the starting line-up for last week's match against Newcastle after arriving late for the clash at Allianz Stadium.

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FFA gets its man, but process leaves a lot to be desired

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch It's clear the FFA made its mind up about Holger Osieck's successor straight away.

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Ange Postecoglou offered Socceroos job

Ange Postecoglou.

Sebastian Hassett Melbourne Victory coach Ange Postecoglou has accepted an offer to become head coach of the Socceroos but his club are still demanding $1 million in compensation before releasing him.

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Ange Postecoglou 'honoured' to be handed Socceroos coaching job

Ange Postecoglou

Sebastian Hassett Ange Postecoglou says he's honoured to be appointed the new coach of Australian soccer for the next five years.

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Two front-runners and one outsider vie for Schwarzer goalkeeper spot

Mitch Langerak

Mitchell Langerak and Matthew Ryan fight for the crown as Australia's top goalkeeper.

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Socceroos brave the cold for Postecoglou in first training session

Ange Postecoglou.

Sebastian Hassett The omens weren't good for Ange Postecoglou. Not only was it so cold and grey that it felt like a mid-winter's morning but Kogarah Oval evoked some bad memories.

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Ange Postecoglou clears slate for Socceroos' new hopefuls

Ange Postecoglou

Sebastian Hassett The omens weren't good for Ange Postecoglou. Not only was it so cold and grey it felt like a mid-winter's morning but also Kogarah Oval evoked bad memories.

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Ange Postecoglou lays down the law to Socceroos

New Socceroos head coach Ange Postecoglou

Sebastian Hassett The Socceroos' first training camp under Ange Postecoglou proves uplifting.

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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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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.

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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.

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.