Osieck defends claims of disrespect

December 4, 2012
By Angela Habashy
A cultural gap as big as that in the rankings has emerged between Australia and Hong Kong with the local coach accusing Socceroos boss Holger Osieck of disrespecting his team.

Kim Pan Gon attributed his 172nd-ranked side's gutsy display in their 1-0 loss to the world No.33 Socceroos on Monday night to the anger they felt over Osieck's reported disrespect.

The German made local headlines on Monday with reports he had been dismissive of the lowly Hong Kong national team at a press ...

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