Osieck's job was on knife's edge

June 19, 2013
By Angela Habashy
Australia's World Cup fate hinged on a moment of sheer "intuition" and so too, FFA boss David Gallop admits, did coach Holger Osieck's job.

At 0-0 and with 13 minutes to go in Australia's must-win World Cup qualifier against Iraq on Tuesday Osieck had one last role of the dice.

Often criticised for his decisions, the German coach made the gutsiest one so far when taking goal-machine Tim Cahill off for Josh Kennedy.

It proved a masterstroke with lanky striker Kennedy ...

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