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2014 World Cup qualifying

ESPNsoccernet staff | November, 27 2013

Preliminary draw in full.

Alain Traore 'unlikely' to make Burkina XI

Mark Lomas | November, 18 2013

Burkina Faso coach Paul Put has told ESPN he is "unlikely" to hand returning striker Alain Traore a start in the World Cup playoff second-leg against Algeria, but hinted there could be a place for Moumouni Dagano in his XI. • Lomas...

Postecoglou appointed Australia boss

ESPN staff | October, 23 2013

Football Federation Australia have named Ange Postecoglou as the new Socceroos coach. #INSERT type:image caption:Postecoglou will see Australia through to the 2018 World Cup. END# • Brooks: Postecoglou's challenge The Mel...

Victory confirm Postecoglou to lead Socceroos

October, 23 2013

Melbourne Victory have confirmed coach Ange Postecoglou is set to become the new Socceroos boss. Reports in the Australian media suggest Postecoglou will be appointed as Holger Osieck's successor on Wednesday afternoon, with negotiations betwe...

Fergie backed for Australia job

ESPN staff | October, 15 2013

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich has backed Sir Alex Ferguson to come out of retirement and coach Australia after Holger Osieck was sacked on Friday. #INSERT type:image caption:Bosnich had a number of disagreements with Fergu...

Socceroos to consider foreign coach

PA Sport | October, 13 2013

Football Federation Australia chief executive David Gallop has left the door open for another foreign manager to coach the Socceroos at the 2014 World Cup. Australia's 6-0 loss to France on Friday resulted in the dismissal of German Holger Osi...

Australia coach Holger Osieck sacked after loss Video

ESPN staff | October, 12 2013

Australia coach Holger Osieck has been sacked after the Socceroos slumped to an embarrassing 6-0 friendly defeat in France on Friday night. #INSERT type:image caption:Osieck has come under much criticism as Socceroos boss. END# The drubbi...

Cairo to host Egypt World Cup qualifier

ESPN staff | September, 26 2013

Egypt’s World Cup qualifier against Ghana will be played in Cairo, the Egyptian Football Association have confirmed. #INSERT type:image caption:Violence during an Egyptian domestic match saw football limited in the country. END# &bu...

FIFA reject FFA calls for WC compensation

ESPN staff | September, 18 2013

FIFA have dismissed Football Federation Australia's attempts to claim compensation for their unsuccessful 2022 World Cup bid, insisting Australian representatives were aware that the timing of the tournament was subject to change. #INSERT typ...

Australia request compensation for failed WC bid

ESPN staff | September, 17 2013

Football Federation Australia have asked FIFA to provide "just and fair compensation" for Australia's unsuccessful 2022 World Cup bid, according to reports. With speculation rife that the 2022 tournament in Qatar could be changed to ...

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