Sport FIFA could install next Socceroos coach

01:53  13 october  2017
01:53  13 october  2017 Source:   Wide World of Sports

US win smooths Socceroos' WC play-off path

  US win smooths Socceroos' WC play-off path The Socceroos are set to avoid a tough final World Cup qualifying play-off tie against the US after the Americans hammered Panama 4-0.The United States' 4-0 pounding of Panama on Saturday has smoothed the way for Ange Postecoglou's men, who will now likely avoid a challenging tie with the Americans for a spot at Russia 2018.

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The Caltex Socceroos will look to secure the result they need to keep alive their hopes of playing at next year’s FIF. The Caltex Socceroos are embracing the make-or-break nature of their FIFA World Cup qualifying series against Syria, according to Tim Cahill.

FIFA could have a say on who will coach the Socceroos next with Ange Postecoglou’s exit possibly coinciding with the dismissal of Football Federation’s board.

With Postecoglou reportedly set to quit the Socceroos after the play-off match against Honduras in November, it’s said the incumbent FFA powerbrokers are not guaranteed to be in charge when he leaves with FIFA set to install its own people to run the Australian game.

Syrian coach angered after tough defeat

  Syrian coach angered after tough defeat Syria coach Ayman Al Hakim focused his attention on Ange Postecoglou after their 2-1 World Cup qualifying loss to Australia.The anger in Ayman Al Hakim was bubbling well before Tim Cahill's head finally put their ambitions to bed in the 109th minute.

Dutchman Pim Verbeek was announced as the new head coach of Socceroos at a Football Federation Australia (FFA) press conference in Sydney this afternoon.

THE Socceroos enter the tricky FIFA World Cup playoffs with a massive cloud hanging over the Australian game. There is plenty riding on the Socceroos ’ next two, hopefully four games. Could a winning team unite Syria? Broxham set to fill another hole.

Football Federation Australia has called an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) On November 1 in an attempt to end the impasse over the sport's governance and push through a new congress model.

A-League clubs have threatened legal action to stop what Adelaide United chairman Greg Griffin has described as an "abuse of power" from FFA.

A resolution must be struck by November 30 or FIFA will remove FFA's board and install a 'normalisation committee' to run Australian soccer.

FIFA’s ‘normalisation committee’ will look to implement its own structure and people, with a number of government officials along with leaders from the football and business communities set to take over.

It would likely be made up of locals, but precedents have been set by FIFA where overseas committee members have been installed.

Ange Postecoglou to quit Socceroos in November

  Ange Postecoglou to quit Socceroos in November <p>Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou is reportedly set to walk away from his position in November.</p>The Herald Sun has reported that Postecoglou has made the decision to vacate his position at the end of Australia’s World Cup qualification campaign regardless of which way the result goes, and that he would have already left the job if Australia had successfully gained automatic qualification last month.

THE Socceroos could face a blockbuster World Cup qualification showdown with the USA as both countries’ bids for a World Cup berth go down to the wire. Australia next meets Syria in a two-leg playoff series on October 5 and October 10, with Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou saying on

WITH FIFA ’S rankings to have a big say in next year’s World Cup draw, Brazil have been eclipsed in top spot while the Socceroos ’ wobbles have been punished. Socceroos coach Ange PostecoglouSource:AAP.

  FIFA could install next Socceroos coach © Nine News FIFA has knack of overthrowing national federations with the world governing body banning Pakistan from all soccer competitions for vote rigging.

The political twist comes amid a number of candidates being thrown up as possible replacements for Postecoglou.

Brisbane Roar coach John Aloisi believes only another Australian should coach the national team because they would understand the brand of football this country is accustomed to.

 “I feel that it should be an Australian. I don’t think the foreign coaches we’ve had in the past believe in what we’re doing here in Australia,” Aloisi said.

“As a player I really felt that putting on that jersey meant something and the national team coach, if he’s Australian, really feels something.’’

Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold is understood to be FFA’s preferred choice to take over on the eve of the World Cup.

Postecoglou up for Honduras challenge .
Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou says it's not right to suggest his focus is anywhere but next month's World Cup playoffs with Honduras. Under-fire Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou insists he's not looking any further than next month's do-or-die World Cup qualifying playoff with Honduras.Postecoglou has spent a week at the centre of rabid speculation over his coaching future after an incendiary report had suggested he will leave the national team after the Honduras matches.Speaking on Wednesday afternoon at a Sydney business function, Postecoglou failed to give credence to the reports or hose them down.

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