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Holger has to go

Holger has to go

COMMENT – Paul Williams

Enough is enough. Holger Osieck’s time as coach of the Australian national team has to end. Sunday morning’s 6-0 defeat at Brazil was the straw that broke the camel’s back.

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Neill appointed Asian Cup ambassador

Neill appointed Asian Cup ambassador

Lucas Neill will crown his glittering Socceroos career by serving as the Captain Ambassador for AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015.

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What constitutes success at youth level?

What constitutes success at youth level?

By Paul Williams

There is an interesting debate taking place in Australia at the moment regarding the nation’s U20 side that was recently knocked out in the group stage of the FIFA U20 World Cup in Turkey.

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Korea get the better of Uzbekistan

Korea get the better of Uzbekistan

By Paul Williams in Seoul

Korea has strengthened its grip on top spot of Group A after a 1-0 win over Uzbekistan in Seoul tonight.

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Japan qualify for 2014 World Cup

Japan qualify for 2014 World Cup

By Paul Williams in Tokyo

Japan has sealed their place at the 2014 FIFA World Cup after a last minute penalty denied Australia an historic win in front of over 62,000 fanatical fans at Saitama Stadium.

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EXCLUSIVE: Byer on the state of Chinese youth development

EXCLUSIVE: Byer on the state of Chinese youth development

EXCLUSIVE: By Tom Byer

There is much talk these days about Chinese football grassroots/youth development, or lack thereof to be more specific. Nothing could be further from the truth!

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Zhang making a name for himself

Zhang making a name for himself

By Paul Williams

Determined.

It’s one word that perfectly describes China’s Zhang Jiaqi, a man who has known what he wants from an early age and who left China on his own as a 16-year-old to get it.

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Is the ASEAN Super League good for SE Asian football?

Is the ASEAN Super League good for SE Asian football?

By Eric Noveanto

The biggest dream of many South-East Asian football fans is set to be launched in 2015, the long talked about ASEAN Super League (ASL).

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Oranje treat for Malaysia?

Oranje treat for Malaysia?

By Darren Goon

Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United. Malaysia’s fascination with the English Premier League is well-documented, so perhaps it’s only appropriate that five of the Premier League’s biggest clubs – as well as um, Norwich City and Queens Park Rangers – have paid our tropical shores a visit within the past decade.

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Norikazu – the nomadic footballer

Norikazu – the nomadic footballer

By Paul Williams

From as young as he can remember, all Norikazu Murakami has wanted to do is play football. He speaks about the game with such passion, with such love. It’s all he knows.

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