Arnold to take the reins for next two matches
Football Federation Australia (FFA) today announced that Graham Arnold had been appointed interim Coach of the Socceroos for their next two Asian Cup qualifying matches. Australia takes on Kuwait at Aussie Stadium on 16 August and Lebanon at Adelaide Oval on 31 August as it attempts to qualify for the finals of the Asian Cup to be played
Football Federation Australia (FFA) today announced that Graham Arnold had been appointed interim Coach of the Socceroos for their next two Asian Cup qualifying matches.
Australia takes on Kuwait at Aussie Stadium on 16 August and Lebanon at Adelaide Oval on 31 August as it attempts to qualify for the finals of the Asian Cup to be played in July 2007.
“While our long term Coaching arrangements are critical, in the immediate term our priority is to optimize the preparation of our squad for the forthcoming Asian Cup qualifiers,” said FFA CEO Mr. John O-Neill. “The players and management will benefit from the certainty, and indeed continuity that this announcement provides.”
“We have every confidence that Graham Arnold who has been involved as Assistant Coach for the past six years and has filled in previously, will keep the team progressing on the right track.”
Arnold, who is currently in Europe, took the reins for the Socceroos first Asian Cup qualifier, resulting in a 3-1 win over Bahrain in Manama during February.
“It-s important that there is continuity within the coaching structure as we look to our next major competition, the Asian Cup,” said Arnold.
In order to allow the players and coaching staff to focus on the upcoming matches, the FFA will not make any further comment on the national coach position until it is in a position to provide substantive new information.
Caltex Socceroos defender Behich heading back to Turkey
Caltex Socceroos defender Aziz Behich has made a move back to Turkey, joining İstanbul Başakşehir FK on a three-year deal. After being unable to break into Mark van Bommel’s PSV side in the Eredivisie, the 28-year-old left-back has decided to join the Istanbul-based outfit whi
When are your Caltex Socceroos in action this weekend?
Europa League qualification and important clashes for a couple of recalled faces to the Caltex Socceroos squad are on the agenda for your Aussies Abroad this weekend. Read on for a full rundown of what's ahead for our overseas Aussie stars (all times are AEST). Amini’s
How to watch Korea Republic v Caltex Socceroos
On Friday, 7 June in Busan, Graham Arnold’s Caltex Socceroos will take on Korea Republic in an international friendly. With a core group of experienced Australia i...nternationals rested ahead of a busy FIFA World Cup qualifying schedule, the match serves as a chance for Arnold t
The 11 Hyundai A-League players in the Caltex Socceroos squad
Sydney FC’s Grand Final hero, a 1.98 metre defender from Stoke City and a revitalised Bundesliga attacker are among six uncapped players to be included in Graham Arnold’s latest Caltex Socceroos squad. Three of those players – Sydney FC pair Andrew Redmayne and Brandon O'Neil