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Holger Osieck

Holger Osieck is a German football coach and current coach of the Australian national association football team.

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Former Head Coach of the CMNT Holger Osieck to headline the 2016
I find Holger Osieck's high praise of Tommy Oar more disconcerting than his criticism of James Troisi.
Why bother he's worse than Holger Osieck
.They've come a long way this team. They're unrecognisable from the team under Holger Osieck for the last few games.
Postecoglou hired as Socceroos coach until 2018 - Holger Osieck, a German, was fired earlier this month after...
Angelos Postecoglou should resign as Socceroos head coach. Three straight losses in group stage. Bring back Holger Osieck.
Socceroos only lost 3-0 to Spain had Holger Osieck still been in charge Socceroos might have lost 6-0 to Spain
remember Socceroos were beaten 6-0 to both Brazil and France under Holger Osieck last year before he got the sack
Following in the footsteps of the great Holger Osieck, admits to learning so much at the Coaching Academy
Please Ange, Lucas Neill must not go to World Cup: When Holger Osieck was at the helm of the Socceroos, there ...
Gregory, Check out the different groups below. You can see Argentina chances. Also, my country England will win their group (D). Argentina all the way though. Argentina and Brazil final. Remember we got Messi. Group A: Brazil – Host nation is a clear favorite to win it all and was the seed no one wanted to meet. Croatia – Shaky in qualifying and winless in World Cups since 1998; Luka Modric is a shining light. Mexico – Fortunate to qualify after desperate CONCACAF form pushed it to the brink of elimination. Cameroon – Lowest-ranked of the African nations after patchy form over the past year. Group B: Spain – Defending champion started slowly in 2010, losing to Switzerland in first game. Netherlands – 2010 runner-up was somehow unseeded and a team nobody wanted to face. Chile – Struggled early in qualifying but was near perfect late on and will be a real threat. Australia – Fired coach Holger Osieck after heavy friendly defeats and comes in with little momentum. Group C: Colombia – Radame ...
Brazil-bound: The countries who’ll contest World Cup 2014 ALGERIA Coach: Vahid Halilhodzic Star man: Madjid Bougherra Tournament best: Group stages 1986, 1992, 2010 Scraped through qualifying on away goals against Burkina Faso, who have never made it to a World Cup, and are likely to struggle in Brazil having had a poor showing at the African Nations Cup. ARGENTINA Coach: Alejandro Sabella Star man: Lionel Messi Tournament best: Winners 1978, 1986 Barcelona superstar Messi will turn 27 during next summer's tournament and this looks his best chance to add major international glory to his glittering club successes. Plenty of other attacking options are also available to coach Sabella, but the defence might be a weak link against top-class opposition. AUSTRALIA Coach: Ange Posteglou Star man: Robbie Kruse Tournament best: Last 16 2006 The Socceroos qualified from the Asian section but some terrible friendly results since, plus a failure to truly refresh an ageing squad, have cost coach Holger Osieck his jo ...
Schwarzer calls it quits as Veteran Aussie retires from international football Australian goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has retired from international football. The Chelsea goalkeeper told Football Federation Australia of his decision just hours before new coach Ange Postecoglou confirmed his first Socceroos squad. The 41-year-old was overlooked for Australia's recent friendlies against France and Canada, given his continued lack of game time for Chelsea, where he is the back-up to Petr Cech. It appears emerging 25-year-old Mitch Langerak is now the favourite to succeed Schwarzer as Australia's first-choice in goal. Schwarzer is Australia's most-capped player with 109 appearances for the Socceroos since his debut in 1993. His departure is the first major change to the Socceroos team since Holger Osieck's sacking last month, and there will likely be more to come. Several other high-profile names are missing from Postecoglou's squad for the November 19 friendly against Costa Rica, which is 22 strong following S ...
Socceroos beat Canada 3-0: THE Socceroos' first match in the post Holger Osieck era has ended with a 3-0 win o...
SUNDAY MIRROR Liverpool are preparing for life without Luis Suarez. There is a growing belief inside Anfield that the Uruguay international will attempt to trigger a move in the January transfer window. England hero Andros Townsend is set to clinch a lucrative revised contract at Tottenham that would quadruple his wages to £40k a week. Australia have made an approach to Guus Hiddink after sacking Holger Osieck. Roma are expected to make a move for Manchester City defender Micah Richards when the transfer window re-opens in January. Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is keeping tabs on Javier Hernandez, who has hinted he may have to leave Manchester United to get more playing time. Newcastle winger Gabriel Obertan is open to leaving in January. THE SUN Chris Coleman is ready to stay on as manager of Wales - if the FAW still want him. Derby star Will Hughes will be put up for sale for £15m in January but a potential deal with Liverpool would see the England U21 player loaned back to the Rams. Goalkeeper Sha ...
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James Holland hoping Champions League form propels him back onto Holger Osieck's team-sheet.
Socceroos coach Holger Osieck has not included goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer in his latest squad.
Holger Osieck says Mark Schwarzer is still No. 1 for the World Cup | Ninemsn WWOS
Just in: Socceroos goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer left out by coach Holger Osieck for France, Canada friendlies
Socceroos coach Holger Osieck expected to announce Mark Schwarzer has been dropped for France & Canada friendlies at 11am EST
Socceroos to play Canada: Australia coach Holger Osieck will have another chance to *** . his squad on 16 Oc...
Under then coach Holger Osieck the Canadians have won more international Cups than the Roos have done with him to date. LOL.
Zullo dreams of left-back re-birth: MICHAEL Zullo is looming to be Holger Osieck's World Cup hope if Brazil ha...
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Interview with Australia coach Holger Osieck: exclusively with Australia coach Hol...
VIDEO: coach Holger Osieck is 65 today. Watch our exclusive interview with him -
.coach Holger Osieck celebrates his 65th birthday today. Any birthday wishes for the German?
Young guns aim to give Holger choices: A DAY after Holger Osieck declared World Cup spots were up fo...
Should Holger Osieck play Mitch Langerak from the start against Brazil for his debut?
My piece for website on Holger Osieck giving hope to fringe ahead of the World Cup
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Spoke to Holger Osieck today, he says Jose Mourinho has assured Mark Schwarzer of matches
BREAKING: Holger Osieck says Lucas Neill is currently in the USA discussing future with two MLS franchises
Australia qualify for 2014 World Cup 18 June 2013, 13:30 Australia secured their place at the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil on Tuesday with a late strike from Josh Kennedy firing them to a tense 1-0 win over an under-strength Iraq at Stadium Australia. It was an unconvincing victory in front of a sell-out 80 000 crowd, but ensured the Socceroos will appear at their third consecutive World Cup, alongside Japan who are already through from Asian Group B qualifying. The result put Australia on 13 points, out of reach of Oman (nine points) and Jordan (seven points) who play later on Wednesday. Australia wasted countless chances in wet conditions before coach Holger Osieck replaced a visibly angry Tim Cahill with Kennedy in the 77th minute. But the towering Nagoya Grampus striker justified the substitution when he saved the day with a clinical 83rd-minute header that sent the crowd wild. "I'm proud of everybody. It's been a really hard campaign but we showed our mental strength," captain Lucas Neill said. "I ...
Kennedy claims place in Socceroo folklore (Submitted by Sports Journalist) AUSTRALIA's 1-0 win over a brave Iraq on Tuesday not only saw the Socceroos qualify for Brazil 2014, but ensured striker Josh Kennedy entered the annals of the nation’s often colourful FIFA World Cup™ history. With his first touch of note, the beanpole striker headed home with seven minutes remaining in Sydney, just as Socceroo fans were preparing to brace themselves for a long night awaiting the outcome of the Oman’s visit to Jordan later in the evening. But Kennedy’s goal ensured Australia locked up second spot to become the second team to qualify for Brazil behind Japan, as was the case for South Africa 2010. In many ways Kennedy was the most unlikely of heroes, not least of all given the circumstances. The Nagoya Grampus target-man came on in place of fans’ favourite Tim Cahill in a surprise move by coach Holger Osieck, with the German also replacing Robbie Kruse who had been named player of the match seven days earli ...
Game-day edition of to bed, big piece on Mark Milligan & Tim Cahill on Holger Osieck. Thanks for great access
Holger Osieck has warned the win means nothing if no World Cup qualification |
Socceroos coach Holger Osieck has tarnished Australia's win overnight with a sexist slur saying "women should shut up in public".
The roar.com.au on Socceroos v Jordan WCQ Socceroos coach Holger Osieck will keep his team guessing until match day on whether he makes team changes for his side’s crucial World Cup qualifier against Jordan in Melbourne on Tuesday night. Osieck has the luxury of a side which did the job superbly against Japan in a 1-1 draw last week, and now has regular holding midfielder Mile Jedinak and striker Alex Brosque fit again for selection. Jedinak is the most likely candidate to return to the starting side if changes are made, despite the excellent performance of his replacement Mark Milligan against Japan. The German only tells his players on match-day what the starting 11 will be. Like everyone else, they are looking for clues – and Osieck was giving little away at a pre-match media conference in Melbourne on Monday. “In football, you should never look back – the only thing you get is a sore neck,” Osieck said. “I look ahead. Jordan is a different game (to Japan). Everyone in our squad is ready to ...
Australia coach, Holger Osieck, assures he will make the necessary tactical decisions to ensure victory and stay on path for Brazil.
Australia midfielder Mile Jedinak says he is fit and ready to give coach Holger Osieck his biggest selection headache ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Jordan on Tuesday at Etihad Stadium.
Les and Fozz sum up Australia's 1-1 WCQ draw against Japan - praising the decisions made by Holger Osieck in Saitama - and cast their eye on the coming matches against Jordan and Iraq on home soil.
While Socceroos coach Holger Osieck rued the late penalty which cost Australia victory over Japan in their World Cup qualifier on Tuesday night, he’ll gladly take what may prove a critical point from Saitama Stadium.
Tuesday morning Sports update: *Richmond has grabbed a place in the top eight with a 41-point win over West Coast at Subiaco last night. After a tight opening quarter, the Tigers hit the front in the second quarter and were never headed again, running out 16.7 (103) to 8.14 (62) winners. Melbourne coach Mark Neeld has kept his job after a meeting of the embattled club's board. *The NZ Warriors have hammered an under-strength Brisbane Broncos 56-18 at Lang Park to end round 12. It was the Broncos' biggest loss at Lang Park - eclipsing their 40-4 defeat to Canterbury in 2003. The Warriors pilied on 10 tries to three with doubles to Manu Vatuvei, Konrad Hurrell, Thomas Leuluai and Glen Fisiiahi. St George Illawarra coach Steve Price said he has given star five-eighth Jamie Soward time away from training to "clear his head". *Socceroos coach Holger Osieck says speculation about his job security will not distract him from Australia's World Cup campaign. Osieck's tenure has come into question since Australia's ...
Mark Schwarzer urged the snipers to hold fire on under-pressure Australia coach Holger Osieck on the eve of June's trilogy of World Cup qualifiers that will determine whether Brazil 2014 becomes fact or fiction for the Socceroos.
Friday morning sports update: Tune into Grandstand Breakfast now with Francis Leach on Grandstand Digital. Francis will ask if Harry Kewell has an international future. Socceroos coach Holger Osieck believes he does saying Kewell could still return to international action. *Cadel Evans admits Vincenzo Nibali 'more than deserves' a maiden Giro d'Italia crown after dominating the 18th stage. Vincenzo Nibali took a giant step towards his maiden Giro d'Italia by winning a rain-soaked 18th stage uphill time trial. Cadel Evans began the day only one minute, 26 seconds behind the Italian, finished the day 2:36 behind. *Collingwood has recalled defender Martin Clarke for tonight's match with Sydney at the MCG. The Magpies will be full of confidence after their win against the previously undefeated Geelong while Sydney is coming off last week's draw against Fremantle. *Tonight 2 games to kick off Round 11 of the NRL both in Sydney .Canterbury hosts the Brisbane Broncos out at the Olympic stadium while out at Leich ...
Australia coach Holger Osieck named a 26-man squad for June's do-or-die trio of World Cup qualifiers with striker Josh Kennedy back recalled along with Sasa Ognenovski, and Mitch Langerak.
Adelaide United's Dario Vidosic is hoping to have conjured enough this week in camp with Holger Osieck's 12-man Socceroos selection to bring an end his two-year international exile.
  David Basheer hosts The World Game tonight with Craig Foster and David Zdrilic as we dissect all the football news and action from around the world.   On tonight's show:Vitor Sobral chats on-one-on with Newcastle Jets marquee man Emile Heskey in a very special and wide-ranging EXCLUSIVE interview with the former England frontmanWe review Week 24 of the A-League as Western Sydney Wanderers moves clear at the top, and the fight for a spot in the finals hots upWe catch up with the trio of Aussies at FC Utrecht, Tommy Oar, Michael Zullo and Adam Sarota, ahead of Holger Osieck's Socceroos squad announcement for this month's World Cup qualifierAll the best action from the latest round of the FA Cup, English Premier League and Serie AMariana Rudan has the best of your comments and more in The Social Hub and the YouTube Clip of the Week The World Game is broadcast every Monday at 9.30pm on SBS TWO and streamed online. You can also catch a full replay on SBS ONE from 11pm. The website also offers the weekly sh ...
IF Melbourne Victory fans were disappointed with Holger Osieck on Thursday, by Friday they would've been livid.
Socceroos coach Holger Osieck has just announced squad to face Romania in Malaga, Spain on 6th February. In alphabetical order: Mark BRESCIANO, Alex Brosque, Robert CORNTHWAITE, Jason DAVIDSON, Adam FEDERICI (gk), James HOLLAND, Brett HOLMAN, Mile Jedinak, Robbie Kruse, Mathew LECKIE, Ryan McGOWAN, Matt McKAY, Lucas Neill, Tommy Oar, Nikita RUKAVYTSYA, Mark Schwarzer (gk), Luke WILKSHIRE, Rhys WILLIAMS, Michael ZULLO. No A-League players considered (which is not a bad thing considering we are running to final month of the season). Decent mix of experience and youth in that squad - perhaps Holger is finally getting it that you need to blood the next generation sooner rather than later.
3. Stating that every assistant coach since Holger Osieck has been 'beholden to internal interests or politics' is shameful and insulting.
Ambitious Australian defender James Meredith is hoping Bradford City’s magic mystery tour to the League Cup semi-finals will put him on the radar of national team coach Holger Osieck.
Australia coach Holger Osieck has hit back at criticism over his decision not to give some of the squad's rookies game time against DPR Korea on Wednesday.
Australia coach Holger Osieck had Brett Emerton to thank after the captain's lone goal secured a hard-fought 1-0 win over Hong Kong in the EAFF East Asian Cup qualifying tournament.
I hope Holger Osieck is there to look at Craig Goodwin and not Archie Thompson.
South Korea friendly looms as ideal time for Socceroos coach Holger Osieck to ... -
Australia forced into defensive changes for quals - Socceroos coach Holger Osieck has named a relatively unc...
Oar in Socceroos squad, Carney out: Tommy Oar and Mark Milligan are re-called by Socceroos coach Holger Osieck, ...
Australia coach Holger Osieck has confirmed that Chris Herd will not travel to Edinburgh to join his squad for the upcoming friendly against Scotland.
Australia coach Holger Osieck announced a 20-player squad for the international friendly with Scotland in Edinburgh on 15 August (16 August AEST).
Went to the closed session for socceroos and Tim Cahill remembered us from this morning and came over to say hello again and shake our hands again how nice is he! Also met Holger Osieck their coach, Tom Sermanni the Matilda's coach, Han Berger national technical director for FFA and Lucas and Harry walked past 1 meter away and smiled while we were talking to Holger - what an exciting night!
Anyone else think Holger Osieck looks like Willem Dafoe? In fact, have you ever seen them both in the same room before?
Socceroos coach Holger Osieck focused on Oman, not Japan While many Socceroos fans may already have one eye on Tuesday's match with Japan, the Australia camp is not casting its gaze past Paul Le Guen's side on Friday By Luke Buttigieg Jun 8, 2012 4:33:00 AM Australia coach Holger Osieck insists his focus is firmly on Friday's 2014 World Cup qualifier against Oman, and not the one that follows on Tuesday against Japan. The Socceroos begin the final phase of qualifying for Brazil 2014 against Oman in Muscat and have a short turnaround before taking on Japan at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Tuesday. But while plenty of pundits and fans alike are already looking forward to Tuesday's match, Osieck will not be distracted from the task at hand against Oman, who began their campaign with a 3-0 defeat in Japan. "I cannot play a team here, go into a qualifier, and only have Japan in mind," Osieck said on match eve. "That will never happen, that I will let that slip. Oman is like a first final." Osieck also refused ...
Holger Osieck has gone without target man Josh Kennedy, preferring the attacking duo of Alex Brosque and Harry Kewell.
Archie Thompson has vowed to prove to Socceroos coach Holger Osieck he is fit enough for June's World Cup qualifiers.
Socceroos coach Holger Osieck has been forced to defend his selection of Harry Kewell and Archie Thompson for friendly against Denmark. htt…
Holger Osieck raises concerns over Harry Kewell for selection
Holger Osieck defends selection of Victory players Harry Kewell & Archie Thompson for the
Harry Kewell's spot under threat after Holger Osieck raises questions over his fitness, via
.players Harry Kewell and Archie Thompson are the only A-League players included in Holger Osieck's squad.
Archie Thompson offers the unknown, says Holger Osieck: Kewell has been staying in shape with a personal trainer...
Australia coach Holger Osieck has slammed FIFA for scheduling the Socceroos' away World Cup
Osieck defends Kewell, Archie selections: Holger Osieck defends his selection of Harry Kewell and Archie Thompso...
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