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Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has a foolproof tactic for penalty shootouts: avoid them.

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Shaken to uncertainty by a calculated China game-plan for much of the opening half, it took a fresh second-half attitude and two trademark big-tournament goals from Tim Cahill to propel the Socceroos into the Asian Cup semi-finals in Newcastle next week.

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Our Socceroos are watchable again, and appear to be on the rise, but a slip-up in Thursday night’s quarter final against a Chinese side that has been making quite the splash at this tournament would mean this campaign is rightly viewed as a failure, despite the early promise.

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Despite the disappointing loss to South Korea on Saturday, the Socceroos are not in crisis mode, and an earlier date with Japan is nothing to seriously lament. But if the aim was to top Group A then Postecoglou has to realise that he got it wrong.

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Social media went into overdrive after Australia lost to South Korea in a match that was always going to be more difficult than many seemed to believe.

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Ange Postecoglou has received a lot of credit for his work in the opening two games of the Asian Cup, while eyebrows have been raised in the direction of Uli Stielike, but on Saturday night in Brisbane it was the German who deserved the plaudits.

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Coach Ange Postecoglou blames sloppy defending for pitching the Socceroos on the most difficult path to the Asian Cup final.

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Unheralded hype, transfer talk and a pockmarked pitch won’t derail Australia’s Asian Cup campaign, coach Ange Postecoglou says.

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Coach Ange Postecoglou has flagged changes for Australia’s Asian Cup fixture against South Korea, but is uncertain if captain Mile Jedinak will return.

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Australian coach Ange Postecoglou says he’s not fooled by the canny South Koreans.

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Most pundits seem to have calculated the measure of success for Australia at the Asian Cup as a semi-final result at worst, with a grand final appearance deemed as a great achievement.

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From hopeless to hyped, Ange Postecoglou isn’t fussed what you think.

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Things are ticking along very smoothly for Ange Postecoglou and his Socceroos after another very controlled and impressive performance against Oman at Homebush last night.

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After two Asian feasts, coach Ange Postecoglou is challenging his Socceroos to get even more greedy.

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A tip of the hat to form and the future via his team selection might have made for an edgy start, but ultimately Ange Postecoglou was rewarded and vindicated for continung to swing the Socceroos pendulum.

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The Socceroos are finally back on home soil and the pressure is on for them to win their first Asian Cup.

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Coach Ange Postecoglou is demanding his Socceroos rise to the occasion of hosting the Asian Cup.

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Coach Ange Postecoglou is demanding his Socceroos rise to the occasion of hosting the Asian Cup.

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If you hadn’t caught the Asian Cup fever just yet, Tuesday’s announcement of the 23-man Socceroos squad should have done the trick.

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In October 2013, the Socceroos were in disarray. They had been for some time, though the Football Federation of Australia were reluctant to admit it.

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