Legendary Socceroos Coach Returns To National Team Ahead Of World Cup


Legendary Socceroos Coach Returns To National Team Ahead Of World Cup

The architect of Australia's return from FIFA World Cup exile in 2006 is back. Guus Hiddink famously coached the Socceroos back to the World Cup finals after a 32-year absence in a thrilling qualification period that culminated in a penalty shoot-out triumph against Uruguay at Stadium Australia in Sydney in November of 2005.

The Dutch master coach also steered Australia into the final 16 at the World Cup and if not for FIFA World Cup a contentious penalty issued against Lucas Neill in the match against Italy, the Socceroos could have made the quarter-finals. Hiddink applauds fans after his last match in charge at Chelsea in the English Premier League It was a golden era for the Socceroos, and now current coach Graham Arnold is hoping Hiddink's influence can rub off on the new squad. 

The Socceroos qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Cup in the same dramatic fashion as 2006, this time against Peru and on foreign soil in Doha.


Ошибка в тексте? Выделите её и нажмите «Ctrl + Enter»
Обсудить на форуме
Оставить комментарий


Кликните на изображение чтобы обновить код, если он неразборчив