Australian Soccer Head Coach Osieck Has Contract Terminated

Holger Osieck, head coach of Australia’s national soccer team, has had his contract terminated following the country’s 6-0 loss to France, Football Federation Australia said today in an e-mailed statement.

Assistant coach Aurelio Vidmar will be caretaker head coach of the team, known as the Socceroos, FFA said.

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