International Soccer
 
                   === Postecoglou handed Australia post ===
 
 Sydney,  Australia (SportsNetwork.com)  -  Ange Postecoglou  was appointed  as
 manager  of  Australia's national team  on Wednesday after signing a five-year
 contract.
 
 Postecoglou  takes  over for German Holger  Osieck, who was fired earlier this
 month, and he will lead the Socceroos at next summer's World Cup in Brazil.
 
 The  48-year-old most  recently coached Melbourne Victory in Australia, and he
 is well aware of the importance of his appointment.
 
 "The  Socceroos belong  to the people of this nation," Postecoglou said. "It's
 my  job to  make sure we represent  all that's good in Australian football. We
 need  to strive  for greatness,  to play  with spirit  and have  an unwavering
 belief  in our mission.  I was proud to represent my country as a player and I
 have the same immense feeling of pride today."
 
 Postecoglou  represented Australia  four times on the international level as a
 player  and  his first  match in  charge of the  team will  come in a friendly
 against Costa Rica on Nov. 19.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 10/23 13:17:52 ET

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