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Australia coach quits despite guiding Socceroos to World Cup

Australian soccer team head coach Ange Postecoglou smiles during a reception following their qualification to the 2018 soccer World Cup in Sydney, Australia, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Australia's 3-1 victory over Honduras secured the next-to-last spot in the World Cup in Russia. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Ange Postecoglou quits as coach of the Socceroos despite World Cup qualification

After weeks of speculation, the Australian manager has resigned leaving the team needing a new coach ahead of Russia 2018

'I wanted to cry with Buffon' - Rakitic sympathises with Italy great for missing World Cup farewell

Next summer's showpiece in Russia will miss the iconic goalkeeper, but Barcelona's Croatian midfielder feels he will remain in everyone's dream team

Tyronne Ebuehi dreams of World Cup spot with Nigeria

The 21-year-old impressed in his cameo appearance against the Albiceleste and has set his sights on making the Super Eagles squad for Russia 2018

Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor

Soccer Football - Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor - Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 21, 2017 Spartak Moscow's Aleksandr Selikhov looks dejected after NK Maribor’s Jasmin Mesanovic scores their first goal REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor

Soccer Football - Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor - Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 21, 2017 Spartak Moscow's Aleksandr Selikhov looks dejected after NK Maribor’s Jasmin Mesanovic scores their first goal REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor

Soccer Football - Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor - Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 21, 2017 Spartak Moscow's Ze Luis scores their first goal REUTERS/Andrey Volkov

Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor

Soccer Football - Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor - Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 21, 2017 Spartak Moscow's Ze Luis and Lorenzo Melgarejo look dejected REUTERS/Andrey Volkov

Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor

Soccer Football - Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor - Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 21, 2017 NK Maribor’s Jasmin Mesanovic celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor

Soccer Football - Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor - Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 21, 2017 Spartak Moscow's Quincy Promes looks dejected after NK Maribor’s Jasmin Mesanovic scores their first goal REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor

Soccer Football - Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor - Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 21, 2017 NK Maribor’s Jasmin Mesanovic celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Andrey Volkov

Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor

Soccer Football - Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor - Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 21, 2017 NK Maribor’s Jasmin Mesanovic celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Andrey Volkov

Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor

Soccer Football - Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor - Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 21, 2017 NK Maribor’s Marcos Tavares celebrates with Dare Vrsic after Jasmin Mesanovic (not pictured) scores their first goal REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor

Soccer Football - Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor - Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 21, 2017 NK Maribor’s Marcos Tavares passes the ball to Jasmin Mesanovic (not pictured) to score their first goal REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor

Soccer Football - Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor - Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 21, 2017 Spartak Moscow's Roman Zobnin in action with NK Maribor’s Mitja Viler REUTERS/Andrey Volkov

Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor

Soccer Football - Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor - Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 21, 2017 Spartak Moscow's Ze Luis (hidden) celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor

Soccer Football - Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor - Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 21, 2017 Spartak Moscow's Ze Luis celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates REUTERS/Andrey Volkov

Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor

Soccer Football - Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor - Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 21, 2017 Spartak Moscow fans celebrate after Ze Luis scoes their first goal REUTERS/Andrey Volkov

Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor

Soccer Football - Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor - Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 21, 2017 Spartak Moscow's Ze Luis celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates REUTERS/Andrey Volkov

Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor

Soccer Football - Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor - Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 21, 2017 Spartak Moscow's Ze Luis celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates REUTERS/Andrey Volkov

Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor

Soccer Football - Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor - Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 21, 2017 NK Maribor coach Darko Milanic REUTERS/Andrey Volkov

Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor

Soccer Football - Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor - Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 21, 2017 Spartak Moscow coach Massimo Carrera REUTERS/Andrey Volkov

Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor

Soccer Football - Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor - Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 21, 2017 Spartak Moscow's Serdar Tasci in action with NK Maribor’s Marcos Tavares REUTERS/Andrey Volkov

Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor

Soccer Football - Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor - Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 21, 2017 NK Maribor’s Dino Hotic in action with Spartak Moscow's Dmitriy Kombarov REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor

Soccer Football - Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor - Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 21, 2017 Spartak Moscow's Ze Luis reacts after a missed chance REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor

Soccer Football - Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor - Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 21, 2017 Spartak Moscow's Ze Luis heads at goal REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor

Soccer Football - Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor - Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 21, 2017 Spartak Moscow coach Massimo Carrera REUTERS/Andrey Volkov

Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor

Soccer Football - Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor - Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 21, 2017 Spartak Moscow coach Massimo Carrera REUTERS/Andrey Volkov

Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor

Soccer Football - Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor - Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 21, 2017 NK Maribor’s Marcos Tavares in action with Spartak Moscow's Serdar Tasci REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor

Soccer Football - Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor - Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 21, 2017 Spartak Moscow's Serdar Tasci in action with NK Maribor’s Marcos Tavares REUTERS/Andrey Volkov

Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor

Soccer Football - Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor - Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 21, 2017 NK Maribor’s Dare Vrsic in action with Spartak Moscow's Denis Glushakov REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor

Soccer Football - Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor - Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 21, 2017 NK Maribor’s Marwan Kabha in action with Spartak Moscow's Ivelin Popov REUTERS/Andrey Volkov

Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor

Soccer Football - Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor - Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 21, 2017 Spartak Moscow's Serdar Tasci in action with NK Maribor’s Marcos Tavares REUTERS/Andrey Volkov

Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor

Soccer Football - Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor - Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 21, 2017 NK Maribor’s Mitja Viler in action with Spartak Moscow's Luiz Adriano REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor

Soccer Football - Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor - Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 21, 2017 NK Maribor’s Marwan Kabha in action REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor

Soccer Football - Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor - Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 21, 2017 NK Maribor’s Dare Vrsic shoots at goal past the challenge of Spartak Moscow's Fernando REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor

Soccer Football - Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor - Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 21, 2017 Spartak Moscow's Ivelin Popov is shown a yellow card by referee Willie Collum REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor

Soccer Football - Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor - Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 21, 2017 Spartak Moscow's Dmitriy Kombarov in action with NK Maribor’s Marwan Kabha REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor

Soccer Football - Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor - Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 21, 2017 NK Maribor’s Marwan Kabha in action with Spartak Moscow's Luiz Adriano REUTERS/Andrey Volkov

Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor

Soccer Football - Champions League - Spartak Moscow vs Maribor - Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 21, 2017 NK Maribor’s Gregor Bajde and Spartak Moscow's Ilya Kutepov REUTERS/Andrey Volkov

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