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I missed one of the Asian teams out of that round-up. That is partially because I am old enough to remember when Australia were part of the Oceana confederation, and partly because we already have our own specific standalone story about Graham Arnold, who is set for a Socceroos contract offer after their World Cup success:

Socceroos coach Graham Arnold appears set to be offered a fresh contract as informal negotiations continue with Football Australia hierarchy. Arnold’s previous deal expired after overseeing Australia’s most successful World Cup at the tournament in Qatar.

The head coach is holidaying in the United Kingdom, with FA chief executive officer James Johnson keeping in contact ahead of Arnold’s return to Australia after Christmas. Johnson has pledged to not sound out any other potential coaching candidates before Arnold returns.

“We are in touch with Graham about what his involvement over…

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This article was written by Martin Belam and originally published on