Osieck's assistant Aurelio Vidmar was named caretaker coach for Australia's next match against Canada in London on Tuesday but it was unclear Saturday whether the FFA had a long-term successor in mind. FFA chairman Frank Lowy said the free decision to sack Osieck had been made to ensure the ''rejuvenation'' of the Australian team, perhaps in reference to Osieck's loyalty to the http://yourtrainings.com/clineimzo/trainings/806378/ ''golden generation'' of aging Australian players who reached the 2006 and 2010 World Cup finals. Dutchman Guus Hiddink, who steered Australia into the last 16 at the 2006 Cup was a fan favorite to succeed Osieck and may be available after recently resigning from his Russian club. A-League coaches Graham Arnold - an assistant under three previous Australian coaches - Ange Postecoglou and Tony Popovic were also identified as possible local Max Workouts candidates. Arnold was the first to express interest. ''I'm a proud Australian and, if I was offered the job, of course I'd love to coach the Socceroos,'' he told Fairfax Media.
We put them under pressure all the time.'' This time, Nasri played Ribery into space and he showed great awareness to pick out Cabaye's late run to the edge of the area. Cabaye did not even break stride as he struck a superb shot into the bottom corner. Benzema replaced Giroud at the start of the second half. France took only three minutes to score again, with Ribery's cross poorly cleared by the defense and landing at the feet of Debuchy, who hit a crisp shot into the left corner for his second international goal. Benzema pounced four minutes later and applauded the crowd as they chanted his name. "I'm pleased for him,'' Deschamps said. "He needed it.'' He should have scored another midway through the half but Loic Remy scuffed a shot wide rather than pass across goal to give Benzema a tap-in.
Westpac buys Lloyds Australia assets
EDT October 11, 2013 An Etihad Airways aircraft at Washington Dulles International Airport on Jan. 24, 2013. (Photo: Ben Mutzabaugh, USA TODAY) Tags SHARECONNECT 6 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Etihad Airways says it has nearly doubled its stake in carrier Virgin Australia to 19.9% as part of the fast-growing airline's efforts to bolster international partnerships. The moves by Abu Dhabi-based Etihad reflect the intense competition with regional rivals Qatar Airways and Dubai's Emirates, which made a partnership this year with Australia's Qantas Airways. ELSEWHERE: Behind the scenes as Singapore Airlines shows off luxurious new plane An Etihad statement on Thursday said the carrier had increased its stake in Virgin Australia through stock purchases over the past weeks, reaching the maximum level allowed by Australian regulators.
Stewart MELBOURNE, Australia--Westpac Banking Corp. (WBC.AU) agreed to buy the Australian assets of U.K. lender Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LLOY.LN), further concentrating a local banking market in a move that front page could draw scrutiny from regulators. Australia's second-largest bank by market value said Friday it would pay 1.45 billion Australian dollars (US$1.37 billion) for Lloyds's vehicle, equipment and commercial lending units in its largest acquisition since it paid A$12.6 billion for St George Bank Ltd. in 2008. The latest deal will result in the Sydney-based bank obtaining a more-than my website 40% share of the Australian leasing finance market and help broaden its business away from a reliance on home loans. Westpac will get a loan book worth about A$8.4 billion, including equipment finance, the lender said in a stock exchange filing.