• Ange Postecoglou has been in charge of the Socceroos since 2013 (Getty Images)
Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou will reportedly quit after next month's intercontinental 2018 FIFA World Cup playoff against Honduras. Here's his journey with the side so far.
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11 Oct 2017 - 7:05 PM  UPDATED 11 Oct 2017 - 7:05 PM

October 2013:

Installed as Socceroos coach after the sacking of Holger Osieck following consecutive 6-0 friendly defeats to Brazil and France.

November 2013:

Starts with a win, 1-0 in a friendly against Costa Rica.

June 2014:

Less than a year into the job, heads to the World Cup in Brazil. Socceroos end tournament with no points from their three group games, their last clash a 3-0 loss to Spain.

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January 2015:

Triumph at the AFC Asian Cup, hosted on home soil, with a 2-1 defeat of South Korea in extra time in the final.

March 2016:

Make a strong start to their qualification clashes for next year's World Cup in Russia, finishing at the top of Group B in the first group stage with 21 points, five clear of second-placed Jordan.

September 2016:

Start second group stage of the World Cup qualifiers with a 2-0 win against Iraq and 1-0 win against the United Arab Emirates.

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October/Nov 2016:

Three consecutive draws including a costly 2-2 result against minnows Thailand make life difficult.

March 2017:

Postecoglou rolls out a revamped 3-4-3 formation ahead of the second qualifying clash against Iraq, which ended as a scrappy 1-1 draw. Socceroos drop out of automatic qualifying position.

June 2017:

Australia competes at the FIFA Confederations Cup, losing 3-2 to Germany but drawing with both Cameroon and Chile and earning rave reviews for their latter performance.

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September 2017:

Win final group stage qualifier for World Cup 2-1 against Thailand in Melbourne but miss second automatic qualifying spot on goal difference. Must play Syria to make next stage.

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5 October 2017:

Draw first leg of their qualifying play-off against Syria 1-1 in Malaysia.

10 October 2017:

Edge closer to reaching fourth consecutive World Cup after defeating Syria 2-1 in the second leg of their play-off in Sydney, progressing through to another play-off against Honduras.