14 October 2009 ~ After his second drink-driving offence in two and a half years, Frank Farina has been dismissed as manager of A-League side Brisbane Roar. In WSC 179 (January 2002) Matthew Hall looked at a damaging defeat while Farina was Australia national coach

Three strikes and you’re out, and a triple lash from Uruguay in Montevideo was enough to send Aus­tralia crashing out of the World Cup without qualifying for the finals for the seventh time in succession. The first and last time the Socceroos made it to the finals was in 1974. Read the full article  

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