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Rale Rasic (right) speaks during a press conference. File photo
Current Socceroo’s coach Graham Arnold called it "devastating" and his team will wear black armbands for next Thursday's friendly against Argentina in Beijing.
"Rale changed the game in Australia in 1974, qualifying Australia for the first World Cup ever," Arnold said in a statement.
Announcing his death, Football Australia called Rasic a pioneer, a sentiment echoed by local media and former international Craig Foster.
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"A legend from the '74 World Cup, pioneer (at) Socceroos team and who lived for the game he loved with a fierce, lifelong passion," the former midfielder tweeted.
Rasic was appointed Australia coach aged just 34, and under him they embarked on a 12-match unbeaten run during a world tour in 1972.
They memorably drew 2-2 against a Santos side containing Pele.
Football Australia said that Rasic's influence and leadership would never be forgotten.
"Rasic's journey from Yugoslavian orphan and migrant to one of the youngest ever FIFA World Cup coaches is one of the great stories in Australian sporting history," it said.
"He made an indelible mark on Australian football as both a player and coach, where his contributions to the sport will be remembered and cherished by the football community at large."
Cricket Australia announced the deaths of former greats Alan Davidson and Ashley Mallett within 24 hours of each other.
About 80 people attended the service including retired Australian Test captains Mark Taylor, Allan Border and Michael Clarke, while former England skipper Michael Vaughan was also present.
Charlton — elder brother of his fellow World Cup winning team-mate Bobby — was an integral part of the great Don Revie managed Leeds United side that won the 1969 League title and the 1972 FA Cup.
Australia’s last active sport, the A-League soccer, pulled the plug on its season on Tuesday to curb the spread of coronavirus, with bosses saying it had become “mission impossible”.
The Federation for Micromobility and Sport and the Dubai Sports Council has announced the creation of the Dubai Electric Scooter Cup, the pre-eminent showcase for e-scooter racing and micromobility potentiality.
The camp will continue until September 28. Sharjah Women’s Sports Club’s delegation is headed by Balqees Al Shehhi, Head of the Individual Games at the club, and is accompanied by coaches Fatima Drami and Sergey and seven fencers.
A 34,000-seat temporary, or modular, stadium will be built in Eisenhower Park in Nassau County, New York, while existing venues in Grand Prairie, Texas, and Broward County, Florida, will be increased in size.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner, who has five UEFA Champions League titles to his name, captained the Saudi Arabian side to an opening three points in Group E.