One of them, Guus Hiddink, had already taken the Netherlands and South Korea to World Cup semifinals before taking on the job of coaching Australia.
It was more than luck that helped Australia score three goals in the last 10 minutes for Monday's 3-1 win over a tiring Japan team.
Just two weeks ago, he was still putting his players through one hard physical session after another, leaving some shaking their heads asking what the point was of such fatigue. Exhaustion had bred resistance and resilience under the hot afternoon sun, the AP reports.
After it turned out that Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov included the Fonbet betting company in the list of backbone enterprises that can count on state support, everyone started talking about these bookmakers.