Slovenia late show sinks Socceroos

New Australia coach Holger Osieck watched from the stands as the Socceroos slipped to a 2-0 defeat against Slovenia on Wednesday.

Osieck, the surprise successor to Pim Verbeek as Australia begin their build-up to the 2011 Asian Cup, knew the game against fellow FIFA World Cup™ finalists would be a tough assignment with the team missing experienced trio Brett Emerton, Tim Cahill and Harry Kewell.

Zlatko Dedic put Slovenia ahead in the 78th minute with Zlatan Ljubijankic adding the second in the last minute.