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    February 15, 2020 2:40 AM CST

    There are many ways of measuring success - Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou does so by looking to the future, even as he reflects on the past.Tuesday nights World Cup qualifier against Thailand falls three years, nearly to the day, since the former Brisbane and Melbourne Victory A-League coach took charge of Australia for the first time.For those who watched the Socceroos 1-0 win over Costa Rica in Sydney on November 19, 2013, Postecoglous vision was unambiguous from the outset.His unapologetic demand for possession-based, attacking football was the key to Australias competitive 2014 World Cup display and delivered the historic 2015 Asian Cup when the nations playing stocks were purportedly near an all-time low.Without the so-called golden generation the Socceroos progressed to the final phase of Russia 2018 qualifying via seven wins in eight matches.Now, on the brink of making a fourth consecutive World Cup, Postecoglou is satisfied and also driven to continue his evolution.It was hard for me to envisage anything at the time of taking over, knowing the immediacy of the World Cup and Asian Cup within the first 12 months of my tenure, he said.You try and project and hope to be in a certain space by the time we have the opportunity to qualify for the next World Cup.That meant weeding out the ageing old guard, and Postecoglou showed he wasnt afraid to do what his predecessor Holger Osieck didnt by controversially calling time on the international careers of many of those aged 30 and over from Germany 2006.In their place came less-experienced youth carrying long-term promise - all part of a grand plan to add much-needed depth.Were now in that bracket I wanted the bulk of the squad to be in terms of age and relevant caps at international level, Postecoglou said.Because you know if you qualify for a World Cup those kinds of things certainly help to have more of an impact.And in terms of the way were playing ... I think were just about there.The best is certainly yet to come, because a lot of these guys will be key players in the next World Cup cycle as well.Many of those faces are the fruits of a global talent sweep early in Postecoglous incumbency.No future star was missed, including those with dual nationality who could choose which country to play for.In the squad to face Thailand are five who played youth international football for other countries in Brad Smith (England), Apo Giannou (Greece), Milos Degenek (Serbia), Jamie Maclaren (Scotland) and Jackson Irvine (Scotland), while Jimmy Jeggo is also still eligible to play for Austria.Its not about convincing them, Postecoglou said.I think all of them wanted to but sometimes, particularly for guys who leave Australia at a young age and go halfway around the world, if we dont show them a little bit of care and attention they could get lost. Mike Wilson Jersey. 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SYLVANIA, Ohio -- Lydia Ko shot a 5-under 66 in windy conditions Friday for a share of the Marathon Classic lead with Hyo Joo Kim.The top-ranked Ko had six birdies and one bogey at Highland Meadows to match Kim at 8-under 134. Kim, tied for the first-round lead with Mirim Lee and Haru Nomura, had a 68.I think this is the windiest Ive ever played this course, said Ko, the 2014 tournament winner. In this wind and in the conditions, I feel like my score is a pretty solid one this morning.Ko, a 19-year-old New Zealander, won in consecutive weeks in Southern California this year. She tied for third last week in the U.S. Womens Open in California.I started off well with a birdie on my first hole, and then made a clumsy bogey on the next hole, Ko said. I hit a few good shots in. I had a few birdies where it was 3, 4, 5 feet. When you got those birdie chances makes it a whole lot easier.Kim won the season-opening event in the Bahamas for her third career title.Yesterday was way better, Kim said through a translator. Still today, I played great.Alison Lee and Ha Na Jang were a stroke back. Alison Lee birdied the last three holes for a 66.Finishing birdie, birdie, birdie was great, obviously, Alison Lee said. I havent had a good round like this in a while. To be honest, I struggled fairly a lot for the past like about four months. Feels great tto shoot under par again.dddddddddddd.Jang shot 67. She has two victories this season.I think just be patient every hole, just fairway and the greens, Jang said. Because this golf course really small green. Just target is middle of the green.Mirim Lee had a 70 to drop into a tie for fifth at 6 under. Ariya Jutanugarn, the long-hitting Thai player who won three straight events in May, also was 6 under after a 69.Nomura was 5 under after a 71. 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