Australia is always ready for major events. He proved it again in the two play-off matches against Qatar. The United Arab Emirates were technically dominant and Peru was very strong, but the Football players However, it will be playing a fifth consecutive World Cup.
Coach Graham ArnoldRoda JC, who won Belgian and Dutch hearts with his unfailing commitment to RFC Liège and Charleroi, holds no enviable position. The team has never been so low. His best footballer, Azdin HrusticHappening at an average Serie A club. Even at 120%, Australia are unlikely to win a game in Qatar.
A man to follow Azdin Hrustic
“In Australia, there was a garage with a window up in the corner. I tried to pass the ball there. »Azdin Hrustic, born in suburban Melbourne to a Bosnian father and a Romanian mother, must have been ten or eleven at the time. “When I broke it, it was replaced with a copy that was supposed to be unbreakable. I wanted to check. I hit it harder. Once the balloon flew over the garage and smashed the kitchen window…”
We don’t want too much. His father quickly realized he had talent and exercised his left leg this way. When the scouts found Ajdin, the whole family went along. He trained with Nottingham Forest and then Austria Vienna before ending up at Schalke 04 at the age of fifteen. “We were unbeatable. The Australian was the lifting part Leroy Chan And Thilo Gehrer We found the same skill in 8 or 10. However, Hrustic made his professional debut at FC Groningen.
At 26, he won the Europa League with Eintracht Frankfurt and was transferred to Hellas Verona in Serie A. However, in the play-off against the United Arab Emirates, his left leg was too exposed in the last chance to grab a place. in the worlds. Hrustic armed himself with a wonderful volley from distance that landed in the goal (2-1) with the unwilling complicity of a defender. In the decisive game against Peru, he scored again with his left foot, this time in the penalty shootout.
Australia have an advantage: they know what it’s like to play in a furnace like Qatar. Since joining the Asian Confederation in 2006, he has already played for Qatar fifteen times. She won ten of them.
Matthew Ryan and Aaron Mooy
In September, the Australian team celebrated a jubilee: one hundred years ago the Socceroos played their first official international match. In doing so, they released the team of the century. Two international players who will be participating in the next World Cup: goalkeeper Matthew Ryan and midfielder Aaron Mooy.
Just before the World Cup, the federation closed a record deal with Subway, a chain of sandwich shops. The contract is worth twelve million euros. Subway is the main sponsor of the team and provides its name for three years. So let’s not talk about the Socceroos anymore but about the Subway Socceroos. The money goes to the A team, youth and national championships.
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