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Australia's assistant coach Guus Hiddink will not go to the World Cup in a friendly

Australia’s assistant coach Guus Hiddink will not go to the World Cup in a friendly

Australia coach Graham Arnold insisted on Thursday that Guus Hiddink was assistant coach in the Socceroos’ 1-0 win over New Zealand in Brisbane on Thursday. The opposition will not work with him in the World Cup.

Guus Hiddink (75), Australia’s icon for qualifying for the 2006 World Cup (eliminated by Italy in the round of 16, 1-0, Totti’s goal in the 90th+5 from the penalty spot), came out of retirement. This is due to the absence of Arnold’s usual right-hand man, René Meulenstein, who is in Europe to oversee Australia’s Qatari opponents Denmark and France, who face each other in the Nations League on Sunday.

“There is no doubt with the Australians, they are always fresh in their heads. Fighting. »

Guus Hiddink, former Australia manager (2005-2006)

Hiddink praised the mentality of the selection, two months ahead of the first meeting against the French world champions at Al Waqra on November 22 (8pm). “The players are very sharp and fresh – physically and mentally fresh. There is no doubt with the Australians, they are always fresh in their heads. Fighting. »

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