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Socceroos Draw The First Leg Of The World Cup Qualifier

Socceroos Draw The First Leg Of The World Cup Qualifier”

Australia and Honduras are currently in the midst of a two-leg playoff for one of the last available World Cup spots.

These nations have met just once at senior level, and that was Saturday's 0-0 draw in San Pedro Sula.

The Australian squad flew directly home from Honduras on a charter flight brimming with rehabilitation equipment for the players and landed on Sunday, a day ahead of Pinto's squad.

The Honduran football association, Fenafuth, accused Football Federation Australia of attempting to film the visitors' training session at ANZ Stadium on Monday evening after a drone was seen flying over the venue.

"Let's not be innocent, it's espionage in football". Just like VAR has made it into football, drones have made their way into espionage.

Those spots will be taken by the victors of the following three matches: Ireland v Denmark, Peru v New Zealand and Australia v Honduras.

Both sides failed to convert chances in the opening quarter, with Australia looking shaky early but Honduras failing to convert several promising raids down the Socceroos' flanks. "Maybe if your job was on the line on Wednesday you'd be writing about that and not anything else", he replied.

Fresh off a strong performance in Honduras, Australia's inspirational skipper said he would be fine to start in Sydney should Postecoglou select him.

Regardless of the incident of the drone, and also journalists in Honduras leaking information about our team, we have been very comfortable here.
It'll make for a hell of second leg, with the winners set to take it all.

He said: "We are flat-out focusing on ourselves".

"But more importantly, it [qualification] is so crucial for the growth of the game and the interest of the game. I dreamed about it as a boy and for me, playing in one was everything I imagined and more".

"We're going to start aggressively", he said.

"We are happy with the welcome we have had", said Pinto.

"Without a doubt we'll be employing long balls tomorrow", he said.

Selección de Honduras molestos por el espionaje australiano con un Drone, mientras entrenaban en el Estadio, ANZ Stadium de Sydney.

Addressing the media this week, the former Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory boss, who replaced Holger Osieck at the helm of the national team in 2013, was again questioned on his seemingly precarious position. They were understood to be advised the use of drones was not permitted in Olympic Park.



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