Sport Postecoglou to change up Socceroos XI

14:06  14 november  2017
14:06  14 november  2017 Source:   MSN

Ange's coaching call by end of month

  Ange's coaching call by end of month Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou says he'll confirm whether he guides Australia to the World Cup within a fortnight. Postecoglou has failed to clarify his position over the past month, lashing out at critics and those seen as not offering full support to his team.After Wednesday's win, he turned in a typically enigmatic performance during his media engagements, saying he felt like an "outsider"."I've been coaching for 20 years. I won my first championship when I was 31 years old. And you know what? I could coach for another 20 years and I'll always be an outsider in Australian football," he said.

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With the tie locked at 1-1 and on a knife's edge, Postecoglou is turning his attention towards the veteran forward who is in a tight race to spearhead the Socceroos ' attack. A number of changes to the starting line- up are already certain and while the final XI won't be chosen until after Monday's training

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Ange Postecoglou will ring the Socceroos changes to his team for the second leg of the World Cup qualifying playoff with Honduras on Wednesday night.

The national team coach will start with a clean slate when considering his XI, with Tim Cahill, Mat Leckie, Robbie Kruse and Mark Milligan among the faces pushing for inclusion.

"We'll be picking an XI that we think can do the job. We had three players that didn't travel and a few more who did not play more ... there's an opportunity to put some fresh legs on," Postecoglou said.

World Cup Qualifier: Socceroos to rely on 'Fortress Australia' against Honduras .
Forget "La Tumba" - the Socceroos' home record is more imposing than anything Honduras offer.The tyranny of distance has long been said to put Australia at a disadvantage in terms of its trading and economic relations with the rest of the world. But in sporting terms, the country's isolation can be a massive benefit, and for no team is this more apparent than for the Socceroos.

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