Australia see positives notwithstanding early exit in Russia


Australia vs Chile, AUS vs CHI, FIFA, Confederations Cup, Chile vs PortugalAustralia vs Chile, AUS vs CHI, FIFA, Confederations Cup, Chile vs Portugal Australia bent out with a 1-1 pull opposite Chile on Sunday, carrying indispensable a two-goal win to strech a semi-finals. (Source: AP)

The Confederations Cup was a missed event for Australia though a Socceroos should benefit certainty from their alleviation during a contest in Russia, manager Ange Postecoglou has said.

Australia bent out with a 1-1 pull opposite Chile on Sunday, carrying indispensable a two-goal win to strech a semi-finals. Chile modernized to play Portugal for a mark in a final, with Germany holding on Mexico in a other semi-final.

The 48th-ranked Socceroos were lambasted during home for their incongruous opening in a 2-0 detriment to a second fibre Germany, though hold African champions Cameroon to a 1-1 pull and commanded terms opposite fourth-ranked Chile for most of a match.

“We’re apparently really disappointed,” Postecoglou told Australian media after a Moscow stalemate. “We wanted to continue in a tournament, we wanted to get out of this group. That’s what we came here for and we haven’t, so we’re only unhappy during a moment.

“We wish to magnitude ourselves opposite a really best and we have. But we’re not utterly there nonetheless so we’ll keep pulling brazen and creation certain we keep developing. The players will get large faith out of that. (But) it’s really a missed opportunity.”

Australia now spin their courtesy to subordinate for a fourth unbroken World Cup and face Group B leaders Japan in a break divided compare in a penultimate turn in August.

Australia are third in a group, turn on 16 points with second-placed Saudi Arabia, one indicate behind Japan. They afterwards play squalid Thailand during home in a final qualifier in September.

Postecoglou has taken a lot of slam from home pundits for sustaining with an aggressive arrangement instead of sportive counsel though he has stranded to his guns, insisting that a group needs to take risks to improve.

“At some indicate in time I’ll get transposed by ‘John a pragmatist’ and we can all be happy and revelry in it,” he said. “I’ll hang loyal to what I’ve started to do in this pursuit with a same intention. We’ll play a certain character of football, take it to antithesis teams and see where it takes us.”

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