Style and substance in preparation plans
AUSTRALIA will look to lock in friendly matches against South American and European opposition as it prepares to make an impact at Russia 2018.
Assistant Ante Milicic says Australia will aim to organise matches against teams that play a similar style to their Group C opponents.
“You’ve got to look at the group and the styles we might come across,” he said. “There’s a lot of factors to take in and we’ll digest the draw over the next couple of days, but rest assured that this Australian team will be prepared well. We’ll do all the work we need to do in terms of preparation games, but locations as well. “Not only for the opponents, but also where those games are best suited to be played.”