Show skills, Joeys told

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - RACING -

COACH Trevor Morgan has vowed to let his young play­ers ex­press them­selves, as Aus­tralia pre­pare for a re­turn to the world stage.

The Joeys this morn­ing face Ecuador in their open­ing game of the FIFA Un­der 17 World Cup — the tour­na­ment that un­earthed the likes of Harry Kewell. It’s their first ap­pear­ance since 2015.

Ex­actly 20 years after reach­ing the fi­nal (lost to Brazil on penal­ties), foot­ball scouts are watch­ing on — with Aus­tralia’s in­ter­na­tional rep­u­ta­tion set to be as­sessed in Brazil over the next few weeks.

“We’ll play a brand that looks like Aus­tralia — or­gan­ised, we’ll try and play good foot­ball and let in­di­vid­u­als show what they’ve got to of­fer,” Morgan said.

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