Australia are used to the hard road to the World Cup: Arnold

7/6/2022 5:49:00 AM

Australia are used to the hard road to the World Cup: Arnold

Australia are used to the hard road to the World Cup: Arnold

Australia are used to travelling the 'hard way' to World Cups and are ready to take on the United Arab Emirates in their Asian playoff in Doha, coach Graham Arnold said.Australia are no strangers to World Cup playoffs, having defeated Honduras to book a berth in Russia four years ago after first seeing of

LinkedIn Australia are used to travelling the"hard way" to World Cups and are ready to take on the United Arab Emirates in their Asian playoff in Doha, coach Graham Arnold said.LinkedIn Captain Gareth Bale said Wales are desperate to qualify for their first World Cup finals appearance in 64 years when they take on Ukraine in Sunday's playoff match at the Cardiff City Stadium.LinkedIn New Zealand warmed up for their World Cup playoff with a 1-0 defeat by Peru in a friendly in Barcelona on Sunday but coach Danny Hay said it was the ideal preparation for the All-Whites' crunch match against Costa Rica.Soccer Football - FIFA World Cup - UEFA Qualifiers - Final - Wales v Ukraine - Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, Britain - June 5, 2022 Wales' Neco Williams and manager Rob Page celebrate after qualifying for the World Cup Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs Soccer Football - FIFA World Cup - UEFA Qualifiers - Final - Wales v Ukraine - Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, Britain - June 5, 2022 Wales' Gareth Bale celebrates after qualifying for the World Cup REUTERS/Rebecca Naden 06 Jun 2022 02:01AM.

Australia are no strangers to World Cup playoffs, having defeated Honduras to book a berth in Russia four years ago after first seeing off Syria under former boss Ange Postecoglou.Arnold's outfit will need to travel a similar path to qualify for the Qatar finals, with the winner of the UAE clash progressing to another playoff against Peru six days later."It's a big game."Australia’s pretty much used to doing it the hard way," Arnold told reporters in Doha."So the opportunity to play in a stadium like this, with such a vocal, loud crowd, where we couldn’t communicate clearly with each other, we learnt a hell of a lot."And it’s our fifth time we’ve had to go through playoffs.Obviously, we played in a semi-final of a European Championship" in 2016, Bale, who sat out Wales' 2-1 Nations League defeat to Poland, told reporters on Saturday.So it’s an experience we’re used to.

" The Socceroos have qualified for every World Cup since 2006 after making their debut in 1974.I think there's no hiding it.But the luck ran out when the ball was passed back to goalkeeper Oli Sail who coughed it up with a heavy touch, allowing striker Lapadula to swoop and volley into an open goal.The UAE have qualified only once, in 1990, but should have most of the support at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium after their soccer federation bought 5,000 tickets for fans making the short trip from the Emirates.Arnold was unfazed by the prospect of a hostile crowd and said his team was at home in the Middle East, having played 14 out of 18 World Cup qualifiers in the region."So this is a stepping stone that all of us want to take to play on the biggest level."Of course it’s going to be more fans from the UAE, but I think that will help us as well," he said."That was a little bit of a shock."I think the neutral fans will also be supporting us." Most neutral viewers will likely be supporting Ukraine in the wake of Russia's invasion of their country, which Moscow calls a"special military operation.

" Arnold added that playmaker Aaron Mooy was"in great shape" to play a big role in the playoff, having recovered well from the 2-1 friendly win over Jordan last week, his first competitive football in nearly six months.Source: Reuters." "Everyone in the world feels for Ukraine," Bale said.the strength and speed of the Peruvians.

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