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Australia first team to arrive in Brazil for World Cup

Australia first team to arrive in Brazil for World Cup

By Reuters
Last update The 29/05/2014 at 05:46 -
By Reuters - The 29/05/2014 at 05:46
Australia became the first of the 31 foreign countries to arrive in Brazil for the World Cup on Wednesday.

The Socceroos arrived in the southern city of Curitiba before transferring to another flight to Vitoria, where they will be based.

The Australians are in the tough Group B alongside World and European champions Spain, Chile, and the Netherlands, finalists four years ago in South Africa.

"We are the underdogs," midfielder Tommy Oar said. "It will be a good opportunity for the Australian team to surprise, so this is all very exciting.

"And being in the 'soccer country' is an extra motivation, of course."

The tournament kicks off on June 12 when Brazil play Croatia in Sao Paulo while Australia' first game is against Chile on June 13 in Cuiaba.



  • SuperSuperChelsea30/05/2014 02:04

    Geez calm down lads! It's just sport. But let's be honest the undisputed holy grail of world sport is the World Cup! And as for the people that are being negative about our chances, I respect it because we are up against it with three world class teams in our group, but it's football, anything can happen in football, and there will be some major upsets at the World Cup like there always is ... Let's hope that Australia causes one or two of them... And defend like Spartans, play a very physical and high pressing game and get Cahill as much delivery as he needs. COYS

  • HALAAA Aussies Mate 😊29/05/2014 15:24


  • timneilson198329/05/2014 13:41

    @nooraa why would Aussie's have pride in Austria?