September 9, 2008

Uzbekistan vs Australia Preview: World Cup 2010 Qualifying

After being defeated badly by Qatar, Uzbekistan will be desperate to win their next match with Australia. Hence, Australian football coach, Pim Verbeek, warned his players to be extra cautious. The Australian team which defeated Netherland by 2 goals to 1, seemed pretty confident but Pim Verbeek told them that they should be ready to face a serious opponent.

Australia is going to face Uzbekistan in Tashkent on September 10, 2008. Pim Verbeek said that he would change the team's strategy to face Uzbekistan and he said that he has good impressions of the team and his plans for Wednesday.

Australian striker, Brett Holman, also agreed with Verbeek and said that result is not the main factor. They should think about themselves and how they should play the game. Brett believes that Uzbekistan is a better team, or else, they could not have made it to the second round of the World Cup qualifying match. However, Australians are hopeful because the formation of Uzbekistan is similar to that of Netherlands whom they beat.

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The Sydney Morning Herald