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Australia´s Angelos Postecoglou has a busy road lying ahead

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The head coach of Australia, AngelosPostecoglou has a number of important matches in the upcoming few weeks which will decide Australia´s chances of not only qualifying for the 2018 edition of the FIFA World Cup but is also going to determine how far Australia goes in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.

The Australian national football team was pitted in group for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and they have to compete against the likes of: Chile, Germany and Cameroon. Every of these nations will be trying to secure a top 2 position which is enough to advance into the knockout stages.

Australia´s first match of this competition is going to be played on June 19 as they face off with Germany at the Fisht Olympic Stadium. 3 days later and Australia has to lock horns with Cameroon and lastly, their final opponents of these stages will be Chile.

When it comes to competing in the Confederations Cup, Australia has traditionally suffered as they weren´t even able to qualify for the previous 2009 and 2013 edition of the tournament. Their highest placement was back on 1997 when they finished as runners-up but that was over 19 years ago.

Angelo Postecoglou also has to prepare his team for their upcoming matches in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification stages. Australia is currently positioned in the 3rd spot of group B in the AFC section after having played 7 matches and won 3 while drawing the 4 remainder.

If Australia is able to maintain their 3rd position, it will be enough for them to advance into the 3rd round where they will have to play additional matches against a team which still has not been determined in order to secure their birth into the inter-confederation play-offs.

Even though they will have to play a few more matches, the important thing is that Australia´s chances of qualifying for the upcoming edition of the FIFA World Cup is a realistic one and just with a 3rd spot finish is enough to make it happen.