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Australian national team is ready to move into the next level

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Australian national team is ready to move into the next level when they take on Iraq in the World Cup qualifiers in September, according to national team boss Ange Postecoglou.

The former Brisbane Roars manager is regarded as one of the finest in Australian football and it was not a surprise to see him given the job three years ago in October 2013. It is widely expected that he will be in charge of the national team until the World Cup 2018. First and foremost, the prospect of qualification to this major tournament awaits the national team.

After having been involved in several friendly matches over the last few months, Australia start their World Cup qualification campaign with a home match against Iraq. The location of the game has not been decided yet, but it will be held in Perth.Postecoglou says that the pitch at Perth provides a perfect location for Australia to kickstart their World Cup qualification campaign. It has to begin in a positive fashion since there is a lot of doubts surrounding the national team following two defeats in the last three friendly games. Of course, one of those defeats was against England, who had qualified for the Euro 2016 in style. The latest friendly defeat against Greece is the only aspect that raises concerns, butPostecoglou is confident of returning to winning form.

“We’re happy to be facing Iraq in Perth to kick start this stage of World Cup Qualifying. It is an exciting stage of our progression as we move into the final round of qualification for the World Cup.We have been pretty consistent in our approaches to matches, whether we are home or away, and we aim to not only win the game but have the people of Perth out of their seats as we continue to play our progressive attacking style of football,” said Postecoglou.