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2017 Confederations Cup: Australian skipper says Indomitable lions are dangerous opponent

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Mark Milligan, stand-in Australian skipper has said his team is expecting to face a mobile, technically sound and dangerous Cameroon team on June 22.

According FourFourTwo, Milligan praised the Indomitable Lions and said his team will need to press them from the kick off to secure victory in the do-or-die match.

“It’s been a while since we faced African opposition,” he told FourFourTwo.

“Based on the other night, they’re a very good side. Whether they play against us like they did against Chile, we’ll have to wait and see.

“They got in behind the ball and tended to counter attack against them.

“They have some very mobile players, technically sound as well going forward. The key for us is we get it right, our pressure from the beginning.

“If we show patience on the ball that we showed in the second half the other night (against Germany) then we can cause teams problems.”

“Hopefully not as I did enough running last night,” he joked.

“We’ll try and keep it as compact as possible. We want to try and play in their half like we always do and try and get our numbers up a little bit higher in that possession area.

“There’s a lot at stake as I know both teams want to progress, so we’ll just have to wait and see.”


Despite the 3-2 defeat to Germany in Sochi, Milligan insisted the Socceroos are improving and any problems they have are fixable.

“We know we’re getting closer,” the midfielder said.

Meanwhile Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions have left Moscow to St.Petersburg ahead of the second group game with Australia.

Cameroon’s third match to crown the competition at group stage will be against World Cup Champions Germany on Sunday 25 June 2017 in Sochi.

Present statistics in Group B where Cameroon is featured puts Chile and Germany at three points each with Chile having a one goal added advantage meanwhile Cameroon and Australia stay at the bottom with no point.

 

 

 

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