Postecoglou won’t let Socceroos talk ‘underdog crap’ as they face England

  • ‘I don’t really care what other people think,’ says Australian coach
  • The Socceroos will face an under-strength England at Sunderland

Ange Postecoglou wants his Socceroos to prove they’re no longer the underdogs of world football in Friday night’s friendly against England. The sold-out game in Sunderland is a rare opportunity for Australia to square off against a top-10 opponent instead of another Asian foe like lowly-ranked World Cup qualifying opponents Tajikistan or Bangladesh.

Up to 8,000 travelling Australians are expected to descend on the Stadium Of Light on Friday evening (4.45am Saturday morning AEST) hoping to watch the Asian Cup champions produce a repeat of the last fixture between these sides, a 3-1 Socceroos win in 2003.

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