Australia mindful of Chile's midfield threat
Australia are conscious of the threat posed by Chile's myriad of midfielders, even if Jorge Sampaoli's team are without influential playmaker Arturo Vidal.
The 27-year-old Juventus star is in danger of missing Chile's Group B opener against the Socceroos in Cuiaba Friday with a knee injury, reports Xinhua.
But Socceroos captain Mile Jedinak said Marcelo Diaz, Charles Aranguiz and Felipe Gutierrez could step up in Vidal's absence.
"You go through their squad, he's one player -- he's important yes but they have many players at a good level, especially in his position," the Crystal Palace skipper said in comments published by FIFA.com Monday.
"They're very strong. We have to prepare for whether he's playing or not, we have to prepare for both scenarios. We know what they are like going forward, an aggressive press going forward, but we have to work on things like that. It's up to us to go out there and try and stop that."
Australia have been boosted by the apparent recovery of Mark Bresciano from a back injury. The 34-year-old entered the tournament under a fitness cloud but has trained freely in recent days.
Spain and the Netherlands, finalists at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, are also in Group B.
(Posted on 10-06-2014)
Information on States of India:
Andaman Nicobar | Andhra Pradesh | Assam | Bihar | Chandigarh | Chhattisgarh | Dadar Nagar Haveli | Daman Diu | Delhi | Goa | Gujarat | Haryana | Himachal Pradesh | Jammu Kashmir | Jharkhand | Karnataka | Kerala | Lakshadweep | Madhya Pradesh | Maharashtra | Manipur | Meghalaya | Mizoram | Nagaland | Orissa | Pondicherry | Punjab | Rajasthan | Sikkim | Tamil Nadu | Tripura | Uttar Pradesh | Uttaranchal | West Bengal
INDIA REGIONAL MAPS:
Andhra Pradesh Travel Map | Bihar Travel Map | Goa Travel Map | Gujarat Travel Map | Haryana Travel Map | Himachal Pradesh Map | Karnataka Travel Map | Kerala Travel Map | Maharashtra Travel Map | Punjab Travel Map | Rajasthan Travel Map | Sikkim Travel Map | Tamil Nadu Travel Map | Uttar Pradesh Travel Map | West Bengal Travel Map |
MORE MAPS OF INDIA:
INDIA CITY MAPS:
KERALA TRAVEL MAPS: