Australians ready for Germans in World Cup Fixtures

3rd May 2010 | World Cup Betting category: Football World Cup News
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Australia will again look to makes waves on the stage of the World Cup, with their undoubted spirit making up for any lack of quality the Socceroos may give away to their opposition. The main targets for a major upset in the 2010 FIFA World Cup from the men from down under, would be European World Cup stalwarts Germany. They are all together in Group D for South Africa 2010, along with equally tough opposition in Serbia and Ghana. The best Bookmakers for Betting on the World Cup do not fancy the chances much of Australia making it out of the group stage, and it is easy to see why, as they have been dealt a tough hand. How much their preparation in qualifying from the Asian zone, which they did with consumate ease, will have been helped by facing arguably weaker opposition than the European teams will have done, reamins to be seen.

But one thing the Aussies do have, is confidence, epitomised by Everton’s Tim Cahill, who has been plying his trade in the English Premier League, and has become synonymous with scoring important goals from his midfield position. His goals have been vital for Everton throughout his career, and that has made him equally as popular on Merseyside, as well as back home in his home country. Cahill was a part of Australia’s first appearance in the World Cup, scoring two goals in the campaign. Australia pluck and vigour in taking on the World then, landed them a place in the Quarter Final of Germany 2006, where they suffered a heart-breaking loss against eventual winners Italy, thanks to a Francesco Totti penalty which was converted in injury time. World Cup Odds don’t fancy that happening again, but that is the beauty of the World Cup, you never know.

Australia’s goal of getting to the second round of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, could all hinge on their opening fixture, which is against the group favourites, Germany. While World Cup odds won’t have the Soccerroos down to win the match, a defeat, especially a heavy one, could spell disaster for them in terms of confidence. But, as these are Australians, they will go into the match fully expecting themselves to cause a big upset at the first attempt. Relatively new on the World Cup stage, the Australian side, coach by Pim Verbeek, does concede a lot in terms of experience and class, to the Germans, but the Aussie fans will look to Cahill (aka their secret weapon) primarily to spring a surprise or two in Group D.

Can the Australians catch the Germans while they are cold in the first game of Group D? Veteran goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer, now with Fulham, will be the one vested with the honour of trying to keep a clean sheet in net for the Aussies. The opposition in Serbia and Ghana should not be easily discounted either, as there will be a tough scrap for the top two spots. The rewards for the winner and runner up, will be to meet either the winner or runner up of Group C, which contains England. So if the Austrlians can scrape into second place, then there is the possibility of a World Cup fixture between England and Australia. While the Australians will find the Germans disciplined and strong in their opening fixture of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the energy which the green and gold will take to the tournament, will no doubt be admirable. The Socceroos will be quietly confident, draw a lot of betting, as well as winning the nation some new international friends.

 




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