World Cup qualifier news

Australia calm on cusp of qualification

June 17, 2013
By ESPN staff
Australia captain Lucas Neill insists the team are calm despite their chance to qualify for the 2014 World Cup on Tuesday evening if they defeat an understrength Iraq side at home.

Neill and his team-mates will take on Iraq in Sydney knowing that their fate is in their own hands. Victory would seal the Socceroos' passage to Brazil, but the defender says the camp remains relaxed.

"The atmosphere's been very low-key in a positive way," Neill said. "It's very calm. The manager ...

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