Young Socceroos confident despite loss

June 26, 2013
Coach Paul Okon is confident Australian can qualify for the knockout stages of the Under-20 FIFA World Cup despite a disappointing 2-1 loss to tournament minnows El Salvador.

The Young Socceroos followed up their impressive 1-1 Group C draw with Colombia with a morale-sapping loss to the Central Americans who had never before enjoyed victory at a major FIFA tournament outside of beach soccer.

Midfielder Josh Brillante opened the scoring for Australia in just the ninth minute ...

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