Focus on Australia

No surprises for Socceroos

May 28, 2010
By John Iannantuono
When the Socceroos assembled in Melbourne just over a week ago to begin their preparations for South Africa, there were a few things we could safely bet our house on.

We knew that coach Pim Verbeek wouldn't divert from his pragmatic game plan in their farewell match, despite the fact New Zealand beg the opposition to exploit a three-man backline that is patrolled by slow-moving defenders.

We knew that Brett Holman would board the Qantas 747 bound for Johannesburg, despite many ...

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