FIFA World Cup 2014: Australia Aim to Shock High-Flying Dutch

The Netherlands defeated world champions Spain 5-1 and are on a sublime dose of adrenaline rush. The Australian side though is looking to mend their challenge after losing their FIFA World Cup 2014 opener to Chile.

updated: June 17, 2014 08:21 IST
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Porto Alegre: This combination of file images shows Netherlands forward Robin van Persie (L) Australia's striker Tim Cahill.


Australia forward Mathew Leckie believes his side can become the latest to cause an upset at the World Cup on Wednesday when they face a Netherlands team fresh from hammering defending champions Spain 5-1.

The Socceroos desperately need to take something from the game if they are to match their run to the last 16 from 2006 after going down 3-1 to Chile in their opening game.

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