FIFA World Cup: Aussies Vow Not to Freeze Against Netherlands

Veteran Mark Bresciano admitted that Australia did not play its best game against Chile in the FIFA World Cup 2014. He however said his team will come back hard against Netherlands who thrased world champions Spain 5-1.

updated: June 17, 2014 09:00 IST
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Sao Paulo: Australia's forward Tim Cahill (R) goes through his stretching exercises at their training ground in Vitoria, Brazil.


Australia's Mark Bresciano on Monday promised the youthful Socceroos wouldn't be overawed against the Netherlands after a slow start in their World Cup loss to Chile.

Bresciano said Australia "probably did switch off a bit" in the opening minutes against Chile, when they went 2-0 down early on before eventually losing 3-1.

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