If Postecoglou can fix the problems at either end of the pitch, the Socceroos can go all the way.
In a classic ‘game of two halves’ Japan upped the tempo and the ante in the second period to ensure a deserved 2-1 win.
The Socceroos tactics are causing significant problems defensively, and it’s something that can be traced across the entire Ange Postecoglou era
Pressing is a vital feature of Ange Postecoglou’s Socceroos side, although modern interpretations of it remain somewhat misguided
What we learned from Australia’s friendly matches against Belgium and Saudi Arabia
As Ange Postecoglou looks to evolve the Socceroos, he may begin to ponder the question of whether Cahill fits into his long-term plans
Despite there being nothing to play for in this Group B dead rubber, Vicente Del Bosque made three important tactical tweaks to ensure Spain’s victory over the Socceroos
An in-depth analysis of Spain, their possession-based style of football and how Vicente Del Bosque may set up his side for their Group B clash with the Socceroos
A fascinating tactical battle saw Louis Van Gaal start with his side’s unorthodox 3-4-1-2 formation, but was eventually forced to switch a back four due to Australia’s clever, intense pressing
The Dutch have deployed an unusual 3-4-1-2 formation at this World Cup, creating one of the more fascinating tactical battles at this tournament
Chile stormed into an early lead by overloading the flanks, but Australia were able to mount a second half comeback by exploiting their weakness at the back
Australia and Chile meet at the World Cup forty-two years after their first clash.