Scott McIntyre broke down Australia’s opening defeat and set the scene for a testing second encounter.
A Palestinian side with plenty to play for and comprised of players from a diaspora that stretches from Argentina and Chile, to Slovenia and North Carolina are sure to provide just as stern a test as Jordan did.
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Arnold hasn’t completely torn up Plan A - and nor should he have after overseeing such an encouraging run of performances pre-tournament.
The dropping of Kruse comes as little surprise following a tough run for the national side and the in-form Ikonomidis’ promising burst off the bench against Jordan. It is perhaps a surprise Jamie Maclaren gets another start in the No 9 jersey after failing to impress so far at the highest level.Continue reading...