Van Marwijk: I’ll do it my means

  • Bert van Marwijk arrives in Australia after being appointed Socceroos coach
  • Accustomed to Socceroos after main Saudi Arabia in Russia 2018 qualifying
  • Van Marwijk says focus is ‘surviving the primary spherical’

New Australia coach Bert van Marwijk says the Socceroos are adequate to progress into the knockout stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.

Talking in Sydney on Thursday following his appointment as Australia coach final week, Van Marwijk made it clear he’ll implement his personal model on the workforce.

The 65-year-old, who would be the third Dutchman to educate Australia at a World Cup, is accustomed to his new aspect having coached Saudi Arabia towards the Socceroos twice throughout Russia 2018 qualifiers.

A Van Marwijk-led Netherlands aspect suffered a 2-1 house defeat towards Australia in 2008, two years previous to the coach famously main his nation to the 2010 FIFA World Cup Last.

“They will play soccer, they attempt to play soccer, they’re robust,” Van Marwick mentioned of his new workforce. “Possibly we do not have the perfect gamers however we may be the perfect workforce.

“I do know lots of the gamers, we performed towards you two instances up to now 12 months and we [did] lots of evaluation of the gamers, however I’ve to study them higher.”

When requested about his taking part in model in comparison with former nationwide workforce coach Ange Postecoglou, Van Marwijk mentioned: “I’ve respect for the previous coach, [but] I do it my means.”

The Asian champions will open their Russia 2018 marketing campaign towards group heavyweights France, earlier than additional outings towards Denmark and Peru.

“If I didn’t believe in that [qualifying for the last 16] then I might not be right here, however I’ll say it is not going to be simple,” Van Marwijk added.

“I am going to the World Cup with the one one factor that counts and that’s to outlive the primary spherical. No-one has to inform me that it’s tough as a result of our opponents are good international locations.”

Van Marwijk’s five-month tenure will start in earnest in March with worldwide matches towards Norway and Colombia.

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Trophy Tour supplies recent enhance for PNG

  • The FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour™ by Coca-Cola visits Papua New Guinea
  • First go to builds on profitable internet hosting of FIFA U-20 Ladies’s World Cup
  • 1998 winner Christian Karembeu was readily available to assist unveil the Trophy

The FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour™ by Coca-Cola made a particular and historic cease on its international journey at the moment because it touched down for the primary time in Papua New Guinea.

The sight of probably the most coveted prize in soccer provided a recent enhance for the sport on this Oceanian nation, which in 2016 hosted the FIFA U-20 Ladies’s World Cup. Certainly, the Papua New Guinea Soccer Affiliation used the event of the Trophy Tour’s go to to launch ‘Highway to Qatar 2022’, a marketing campaign that goals to construct on the expertise of staging that unprecedented U-20 showpiece to additional develop each grassroots soccer.

As John Wesley Gonjuan, the affiliation’s senior vice-president of the PNG FA, defined: “After internet hosting the FIFA Underneath-20 Ladies’s World Cup, the go to of the FIFA World Cup Trophy is one other spotlight in PNG’s soccer historical past. We imagine this occasion will encourage younger footballers throughout the nation and can give our soccer growth an essential enhance. We thank FIFA and Coca-Cola for making this occasion attainable and for selecting PNG as one of many 51 nations visited throughout this Trophy Tour”

The event was made all of the extra memorable by the presence of a FIFA World Cup winner, with Christian Karembeu – a person with robust ties to the area – readily available to unveil the Trophy. The FIFA Legend and former France worldwide, who was born in New Caledonia, spoke at an official ceremony to precise his delight and happiness.

“It’s nice honour to journey the globe with the FIFA World Cup Trophy,” Karembeu advised the assembled followers. “Having been born in Oceania, it’s my particular pleasure to offer the individuals in Papua New Guinea an opportunity to expertise the magic of the Trophy for the primary time of their historical past.”

Earlier, Karembeu and his fellow passengers on the particular branded Trophy Tour airplane had been greeted by representatives of the nationwide authorities, Coca-Cola and the PNG Soccer Affiliation and dozens of journalists.

Coca-Cola have been represented by Joyonto Chaudhury, the corporate’s Normal Supervisor for PNG. “Because the unique organiser of the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour we wish to get the individuals in PNG and all around the world prepared for the thrill of the 2018 FIFA World Cup,” mentioned Chaudhury. “Bringing the FIFA World Cup Trophy to PNG is our approach of claiming thanks to the good individuals of this nation.”

Papua New Guinea was the eighth nation of 51 being visited through the international leg of The FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour™ by Coca-Cola, which had already taken in Sri Lanka, Maldives, Thailand, Laos, China PR, Tonga and Solomon Islands. The tour now heads to Pakistan earlier than transferring on to Central Asia.

For the most recent updates from the Trophy Tour, together with upcoming tour locations and dates, unique interviews, images and movies, go to the official web site , the official Fb web page and the official Instagram web page.

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