In recent sporting news, a shocking change has been made to the Socceroos team. Ange Postecoglou, the Socceroos coach, has decided to drop Aaron Mooy from his position in the starting line-up in Australia’s World Cup Qualifier. The Qualifier is scheduled to take place on Tuesday night against Syria.
Socceroos and the Australia World Cup Qualifier
Thanks to Postecoglou’s quick decision making and tactical reshuffles, Mooy will be benched from the start of the Qualifier. Apparently, the midfielder was informed of this in a brief conversation with the Socceroos coach after training on Monday. Mooy’s replacement in the starting lineup will most likely be one of the following; Jackson Irvine or Massimo Luongo. One of these two Socceroos players will be starting alongside Mark Milligan, team Captain.
Further, additional changes have been made. Matt Leckie, is going to change position from forward to right wing. The starting team will see Tom Rogic joining them as he takes his position behind the striker, which at this moment in time is set to be Tim Cahill.
According to the Socceroos coach, “International football is tricky sometimes.” He goes on to say that it comes down to moments where players are able to produce something special. In this instance, according to Postecoglou, Rogic is one of those very players. He views Rogic as a weapon.
If we were to refer back to the strike Rogic made for Celtic, against Ross County in the Scottish Premier League in September. It was this move that encouraged Socceroos coach to do some reshuffles. He expresses that the strike made is an indication that Rogic, a Canberra native, could be their secret weapon when it comes to the FIFA World Cup.
It is clear that Postecoglou has the best intentions for the Australian soccer team. More so, he is gaining more and more faith in his players and which positions would suit them best when it comes to the FIFA World Cup.