Australia urge to revive fortunes | 2018-06-21 |

Australia urge to revive fortunes

    20th June, 2018 10:58:41 printer

Australia should unleash veteran Tim Cahill and tyro Daniel Arzani in their World Cup match against Denmark if they are to have any hope of reaching the knockout stages, according to former Socceroos Mark Bosnich and Stan Lazaridis, reports Reuters.

The 38-year-old Cahill and Arzani, who at 19 is the youngest player at the tournament, were both left out of Bert van Marwijk’s starting line-up that put up a brave fight before falling 2-1 to France in their Group C opener.

The objective then was to frustrate their opponents and snatch a creditable draw that would have teed them up nicely for their remaining fixtures. That defeat, however, left them facing a potential exit should they lose again to Denmark in Samara on Thursday, prompting calls for Australia to add bite to their attack.

“A guy that must start in my opinion is the youngest player here at the World Cup, Daniel Arzani,” Bosnich, who played in goal for Australia between 1993 and 2000, told Reuters.

“He is a player that we have not had since the likes of Harry Kewell and he is somebody that can provide us with something different.

“We have lacked it in all our history, we have never had a player of that type, the only one that comes close was Kewell, the one who gets the ball and will take on people and create things.”