Costa do Sauipe: Head coach Ange Postecoglou is relishing the challenge the Australia will face in Brazil after the draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals pitted the Socceroos against reigning champions Spain, runners-up the Netherlands and Chile.
Costa do Sauipe: Iran coach Carlos Queiroz has stressed that his players should see it as an ‘honour’ to play at the World Cup finals and embrace the opportunity of playing on football’s biggest stage.
Costa do Sauipe: Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni has admitted that Colombia was one of the teams he had hoped to avoid in the Group Stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, with the Italian suggesting that the South Americans have the potential to go all the way in Brazil.
Costa do Sauipe: Korea Republic head coach Hong Myong-bo has refuted suggestions that draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup has been relatively kind to this side after the Taeguek Warriors were pooled in Group H alongside Belgium, Russia and Algeria.
Costa do Sauipe, Brazil: Asian teams will be up for intriguing battles when they take the field in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil next year.
Montevideo: Uruguay became the final team to qualify for the 2014 World Cup on Wednesday after grinding out a 0-0 draw in a gritty battle with Jordan.
Dubai: Korea Republic let slip an early lead to lose 2-1 to Russia as the two 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers met for the first time in an international friendly in the UAE on Tuesday.
Brussels: AFC Asian Cup holders Japan claimed a notable European scalp on Tuesday when they coming from a goal down to defeat fellow 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers Belgium 3-2 in an international friendly played in the Belgian capital.
Sydney: Tim Cahill equalled Australia's national goalscoring record to give new coach Ange Postecoglou a winning start in a 1-0 win over Costa Rica in Sydney on Tuesday.