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Germany in the Confederations Cup will support only 170 fans

19 Juin 2017

"Maybe that's just my demeanor", Postecoglou said after a series of abrasive responses to questions ahead of Australia's Confederations Cup opener against Germany on Monday.

With games against Cameroon and Chile to come in the following six days after the Germany clash, it is vital for the Socceroos' chances of going deep in the tournament to get a positive result against the Germans to set a tone for the competition.

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While Australia has brought a near full-strength outfit for the tournament, the Germans only have three players who took part in their 2014 World Cup triumph.

However, the Socceroos have arrived in Russian Federation on the back of a narrow World Cup qualifying win over Saudi Arabia and a hammering by Brazil.

"The boss has the right to say [we can win it] and I believe in that as well", he said.

"As one of the elder statesman, I've seen it - three World Cups, three Asian Cups, second time at the Confederations Cup".

"It's a great test for us and that's how we'll use it but I'll not buy into the idea we're playing against a weakened team".

"Going onto the world stage and competing at a level".

That's not to imply that the Germans are easybeats - when have they ever been? - but rather that those who claim the Socceroos will be flogged by "one of the world's best teams" have already missed the mark.

"We know they are a young side, but we also know they have a lot of great players". With 30 caps, the Paris Saint-Germain star has the most experience and is expected to lead by example in the attacking midfield role.

- Germany and Australia have met five times previously, Germany winning three matches and Australia winning one, while one draw has been shared by the sides.

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"I think he knows what I can do", said Kimmich, who operates as a defensive midfielder or across the back line.

"We're still working on it - it's got much better and can only get better".

While that might seem a risky game to play against a youthful German outfit, the flipside is that if the Socceroos can eradicate some of the individual errors that have plagued the past couple of performances, they should actually manage to take the game to the Germans.

Low promised to change up his tactics and teams through the tournament, which Germany regards as preparation for its World Cup defence in 2018.

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"We don't buy into any of that stuff [about Germany being weak]".

The Socceroos qualified for the World Cup warm-up tournament by winning the Asian Cup in 2015 to be crowned Asian champions.

"They have faultless during their qualifying".

"The players I'm sure did get a bit of heart out of that. and the way the team's evolving we feel positive playing against anyone".

"Do the maths. Look at their startng line-up and ours before kick-off".

"It's about contributing to the squad whether you start, come off the bench or don't even play", said Cahill. "So I don't care about it".

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Germany in the Confederations Cup will support only 170 fans