Chile says it will consider joint bid for 2026 World Cup

Chile says it will consider joint bid for 2026 World Cup

Chile says it will consider joint bid for 2026 World Cup

"It is a must-win game for both of us because we both lost our first games, " the defender said to FFA TV.

Milligan and fellow midfielder Aaron Mooy will be tasked with making sure Australia maintain possession, an area where they struggled against Germany. "The focus for the game is to make sure we impose ourselves on the game and hopefully get Cameroon worrying more about us".

Germany came to the Confederation Cup with a young squad that has only three players from its World Cup-winning team.

"I am so happy with how things are going at the moment, but all that matters now is the next game".

Like Australia, Cameroon are eager to start their second match in sharper style than their first - which ended in a 2-0 loss to Chile.

Australia grew into a contest starved of quality, as first Tom Rogic curled a free-kick over before Mathew Leckie blazed Gersbach's low cross above the frame of the goal. "If that's his opinion I don't know what he's watching", said Postecoglou.

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Having given the reigning world champions a scare, the Caltex Socceroos will now be out to keep their FIFA Confederations Cup campaign alive against African champions Cameroon in St Petersburg on Friday morning (1am KO, AEST).

When the Confederations Cup groups were settled, Germany and Chile being put in the same group appeared to make for the most tantalizing matchup in the competition, and the two powers and Group B favorites will meet in Kazan, Russia, hoping to match the hype.

Aboubakar had a couple of chances to snatch the win late on, heading over from 12 yards before miscuing a half-volley with just five minutes to go as Cameroon looked to turn up the heat. "Sometimes we are better than our rivals and win, sometimes we lose".

Christian Bassogog and Vincent Aboubakar are expected to lead the line in attack once again, whereas the Africans will only be without Ambroise Oynogo who picked up an injury just before the trip to Russian Federation.

Leno will be replaced by Barcelona's Ter Stegen for Thursday's encounter in Kazan but Low insists that the decision had been pre-planned.

The eight competing teams comprise the host nation, Russia, the reigning FIFA World Cup champions Germany, and the six holders of the FIFA confederation championships, namely Australia, Chile, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal and Cameroon.

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