The Australia national football team has friendly games against Greece that are scheduled to take place on June of 2016 and these upcoming games are going to be particularly special for the head coach – Ange Postecoglou – who was born in Greece and will now get to play against them in a friendly encounter.
“This is going to be a very special match for a variety of reasons. From a football perspective Greece will give us a great test over the two matches and obviously there is some personal significance for me.”
“I am very proud of my heritage and it will be a proud moment to coach the Socceroos against the country of my birth in front of my family and friends in Melbourne, where my parents settled to give us a wonderful life” Australia’s coach Ange Postecoglou said.
Australia have secured 15 points from their opening 6 matches from the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification group; Ange Postecoglou was pitted in the group along with Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Bangladesh.
Ange Postecoglou and his team are one of the favorites to make it through and advancing into the next rounds of the World Cup qualification but the manager does not only want to sneak through by minor points, he wants to do it with style. Should he make qualify, he is being linked to bigger and better managerial roles, with the transferrumours website linking him specifically to Melbourne City.
“Just getting through isn’t going to satisfy me. We are looking to build something more meaningful than that. We could sneak through, but what does that mean? It doesn’t really mean anything, getting through to the next stage. We want to get through playing well, with strong performances.” Ange Postecoglou added on.
From the looks of it, Ange Postecoglou will have a fairly active 2016 with important World Cup qualifying matches on the horizon and particularly special friendly matches along the way as well.