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Socceroos braced for wounded Greece

  • Socceroos braced for wounded Greece

    Australian football coach Ange Postecoglou (L) poses with Greek coach Michael Skibbe in Sydney on June 3, 2016. Australia play Greece in a double-header football international friendlies in Sydney on June 4 and in Melbourne on June 7. / AFP / WILLIAM WEST (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

The Socceroos are bracing for a wounded Greece determined to compensate for their disastrous Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.

Australian coach Ange Postecoglou expects a good-quality match-up with the country of his birth at ANZ Stadium on Saturday, when Australia will fine-tune for September's World Cup qualifiers against a Greece side still reeling from their failure to qualify for the European Championships.

"Coming off a disappointing campaign, their motivation will be pretty high to make sure they steady the ship and get ready for their World Cup qualifiers coming ahead," he said.

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