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FIFA World Cup 2022: Argentina wary of Australia’s speed

Updated on: 03 December,2022 09:29 AM IST  |  Mumbai
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“Tall guys, tall centre-backs, we’ll have to avoid giving away free-kicks around the box. We’ll have to be careful [of their] very fast wingers, that’s their strength, counter-attacking”

FIFA World Cup 2022: Argentina wary of Australia’s speed

Rodrigo De Paul. Pic/AFP


Argentina’s Rodrigo De Paul said the South American team are wary of Australia’s height and speed ahead of their World Cup last-16 clash in Doha on Saturday. The midfielder pointed to the Socceroos’ flying wingers Craig Goodwin and Mathew Leckie as the danger men. 


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“They are a very fast team that places a lot of emphasis on the flank players,” said De Paul, who has played every minute for Argentina in Qatar. “Tall guys, tall centre-backs, we’ll have to avoid giving away free-kicks around the box. We’ll have to be careful [of their] very fast wingers, that’s their strength, counter-attacking.” 


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