Graham Arnold’s side begin World Cup qualification with a potential banana skin to navigate in Kuwait
Eight years, nine months and eight days since Fifa controversially awarded the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, Australia finally begin their long journey towards qualification. That their second-round AFC opponents look, on paper, very beatable is of little consequence – as previous campaigns have shown, arduous travel and conditions in foreign climes are often the greatest battle.
The mind-numbing time spent in airport queues only becomes apparent on 50th iteration. The soreness that creeps into muscles across a long domestic season only becomes keenly apparent after 15 hours of long-haul flight.
Source: Football News
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