The Caltex Socceroos trained at a wet and chilly Leichhardt Oval on Wednesday as they begin preparations for Saturday night's Dodoni Series clash with Greece at ANZ Stadium.
All 23 players took part in the 40-minute session, including star striker Tim Cahill who has been battling a hamstring injury but he had no problems completing training.
It was a light session in what was the first time the squad have been on the training pitch since they got into Sydney late on Sunday night.
Only attackers Chris Ikonomidis and Mathew Leckie, who were the last to arrive in camp, trained away from the main group with Doctor Craig Duncan as they ease back into proceedings.
Training started with a warm-up and stretching as the three keepers moved off to do their specialised session with Tony Franken.
Assistant Ante Milicic took charge of the session as the players moved into two groups of nine for a passing drill with the emphasis on keeping the ball moving and correct weight of pass.
After about 15 minutes they moved onto a more advanced passing drill which required a lot more movement and passing around poles.
“Timing of your run, use both feet” was the instruction from Milicic, as the intensity started to rise.
And that was enough for coach Ange Postecoglou, with a warm down and stretching before finishing up.
Things are sure to pick up on Thursday as the squad trains in front of the fans in an open session and Fan Day at Leichhardt Oval.
Behich: Caltex Socceroos can ‘make a statement in Asia’ on the road to Qatar
Aziz Behich has vowed the Caltex Socceroos are ready to ?make a statement in Asia? during their FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifying campaign. The group stage of the second round of Asian Football Confederation qualifiers was drawn on Wednesday night and pitted Australia up against
Australia to face Jordan, Chinese Taipei, Kuwait, and Nepal in combined qualifiers
Australia will play Jordan, Chinese Taipei, Kuwait and Nepal in the first phase of their qualification journey to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022?. The official draw for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022? and AFC Asian Cup China 2023? ? Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2 was held
Fixtures breakdown: All upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers for Caltex Socceroos
Caltex Socceroos fans, it?s time to get the green and gold jersey back out and get ready to support Graham Arnold?s side in what looms as a busy 12 months for the national team. With Wednesday night?s AFC qualifying draw for the FIFA World Cup 2022? now complete, the first par
Iredale to make fresh start at German club VfL Wolfsburg
Teenage Australian forward John Iredale has landed with German outfit VfL Wolfsburg. The 19-year-old, who was included in Caltex Socceroos head coach Graham Arnold?s inaugural training camp in Turkey in September 2018, will join up with the Wolves' under-23 side for the 2019/