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.
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