Osieck - Qantas Socceroos ready

The Qantas Socceroos are well prepared for their FIFA World Cup qualifier against Jordan, according to head coach Holger Osieck.

The Qantas Socceroos are well prepared for their FIFA World Cup qualifier against Jordan, according to head coach Holger Osieck.

Osieck ran the rule over his charges for the final time at the match venue this evening, with all 22 squad members in Amman fit and available for selection.

On the back of an outstanding showing against Lebanon in Beirut last week, Osieck is confident that his team will put in an equally sound performance when the stakes are at their highest.

“We had a good game against Lebanon but don-t get deceived by the score, we had to work for it, very hard, and our boys performed very well,” Osieck said.

“It-s not that Lebanon were poor or so bad; you have to give them a lot of credit, they really tried to play some good football, but that day our team really performed well.

“We are one day before a very crucial qualifying game, so far our preparation went pretty well and I know that [Jordan] will be a very tough and challenging game for all of us.

“But, I-m pretty sure that we are ready for it.”

Conditions in Amman by 7pm - the local kick off time - will hardly have an influence on proceedings like June-s showdown against Oman in Muscat, where the mercury was pushing 50°C.

Fine weather topping 19°C should greet both teams upon their arrival at the 20,000 capacity King Abdullah International Stadium, a simple venue on the outskirts of Amman that doesn-t boast any traditional seated terraces.

As one of the most significant fixtures in Jordan football history, the oval shaped area will be heaving for tomorrow-s clash, with locals expecting a capacity crowd.

After 90 minutes, one side will have a much clearer picture of their FIFA World Cup qualification journey, with the Qantas Socceroos particularly keen to break clear of the likes of Jordan, Oman and Iraq, who have each made similarly modest starts to their Group B campaigns.

“Basically, we have to win all the games in order to get the points that are necessary to achieve our target - to qualify - so there is no difference to the other games,” Osieck said.

“We are well prepared and of course we can expect a very enthusiastic crowd supporting their team, which is normal and which I really appreciate but, we have a good number of players in our team, who are used to that kind of atmosphere and who are strong enough to handle their nerves.”

The Qantas Socceroos resume their FIFA World Cup qualification campaign against Jordan in Amman, at 7pm on Tuesday, 11 September (2am AEST, Wednesday, 12 September).

The Qantas Socceroos return to Australia in 2013, for the FIFA World Cup qualifier against Oman at Sydney-s Stadium Australia at 7.30pm, Tuesday, 26 March, followed by Iraq, at 7.30pm on Tuesday, 18 June.

Tickets for both matches at Stadium Australia are on sale now through Ticketek or via phone, 132 849.