Socceroos arrive to riot police and helicopters

With riot police providing a private escort and helicopters overhead, the Socceroos are the first team to land in Brazil ahead of next month's World Cup.

Ange Postecoglou's squad arrived at their team base in Vitoria on Thursday morning (AEST), welcomed by a huge media throng and a host of locals outside the team hotel.

The squad looked in good spirits despite the long 20-hour flight, and immediately settled in to what will be their 'home' for at least the next three weeks.

After the long-haul flight, which was broken up by a stopover in Chile, Postecoglou decided to cancel the side's first scheduled training session tomorrow.

"We're all really excited to get here and to start our preparations," winger Tommy Oar told reporters on arrival.

"We're really tired now but looking forward to next few days and getting into training.

"I guess now we're here it's become even more of a reality and makes it even more exciting than before and we can't wait to start."

Aware of not wanting to overwork his squad and push them too far, the Socceroos boss wants to ensure they are fully over jetlag and allow some of the injured players to continue their recovery.

Midfielder Mark Bresciano (back), defender Matthew Spiranovic (ankle), young gun Tom Rogic (groin) and skipper Mile Jedinak (groin) all missed the friendly with South Africa on Monday.

All four are confident of being fit for the tournament opener, which is against Chile in Cuiaba on June 14 (AEST).

"It's (the injury) been managed this whole camp so far and I'm sure the medical staff and support staff will continue to do that to ensure I'm good to go (for the World Cup)," Jedinak said.

The Socceroos aren't the only side to be based in Vitoria, with African side Cameroon also calling the seaside town home ahead of their matches in Group A against Brazil, Mexico and Croatia.

"Certainly it is a big honour to be one of the few cities, with the exception of the host cities, to have two national teams based here," Mayor of Vitoria Luciano Rezende said.

"We are preparing everything carefully to host hundreds of thousands people from both countries.

"We will do all we can for they feel at home, training and resting well and afterwards have great memories from our city, which are the memories that everyone who comes to Vitória have."

Postecoglou has just four days in Brazil before he must name his final 23-man squad for the tournament, with four players of the travelling party to miss out.

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