LIVE BLOG: Preparations ramp up ahead of Uzbekistan clash

Star winger Mathew Leckie is among the players involved in training as the Socceroos continue preparations for their do-or-die date with Uzbekistan at AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019™.

Trent Sainsbury has spoken in the lead-up to the Round of 16 encounter and said team-mate Leckie was "looking sharp" on the comeback trail from a hamstring injury.

There has been time for some fun and games, too, with several members of the squad squaring off against the media in a high-stakes game of air hockey.

Get across all of that and keep up with the breaking news and inside word from camp in our LIVE BLOG below.

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